Friday, May 21, 2010

Repost Friday: Bedroom Box

Before Repost Friday which features Scoop, my old kitty who died two years ago, 2 notices:

I will be sharing top internet research tips over 2 free talks at the Monash University Open Day tomorrow on Saturday 22nd May.

The focus is on helping pre-university students learn quick ways of getting good information online - and on how to get credit for online research from teachers.

Rather than a lecture, most of each session will be devoted to allowing participants to get hands-on experience. Each person will have access to a PC and Net connection.

As I am a writer who is also hoping to promote my books, each session will be followed by a book signing session for my two books Katz Tales and Logomania.  See previews
by clicking on the images to the right of this post.

The sessions are:

11.00-11.45: Getting to the Goodies: Finding Useful Resources Online
1.30- 2.15: Evaluating Information Found Online

Seats are limited so it's first come, first serve. Doors close for each session so don't be late.

Location: Monash University, Jalan Lagoon Selatan,Bandar Sunway, 46150, Selangor,, tel: 03 5514 6000

Also, I got this message that Rocky, a rescued dog from Batu Caves area, is looking for a good home. He's very sweet, vaccinated, dewormed etc but not yet neutered (cos he's too small) If you're interested, please contact EE LYNN: 013 228 6812 or EUGENE LEE: 012 316 0954 eugene.t.lee AT

And here's Scoop!  This repost is from 9th April 2007.

Bedroom Box

When our 10 year old washing machine collapsed a few weeks ago, we bought a big cardboard box for the cats... and the shop gave us a washing machine to go with it. At least, that's how Scoop and Au see it.

The cats already have their box on the landing upstairs. Although it's meant for both, Au is the one who spends most time in it. He prefers to walk into a box and close the flap behind him. Scoop will play in it, but usually only when Au is there to join in.
Scoop in the box

Both cats investigated the monster box when it first arrived but the shine went off it some days ago. I was going to move it downstairs and hand it over to the recycling man, but was caught redhanded by Scoop.

When he saw me moving the box downstairs, he blocked the way and scolded me with a loud YOW!! Yik Praw Yow!

Apologising profusely I put it in his room on the bed and he's now lying in it, determined not to let this treasure out of his sight.

Clearly this is HIS box!


Cat-from-Sydney said...

Har har har...never ever deprive a cat of HIS box! You hear! Yeah, 2 months ago my Mama bought a humongous box for me (a flat panel TV came with it) and so I'm happy. Though Brad has spending a lot of time cuddling up to Dad watching stuffs on that flat panel. Boys!!! purrr....meow!

The Creek Cats said...

We love our boxes, don't we? LOL!

Naddy said...


Katnip Lounge said...

The box isn't finished until WE say it's finished...

Anonymous said...

MOL We got a noo toy, and it is funs, but Tigger LUVS da box it came in! He hides in it! Mom calls it his "safety box." MOL

Fanks fur stoppin by our bloggie and wishin' da beans well. And to anser your qwestion, yes, da brakes an lites on da truck is werkin just fine. Da dummy dat hit us, dad said had her head so far up her backside she wuz lookin' owt at da world thru her navel!

Best part--a COP wuz rite behind her, & saw da whole fing... SHE gotted a ticket!

Your furriends, Tigger, Munchkin, Jigsaw and Patches

The Chair Speaks said...

Yup, never take our boxes till we're done with it!

The Oceanside Animals said...

It wasn't very nice of you to try to throw away their house like that! ;-)

Dora said...

Paper box: Good recyling effort! ;)

Cindy said...

Isn't that sweet! He told you what he thought and you obeyed.

lupie said...

No touchy boxy! :)

Anya said...

Och germ wat een vervelende kraag!

Een doos is het beste speelgoed
als ik er een binnenzet zit Kareltje er de hele dag in hahaha.
Gekkie .....

Fijn weekend Ellen
knuffels voor iedereen
Kareltje & Anya

BeadedTail said...

Can't take our boxes away too soon!

We wanted to let you know that our mommy just makes jewelry so only made the first earrings on our blog today. All the others were found on Etsy too.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Thank you for the shoutout for Rocky, Ellen! We really appreciate it.

My cats love boxes too, and now I have 2 fosterees living with me for the week, I need to bring home more boxes from the office! :D

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We do love boxes! I will sleep in a box any chance I gets!

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

We love our boxes more than catnip.

Ginger said...

This is funny. I have a fan box from about a month ago that the cats still have in the living room. Every time I start to take it to the dump's cardboard recycling bin, one of them plays with it. So....I think, "just a bit longer."