Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Happy Halloween

My Meowmie helped me make the spooky picture above, it is a Jack The Ripper / London montage. Jack The Ripper was very scary indeed!

For my Meezer Rule Wednesday I am going to advise Meezers of the following: If your Bean forgets to give you your lactulose, then you must strain and strain over your litter tray and then just before anything comes out you must run and jump on to the sofa JUST as it comes out! This will teach your Bean to never forget to give you your lactulose. This is most effective in the morning, just after they have woken up.

Some more weird Google searches...

Just a quickie tonight cos Meowmie has just got home from the Gym and from having a cup of tea round at Meowmie J's house. being an innocent cat I don't quite know what some of these phrases might mean but my Meowmie laughed at some of them, stared open-mouthed at others and almost chocked on her tea at one or two others, here is just a small selection of the searches that bring people to my blog:

Furry Meet-ups

Guinea Pigs that look like wigs

Furry Holes

Smelly Farts Gas Masks

Chav and proud dog pics

Soft Furry Butterfly chairs

Lady with Furry crotch

I suspect the last one is the same person who was looking to find a furry lady on the internets some weeks ago. I must be such a disappointment! Maybe I should rename the blog though eh?

Oh...I heard Meowmie mention the word 'cat sitter' tonight! This has made me very curious...and a tad nervous!

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

Naughty Meezer Monday

The weather is getting a little colder now so Meowmie has put the heating system on for the winter months ahead. She is conscious of the environment though and only has it on a low setting; the heating system also self-regulates so it turns itself off when it hits a certain level of heat, and then comes back on when it goes below a certain level of heat - this function is VERY annoying when you are cuddled up to the radiator though, one minute I am all toasty, the next it goes all cold again. Now that the radiators are on she uses them to dry her washing - this gives us the oppotunity to make our VERY OWN nests and bedding areas! We do this without fail, everytime she places anything on the radiators, hence she has to remember not to leave things on them when she leaves the house or goes to bed. Last night Meowmie washed my towels (they are mine, they are on my sofa to protect it) and foolishly left them on the radiators, when she got in from work today we had pulled them off the radiator and made a BRILLANT and COSY nest, look:

My other naughty act tonight was to beg and beg and beg and beg for her to share some of her dinner with me. She selfishly made herself some chicken tonight, I think this is highly unfair, specially cos I am on an exclusion diet (have been for weeks and will continue to be for weeks to come!) and am only allowed catfish and tapioca Sensitivity Control dry food. I was REALLY annoyed with her, so I made her meal-time unbearable with my begging face! I even tried to climb on her - which I NEVER do! I do not go on to humans! Here I am, making a nuisance of myself:

Don't tell Ben Vet, but Meowmie gave in and eventually gave me a tiny piece of chicken to satisfy my raging chicken-hunger :) It tasted like heaven...nothing else apart from catfish and tapioca flavour food has passed my lips for weeks and weeks now.

Healthwise - Ise still being forced to have 2.5ml of lactulose every night and I still have my steroid every other night; vomitting frequency has definitely reduced and I can manage 2 (sometimes 3) day stretches without sicking now. My whiskers and still growing nicely and my tummy-hair is coming back too, it is quite a good length! Castle is super but still fat and still on a diet though, the big Boom Boom!

We are also all still praying for Miss Peach...Ise send her big hugs and purrs x

PS - I wish I could have voted for ALL my friends in the Halloween Contest! You are all so fantastic in your own ways and all deserve a prize!

Saturday, 27 October 2007

The Cherish MeMe

Ise ever so proud to be handed the Cherish MeMe from the wonderful Chairman Mao...the Cherish MeMe was invented by the lovely Adan to celebrate our gorgeous furrend Miss Peach and show her how special she is to us. Miss Peach is feeling a little unwell so please please stop by her bloggie and give her and her mum Karla love and purrs!

Here are the rules for the Cherish meme, as written by Adan:

Hey, everyone, this time, I decide to start this cherish meme, here are some ways (depends on which person you write), and bring our love to Miss Peach~! She always makes us know what love is!

1. tell us what is the most sweetest warm thing you will do to your mommy (what is the sweetest thing that your kitty will do to you)

2. And, hug your mommy, tightly... (and, hug your kitty....tightly...)

3. Tag your good friend...

4. Leave your computer, and continuing hug each other..

Storm: I am not a lapcat at all so when I show my my mummy love by occassionally curling up on her lap like a prawn, with my head upturned so my chin is exposed for some rubs, she knows it is a very very special thing. I also get up on her bed and curl up against her or climb under the covers when i feel like showing her extra love too! I also love my mum to stroke me lots and lots and i give her the biggest headbutts ever! All of this is accommpanied by loud and noisy purring.

Castle: I am a very loving and affectionate cat and will throw myself onto my mum at any given opportunity - even when she goes to the loo I wind myself around her legs in figures of 8 and headbutt the underside of her legs until she shoes me away! I also love to prawn on her lap and let her rub my tummy and ribs loads and loads and i stare dreamily into her eyes, purring like crazy.

I should like to nominate the following for this MeMe:

Caeser & Princess
Starbuck and Torrey
Marie The Defender


Foughtful Friday!

Meowmie is very busy and unable to help me do a nice post so Ise just gonna post some questions for you to think about!

1) Why does your gynaecologist leave the room when you get undressed?

2) If a person owns a piece of land do they own it all the way down to the core of the earth?

3) Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed?

4) Is it possible to brush your teeth without wiggling your bottom?

5) Why is it called Alcoholics Anonymous when the first thing you do is stand up and say, 'My name is Peter and I am an alcoholic'?

6) Why are they called stairs inside but steps outside?

7) Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer?

8) Why does mineral water that 'has trickled through mountains for centuries' have a 'use by' date?

9) Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp no one would eat?

10) Is French kissing in France just called kissing?

11) Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think I'll squeeze these dangly things here and drink whatever comes out'?

12) What do people in China call their good quality plates?

13) Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the time, but don't point to their crotch when they ask where the bathroom is?

14) What do you call male ballerinas?

15) Why is a person that handles your money called a 'Broker'?

16) If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?

17) If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, then what is baby oil made from?

18) Why is it that when someone tells you that there are over a billion stars in the universe, you believe them, but if they tell you there is wet paint somewhere, you have to touch it to make sure?

Have a lovely weekend - I'll try and pop in on everyone over the next few days - and for those Brit Bloggers, don't forget the clocks go back this weekend :) (Dont know if it does for anyone else to be honest!)

Friday, 26 October 2007

Thursday Thirteen...

Tropical beaches! Here are 13 of Meowmies favourite beaches. Unseasonal I know, but hey, thought you could do with something nice after our Halloween pictures. Beaches just look like massive litter-boxes to me, I don't really understand what all the fuss is about! Plus these massive litter-boxes are surrounded by WATER! Aaaarrrgghhhhhh!!!

Lang Co Beach - Central Vietnam

Mui Ne Beach - Southern Vietnam

Phan Thiet Beach - Southern Vietnam

Poda Island - Krabi, Thailand

Railay Beach - Ao Nang, Thailand

Khao Lak - Phuket, Thailand

Kosgoda Beach - Sri Lanka

Betalbatim Beach - Goa, India

Agonda Beach - Goa, India

Patnem Beach - Goa, India

Palolem Beach - Goa, India

Poovar Beach - Kerala, India

Nakatchafushi Island - Maldives

(Sadly six of the above beaches were hit by the Tsunami a few years back - some worse than others. Khao Lak and Kosgoda were obliterated).

Me and Castle are doing well - my barfing is a little less frequent but there seems to be an improvement of sorts. Castle is fully recovered from his allergic reactions too!

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

Halloween Contest: Individual Entry

I can't quite believe what Meowmie has done to me and Castle for our individual Halloween Contest entries...last night she was toiling away over her Lap Telly, giggling away to herself and drinking WAY too much coffee! The folowing images are the result. I finks I'm gonna introduce these images in such a way so as not to freak out those of a nervous disposition....










Here you go....

Meowmie said she used the movie 'Hellraiser' as her inspiration, she said it is the scariest and most horridest film she has seen (apart from The Brood but she couldn't find any photoshoppable pics for that one). So I am dressed up as a character called Butterball and Castle is the Hellraiser himself!

PS - apart from what Meowmie has done to us, we are OK and eating and stuff, although I am very concerned for Meowmie cos she appears to have gone a bit mad.

PPS - for those who know who he is, do you think my Halloween Butterball mask looks a bit like Avram Grant the new Chelsea football club manager???

Sunday, 21 October 2007

Easy Like Sunday Morning

Me and my bro, chilling on a Sunday Morning...

Castle has recovered from his allergic reaction, we still don't know what caused it, the only thing that Meowmie could identify was that she had washed the cushion covers and there was a couple of feather cushions with feathers sticking out of them and perhaps they pricked Castle. Or he could have just been stressed about his Vet Place visit the previous day. Or maybe something at the Vet Place caused the allergic reaction, but this is unlikely cos it happened 24hrs after the Vet basically it remains a mystery!

I've been OK too...after my enema I had three and a half days vomit-free, the longest stretch of time without being sick for months! So it seems my vomitting is definitely a result of a motility issue through my digestive system caused by the chemo and the resultant scarring of my stomach tissues. To help me out, the vet has suggested Meowmie give me lactulose every day, unfortunately I hate it SO MUCH! It is a nasty, sticky, yucky liqiud which gets syringed into my mouth. It is FOUL and VILE. I might enter it into the Halloween contest!!!

Thursday, 18 October 2007

An eventful few days

Our visit to see Ben Vet on Tuesday went well - Castle cried like a baby again, neighbours were alarmed again, Stormie's Limousine driver was alarmed again. Castle's toof-holes are healing nicely and he has lost more weight and is down to 5.5kg from 5.95kg! I weighed 100 grams heavier (3.24kg) but Ben Vet said I felt a bit 'bunged-up' so Ben Vet gave me an enema!!! SCREAM! He wanted Meowmie to do it at home but she was too nervous, Ben Vet pointed out that I might 'explode' in the Prisoner Transport Unit (PTU) and that she should bear in mind that I was sharing it with Castle...Meowmie said she would risk it (poor Castle)...luckily I held on til we got home, then the floodgates opened...I reckon I lost 100 grams ATLEAST after that episode! I had been sick after each meal on Monday and Ben Vet reckons my bunged-up-ness was the cause, apparently constipation triggers vomitting in cats - I finks he might be right cos I haven't been sick since my enema :)

Last night (Wednesday) well...what a night we have had! Just before Meowmie went to sleep last night she noticed that Castle seemed a little restless, she thought he was just in the mood for Stampeding Elephats so went to bed. AT 2.30am Castle seemed quite distressed - running to and fro, licking his paws, belly, tail, sides and scratching his ears. This went on ALL night, none of us slept, and by 5.30am Meowmie was alarmed cos Castle felt quite hot to touch and his ears were red and so was his skin. Meowmie took Castle straight to the vet this morning at 7.45am and the vet reckons Castle has had some sort of allergic reaction to something - Meowmie is at a loss to figure out what cos nothing has changed i.e. food, washing powders etc. So, Castle had an anti-histamine injection this morning and they took a blood test from him too...he is now at home wiv me resting up...the blood results have shown nothing abnormal and the type of reaction he has had makes the vet suspect he may have somehow got bitten by an insect that has flown into the house. Weez not so Meowmie will now do an audit of the house to try and see if she can work out what has gone wrong!

Have I got room for a Thursday Thirteen? I fink so...let's finish on something a little fun to distract myself from worry.

Thirteen Universal Truths
1) Triangular sandwiches taste better than square ones.
2) At the end of every party there is always a girl crying.
3) You're never quite sure whether it's against the law or not to have a fire in your back garden.
4) Nobody ever dares make cup-a-soup in a bowl.
5) You never know where to look when eating a banana.
6) You always feel a bit scared when stroking horses.
7) The smaller the monkey the more it looks like it would kill you at the first given opportunity.
8) Every bloke has at some stage while taking a pee, flushed half way through and then raced against the flush.
9) Driving through a tunnel makes you feel excited.
10) Old ladies can eat more than you think.
11) Despite constant warning, you have never met anybody who has had their arm broken by a swan.
12) You've turned into your dad the day you put aside a thin piece of wood specifically to stir paint with.
13) Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

I can't fink of any relevant pictures today (enema? red-raw itchy skin? vomit? nah) so here is me as a fatty-boom-boom:

Tuesday, 16 October 2007

Halloween: Team Entry

This is me and Castle's team entry to the Halloween Contest!. Weez called it Bride of Meezerstein!!!

If Meowmie gets time to do the Photoshop stuff then we will do individual entries too.

Tomorrow me and Castle have a visit to the Vet Place for our respective check-ups so wish us luck! I hope Ben Vet will be impressed with my new whiskers! If you haven't seen them yet, just scroll down a bit! Ise glad to see them back :)

Monday, 15 October 2007

My Whiskers Return!

Meowmie was forcing me to pose for photos the other day and she was staring intently at me when she suddenly screeched with delight "Kormie (my nickname, ise explain later) your whickers are making a comeback!" I hadn't really noticed myself cos they aren't exactly massive, but Meowmie said that it was just good to see them again. (As you know, I lost most of them when I had chemo, I was left with four on my right cheek and two on my left cheek). At the moment they are dark and new and not at all long - just sprouting really. Here are some pictures, Meowmie has black-and-whited them so you can see my growth better!

My right cheek:

My left cheek:

Me full frontal - look at those whiskers!!!

Castle! Don't butt in showing off your beautiful whiskers! This is about MY whiskers!!! Cheeky boy!

Now, back to me...My meowmie calls me Kormie cos when I was very young me and Castle were playing Stampeding Elephants and having a mad whizzy half-hour, Ise launched myself off the floor and aimed myself for meowmie's lap - unfortunately there was a plate of Chicken Korma there and I ended up skidding off her plate, flicking Korma all over Meowmie with my scrabbling back legs before I spread Korma footprints across the sitting room and hallway in my bid to escape Castle (and then meowmie!). So Ise got nick-named Korma-Stormer...and this has become Kormie over the years.

PS - Ise like to apologise to the person who landed on my blog whilst Google searching the phrase "I want to meet a furry lady". Ise suspect I'm not quite what you had in mind!

Friday, 12 October 2007

Fabulous Friday

Ise got TWO awards today!!! Two! All in one day! Ise a very happy and proud Meezer right now!

My first award was from the gorgeous and handsome Dragonheart! It is the "I Love Your Blog Award". I would like to pass this award on to Henry Helton, Latte The Meezer and Brainball at The Ballicus Blog:

My second award is from the lovely, adorable and kind Caeser and Princess, it is the "Sweet Award" . I would like to give this back to Caeser and Princess but I reckon they must have had it fifty trillion times by now so i'se gonna give it to Samantha and Tigger, The Furry Kids and my buddies over at House of The (Mostly) Black Cats:

Me and Castle are doing well - i'm still doing a sick-up every now and then, yesterday's was a gorging one - I pigged right out then paid the price almost immediately, Meowmie should have been monitoring me but she was busy and forgot to make sure i didn't over-eat. I did a liquid sick too the other day, but that has been about it really. Maybe this catfish stuff is working? I really hope I get to eat chicken again some day though! Castle is back to his old self, the anti-biotics seem to be working and he is now eating the dry food with me again so mealtimes are a little easier to manager for Meowmie.

Ise reckon though that I'se gonna get dragged along to the Vet Place next week - Castle has to have a check-up so I am sure Meowmie will take me along too, in the hope that Ben Vet will do a quick freebie check-up on me and to ask him bout maintenance chemo protocols.

Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, 11 October 2007

Thirteen Ghosts

To get us the mood for Halloween I am going to tell you about thirteen ghosts that live within half a mile of me!

My Meowmie and me lives in one of the oldest parts of London, the very centre of our Capital City so unsurprisngly there is a very high density of weird things here!

The Cock Lane Ghost
20 Cock Lane - No longer standing, this building was plagued by an outbreak of internationally famous poltergeist activity that centred itself around a young child in the household, Elizabeth Parsons and a ghost called 'Scratching Fanny'.

Burning Martyrs
Smithfield - The location where a total of 277 Protestants were once burnt alive for their beliefs, some have reported hearing their cries and screams late at night. Less fortunate people have also reported the smell of burning flesh.

Headless Duke
Charterhouse - A couple of ghosts are said to exist here. The Duke of Norfolk, who spent much of his time and money here, lost his head after upsetting Queen Elizabeth and now ascends the staircase of the great hall. Outside the buildings, a monk has been seen flitting between the courtyards of Washhouse and Masters.

Anne Naylor
Farringdon Tube Station - The odd screams that have been heard in this area are attributed to Naylor, thirteen year old girl who was murdered on this site in the mid eighteenth century. She is now referred to as 'the Screaming Spectre'.

Black-Winged Creature
Old Chambers, Lincoln's Inn - Charles Appleby was found dead in his room here, large claw marks on his arms and neck, the door and windows locked from the inside. Witnesses outside the building who could see into his room through a window said they could see the man fighting a shadowy bird like creature, though it was at least the same size as Appleby. Reports of the creature continued for a while afterwards, and one team of investigators who put down chalk dust during their stakeout recording finding large claw marks in the powder the following day

Victorian Lady
House of Detention - The apparition of a lady in a Victorian dress has been reported walking in the area of the building (what is left of it), while phantom footsteps and the soft crying of a lost child have also been reported

Horned Figure
Smithfield Meat Market - This phantom figure was said to have danced over meat stalls while angry butchers and meat merchants tried to stab at it, striking only thin air.

St Batholomew's Church - This pious monk, who doubled as a jester in Henry I's court, is thought to be the man who built the church, and has been reported standing by the alter. He quickly disappears if seen.

Figure in Photo
St Botolph's Church - An old Victorian lady, appearing in a photograph taken by Mr Chris Brackley, the image bore up to intense scrutiny. Mr Brackley was later contacted by a builder who recognised the face as one that he had seen in a coffin in the church. Ise found the photo too! The first one is the complete photo, take a look at the balcony to the top right of the image, there is a lady in old fashioned clothes standing there! The second picture is a zoom-in and shows the old lady better!

Red Haired Man
Sutton Arms Pub - This smiling entity materialises only for a couple of seconds at a time, before vanishing as quickly as he appears.

Grimaldi The Clown
Sadler's Wells Theatre - Once seen sitting in one of the boxes (which no longer exist), Jo Grimaldi is still seen wearing his clown makeup, almost 200 years since his death.

Dick O'Shea
Ye Old Red Cow Pub - Shortly after his death, the former landlord O'Shea would be seen sitting in the upper part of the public house, looking down at the drinkers below. His visits lasted only a year before he departed forever.

Hospital Visitor
Private home in Red Lion Square - A female guest at her friend's small flat was woken by another girl who wanted to know why her bed was occupied. The guest apologised and explained that she was invited, after which the girl left the room and the guest fell back asleep. The following morning she mentioned the incident to her friend - he paled and explained his flatmate who normally slept there was in hospital after a suicide attempt. They later discovered the girl had died during the night.

I should have listed the old Newgate Prison and Gallows, the site of that is close to our home too - but that site has SO MANY ghosts I don't fink there is enough room on the Internets to list them all!!!

I hope I have gotten you in the mood for Halloween! My Meowmie says that a lot of pubs have ghosts for some strange reason...she said that these ghosts tend to be wobbly and are only seen very late at night. I don't think I will go to any pubs - I really don't understand why Beans like going to pubs so much. Weird!!!

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

How To Make Mummy Happy

Firstly Ise gonna tell you that Castle is doing OK! He had a rough weekend cos the antibiotics he was on (Antirobe) made him do sick-ups, so he has now changed to Clavaseptin and so far so good. Weez still trying to eat each other's food and I have RUINED my exclusion diet cos I managed to get hold of some of Castle's dinner on Sunday Meowmie has to start again!

My sick-ups have been a little less in frequency too, but they are still happening. I know Meowmie gets very worried my lymphoma thing is coming back and then she starts questioning whether I should be on some sort of maintenance chemo programme cos some kitties do 52 week chemo protocols whereas I did 26 week protocol...but the longer the protocol the more chance of damaging other organs in the body - however, the immediate concern is the lymphoma returning and to be honest that is more likely to happen first than damage to other organs. I fink she might ask the vet again bout maintenance protocols, just to be sure she is doing the right thing by me. However, my last two chemo treatments did hit me hard so I am not sure I can take too much of it. We still have the COP protocol up our sleeve for when the stoopid lymphoma comes back.

When Meowmie is concerned I know how to make her happy - I EAT! I eat like a horse and dance around her when she goes near the fridge or cupboards. I open the cupboards too - I do this when she is at her work place making Vet Tokens, so when she comes home all her cupboards are open. I have a funny way of eating - I refuse to put my head in the food bowl (only for wet food) so I pick out morsels one by one very carefully. I never leave a morsel on the floor - I always eat every teeny bit I pull out of the bowl, even if they end up in awkward places i.e. almost uner the bowl or just under the fridge! I fink I learned to eat like this as a kitten cos Castle used to stick his greedy big head RIGHT in the bowl so there was no room for me - so I had to slip my paw under his chin and pull morsels out in order to get my fair share! Here is a little movie of me eating my foods one-by-one - my Meowmie smiles when I eat so a note to all my furrends: THE MORE YOU EAT THE HAPPIER THE BEAN!

PS - the Chinese bowl I am eating from is almost as old as me! Me and Castle usually share it but cos we are on different diets shared feeding times and food sharing is not back on the agenda for another 3 or 4 days. Even though I have to use my paw to eat cos of greedy-pants Castle hogging the bowl, I miss eating with him and will be happier when things are back to normal.

Friday, 5 October 2007

Fangless Friday

Hehehe well, not quite fangless but definitely toofless - but I couldn't wait until Toofless Tuesday to post an update! Castle had to have FIVE back/side teefs removed!!! Poor boy! You see, after they scaled and polished them they found four more that were candidates for removal, in addition to the one he went in for. I guess this is what happens when you get old. I lost all mine when I was a baby cos i had a bad case of gingivitis so I know how Castle feels. Castle was all wobbly when he got home and a bit out of it, Meowmie took a photo of him looking spaced and will post it another time, he looks so funny! I missed him and meowed like crazy when he got back from seeing Ben vet.

Meowmie had fun serving up our breakfast this morning cos Castle is now only to eat soft foods for a week and I of course am on the dry food ONLY cos of my exclusion diet. Mum served up our bowls and we both went for each other's food - Meowmie then had to lock us in seperate rooms whilst we ate, but we both meowed for each other and wouldn't eat! After much to-ing and fro-ing Meowmie managed to get some breakfast down each of us - but it took 40 minutes of herding us around so Meowmie was late for work! Hahahahaha.

I'm doing OK on the diet - I am still being sick BUT not as frequently as before (not counting the food-only gorge-sicks which Meowmie classifies as different sicks to the mostly-liquidy sicks I was doing 4 or 5 hours after eating - too much info? sorry!). I am on this diet for 6 weeks - cos that is how long it will take to see if it makes a real difference apparently.

Changing the subject now cos that last one is not very nice, Yao-Lin tagged me for the Desktop MeMe. The top image is my Meowmie's work PC desktop, it is a picture of Maragret Thatcher receiving a gift of garlic from some garlic sellers in Budapest (knoblauch = garlic in German). Meowmie saw this picture above a garlic seller's stand in a market in Budapest and thought it was very fuuny. Can you see how Thatcher recoils at the garlic??? I wonder why...the second picture is the desktop on my Mac (Whose Mac, Stormie? - Meowmie) it is Castle's eye!

Upon receiving this tag, immediately perform a screen capture of your desktop.It is best that no icons be deleted before the screen capture so as to add to the element of fun. Here’s how you can do a screen capture:

1.Go to your desktop and press the Print Scrn key (located on the right side of the F12 key).

2.Open a graphics program (like Picture Manager, Paint, or Photoshop) and doing a Paste (CTRL + V). If you wish, you can “edit” the image before saving it.

3.Post the picture on your blog. You can also give a short explanation on the look of your desktop if you want. You can explain why you prefer such a look or why it is full of icons. Things like that.

4.Tag five of your friends and ask them to give you a Free View of their desktops as well. I tag: Pets Pictures and Tails, Tiger Lily, Latte, Samantha & Tigger

5.Add your name to the list of Free Viewers with a link pointing directly to your Desktop Free View post to promote it to succeeding participants. Others who have played: Francine of La Place de Cherie Chez Francine Bloggishi Unchained Melody LadyJava’s Lounge Mariuca Revellian Dot ComDesktop Emila’s Illustrated Blog Spiff, The Spaceman Rolando Brown Baron The Kat House MAX Mother's Home! I Was Born2Cree8 Skittles' Place Faz the Cat Sweet Ariel The Cat Realm Yao-Lin The Furry Fighter

Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Blog For Burma Day

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Wordy Wednesday

Just a quickie today cos Meowmie is lazy doing something called 'work' to earn the Salmon Tokens.

Firstly, Ise been doing OK on my new food - I have been sick three times since last Wednesday, which is not bad actually. The sicks were a result of gorging too much at once (catfish is LUSH!), the sick-ups happened pretty much within the hour of stuffing my face - basically giving the dry food just enough time to expand and over-fill my teeny damaged tummy! Mum is hating the catfish puke though, hehehehehe. Mind you it is no wonder my tummy gets so full so quickly, those catfish are big aren't they???

Secondly, Castle is off to the Vet Place tomorrow for his toof extraction so please send him some purrs and love. I will miss him very much, I've never been on my own at home before!!! Ise hope I will be OK!

Thirdly, to those interested, tomorrow is Blog For Burma Day. Ise know we are not really a political bunch - apart from those running for President - but I think you don't have to be 'into' politics to do this so please show support for those poor people being terorised by the military junta. It is hoped that as many Bloggers as possible will dedicate tomorrow's blog post to Burma. You can find more information here: FREE BURMA

Fourthly, thanks for all the kind wishes for Peggy. In case you were wondering, Angus told me that he didn't want to press charges against the dog or the owner. He said there was no point in punishing the dog cos it was just 'being a dog' and he said that if he punished the owner (who is ultimately to blame) he would be worried about repercussions.

Tuesday, 2 October 2007

My Neighbour, Peggy

This is Peggy, she died yesterday after being mauled by a dog. This made my Meowmie very very sad cos Peggy was a special cat, so Meowmie has asked me to tell you about my neighbour Peggy...

Peggy lived with her bean called Angus. Angus is a very 'local' character, he is a modern-day rag-and-bone man, he wanders the City Of London collecting mostly metal scrap and selling it on to make a living. Angus is mostly sober but occassionally he likes to have a drink, and he can get merry at times but he is not a nasty drunk or vicious in anyway, just a jolly chap, living his life and making money in the way he knows best. He lives in the flat at the bottom of Meowmie's block, he has a lovely garden at the front and back of his home which he tends to and fills with lovely plants he finds discarded at the famous weekly flower market in Columbia Road.

Angus LOVES cats, he adores them, but he used to be quite irresponsible. He had three female cats (all ex-feral) who had not had their lulus done so they kept having kittens, litter after litter after litter, Meowmie and other people used to help him find homes for the kittens and they kept telling Angus to get the girl's lulus done. Peggy came from one of these litters. Not sure how it happened, but Peggy ended up with three legs - hence the name Peg-Leg aka Peggy. Angus told Meowmie that Peggy's own mum chewed one of her back legs off when she was born! YIKES!!! Angus could not bear to part with Peggy so he kept her but found homes for the rest of the litter.

Shortly after Peggy was born Angus received some advice from the RSPCA about responsible pet ownership and they arranged for all his cats to have their lulus done so they wouldn't have anymore kittens! Angus loved Peggy very much, she was his favourite cat out of the four. He brushed her every morning and talked to her and loved her. Peggy was also the most outgoing of his four near-feral cats and the only one who would approach Beans, albeit very timidly, for a headbutt or two.

Peggy could always be found in Angus's front garden, somehow balancing on the fence with her three legs, looking pretty - or sitting in the flower beds opposite Angus's flat, watching the birds. She never wandered far and was always within a wobbly lop-sided scamper of her garden and front door. It seems though, that yesterday she didn't make it back to her garden of safety but instead went to the Rainbow Bridge...Ise never got to meet Peggy but my Meowmie said she was adorable. Bye bye Peggy xxx