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PS Did you see what Bosslady made?

March 22nd 2008 7:56 am
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PS. I almost forgot. Did you see the painting Bosslady made of me? Ain't I a handsome devil? Meowmy called it "Jamie in the dark". Isn't it great? I love it!

The Jamester


That darn kitten!!

March 22nd 2008 7:52 am
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Bosslady aka meowmy (I'm used to calling my human bosslady because Sheila was meowmy but now that Sheila has been gone so long it's weird not to call bosslady meowmy, because she also is a mommy to me) has bought a pet/baby scale and weight me.

It's been a while since I had an accurate weighing at the vet. When meowmy weighs me by lifting me up and weighing us both on the human scale I wriggle so much she says it's not completly correct. So she got a special scale of a kind the vet has. But it must be broke. Has to be.

Because the stupid thing said I weigh 18.08 pounds. That's a whopping 4 pounds less then I used to *grrrr*

I blame that darn kitten Nina. She made me run around so much the past year (WOW hard to believe she just had her first birthday) I must have lost weight that way.

I was so proud of my massive 22.2 pounds big black body :( OK the last vet weighing was 20.3 and after that I was only weighed on the humans scale, so maybe I was only 21 or 21.5 but now I'm below 19!?! Aaaaaarrrrggghhhhhh.

Gotta go eat now. Need to put some mass on again. And I have to stop running after that darn kitten. But Bast! she challenges me constantly, chomps my head and jumps me each time she gets the chance. How can I let that slide??

The Jamester


Dutch for Cats

September 23rd 2007 1:18 pm
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Well Bosslady has finaly put me on Catster and what does she do? She put all my nicknames in Dutch on it. Now all you non-dutch don't get it. Meooow! *shakes head an sighs* Humans.

Ok I admit, that is what she calls me, but she could have at least translated it. So I will do it in stead.

Manneke (Mah-na-keh) -> Little Man
Lummel (Leh-mehl) -> Galoot
Grote (Grrohta) -> Big *put an effort on the r as in purrr
Lieverd (Lee-furt) -> Darling
Mafkees (mahf-case) -> Weirdo
Boef (Bouf) -> Rascal
Anything added with je (jah) is a dimiutive. In dutch it is also often used as an expression of affection or contempt. In my case obviously affection.
So boefje is little rascal, but said with tenderness.
Same goes for ie (ee), but then in the "Drents" dialect. Drenthe is a province of Holland where my Bosslady comes from.

Where was I? Oh yes ..
Gekkerd (Gehkkurt) -> Daffy
Gekkie (Gehkkee) -> Loon
Slaapkop (Slah-p-cop) - Sleepyhead
Vreetzak (Frayt-zahk) - Greedy-Guts
Luilak (?) -> Lazybut

I'm sorry I can't give the proper pronounciation voor "Luilak" 'cause there's no sound in english that is similar to the dutch sound the letters "ui" make. It's somewhere between "ou" and "oy".

I will also translate the nicknames Bosslady has for my forced-upon-me little sister Nina and my mommy Sheila. Actually Sheila is not my birthmommy, but when Bosslady took me home with her away from my birthmother, Sheila adopted me and became my new mommy.

Nienepien (neen-eh-peen) is not really a word just play on Nina's name, as is Nientje (neen-che).
Mon Petite is actualy French and I have no idea why Bosslady uses French. But being a Belgian cat I know a little French and it means "my little".
Madammeke (Mah-dahm-meh-keh) - Little woman. Why Bosslady preceeds it with Mon Petite, making My little little woman I have no clue. Must be a human thing.
Kleintje (Clayn-che) - Little one
Tuttebel (Tut-eh-bell) - Little Twit
Ukkepuk (Ehk-eh-pehk) - Tiny Tot
Do you see a pattern here? Nina is really small. MOL *grin*

Meisje (Mai-sjeh) -> Girl
Meissie -> Again ie (ee) is a dialect form of je (jah) so means the same
Sheilepiel (Sheel-eh-peel) -> also not a word just play
Shieltje (Sheel-cha) - Little Sheila
Zieltje (Zeel-cha) - Little soul
Slimpie (Slim-pee) - Smartass
Lieverd see above
Lievie (Leevee) - Little Darling
Schatje (Sgraht-cha) - Sweety

I have to add a little about the dutch "g"and "ch" sound. It is extremely gutteral and I translated it with gr, but actually it is more a deeper sound like a snore. Dutch is a strange language my cats, very strange indeed.

Well that concludes my dutch lessons for now. Hope you found it understandable and interesting. Gonna go take a nap now.

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