Sunday, March 30, 2008
My mum would like to thank everyone for the kind purrthday wishes. We had a nice evening and there was chicken all round...yum! Also she got lots of nice presents which I helped to unwrap and I got some tissue paper and bubble wrap to play with.
Last night we had to change all our clocks to go on to British Summer Time so I lost a whole hour's napping time! I hope I get it back in the autumn.
We have had some horrible wet, windy weather recently but today was a beautiful sunny day with blue skies, just right for the first day of BST. My humans abandoned me to go South of the River and have lunch with a friend in Lewisham while I was trying to catch up on my napping. They met his cat who is a beautiful glossy black girl cat called Kitten. I am not sure about her name though... They ate too much yummy food and then went for a long walk through Greenwich and Blackheath where people were flying kites and looking at the cherry blossom and daffodils. My mum says it was a very pretty spring Sunday. When they came back, we all sat in the garden and enjoyed the flowers and the warm spring breezes and, because of BST, it didn't get dark for ages!
How appropriate that today Zoolatry sent me this lovely spring picture of myself! And I hope that spring comes soon for my friends who still have snow!
Thursday, March 27, 2008
A Purrthday Present For My Mum
I hope she likes the flowers...but I am planning to give her a lot of extra purrthday hair-licks today as well! And we are having a special chicken dinner tonight...drool....
Monday, March 24, 2008
Something I Learned Today
Did you know that if you are snuggling with your mum and you ACCIDENTALLY stick your claw into her earlobe, there will be lots and lots and lots of blood?
And did you know that after she has finished mopping up all the blood, the next thing she will do is to get out the claw clippers?
I suppose I should have seen that coming...
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Look what my mum did to my picture...oh the shame...
We are having some very weird Easter weather. Remember all those pretty spring flowers we have had here for several weeks? And remember how we haven't had a single flake of snow all winter? This weekend a lot of Britain woke up to a white Easter. Even here there was a dusting of snow on the garden first thing this morning, although it has melted now. Weird.
And outside it is cold, wet and windy. Looks like a good day for staying in, snuggling, eating chocolate and watching Easter TV then...Happy Easter to all.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
A week ago we had lovely Spring weather and our garden is full of daffodils, hyacinths, forsythia, camellias and other Spring flowers. But suddenly it has gone very cold again. The only solution is to find someone to snuggle with and keep as warm as possible. I am very keen on snuggling.
I have had a message from Beau. He is running an auction of Kitten Squillions to raise money for Lilly Lu and Moki's vet bills. Beau says that for some reason not many people are bidding on the Ginger Squillions, and the other colours are more popular. This seems very strange! There are lots of us Gorgeous Gingers, surely someone wants to bid for a ginger Squillion? Ginger is such a fabulous colour!
My mum is worn out by rehearsing her class of children for a show they are doing for their parents tomorrow. But after that she gets 4 days off for Easter weekend - no school on Good Friday or Easter Monday, so plenty of quality time for me! More snuggling!
Saturday, March 15, 2008
An old photo but still one of my mum's favourites. No one does "relaxed" better than me...
Also, we'd like to thank those who left nice comments about my sister Hattie. Some time ago we told the whole of Hattie's story on my blog, so, if you're interested, you can find it here and here.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The Cat Blogosphere is sad today because Petey has lost his fight with cancer and gone to the Rainbow Bridge. I am sending many purrs to his family. It is four years this month since we lost my sister Hattie in March 2004. She had cancer too. We have been looking at some of the old photos of me and Hattie together. I am glad we have photos to help us remember.
Monday, March 10, 2008
Mancat Monday Quiz and a Funny Story
It is Mancat Monday - and I have found a fun quiz for you!
The quiz shows you 16 cat faces and you have to guess from their faces if they are mancats or ladycats. It is harder than you would think. My mum and I have played it twice and our best score was 12/16. Let me know if you beat our score!
Meanwhile, here's a funny but true story. You may know that I love Feline Greenies treats but they are not available in the UK (sob!) so my friends and family send them to me from Mericky. (I got 6 bags for Christmas and have eaten 3 of them so far). Well, this weekend my mum went to Crufts Dog Show where they sell lots of things for dogs, and some for cats too. The Greenies company had a big stall there selling Dog Greenies. My mum went there and said to the man, "Why do you sell the dog Greenies in the UK and not the cat Greenies because Fat Eric really loves them?" And he said, "Well, we don't have a licence yet to import the Feline Greenies from Mericky but we are looking into it."
And then the funny thing happened. My mum was still talking to the Greenies man, and she bought some Dog Greenies for Cornish Grandma's Scottie, and he gave her some free human mints and teabags (why promotional mints and teabags???) and then another lady came up to the Greenies stall and said "Excuse me, do you have the cat Greenies because my cat really loves them and we can never find them in the UK" !!! The Greenies man said "That's funny, everyone wants the cat Greenies today, I am definitely going to speak to the people in Mericky and find out how we can get them imported here soon."
So...Yay! It looks like some day I might be able to get Greenies right here whenever I want, and that would be really good, and it might be a little bit thanks to my mum! Isn't that amazing?
Don't forget to let me know how you scored on the quiz!
Friday, March 07, 2008
Floofy Friday and Sofa Wars Part II
It is Friday night. My dad was supposed to be going out to a work thing tonight. My mum and I had our evening all planned...grooming sessions...watching a DVD...eating Chinese prawns...just relaxing and, of course, snuggling on the sofa.
But then dad came home early and stole the sofa again! Why does he have to lay himself over the whole sofa? Why can he not realise it is MY sofa?
I meowed at him a lot. Then I jumped on him and gave him the hard stare.
I am gazing at my mum here and asking her to help me move my dad off the sofa.
If he doesn't get off the sofa right now I am going to crush him beneath my mighty weight. Then he'll be sorry.
All right, if he won't move I will just have to lie on him but I wish he would move and just give me the whole sofa!
You can see the frustration in my eyes.
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Another Missed Opportunity
I missed out on Sunday when my humans were rescuing the bird from our loft and I slept through the whole thing. I would have liked to meet that birdie and give him a few licks to find out how he tasted...
Today I missed out again! My mum came home from work this evening and the first thing she did, of course, was to feed me. Then she decided to feed the garden birds but the container of bird seed was empty, so she went out to the garage to refill it from the big sack of bird seed we keep there. She opened the garage door and looked at the sack of bird seed and there was a tiny little mouse sitting on the top of it! It looked at her, and she looked at the mouse, and then it ran away. But then another little mouse jumped out which had been inside the sack eating the bird seed!
My mum came back into the house and told me about the mice. She should have taken me to the garage with her! I missed out on
eatingmeeting them because I was inside eating my dinner!
Trumpets of yellow
Leaves in my garden
Enjoying the spring breeze
BirdwatchingI hope you like it!
Sunday, March 02, 2008
A Visitor On Mothers' Day
Today in the UK it is Mothering Sunday or Mothers' Day. So I have been making sure that I give my mum some extra licks and attention today. I am sure she will appreciate that.
She had an interesting morning actually. On the upstairs landing in our house, there is a trapdoor in the ceiling which leads to the loft, and there is a ladder you can pull down to get up there. My humans don't go up there very often as it is very dusty and there is not much up there except some boxes of stuff we store there and a big water tank.
Well, this morning my dad was on the landing and he thought he heard something scratching in the loft. He was worried it might be a mouse. He asked my mum to come and listen under the trapdoor and they heard a different noise that sounded more like wings fluttering. They thought there might be a bird trapped in the loft. My mum volunteered to go up the ladder and have a look. (I was in the spare room asleep under my yellow chair so I missed all the excitement).
My mum went up into the loft with a torch and saw this little bird (a sparrow) flying around the loft in a panic. It must have got in through some little gap in the eaves but it couldn't find a way out. Finally it stopped flying around and sat on one of the rafters looking scared. My mum crawled across the roof joists (we don't have a proper floor in our loft) and she thought that the bird would fly away when she tried to touch it but it must have been so scared that it was just frozen. She was able to grab it in her hand with its little head sticking out from the top of her fist. She could feel its little heart beating very fast. She crawled back across the loft and handed it down to my dad, who took it downstairs and out into the back garden. Luckily it did not seem to have been injured because it flew away immediately.
I am sad that I missed out on helping rescue the sparrow but maybe it was just as well I was not there because I might have eaten him. This afternoon we saw lots of sparrows on the bird feeders in our garden but we couldn't tell if one of them was the sparrow who was in the loft because they all look alike! Here is a lookalike: