June 6th 2011 3:52 pm
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Cooler today, I must stop talking about the weather but its a thing us brits do, oops sorry, mom says im not a brit, im Cornish.
Went out this morning for a snooze in the sun, nothing much scratching today, pretty quiet but I hear the Catfather has some guests, MOL.
Mom went to work this afternoon until 9pm so it was a little bird watching again today, until dad came home. We were allowed out again for a while.
Ziggy had an embarrassing moment today and we are still giggling about it. Ziggy was on top off the toilet cistern watching dad clean the loo, dad had just finished and was about to put the lid down when Ziggy lost his footing and fell in, he got wet up to his waist. Dad tried to catch him to dry him off but Ziggy wouldn't let dad near him. Zig has kept his head down since that happened, mom says hes traumatised and needs some TLC.
Law of Pill Rejection
Any pill given to a cat has the potential energy to reach escape velocity.
Law of Random Comfort Seeking
A cat will always seek, and usually take over, the most comfortable spot in any given room.
Law of Refrigerator Observation
If a cat watches a refrigerator long enough, someone will come along and take out something good to eat. (another of Blizzards pastimes)
Law of Rug Configuration
No rug may remain in its naturally flat state for very long.
Law of Selective Listening
Although a cat can hear a can of tuna being opened a mile away, she can't hear a simple command three feet away.
Law of Space-time Continuum
Given enough time, a cat will land in just about any space.
June 5th 2011 3:45 pm
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OK guys. I know our heat here is nothing like some of you guys have, but this is the UK and the weather forecasters have said that it is a heatwave. It wont last long as we are forecast rain tomorrow and for the rest of the week. We dont have air conditioning here as we dont really need it for the amount of hot weather we have and we live near two coast lines so the sea breeze cools the air down a bit. No taking the mick when we say its been hot here.
Been a quiet day, its been cloudy but warm so it was better out in the garden, in fact we didnt want to come in. The heat has made me a little cranky and I have a right go at Meeko because he was on moms lap and I wanted to be there.
Law of Energy Conservation
Cats know that energy can neither be created nor destroyed and will, therefore, use as little energy as possible.
Law of Equidistant Separation
All cats in a given room will locate at points equidistant from each other, and equidistant from the center of the room.
Law of Fluid Displacement
A cat immersed in milk will displace her own volume, minus the amount of milk consumed.
Law of Furniture Replacement
A cat's desire to scratch furniture is directly proportional to the cost of the furniture.
Law of Milk Consumption
A cat will drink his weight in milk, squared, just to show you he can. ( for Blizzard, that a lot of milk!!)
Law of Obedience Resistance
A cat's resistance varies in proportion to a human's desire for her to do something.
We are sending all our love and purrs to Xena and her mom and will be keeping our paws crossed for a positive outcome.
June 4th 2011 3:11 pm
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Its true, today was even hotter than yesterday. It been in the 70's which is hot for us but possible not that hot to some of you.
I spent most of the day in the garden, snoozing in the shade, it was too hot to move much.
I have been violated!!!!Mom came out and put some cream on my nose.....she said it was to protect my nose from sun burn as I have a white nose I am prone to sun burn which could increase the chances of me getting skin cancer. I tried to lick it off but it tasted awful and was very thick. All of us that were out who had pale noses or ears were violated with this stuff. The Catfather would need an awful lot of that stuff, MOL.
Mom sat out with us for a bit but it was too hot for her, so she made us a tent and went in to the cool.
Its just been too warm to even play today, this eve is still warm and we are all flaked out.
Some muppet has just let fireworks off and frightened us out of our fur!!! Think we need chicken to get over the shock.
Thank you again for all of Ollies gifts, you have been very generous.
Law of Cat Probability (Uncertainty Principle)
It is not possible to predict where a cat actually is, only the probability of where she might be.
Law of Cat Sleeping
All cats must sleep with people whenever possible, in a position as uncomfortable for the people involved as is possible for the cat.
Law of Cat Stretching
A cat will stretch to a distance proportional to the length of the nap just taken.
Law of Cat Thermodynamics
Heat flows from a warmer to a cooler body, except in the case of a cat, in which case all heat flows to the cat.
Law of Cat Washing
A cat will wash itself at any time which is appropiate, which includes especially the moment after something has been jumped and escaped.
Law of Concentration of Mass
A cat's mass increases in direct proportion to the comfort of the lap she occupies.
Law of Dinner Table Attendance
Cats must attend all meals when anything good is served.
(Blizzard doesn't miss this one)
Law of Electric Blanket Attraction
Turn on an electric blanket and a cat will jump into bed at the speed of light.
Hope you guys are not getting too hot. Moms and dads, please remember if you have a cat with white/pale noses and ears, make sure they have sun protection rubbed on them before they go out.
June 3rd 2011 3:11 pm
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Yep, its been very warm here, in fact its been hot.
I have been out most of the day but not lying in the sun but lying in the shade as its been very hot and there has been no breeze to cool me down. Mom even had to put the fan on for the rabbits so they didn't get too hot. beginning of the week it was cold now its hot and we are told to expect a heatwave this weekend.
We did have a strange 5 mins this afternoon....the wind suddenly got up quite strong, the trees were bending and it was whistling through the windows then it died down just ass fast as it got up.
We were even allowed to stay out when it got dark, we were chasing moths and watching bats and it was a little cooler too.
I would just like to say that mom and dad won the fight with the tree yesterday, it was growing in an awkward place and was threatening to collapse our cat proofing so it had to go. (not nice to see a threatening tree).
Special day today...Its little Ollies birthday and hes 7 years old. Because of his problems, he wasn't expected to survive for long, he may be small but hes a fighter. We cant believe he is 7, it seems like only yesterday mom was bottle feeding him and wiping his bottom. We had sliced ham for supper today as the village shop didn't have any chicken but it was just as good.
Thank you all who have given Ollie Birthday gifts, Ollie is over the moon that so many cats care. Thank you again.
Law of Cat Invisibility
Cats think that if they can't see you, then you can't see them.
Law of Cat Landing
A cat will always land in the softest place possible.
(Kringle likes to land on Blizzards mouse pouch!!!!soft and squishy)
Law of Cat Magnetism
All blue blazers and black sweaters attract cat hair in direct proportion to the darkness of the fabric.
Law of Cat Mass
The mass of a cat is inversely proportional to its desire to be picked up.
Law of Cat Motion
A cat will move in a straight line, unless there is a really good reason to change direction.
Law of Cat Obedience
As yet undiscovered.
Stay cool every cat.
June 2nd 2011 3:36 pm
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Mom has been home all day today.
It was very cloudy this morning but warm so I went out for a bit and watched mom and dad fight with a tree. After dinner we all got groomed and we had a manicure and pedicure. I had having my nails trimmed and I do struggle a lot, but mom said I dont need sharp nails. I tried to tell her they might come in handy but she didnt listen. I went out after I had been messed around with and rolled in the dust, MOL. The cloud had gone and the sun was out so I was basking in the warm rays of the sun.
Ollie is brighter today, hes less snotty and as the day has gone on he has eaten more, he even came downstairs for his supper. Hes still sleeping alot, but thats OK.
Oh, we got new toys as well today but we are not allowed them all at once because we will get bored of them and wont have any to replace them. I saw some feathers but mom didn't give us that one yet.
Law of Bag / Box Occupancy
All bags and boxes in a given room must contain a cat within the earliest possible nanosecond.
Law of Cat Acceleration
A cat will accelerate at a constant rate, until he gets good and ready to stop.
Law of Cat Composition
A cat is composed of Matter + Anti-Matter + It Doesn't Matter.
Law of Cat Disinterest
A cat's interest level will vary in inverse proportion to the amount of effort a human expends in trying to interest him.
Law of Cat Elongation
A cat can make her body long enough to reach just about any counter top that has anything remotely interesting on it.
Law of Cat Embarrassment
A cat's irritation rises in direct proportion to her embarrassment times the amount of human laughter.
Law of Cat Gravitation
A cat's gravitational pull (i.e. weight) will vary upward in direct proportion to the desire of the human to move the cat.
Law of Cat Inertia
A cat at rest will tend to remain at rest, unless acted upon by some outside force - such as the opening of cat food, or a nearby scurrying mouse.
The catfather is an expert at Inertia!!!!
Hope everyone is having good weather.
June 1st 2011 3:18 pm
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Mom was up early for work today, I wanted to go out but mom said no as she was getting ready to leave. So it was birdwatching and snoozing for us until mom got home.
We were all waiting at the front door when mom came home, she said she cant understand how we know she was coming home. We have our ways of knowing!
We had our tea as we were all hungry and then mom let us out, and guess what????The sun was out, yay. I picked my favourite plant pot and had a good wash and snooze in the warm sun. I prefer it to be a little warmer but this was better than nothing.
Ollie hasnt been well today, hes very snotty (he has a respiratory condition), much more than normal, he had been sick and was very down in himself. Mom cleaned him up and made him a cosy bed and he has been sleeping ever since. He hasnt even been downstairs when he heard food being dished up and Ollie loves his food. Mom has been checking on him and he is now a little brighter and sleeping more soundly so paws crossed he will be better tomorrow.
I have tried leaving my ouchie alone, mom caught me licking it a couple of times and I have been repeating the mantra that Samhain sugested ' OM CATNIP...OM CATNIP...', seem to be helping.
In the beginning, there was the heaven and the earth, and a cold breeze was blowing. This sucked, and the Lord was displeased. And the Lord said, "Let there be kitties!" and there were kitties, with whiskers and fuzzy ears, who twitched their tail-tips adorably, and it was good.
But the Lord wanted more. So the Lord said, "Let there be stripes!" and most of the kitties received this blessing, and showed off their precious, adorably cuddly tabby coats. And this was good.
So the kitties romped and played, but they became hungry, and asked the Lord for help. So the Lord said, "Let there be all manner of creatures from which the kitties can feed from!" And there were, and a wide variety of animals came into existence, whom the kitties hunted and played with. And this was good.
But the kitties were still bored. So The Lord said, "Let there be humans!" and the humans came into existence, to forever be slaves of the adorable whiskered kitties and entertain them until the end of time. And it was good. The Lord was happy, so he retired and went to Florida.
May 31st 2011 2:24 pm
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This morning didnt look to good, it was cloudy and cold again but this afternoon the sun came out and the wind dropped, so it was all out to the garden to make the most of the sunbeams. Yay. A little sun shone in our part of the world, warming our hearts and souls, not to mention our bellies!!! Ziggy kept catching flies and running around with them still buzzing in his mouth. Some cats are weird, MOL.
Mom has just noticed that my ochie is 3 times bigger than what it was. I have just had a load of cream plastered on it as its quite sore and weepy. I dont know what has made me make it so sore.
Oh, well, I supposed the Catfather could come down over and sit on me, that will stop me from getting at it.
Cat game no.16
For whatever reason, sometimes your humans will put a large piece of cloth, usually white, on their dining table. If you are a dark-haired cat, this means you are obliged to try to deposit as much of your hair on it as possible. If you are present while they are putting the table cloth on, leap up and snag an edge with your paw as the humans are trying to adjust it and try to pull it to the floor. You will be immediately shooed away, of course.
Once the humans have set all the stuff on the table, do this again. You will get lots of toys as well as plenty of nesting material; but it's impossible to do this silently, and you will get forcibly ejected and barred from the dining room. If you wish to be more subtle, hop on the table and begin shedding activities such as scratching, grooming, or sprawling. See how much hair you can deposit before the humans notice and throw you out. The more Cats there are, the more variety of color you can add to the table cloth!
If the table cloth reaches nearly to the floor, you have an instant fort. Lurk underneath it until a human passes by. Then leap out and grab an ankle! Run back under the table where they can't get you. Be prepared to be flushed out by a squirt bottle.
Mom has to work tomorrow so she wont be around to keep an eye on me, I could be bald by the time she gets home from work.
May 30th 2011 4:45 pm
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Wow, Daily Dairy Pic again today. I don't know what to say but Thank you. Thank you also to all my friends who left me comments and sent me gifts I love them and I feel honoured to be one of your friends.
Started off a wet day today, so I wasn't that bothered when mom went to work, by the time she got back it had dried up and the sun was out so I had my tea and went out for a bit but it wasn't very warm and no one else was interested in going out. Mom says its typical of us cats, she spends money on cat proofing the back garden and we hardly want to go out.
I know some of you have had a Memorial Day this weekend, today our family remembered one of our own. Fluff, who went to the bridge 2 years ago today. The Fluff monster was found as a stray by mom who had spent months looking for Pootle who had gone missing. She was called Fluff as temporarily as we expected her owners to claim her but no one did and by then she responded to Fluff. Fluff had about 6 happy years with us until she was found to have a tumour in her mouth under her tongue and nothing could be done for it except to help keep her comfortable. She passed to the bridge when she was ready, lying on the sofa with mom beside her. We cant believe its been 2 years, time flies by so quickly but the heartache remains.
Thank you for all her gifts, it brought tears to moms eyes and it makes us realise how much Catsters care about one another.
They're Only Ours for a Little While
We humans are prone to chase rainbows,
always wanting that pot of gold.
But the wisest of us remember the joy
of just a small creature to hold.
Allow yourself to accept their great gift,
and know what devotion is worth.
If you've been loved by a dog or cat,
you're the richest person on earth.
But their lives are lived in miniature-
bright sun to palest moon.
They bless our days with innocence,
and faithfulness that's stilled too soon.
These precious lives are fragile,
as fleeting as a baby's smile.
So give them all the love you have.
They're only ours for a little while.
And in the lonely moments
when you pause to wonder why,
hold close those brightest shooting stars
that burn so briefly in our sky.
But then look deeper in your heart
to know all love must intertwine,
and when the night sky seems the darkest,
you'll see their light forever shine.
Give your moms and dads extra nudges today and remind them how special we are.
May 29th 2011 2:14 pm
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Yep, its been damp and wet today. Too wet again for me to go out. In fact to wet for anyone of us to be out for long. Mom dug some more toys out for us to play with. I watched birds from the window with Ziggy and Tommy and that ginger and white cat came in to the garden three times today and while he was there the birds wouldn't come down to feed.
Mom had to pop to work today, this time to say goodbye to one of the dogs at the sanctuary who was diagnosed with liver failure on Friday but had taken a turn for the worse during sat night. Never an easy job. So we all took it easy for the rest of the day.
Its a bank holiday tomorrow, mom will be working 8am - 3pm, but we will all be waiting for her to come home. Its supposed to be wet here again tomorrow.
Zach, we are loving your story and I hear you are trying to wind up Blizzard (its very easy, hes sensitive about his mouse pouches).
Cat game no 15.
These mice appear during the human's weekly ritual of "Changing the Bed Linens." It's the perfect time to hunt for the Bed Mice which appear in many shapes and sizes just as the fresh bedding lands on the bed. It is also the best time to make sure the bottom sheet contains enough hair and dander to trigger the human's allergies later in the week. The human will usually shake the sheet toward the head of the bed. It is imperative to attack by jumping straight up and landing on the sheet as it floats downward. This action ensures that the sheet will land over the Bed Mice, which can be seen as lumps or an occasional small hill on the bed. These small, tasteless, but usually colorful mice can be pummeled into oblivion by the use of the rapier swipe or the one-two hind kick, employing one or both back legs. If you're not quick, the human slave may find you've flattened too many Bed Mice and make the bed with you in it. This can be difficult to get out of, especially if the human makes the bed in a military manner, uses hospital corners on the sheets and blankets, and tucks in everything up to the pillows. You may instead be escorted to the door and locked out of the room for your efforts. In that case other, more devious and hazardous methods will be needed to install the necessary Cat hair, such as burrowing under the covers while the humans are in bed, or going after the Bed Mice when the human is making the bed in the morning.
One of the Catfathers 5 aday. MOL!!!!
May 28th 2011 4:25 pm
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What a grotty day today. Its been dull and damp. I dont like this weather, it get in my bones and makes my fur go frizzy,MOL.
Mom found I had an ouchie on my back. I have licked a patch raw again. Whoops, and I have been so good lately.
Mom went shopping for cat food this eve and she came back with treats for us, yummy. We do get spoilt.
Well it seems my secret admirers are Nellie and Pippin, who is the sister of a dear friend of mine. I do feel very lucky to have such pretty kitties as admirers. Seriously guys, thank you.
Cat Game no 14.
As you will have noticed in your explorations of your household, the floor-level kitchen cupboards are all interconnected. The object of the game is to dart inside when a human opens a cupboard door and immediately make your way to the farthest reaches out of range of the human's grasp. If you can get a partner to run it with you to divide the human's attention, so much the better. If the human gives up easily, you now have a nice safe dark place to curl up, snooze, and deposit hair in. Often you can open the doors yourself and don't even need the human there. Humans love to wash their pots and pans before using them. If the humans keep the trash can under the sink and there are some tasty treats being stored in it, you may also have a free meal or two providing you are able to get into it. If you and your partner are feeling frisky, great wrestling matches can take place in the darkness, with lots of crashes and clangs to make it sound like the Tournament of the Century! More fun can be had by scooting back and forth, putting your paw under the door, and meowing to make the human think you want out. When the door is opened, run to another cupboard before you can get grabbed. If the human is prone to flushing you out with a squirt bottle filled with Cat Solvent (WATER), make as much of a mess as possible when making your escape to let him/her know your displeasure. Be sure to wash yourself upon exiting the kitchen to retain your Dignity, and glower at the impudent human while doing so.
Dont know if The Catfather can play this game, not with his 6 pack mouse pouch, MOL!!!
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