Sunday 30 November 2014

The FURocious Purr Selfie!

Hi Everybuddy! This is my furry first attempt at a purr selfie. What has been lost in picture definition is made up for in purr sound quality!! You will, of course, understand that picture quality is not paramount in an audio clip, but I have my standards! I need longer paws.

You can watch listen on YouTube here

I hope you are all slightly hugely impressed at my multitasking capabilities! 

You can see the other blogs participating if you click the badge below and join Kitties Blue who are hosting the event :)


purified - the end result of hearing cats purr 


Tuesday 25 November 2014



We would like to wish a very
to all our American friends xx


minimum - small mother (duh?)


Sunday 23 November 2014


For today's selfie I got into all kinds of contortions trying to get all my bits in the shot!   So let's have a quick tally to see if I have a full complement ....

Front off-side paw - check
tail - check
Rear off-side paw - check
Rear near-side paw - check
whiskers - check
eyes - check
nose - check
single white eyebrow - check
ears - check(ish)

Something's missing? Ummmm???

We are joining in the Sunday Selfie blog hop hosted by The Cat on my Head. You can click on the badge below to see the other blogs participating :)


We've changed our hue
Out of respect for you


Friday 21 November 2014

Miss Nylablue and the Calendar Boy!

Our friend Miss Nylablue and her mom Miss Sherri Ellen need lots of love and support at this time. She has become such a special pal and because she is embarking on her farewell journey very soon, I twiddled the knobs on the space/time continuum thingy and teleported myself over to see her and administer a snuggle or two.

Comforting snuggles
Is always good for friendship.
Leads to restful nap!


Today I also have the honour to be the Cat Blogosphere calendar pin-up! I thought I would show my best hunting pose! Check out those glinty eyes! Talk about focus, I am practically catatonic!


catatonic - a feline pick-me-up


Wednesday 19 November 2014

The headless cat strikes again!

 ..... or is it a furry slug?


pursuit - special outfit for exhibiting feline contentment 


Sunday 16 November 2014

Selfie Attempt #75428 - The eye has it!

"Oh look! I can see myself in my own eye!"

This is a blog hop hosted by Kitties Blue. To see the others participating please click on the badge below :)


Perspicacious - Mr Percy P. Cayshus. A shrewd character from Dickens 


We do have the sads today, as our sweet blogging friend Miss Nylablue, after fighting illness so hard for so long, will be leaving us very very soon .... too soon!

Please remember her and her mum, Sherri Ellen as they spend their last couple of days together and if you can, go and leave a comforting word on their blog. Thank you so much. x


Saturday 15 November 2014

Caturday Art

Here I am thinking deep thoughts and surveying my catdom. 

The picture was done on the piZap app using one of the elebenty gazillion filter effects. The Staff has no idea which one, because by the time she settled on one, she'd forgotten what she was supposed to be doing anyway!! However, it looks very colourful, like the sun is reflecting through a prism. Of course, it doesn't do anything to enhance my already purrfect tuxie bod! Just kidding ;)

We are joining the fun Caturday Art blog hop today hosted by Athena and Marie. Please click on the badge to check out the other blogs participating.


Don't forget that Katzy is offering 20% discount at her Etsy shop right through until December 25th. Just use the coupon code CATMAS20 at the checkout.


prism - a place where light is held captive


Thursday 13 November 2014

A poem of apology .... sort of!

I know that I've not been around.
It might appear I've gone to ground.
I blame the peep, she is no good,
Not even there to give me food! (HUH?) 
What can I do to rectify 
The situation .. my oh my? 

To me the problem's very clear, 
Her heart's not in it now, I fear! 
We need to talk, there is no doubt, 
And one of us will get a clout! 
It won't be me, I know for sure, 
As I’m the one with sharpened claw! 

The moral of this story is ..
Don't play around with Austin's biz.
Keep blogging on, no matter what,
Pretend you are a polyglot.
Together we will conquer this
If no one tries to take the ...... mickey!

The End


polyglot - a parrot who can take the mickey in several languages


Wednesday 5 November 2014

Remember, Remember ....

"Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot..."

Way, way back in 1605, on the 5th November, this geezer Guy Fawkes and some mates were caught in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament in London with several dozen barrels of gunpowder. It seems they were rather peeved because the King, James 1st, was Protestant when they wanted a Catholic king. They thought they would blow up parliament to make their point. Do you know? Things haven't really changed that much! People are still trying to kill each other all over the place :(

Guy Fawkes was subsequently tried as a traitor with his co-conspirators for plotting against the government. He was tried in London by a Judge Popham. He was sentenced to death and the form of the execution was one of the most horrendous ever practised (hung, drawn and quartered) which reflected the serious nature of the crime of treason.

What really, really gets my goat here is that ever since then, on and around 5th November, people have bonfires and let off really really noisy fireworks at all hours of the night. Some of them even burn effigies of Guy Fawkes, though that was more when The Staff was a little girl, in, like, 1606! 

Between you and me, I spend an awful lot of time UTB this time of year!


safe = Under The Bed


Tuesday 4 November 2014

Dona Nobis Pacem

Jesus said "But I say to you, Do not resist the one who is evil. But if anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if anyone would sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. And if anyone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. Give to the one who begs from you, and do not refuse the one who would borrow from you" Matt 5:39-42 ESV

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Sunday 2 November 2014

Sunday Selfie ...... and my 7th Gotcha day!

I've never seen the top of my head before! It's very mancatly, don't you think? This aerial shot was taken using the tip of my tail and a passing human who had nothing better to do at the time!

This Sunday Selfie blog hop is hosted by Kitties Blue. Click on the badge below to see the other blogs participating :)


Yesterday was my 7th Gotcha day!! Oh yes it was! Seven years ago yesterday, a mad woman was prowling around the RSPCA rescue centre in Conwy looking for a dog to take home and lavish her affection on! I took one look at her and barked. The rest is history! Yesterday I spent the day nipping and napping and generally not doing anything. Today I am recovering! ;)

Here I am in my first ever picture taken by the mad woman! By this time she was already having doubts as to my provenance as a Canis lupus familiaris, but it was several more months before she gave up trying to get me to "fetch".


recover - to cover again