Tuesday, February 05, 2008

COT Year Of The Rat

Cats on TuesdayTargetHere's a picture of Target trying to hurry me into bed. As you can see, he's got splendid baby teeth!

The Year of the Rat is coming up starting Wednesday night. It would have been Scoop's favourite year as he was a fantastic rat hunter. His biggest catch ever was a cane rat in Kuching that had a body longer than our dust pan. Hopefully he's watching from a cat heaven filled with furry rats to chase. (Possibly the equivalent of rat hell???)

Au and Target will be enjoying the Chinese New Year as I've bought them chicken for dinner. Neither is keen on crackers and bangers so hopefully the neighbours won't go nuts with the fireworks this year.

Fireworks are banned in Malaysia but somehow we've had huge explosions all the way through last New Year (Dec/Jan) and Christmas and Hari Raya (end of Eid festival) and Deepavali (Hindu festival of lights)!

To kick off the new season we were awarded Blogger of the World by Kitikata whose ginger stripes are so much like Au's, Target's and our old Scoop. I'm not sure what the award is for but Colin who created it says it's used as a meme. So here goes:

blogger of the worldI'm passing this Blogger of the World award along to:
Gattina who keeps all us cats together on Tuesday;
Meeyauw whose wildlife pictures of Vermont are so inspiring;
Sharlene whose very spoilt Spice Cats give me hope whenever I see the state Malaysian stray cats are in!

Please award this to three people who link bloggers around the world. ANd please keep the link on Colin's pic in place.

Gong Xi Fah Cai everyone!


CRIZ LAI said...

Beautiful Target you have there. I love the marking on its body. I just realized you are a Malaysian too after hopping over from andree's blog.

Well, regarding the strays in Malaysia, I had much concern too. Can you imagine seeing pancaked kittens on the road all the time? There are just too many around to be cared for by cat lovers.

My two cats Jon and Jess are strays too but they had the best of all under my care... so are their 3 one-month old triplets..errr..and the mummy stray cat and her triplets outside my house. Well, that's how my Friskies finishes off so fast :P

Ouch!! Justin just pounced on my feet and gave me a kitty bite. Do drop by my COT post and my triplets' birthday post when you are free. See you around and Gong Xi Fa Cai :)

Gattina said...

Thanks very much for the Award ! and happy New Year too you ! I am sure my cats would like to celebrate a Rat year too, although they only brought mice home and once a little mole ! I didn't know that you also celebrate the chinese New Year in Malaisia I learn every day !

Anonymous said...

What a fine set of teeth Target has! He certainly looks tired with that big yawn!

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Target, that's a big yawn! Happy Chinese New Year! We hope there won't be too many loud fireworks to hurt your ears.

Andree said...

thank you so much! I'm so honored! The Chinese New Year is so interesting and I need to learn more. Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your award and Happy New Year :)

Anonymous said...

My, what nice toofies you have!

Deana said...

It sounds like everyone will be celebrating and enjoying the coming holiday! Have a wonderful day!

Mother of Invention said...

I hope Scoop is catching a rat right now! I love Gingery cats!

kuanyin333 said...

We celebrate the Chinese New Year on Maui too with lots of noise, lion dances, gifts of money, etc. Happy Chinese New Year and Happy COT!

Luna und Luzie said...

Target has wonderful teeth.He is beautiful.
Luna is also a good rat catcher.
Have a great celebration party there and Happy Chinese New Year !!!

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Congratulations on your award!

Kitikata-san said...

Happy Chinese New Year! I hope Target and Au get lots of yummy food for Chinese New Year!

Jessica said...

Hi, I just found a cat that looks alot like Target today, it's a poor lost/abandoned kitty, with hernia! Do check out my posting, and pray for this precious Orange cat who is scheduled to undergo surgery tomorrow.


Just Sharlene and the Spice Cats said...

Thanks for the award! I am honored! Will put up the award soon :)