Tuesday, January 27, 2009

COT: Gong Xi Fah Cai!

Gong Xi Fah Cai! May this Year of the Ox bring you all happiness, wealth, health, success, luck, love and lots of fun.

I've been away visiting my mum in Spain. The day after I arrived there we had several feet of snow. We got snowed in for 4 days and afterwards enjoyed fog, ice and other lovely weather. First time it's been that bad since 1977 apparently. I am now back in warm, sticky Malaysia, cuddling the cats and making up for being away. They had the other half at home spoiling them rotten but you know cats: they want everyone around all the time!

It's Chinese New Year and Au has clean ears for the occasion. He managed to get some goop in those little fuzzy shells so he had to be helped out. He didn't enjoy the experience.

Hey there, what'cha doing? You're not going to cuddle me are you?

"Whatever it is you're up to, I don't want to!"

"Oh no! Eek! Yuk! You're cleaning my ears! Help me someone!"



"I am never talkign to you again! I am going to sit out of your reach and stare at you with my laser eyes."

For more Cats on Tuesday, visit Gattina.

PS for those not celebrating Chinese New Year, Gong Xi Fah Cai pronounced Kong Hsi Fah Chai is Mandarin for Happy New Year.


Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Katz and Gong Xi Fah Cai to you, too. It was also Australia Day for us as well.

Poor Au...one very unimpressed cat and don't they know beforehand if you're even thinking about giving them medicine or, in Au's case, cleaning the ears? They say cats are psychic and I quite believe it.

The Activist said...

Lol. But COT has got to be cleaned. I bet COT wont stay angry at you for long

Anonymous said...

Gong Xi Fah Cai! Poor Au, he doesn't look like he appreciated the assistance one bit. Give him a hug when he finally comes near you.

Tink said...

Gong Xi Fah Cai to you too! It doesn't look like Au will forgive you for this new year's ritual. Poor thing! :)

Mo said...

Poor 'ol Au - maybe a fishy-treat will level those lazer eyes, and allow you a petting eventually?!

Good Luck! (And, have a wonderful week)

The Activist said...

Sorry for calling Gong Xi Fah COT. I know that COT is a short form of Cats On Tuesday. Forgive my error

Anonymous said...

Cute Au
Looks a little like my "Kat" but the nose is different.
Treats will surely help.
Love Claudie from Canada

Gemini and Ichiro said...

Happy New Year to you too! And may yours be filled with blessings!


Gong Xi Fah Cai! Wishing you and
your family a wonderful Ox year!
Au is happy to get the ear shells
cleaned but Au fights so you don't
do it often. :) Happy COT!

Unknown said...

Those pics really captured his feelings! Not too happy. But I'm sure he appreciates the clean ears. :)

kuanyin333 said...

Happy New Year! It's the perfect time to have clean ears. :-)

TorAa said...

In spite of it's the year of the OX, your magnificiant and wise Cat will give you a year lot's better than expected. Miooow

Ellen Whyte said...

Claudie: I've tried to leave comments 3 times but can't find a SUBMIT button. I'm using Firefox. Do you have email?

Kitikata-san said...

So cute! What nice clean ears you have! Happy CNY of the Ox! And yes, the pigs were all abused or abandoned pets. They now live on a very nice farm with their own piggy houses, good food, clean water and dogs and cats to be friends with.

Luna und Luzie said...

Happy new year!
Poor Au, cleaning ears on new years day is bad. We hate ear and eye cleaning.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Happy Cherry Blossoms and Mandarin Oranges to Target, Au and their long-suffering humans! Poor Au looks bewildered. Like a man wrongly convicted. "What did I do? Gaaah!"

My babies all had their ears cleaned last week. I still have the scratches and bite marks to prove it.


mummymeow said...

Hi Ellen,
Happy Chinese New Year. Continue to write and be prosperous. Purrs for Target and Au.

Dizzyjules said...

ROFL I like the 3rd pic the best...when he suddenly realised what was going on.

If you think that's difficult, wait till you have to clean their eyes. Back in my PAWS volunteer days I was instructed to rid the cats' eyes of muck to prevent possible infection. I had to resort to guerrilla tactics....sneak up-grab head-scoop up-scram