Sunday 31 May 2015

Sunday Selfie with Yogurt!!

Difficult to make me out here! But I am endeavouring to master the Easy-on-a-Sunday-Paw-Over-Nose-with-Squashed-Whisker yoga pose! I am getting quite expert at it. You could say I am an accomplished yogurt* :)

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*yogurt (yoga + expert) - someone who practises yoga to an advanced level


Saturday 30 May 2015

Random and a bit weird Caturday Art!

This is what happens when The Affiliate Typist has a bit of time on her hands and is let loose in Photoshop! I'm telling you I wouldn't like to be in her head!!

We are submitting to the Caturday Art Blog Hop hosted by Athena and Marie and hope they will be kind and let us in! ;)
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random - I think it is when humans don't have all the brain cells connected. In my human's case there are more than a few flying around unsecured


Sunday 24 May 2015

A flat-out-getting-the-easy-on Sunday Selfie!

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If you missed the latest edition of The Towers Times you can read it here


genial - to do with genies


Saturday 23 May 2015

Wednesday 20 May 2015

Meet Zsa Zsa at Cats Protection!

Isn't she beautiful!

Now before you all rush to social media and announce that Austin's found true love at last, let me just say this. Yes she is beautiful, but no, we are not snuggling together and playing happy families at Chez Towers - "More's the pity" says The Staff!!

No! We decided a while ago to sponsor a kitty through Cats Protection UK and this is the one :) She is a one year old mum (as you can see) who was abandoned by her owners when they were evicted. 

Cats Protection is a charity that does exactly that. It protects cats!! Here is what they say about themselves:
From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK's leading feline welfare charity. We now help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of over 250 volunteer-run branches, 29 adoption centres and two homing centres.
Our work doesn’t stop there, however: we also provide an array of cat care information via our publications, website and helpline; promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.

At the moment, they have well over 6000 cats and kittens needing homes, so we are doing our little bit to get the word out and support in any way we can.

Sponsoring at Cats Protection means you actually help pay for a pen not the cat, which makes sense as cats will move on as they find their forever homes. Zsa Zsa is still receiving treatment and looking after her kittens, so will not move out for a little while. You can read more about her here.

One of the most important initiatives Cats Protection promote is TNR. Neutering is very high on their agenda and this makes us happy - well after the initial "ouch" of course!  Kitties like Zsa Zsa are indeed very thankful!

If you live in the UK (or anywhere else) and want to help, the Cats Protection website is excellent and gives very helpful info.


catenarian - someone who looks after cats!
(actually means "chain-like" or "pertaining to chains", but I prefer my definition ;)


Monday 18 May 2015

Mull over Monday!

If you feel so inclined you can read some of the history of the cat flap here, here and here! I managed to retrieve the original post from the dusty archives and it's found here. That was September 2009!!

Moving swiftly on ..

At her 17th Birthday Bash, Nellie saved the last dance for me!!
We was rockin' ;)

Here's the card I made her :)

Thanks Nellie :) I had a great time xox


cat-flap - a small cat sized door that the human opens so I can go in and out at will. 


Sunday 17 May 2015

A Dishevelled Sunday Selfie!

Try shaying that through clenched teeth!! My shibilants are shocking!

I think maybe I should have put a comb through before taking this!!

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Today's word is "Ande"

The wonderful and loving Ande from Marg's Animals has taken her trip to the bridge.  
Marg is understandingly heartbroken and all of us send love and gentle purrs. If you haven't already, please go over and offer condolences and support  xx


Thursday 14 May 2015

Trying to make the entente more cordial!

After the scathing purrfurmance review and subsequent events it was decided it was necessary to bring in the arbitration service T.I.G.G.E.R. to try and resolve the ongoing conflict between CAT and TAT.

T.I.G.G.E.R. - Tabbies International, Gripe Grappling & Effecting Resolution - has undertaken the task of conciliation between the parties with great vigour and determination and sent their most dediCATed envoy to oversee the settlement negotiations.

He is taking his duties very seriously indeed!


entente - an agreement under canvas
cordial - a fruit drink which is refreshing when imbibed entente


Monday 11 May 2015

Revenge IS sweet!

Hi, it's me here :) The Staff, erstwhile The Affiliate Typist, currently known as Skivvy!

Austin is now fifteen hours into his twenty hour post-prandial nap, so I have taken the opportunity to break into his blog and have my say! BTW Austin, choosing "Tiggerstinks" as your password was not your best idea!

So, you might have read about the drubbing I received in my purrfurmance review yesterday!  Many commenters said they thought he was a bit harsh. To be honest I think the whole NUCAT thing has gone to his head!! He actually struts! Oh yes he does! He is a strutter! And a strutting tuxie is not a pretty sight!

Anyway, I felt the tuxie terror needed teaching a bit of a lesson. So, later on that day ........

Hehehe!! So much for the "patiently opening and closing of doors and windows"!

 Ok, so it wasn't exactly raining!
(Apologies for the reflection)

There's an old Welsh proverb which roughly translated says:

"A strutting tuxie baring fang outside window,
Will not be receiving kibble and succour anytime soon."


strut - something one does with one's stuff!


Sunday 10 May 2015

PurrFurmance Review - with superfluous selfie!

My Affiliate Typist’s
Annual PurrFurMance Review
May 2015

Review of The Staff
Date: 10th May 2015
Reviewed by Austin Towers

Quantity of Output:  Has your purrson posted to your blog daily to give you maximum exposure worldwide and make you famous? Does she ‘eck!!!??

Quality of Output:  Are you, as snoopervisor, satisfied with your purrson’s choice of photos, words, creativity, imagination, truth, fun and general interest in your postings? She tries very hard. In fact I've never met anyone who is more trying! 

Client Pawticipation:  Does your purrson provide sufficient ways for your fans to contact you and for you to contact them? I believe there are enough buttons on the sidebar to keep everyone popping, but not, I expect, if you are a koumpounophobe!*

Pawticipation (Part II):  Does your purrson allow you to take part in fun blog-world special events, pawties, contests, and more? What special events .... ????

Client Satisfaction:  Are your friends purringly contented with what they see and read on your blog? Not sure if they are content, but we do get lovely comments :)

Overall rating and comments and suggestions for improvement (in your own words):

(   )  High                        Four paws 

(   )  Medium                  Two paws

(   )  Low                          One paw

(   )  Worse than low     Claw swipe     

( x )  Pawful                   0 (Zero = claw swipe + bitey)

What can I say? I am somewhat disappointed, but I also find myself in a conundrum!  TAT is deficient in many areas, BUT and it is a big BUT, she does feed me and pander to my every whim. She does allow me to lie on her legs until she loses all feeling and they practically drop off. When I want to go out she very patiently opens EVERY door and window several times in order to prove to me that it rains equally outside EVERY door and window!

She brushes me on demand and tickles my belleh, which I love. She talks to me like I'm a human and doesn't use that silly high pitched voice with baby words like I'm an idiot .... well, not much!

SO, on the whole I can't complain. BUT when it comes to the actual blogging thing, she is quite stubborn and displays selective deafness over my whining gently requesting more frequent and regular postings. There is considerable room for improvement in that area!

Consequently, and after much consideration, I am demoting her from Affiliate Typist to Skivvy, effective immediately. After all, it is a role to which she is more suited! She has 30 days to contest that decision and then I will advertise for a more qualified human. Keep a look out for the advert in future editions of The Towers Times!

Thanks to everyone who is participating in this purrfurmance review. It has been very enlightening!
Here I am in my favourite place. 
There are human legs underneath that are in a coma! 

Above selfie included so we can once again join in the Sunday Selfie blog hop hosted by Kitties Blue.
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Happy Mother's Day to all our American friends!


*koumpounophobia - fear of buttons. Apparently Steve Jobs had it and this is what led to the development of touch screen technology!