Thursday, May 25, 2006

Introducing Scoop and Au and Target and Guido

Scoop lying on the Volkswagen BeetleThis is Scoop. Originally a street kitty from Kuching, the most beautiful town in Sarawak, Borneo, Scoop decided he wanted to live in a home with a comfortable sofa and hard working servants.

Scoop lived with us for 11 years and developed some very fine tastes.

He loved baked chicken, boiled chicken liver, and imported ham but he would settle for boiled chicken liver, Snappy Tom Pilchards, Friskies Gourmet biscuits and Whiskas Pockets.

His favourite post-prandial occupation was having his tummy rubbed.

Scoop passed away 20th September 2007 at about 6PM. He lived a good life, he was a great friend, and we miss him.

This is Au. Born in Malacca in West Malaysia, this handsome fluff was wrapped in several plastic bags, an oily rag and thrown out of a car. He was rescued and came to live with us.

Today Au is a big, brave, beautiful cat with extremely pedestrian tastes in food. Au is a biscuit eating cat. He tucks into bowl after bowl of Friskies and Whiskas biscuits and will kill for a bit of local boiled ham, but he's not into tinned catfood - except for his breakfast of gourmet Snappy Tom pilchards.

Au's interests are more active than Scoop's: Au has a genius for inventing complicated games.

When Scoop passed away, Au went into mourning. He was very lonely so we got him a friend to play with. Target moved in on Monday October 22nd 2007 and has captured our hearts. He's affectionate and enjoys rough games so the house is a constant whirlwind of activity.

Target is shy and jumps at even the lightest sneeze.  He never speaks to strangers but to us he is sweet, furry purry little cat.  And he adores Au!

When Au turned 13 and became a little too frail to play rough games with Target, we invited Guido to come and live with us.  Guido arrived on Friday 22nd July 2011.  He was just 5 and a half months old: too big to bother Au and small enough not to frighten Target.   Guido is a little darling, and quite brave, so we're hoping he will be a good companion for our shy Target.


Anonymous said...

I am always looking forward to hear anything new from Scoop and Au. The dynamic duo are celebrities...

qittmau said...

The ancient Egyptian's word for cat is "mau".. the smallest feline is a masterpiece (Leonardo da Vinci)

Anonymous said...

Cats are Wonderful Friends

Gentle eyes that see so much,
paws that have the quiet touch,
Purrs to signal "all is well"
and show more love than words could tell.
Graceful movements touched with pride,a calming presence by our side
A friendship that takes time to grow
Small wonder why we love them so.

Author Unknown

Anonymous said...

I look forward to Saturday's STAR paper..why???? I get to read and catch up with Scoop & Au's antics!!! I have my little Mousey who is not that little...any idea where can I get info on cat's age? ie. 1 human yrs = how many cat yrs and so on???

Misa-chan said...

Aww ... I love Scoop and Au. They're equally adorable and lovable. *Hugs* I always read Katz Tales every Saturday and never miss it. There's always sure to be something interesting every week! :D

Rachel said...

Hug, hug to Au & Target. I love them like I love my Penny too. She's female cat brought home by my son from school.

katztales said...

Hi anon, cats live to about 16 and we live to about 80 so I reckon it's roughly 5 human years for 1 cat year. But cats age at a diff rate than us. This is a great question: I'm going to think about it and write it up!

Rachel, I can't visit you because your blog profile is off-limits! If you see this, thanks for dropping by.

Anonymous said...

Another fan of your cats. Just dropping by to say - yeah, the two are the stars of weekend star (them, and the movie reviews).

did you know cats paint? and dance? i got a book on the first and it generated such hilarity among my cat-loving friends...

here's something funny that i loved too -

- siew eng