Thursday, 3 April 2008

The Book MeMe

My beautiful, stunning and handsome face-twin Yao-Lin tagged me for the Book Meme.

Here are the rules:

1. Pick up the nearest book.

2. Open to page 123

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the next three sentences.

5. Tag five people and post a comment to Mickey once you have posted it.

The following is from "Watching The English" by Kate Fox, I refer to this in order to be able to better understand the Humans that are in my life. The book is very humorous and the author has obviously spent years observing the subject matter cos she has the English down to a T. All I can say is, from an anthropological point of view, those Beans are well weird!!! Almost as weird as blogging cats, but not quite *hee hee*

Some traces of this upper-class squeamishness about house-display have trickled down, at least to the middle classes; they may indulge in a bit of showing off of conservatories and so on, but there are often hints of awkwardness or embarrassment. They will lead you to their new pride-and-joy kitchen, but will then attempt to appear dismissive or indifferent about it, making modest, self-effacing remarks such as "Well we had to do something - it had got into such a state", damning themselves with faint praise - 'At least it's a bit brighter with the skylight"; or focusing on the inevitable difficulties ('nightmares') involved in the refurbishment; "It was supposed to take a week, but we've had plaster and dust and total chaos in here for over a month'. Unlike the higher castes, however, these modest middles will not be offended by praise, although it is generally advisable to be vague rather than specific in your compliments.

I think this one has been doing the rounds for a while so if you have already done it I apologise, but I would like to tag:



Meaouwy Troops


Sunny's Mommy

Now, onto my usual poo update. I have been on the pumpkin for a few days now, we haven't seen an immediate improvement as yet, but Meowmie feels there is slightly less evidence of constipation problems - i.e. drop in frequency of vomiting and no so many klegnuts on my bed. Unfortunately, after straining in my tray I have recently been running to my bed and finishing the job on there, hence the klegnuts (very unlike me, I have always been VERY particular about using my tray!!!). Meowmie thought my cat litter might be hurting my paws when i was exerting effort to strain in the tray so she has also changed my litter to a smaller granule one (Swheat Scoop). So the absence in klegnuts on my bed could either be the softer litter or the pumpkin having some effect. Time will tell...

Now onto my tummy sick-ups. I haven't done any non-constipation vomiting i.e. immediately after a strain, which hopefully means the re-introduction of chicken into my diet is OK and I am not allergic to it (PLEASE LET THIS BE TRUE!!!). Meowmie is mixing the pumpkin with organic chicken cat foods so I can eat it. Meowmie has also ordered some Applaws natural Chicken and Pumpkin cat food which she will add extra pumpkin to when she feeds it to me (thanks for the tip-off Ramses!). Meowmie has also found organic chicken and squash baby food in Waitrose and she has a jar of that on stand-by ready for mixing purposes too if all else fails (thanks Chairman Mao for the hint about this!). Dear Ben Vet, if you are horrified about this please let us know!.

If Waitrose, Swheat Scoop or Applaws are reading this blog please feel free to contact me for sponsorship opportunities to help me pay for my vet care! You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours, literally. I really think your brands compliment each other and your target markets are of a similar demographic, animal-loving ABC1s who are conscious about the environment and the food supply so if you ALL want to sponsor me I am sure I can accommodate you all. *hee hee*


Rosemary B❤️ said...

OH Stormiekins, thank you for taggin gme... I will try my best to do this fun meme asap. mom has been reading french books, ooops.

Pierro used Swheat scoop and loves it.
I am hoping when we get together in the future that I will also find it okay.

I did not realize there were so many pumpkin related yummy foods out there. I am hoping that your tummy troubles and clogations are minimal now.

Purrrs sweetieStormpoos for a happy week-end

Gemini and Ichiro said...

I hope that you start feeling better Storm. A fascinating book you are reading...

Daisy said...

That book sounds funny! Stormie, I think you would be a good spokescat for those products.

ps: I never heard the word "klegnut" before.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

Storm, I think that book sounds brilliant. Definitely something my human would enjoy reading.

When you become the face of waitrose/applawse/ please don't forget your friends from before you were famous! Also, I could always be available for a face double! xx

The Furry Kids said...

I liked your book meme. hee hee

Swheat Scoop is awesome!! When EG was in the hospital, Momma had to bring them some because he wouldn't use the regular litter that they had. hee hee


Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Yeah we never seem to get credit for name dropping. I got notified they are using my picture for a Puppia harness thing but I can't follow the link anywhere. Sigh...


Sunny's Mommy said...
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Sunny's Mommy said...

That would be really great if you're not allergic to chicken now.

I do not believe that brand of natural cat food is available in the US, but it looks really yummy on the can. I think you would make an excellent spokescat for all those companies!

Thanks for the tag. Might be a little while before I get my response up.

Mickey's Musings said...

Hey Storm, that sounds like a neat book, and yes,beans are wierd!!!
I am glad you are doing well too!! I really hope the pumpkin/squash works and you can eat your chicken again!!!!!
Purrs Mickey

Lux said...

That does sound like a cool book! I've never seen that Applaws cat food, but it looks very intriguing!

Tiger Lily said...

I agree that beans are weird! I am glad you are doing better. I really hope pumpkin works for you.

Mom is trying to find a better litter for us. I think I will tell her about Swheat Scoop.

Christine and FAZ said...

I hope you do get some sponsorship opportunites that would be great. Purrs FAZ

Beethoven said...

You do eat so many interesting things Storm! Recently we've been having a bit of fun with our foodies too - the Giant Kitty told all about it on his blog. Heheh...

admin said...

hi Storm....thx furr your tag, please drop by to check it out:)

It's great to see ya doing well, and your diet now is furrtaztic, it's too bad that we never have those coz in here they never sell that stuff:(

Moki The Wobbly Cat said...

We completed the meme Storm. Stop by and check it out!

MaoMao said...

Yur book meme was kool! And I'm glad the pumpkin seems to be havin a softening effeckt. The squashies have the same kind of effeckt on Brainball. He also takes hairball remmedy to help him out. And I'm so glad you haven't had as many sickups! That's superduper newsies!

Stormie, guess what -- I gaved you an awardie! Come to my bloggie and check it out when you can.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

I will praying for you, Storm, please recover completely soon~!
And I like your book meme very very much!

Rascal said...

I certainly hope it's true about the chicken. I hope the pumpkin does a good job for you too.

Boy said...

I gave you an awardie Storm! Come and pick it up!

Moki The Wobbly Cat said...

Hi Furry Fighter,

Just stopping by to see how your doing!

Purs and Headbutts,

The Cat Realm said...

What a funny book! e do hope you will be feeling better soon - and definitely no allergy so you can have the chicken!!!! You could contact those companies and ask them if they'd pay you to be their spokes cat, hahahahahahaah!