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Catster to Samson, Report!

October 1st 2012 2:43 am
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Okay, so I haven't been around much lately. Sorry about that. Not much has been going on around here furom my point of view, although Meowmy has found sufficient excuses to keep busy. Firstly, there's yet more diseases circulating through Bendigo. Some of our furiends have got chicken pox, so we're looking out fur unaccountable spots. Not good. There is also another of those nefur-ending colds affecting a few people, including Meowmy. She seems to be always catching whatefur's going around! People are too generous. Especially with diseases.

“There are only two things a child will share willingly: communicable diseases and his mother's age.” -Benjamin Spock

On the other paw, things aren't so bad after all. It is my dog bro Mikey's birthday today. (Meowmy actually furgot until Dogster reminded her! Chah! Furget her own head next!) It is also Meowmy's birthday tomorrow. (And can you actually believe she furgot that as well?!!)

Lately Meowmy has started reading a Joe Grey mystery story by Shirley Rousseau Murphy. Have any fur of you read them? This one's called "Cat Telling Tales". It's kinda interesting so far, Meowmy says. She's about two-thirds of the way through it already, so it must be good!

I'll sign off now so Meowmy can go fulfill some more excuses, but I'll try and get around to all my fafurite groups soon.

Ciao and Meow!
Cap'n Samson T. Hunter


Funny Animal Vids

October 6th 2012 4:31 am
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G'day, my furiends! I been lookin' at some funny vids on YouTube lately, and I just thought I'd share some of my fafurite ones:

*A manakin bird does a moonwalk!

*A Bengal cat goes skitzo on his owner in bed!

*Funny Talking Animals - the Best Of!

*The lyrebird's natural mimicry skills (or is it dubbed?)

And last but not least...
*These Funny Cats!

Hope you all have a furtastic weekend!



Moar mews and vids!

October 7th 2012 12:37 am
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First, da mews - Uncle Felix is Kewlest Catster Kitties' new Cat of the Week! So kewl! I was KCK COTW on da 10th of da 6th 2012, and now Uncle Felix is KCK COTW on da 6th of da 10th, 2012. Coincidence or what??

Now, da vids:
These are so funny, I couldn't resist posting these ones too!

Super Cats 1

Super Cats 2

Super Cats 3

Funny Crazy Cats ;-)

Hope you enjoy! =;

Samson T. Hunter


More videos!!

October 12th 2012 7:54 pm
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Only this time, they're about ME!! Well, "us". My dog-bro Mikey has a new vid on his page that a couple of girls took when they were trying to train Mikey.. furry unsuccessfully! It's only a minute long, but it's funny.

Meowmy has also been reviewing all the videos she has taken of me and her sisfur's cats Yogi and Booboo. She says she's gonna try making one big video of all our kewtest moments, so I'm keeping an eye out fur her camera ofur the next few days!

It's been furry cold here lately. They says it's Spring... I say "Pah!" It's doesn't feel like spring to me! I reckon it'd be warmer if I moved in with one of my American pals in the middle of Fall!

Not much has been happening here, I'm afraid, so there's not really much to report. Meowmy has discofured that I've started stealing furom the compost bin. She saw me yesterday jump in the big improvised "bin" and steal some food out of there and start eating it. I'm gonna have to be sneakier furom now.

I'll sign off now, as I can't really think of any other news-worthy reports, but I'll give you a link to an article on the health benefits of owning a pet. SUPERPETS TO THE RESCUE!! MOL`

Have a great weekend everyfurry!



Moar of my fafurite kitty vids!

October 17th 2012 1:57 am
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Guess what I've been doing again?? I just LUV watching these funny kitty vids and I thought you might enjoy if I shared some more with you. Did you read that Dogster article that proves the kewt pet pics are good fur people?

It's a Scary, Scary World out there, as testified by Gibson.

Sylvester the talking cat in one his episodes, in which the landlord comes around!

Sylvester digs his hole deeper when he tries to sell the dog after a house move that traumatizes his feline companion.

The list goes on, but these are some of the funnier ones. I think they're all by the same guy, too! Happy viewing efurryone!

Samson the LOLcat addict


I'm a Cool Cat on the Feisty Scale!!

November 2nd 2012 7:25 pm
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Here is a fun game I found in one of my furiend's diaries. How feisty are you??

Charlie Chocolate Paws Scales of Feistiness

1. Do you make demands of your human? (If you answered Yes, give yourself 1 point.)
[Sure do! 1 to me.]

2. If you make demands by doing any of the following, give yourself 1 point for each:
Persistent meowing [Definitely 1 more point.]
Biting 0 [I only bite the other annoying cats.]
Smacky Paws 0
Relentless staring 0 [That's more Booboo's tactic.]
Inappropriate behaviors (i.e., chewing on furniture, electrical cords, the oven) Getting on the counters and table. [MOL! Another 1 point.]

3. If you make demands by doing any of the following, subtract 1 point:
Headbonking 0
Rubbing and purring on your human -1 [Is this getting good or bad??]

4. If you let your humans rub your belly, subtract 2 points.
[The biggest NO-NO with me! 0]
5. If you let anyone kiss your belly, subtract 5 points. [0 If you try, you are taking your life into your hands!]

6. Are you Head of your Household (HOH)? (1 point if you consider yourself HOH) [1 Of course!]

7. If you have kitty (or other animal) siblings, do you:
(Give yourself 1 point for each Yes)
Eat their food? [1 - When no-one's around to stop me!]
Demand that they groom you? 0 [Most certainly not!]
Chase them? [1 Of course! What other entertainment IS there besides hunting and eating? And, of course, sleeping.]
Stare at them relentlessly? [0 Why would I want to?]
Stalk them? 0
Pounce on them? [1 But of course.]
Make them meow? [0 Wish I could!]
Steal their (well, *your*) toys? [0 Toys? What toys? Meowmy hides the laser light and all our other toys are broken!]
Make them growl? 0
Make their ears go backwards? [1 - But not on purrpose!]
Pretend to be grooming (or staring at the wall, ceiling, etc.) while actually stalking them? 0

8. Have you ever destroyed household items?
(1 point for each yes)
Furniture? 0
Clothing or shoes? 1 [if you count cat collars!]
Kitty Toys? 1 [Oh, yes! I should give myself a couple of points fur this one! MOL!]

9. Please list any other crazy things you do that are ridiculously feisty (1 point per).
[Hm. I can't really think of any!]

Total Score (Place your score/name in your Diary Title):

My Score is 8 or 9 [depending on whether you count those collars or not!] I'm a COOL CAT!

0-5 LAIDBACK LOVEBUG: You are a lovebug. You are sweet (and probably floofy) and you go with the flow. Nothing *really* bothers you and you like everybody. You don’t even mind having a feisty sibling! You are a laidback lovebug!

6-15 COOL CAT: You are one cool cat. Smooth with a touch of mischief. You’ve got a bit of feisty in you and a bit of lovebug. Balance is good; you know how to have a good time by chasing and pouncing AND you know how to have a good time by being a mellow kitty and just hanging out. You are a cool cat!

16+ CRAZY FEISTY: You are a nut. A cheeky little monkey! Crazy, feisty, the talk of the town! Chasing kitty sisters, demanding your human feed you NOW, eating your mom’s favorite pair of shoes, turning on the oven with your freakishly strong teeth just because you can! The world is your playground and you’ll try anything once (or twice). If your human can handle the shenanigans of a CRAZY FEISTY kitty cat, all is good! If your human cannot handle the shenanigans, wait until she leaves for work to get crazy and then blame it on your sistercat when your human comes home! You are crazy feisty (and a whole lot of mischievous fun!)!

Any kitty that wants to play is invited! Feel free to tag friends to find out just how feisty your friends are!

So, you've seen how feisty I am, what about you furs? Post in your diary and/or in the comments below to let the world know how feisty you are!

Happy Novemfur!

Samson T. Hunter


The Latest furom the Mighty Hunter

November 7th 2012 2:06 pm
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Spring has sprung, and so has the grass! And the growing of the grass heralds the return of Meowmy's hayfefur. Nasty human illnesses! All it means is Meomwy goes through a lot of tissues and hates it when I rub my floofy tail in her face. :?

Anyway, in between sneezing and taking pills that don't seem to be doing anything useful, Meowmy has been working on a music video of me and my hometown furiends, Mikey and Goldie the dogs (who are in my furmily) and Yogi and Booboo (who are in Meowmy's sifur's furmily). She says she is having lots of fun making it and that it is almost finished, although judging by the number of death-threats she addresses to her computer daily, I don't think it's coming that easily. :| Stand by fur more news on that!

Also, on the more infuresting furont, a pair of Welcome Swallows have decided to make a nest in the beams of the carport roof. It's a little bark nest with three yummy chicks inside, but they've got the nest nicely wedged in a small, inaccessible place, so it will require some creative thinking to get to the tasty little snackies inside. :D I would rather show you a picture of me eating the little suckers (just to make you jealous!) but Meowmy says I should show you some pictures of my LIVE purrey. So here it is: (Sorry about the size of the pics; Photobucket's got a new look and I'm still tryin' to find my way around!)

the swallows' nest

the chicks (tasty, aren't they?)

this isn't actually the parent, but at least you can see what the adult looks like

I hope all of you are having a great Autumn, my furiends! As our weather gets nicer and our temperatures start rising, I'll be thinking of you all dusting out your firepawlaces and finding the electric blankies!

Have a great day, my furiends!



Christmas is coming!!

November 27th 2012 6:37 pm
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Everywhere I go!
With the wreath up upon the door
And the tree falling on the floor,
And it’s so hot!!

Furgive me if I got the tune wrong, but that’s a poetic version of my sentiments. We’ve got the Christmas decorations up everywhere and we got a new tree and kept the old one as well, so now we’ve got TWO trees! It’s fun to sit on the table underneath one of the trees and pawlay with the ornaments. Meowmy’s pawlanning Christmas purresents to get fur everyone and I even heard her mention getting some Fancy Feast fur us fur Christmas. :D We don’t get a lot of wet food.

On the down side of things, we had the first summer thunderstorm come through yesterday. I’m not usually scared of thunder, but this one was LOUD and SCARY!! Meowmy had to drag me out furom under the car; I was so scared I just sat stiffly in her arms as she carried me inside. I now officially do NOT like thunder!!

I’ve told you befur that Meowmy was working on a music video of me and my furiends. Well, she finished it, but she has NOT been able to get Catster to upload it propurrly. It says it’s loaded 100%, then it has that darned “an error occurred” message. Grrr! Meowmy’s decided she’ll try uploading the video to Photobucket then posting it on my page as a HTML code. That might work.

In the meantime, I have to endure endless Christmas CD’s and Meowmy’s singing. She says it’s not really that bad, but I beg to differ. That is why I spend so much time outside. Meowmy just does NOT understand why I don’t like her singing?? Often I can hear “Jingle Bells” blaring out of the CD pawlayer in the living room, “Felize Navidad” on the computer, and Meowmy singing “Adeste Fidelis” in the bedroom! :-0 But as well as singing songs, Meowmy also likes to re-write the. She’s adapted a lot of Christmas carols and silly songs ofur time. Here’s one she adapted furom White Christmas. It’s her Aussie version she calls “Hot Christmas”. Quite appropriately!

I’m dreaming of a hot Christmas
Just like the ones we always knew!
With the rain clouds dying
And us all frying.
With melted ice-cream for me and you.
I’m dreaming of a sunny Christmas
With not a stormy cloud in view!
And the days all sunny and hot
(Just the Christmas weather we always got)!
(last verse: ) I’m dreaming of a sunny Christmas
Just like the ones that we all know!
May your days be cloudy and cool
So you won’t have to open presents in the pool!

And there’s pawlenty more where that came furom! Shall I burn the box or publish it?

Hope the rest of you are having good weather so far and are looking forward to the festive season! And maybe you’d like to share some of my Christmas weather? ;-)

Samson T. “I’m Melting” Hunter

EDIT: Meowmy FINALLY got the music video uploaded. It's on my pet page - "Mahna Mahna". Enjoy!


Meowza! I'm so honoured!

November 30th 2012 1:14 am
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I'm DIARY OF THE DAY today!! Wow, I'm so proud I could bust!! I've been DDP 3 times, but now I'm the Diary of the Day! How KEWL is that?!! Thank you to all my wonderfur furiends who helped me celebrate this special day!!

Since you all liked Meowmy's "Hot Christmas" song, here's another adaptation she did. It's an Aussie version of "The Night Before Christmas". It may make this entry a little long, but here goes:


‘Twas the night before Christmas with all fast asleep
And the schoolwork piled up on the desks for next week.
The rooms were all messy with toys everywhere
And the couch seemed to be made out of cat and dog hair.

The kids were sprawled out on their beds near the fan,
With cool summer clothes on their bodies burnt tan.
The windows were open and the breezes blew in,
So we heard the owl’s hoots and the frogs’ noisy din.

When suddenly, outside, the dog rose to bark
So I got up to quiet him out there in the dark.
I tripped to the door and fell over something
Then I heard, in a daze, the front door-bell ring.

I stumbled downstairs and flung open the door
And I heard the ‘cough-splut’ of a motor-bike roar.
Its rider was fat with black twinkling eyes.
He looked at me and who he was I realised.

He got off the bike and he un-strapped his sack
Then he marched right inside without looking back.
“Took a while tryin’ to get here,” I heard him complain.
“Since when does Australia have such Summer rain?”

“You talk of the heat? I feel numb in my toes!
And everything’s on the wrong side of the roads!”
He worked while he talked, to my great relief,
And he even reached up to straighten our wreath.

He looked at the tree, which would never stand straight,
Which we’d nailed to the wall for pure safety’s sake.
He went to the stockings, all hung on the wall,
And filled them with presents, both big ones and small.

He looked at the milk, curdled from all the heat,
And the biscuits which looked not a bit good to eat.
He sighed and he rubbed his big lump of fat,
Then he turned around quickly and tripped on the cat.

He went to the pantry, found a sticky date pudd,
he scarfed it then went back to look for more food.
He found not a crumb so, heaving a sigh,
He picked up his sack and he bid me good-bye.

He got on his bike, which he revved with a roar,
Then he drove out of sight and I saw him no more.
I went back to bed in a kind of day-dream
And found part of the window that looked kind of clean.

I looked at the stars above in the sky
And I thought that I heard a loud voice yell nearby.
“Happy Christmas and… WOOOAAAHH!” St Nicholas cried
Then there came a loud crash and his motor-bike died.


How's that one? Meowmy's been told it's really funny. She just likes writing poems, even silly little ones.

Our weather here is furry hot, but thankfully we haven't had any more storms yet. Sometimes, when it gets REALLY hot, Meowmy takes pity on the dogs and lets them inside fur a while. Really, I mean this is MY house!!

Hope you all have a great weekend and don't break too many Christmas decorations! :D

Samson T.


It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas...

December 3rd 2012 8:35 pm
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I know how most of you liked Meowmy's Aussie variations of the Christmas carols, so I thought I'd post a link to another really funny Aussie Christmas Song.

Aussie Jingle Bells with Colin Buchanan (Bucko) and Greg Champion (Champs)

And while we're at it, you might enjoy this video:

Aussie Slang

And I'll supply you with another of Meowmy's adaptations:


Jingle Bikes
(adapted from Jingle Bells)

Jingle Bikes! Jingle Bikes!
Jingles on the wheels!
We’ll go riding far and near
Through all the open fields! HEY!
Jingle Bikes! Jingle Bikes!
Jingles through the night!
Oh what fun to ride and sing
On a one-bell mountain bike!

Dashing through the grass
On a bell-clad mountain bike.
There’s the fence at last!
Thought we’d be out all night!
Bells on bike wheels ring,
Making spirits bright.
What fun it is to ride and sing
On a one-bell mountain bike! OH!

Jingle Bikes! Jingle Bikes!
Jingles on the wheels!
We’ll go riding far and near
Through all the open fields! HEY!
Jingle Bikes! Jingle Bikes!
Jingles through the night!
Oh what fun to ride and sing
On a one-bell mountain bike!


Anyways, how's the weather like with the rest of you? Our weather has cooled considerably, although that might just be the cold Meowmy has. (in summer!) Meowmy's started doing some Christmas shopping, but fur the most pawt, she's keeping to the tradition of leaving prezzie-shopping till the last minute. :D

Hope you all have a great week, and until next time...
We Wish You a Ripper Christmas!
(Don't you just love these songs? So Aussie!)

Your Aussie Mate,
Sammo (I'll explain later!)

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