Monday 29 June 2015

When is a Tigger not a Tigger?

Ah Ha! I shall tell you. Come closer!

Here's the fellow we are talking about back in 2008!

For those who don't know, Tigger (as we call him) is our everyday visitor. He doesn't officially have residence here.  As I said Austin first brought him home in early 2008. He was such a little chap, as was Austin, so we thought they were about the same age! We had no idea where he came from! Austin actually brought him into the house and said something like "Hey! This dood needs chow, now. He's, like, starving and everything!" 

And here is Tigger today making himself at home still!



It appears that is his name AND he lives over the hedge at the back of our garden in a house where there are also two dogs!!!!! No wonder he prefers our place and no wonder Austin took pity on him and allowed him to doss down in the summerhouse and munch on the odd bit of stale kibble! He even lets him in the house! For a cat who singularly lacks the milk of kitty kindness when it comes to other cats, I think that is pretty spiffing of him!

As long as he continues to visit here, we will call him Tigger because that's what he's used to after  seven years!


I know I have not been around the blogosphere much the last week or so, please forgive lack of visits and comments and blog posts. I hope to get my mojo back soon, but also I need to lesson my virtual footprint for a bit. Austin still has a presence on Facebook and he's enjoying Instagram. Please join him if you would like. Just click on the relevant buttons on the side bar at the top of the page :)


Sunday 14 June 2015

Sunday Selfie with Tuxietude!

Here I am showing an unseemly amount of floof and tuxie belleh whilst grappling with (and subduing) a vishus blade of dead grass!

Please join us as we join The Cat on my Head who are hosting this Sunday Selfie blog hop. Click on the badge below :)


carpal - a friend who shares or rides a car with you


Saturday 13 June 2015

A Bit Sketchy - Caturday Art

The Staff's gone a bit arty and used to make this. She used the sketch option and added a funky frame! It's not clever as all she did was a couple of clicks, but she hopes that some folk will be taken in  by it and say "wow" or something!

We are again joining Athena and Marie in their Caturday Art blog hop. Please click on the badge below to see other submissions.

Please excuse me as I haven't visited many blogs in the last few days, but The Staff aka The Affiliate Typist aka The Wimp has not been feeling very chipper and I have had my work cut out being supportive and helpful and stuff!


chipper - cheerful and lively


Wednesday 10 June 2015

In which we have an intruder!

So there we were, Tigger and me, enjoying our Sunday afternoon Easy in the summerhouse with the Staff aka TheAffiliateTypist and all of a sudden the StaffakaTAT murmured something and slowly hauled her ageing bod up from her lowly seat! 

As she is now tugging urgently at my whiskers, I shall have to hand over to her for the rest of the story!

Psssst! Come closer! It was a lovely sunny afternoon. The birds were singing, the dogs were barking, the lawn mowers were mowing, the kids were screaming, almost drowning out the sound of the jet fighters from RAF Valley roaring overhead. In fact it was a typical summer's day. I looked up from my book and smiled to myself as I glanced at Austin on one chair and Tigger on the other with me perched precariously on the poof reading my kindle!

The word "idyllic" came to mind. During a lull, as my gaze drifted over the bucolic scene outside, it was suddenly transfixed! "Hello" I said. "Where have you come from?"

(apologies as I had to slightly overexpose the pictures)

She (for I am sure it was a she) was walking towards me while I was talking gently to her. We were connecting, I just felt it!

And then, I heard Austin behind me meowing his displeasure that I'd moved outside without his permission. But he hadn't seen her as he wound himself around my legs trying to herd me back inside.  I said "Austin, do you not want to invite our guest in for a ....... UH OH!"

He'd seen her! He suddenly morphed from a loving gentle floofy kitty into a mean and mighty hunter and protector all bristling whiskers and bottle brush tail!

"Austin" I said feebly. "Don't ......... "

It was too late! A blood-curdling scream that was Stephen King meets Edvard Munch filled the air as Austin hurled himself at the Siamese. At this terrible sound, Tigger (and probably half the village) woke up! He stumbled outside and heaved his bulk onto the wall. "Errrr, Um ....?"

The earth tilted on its axis and the anticlimactic aftershock was felt as far away as Llandudno! The Siamese cocked her snook and pitter patted away!

The boys live to nap another day. I do hope the little Siamese comes back, though!


idyllic - the lick that is ideal


Sunday 7 June 2015

Sunday Selfie - nosing out the news!

I flat out am NOT going to reveal my sources!

It's that Sunday Selfie Blog Hop time again!
Kitties Blue are the hosts with the mosts!
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cataclasm - breaking down and disruption .. .. caused by cats!


Saturday 6 June 2015

Crazy Caturday Art!

The Affiliate Typist used piZap to create this ..errr ... creation! 
I think she's been sniffing my new extra strong class A nip stash (more about that next week ;)

BTW I am getting to be all over social media like a rash and I would just like to point out the new Instagram button amongst the six at the top of the side bar on the right. You can join me there if you'd like ... and you would like, wouldn't you? ;)

Happy Crazy Caturday!

We are joining the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena and Marie. Just click on the badge below to see other much better entries


metaphor - saying something you don't mean to mean something you don't say. 
(compare euphemism!)


Thursday 4 June 2015

Today is Hug Your Cat Day!!!!!!!

Graphic by Zoolatry

Yeah right!

Today's the DAY!

It wasn't easy!

In the end.. 

...this was the best we could do.

There was a great deal of tussling and fur flying and threats and bribes.......
....... but in the end she agreed to hug me!


Apologies for terrible picture but I had my paw on the webcam button and I had to pick the moment when we were both in shot. It lasted about half a picosecond, so there was no time to pretty up and smile and icky stuff like that!!


hug - to squeeze someone tight. It doesn't have to be mutual, but then it would be awkward, especially if it goes on longer than the socially acceptable time interval of 3.4 seconds.