Tuesday, March 29, 2011

COT: Boris Is Sleeping

It's been raining every morning, which is really weird as the monsoon season was officially over more than a month ago.

Boris is taking it philosophically.  He spends the morning all relaxed on the sofa.


Here he is.  Doesn't he look happy?  Look at that Cheshire cat grin!

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Friday, March 25, 2011

LIM: Conversation With My Brother

I'm planning a summer holiday in Madrid where my mum lives. I'm picking up my brother from the Middle East on the way, and we're planning to have lots of fun.

So when I Skype my brother the other day, we have this conversation.

Me: I'll be getting an international driver's license for the trip.

Bro: Don't bother. I'll drive

Me: It's no hassle.

Bro: E, you're not driving.

Me: Why not?

Bro: Because.

Me: Is it because we drive on the other side? If so, illegal parking by the condo people has turned our 2 way road into one way, and I've been driving on the other side for the last 6 months.

Bro: It's not that.

Me: Is it because I forgot about pedestrian crossings last time? Hey, we've got one now in the industrial park now. I stop, even when the other cars are beeping for me to drive over people.

Bro: That's good. But no.

Me: Is it because I tried to bribe that guardia civil that one time? That was just a reflex action, and he forgave me when he realised why.

Bro: Hey, I'd forgotten about that!

Me: I don't drive in the emergency lane, I always indicate, and I don't drive the wrong way up a one way street to save myself a few hundred meters driving around.

Bro: I know. But you're still not driving here.

Me: You'll get bored driving me about.

Bro: I won't.

I've given in, but I'm getting my revenge. I shall have wine with every meal, and he can drive!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Au Speaks Out: I Am Lucky 7

Dis is de 707th post so I am writing it.  It's too impawtunt to leave to de survunt.  She already forgot about de 700th post.  I told her, "Dis is bekos you are hanging owt all de time with dat fur brain Target." she just smiled.  fur brain!

7 is a furry good number.  dere are 7 days, 7 virtues, 7 types of ham in my fridge...

for Chinese kats, 7 sounds like to go up which is furry good.  it also means together in Chinese.  Yes, 7 is a furry good number.  Furry prosperus and also ospishus ospicious lucky.

To celebrate i am showing you a piktshur of me.  I am hiding in de reecycle newspaper pile.  yes, i am a covurt kitty.  Clevur and handsome, dat's me!

I'm not showing piktshurs of Target or Boris bekos today is all abowt me. 

You can send me gifts if you like.  Ham is good.  Or rost chikkun. 7 slices of 7 birds.  now dat would be lucky!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

COT: Good News All Round

It's all good news here.  Au continues to pig out and thrive now that he is taking his RetroMAD1.  He's also becoming furry bossy.

Au has always exerted some control over us but lately he's become the Complete Dictator.

Rather than disturb our Senior Pig In Fur by commanding the comfy chair, my better half sits on an uncomfortable stool whenever Au is feeling militant.



Target has a new spot on the garden bench, where he can keep a half eye on what's going on outside.

Mind you, his ears sweep backwards and forwards - just in case there's a bit of ham in the kitchen that Au doesn't want.

When that happens, our little fur brain swoops in and gobbles it down in a gulp.

I think his face is getting fatter but Target doesn't seem to care.  As you can see, he's adopting a regal Mandarin style pose.

If you look closely, you can see the beginning of a double chin.

Boris is getting over his FAD and his butt is once more furry.  It's still short fur, but we think we've seen the last of the baldy butt.


Here he is, posing on our garden wall.  As you can see, his whiskers are luxurious and his white mask and chest are spotless.  Boris is definitely feeling good.

He's still not a great pal of Target's which worries me.  But more about that next time.  I've got screaming deadlines so got to get to work to earn the cat biscuits and the ham and the treats.

Love romance? Please check out my latest book Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland.   First chapter is free, and if you like it, you buy the book at RM7.56/US$2.32.  It may be downloaded from here.   10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter.

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Target Speaks: How To Waken Your Human

Target here!  I have an important message for all kitties.

You know how humans have really strange sleeping habits?  Rather than our furry sensible 20 hour naps, humans sleep all night and are awake all day.  So if you want to wake them up at 2AM to see something really interesting, or to have a nice little cuddle, they can be quite grumpy.

I have made a discovery that is certain to waken your pet up - and be happy!

I made this discovery last week when I wanted to show T-man my mousie.  T-man was lying in that weird way humans do, with his front paws behind his head.  I said meow really softly and dropped the mousie on him.  Then I stuck my nose in his paw-pit and wriggled my whiskers.

Well, you should have seen his reaction!

T-man jumped and screamed with joy.  When I tickled him again in the same place he screamed again with happiness.  Then he picked me up and hugged me really close. 

I tried it on mummy-cat and she did exactly the same thing: she screamed and then hugged me really close. 

Humans clearly like being tickled with whiskers.  I think you should all try it.  Aim for the paw-pit.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wordy Wednesday Challenge 2011


The Zoolatry Girls Maggy and Zoey and Ann, have arranged the Wordy Wednesday Challenge where we pick our word, and tell tales on our cats.

We did this a week early, but as it was so much fun, we're doing it again.

Before we start, Miss KC is a little better but still needs purrs. You will know her as the tortie who keeps The Cat Blogosphere up and running ~ with the occasional help from her thumbed assistant, ML. Please purr for her, and her mum. You can visit them at their blog MissyBlueEyes.

Now on with the Challenge!



Au's word is BOSS.  He rules all of us with a velvet paw.

For instance, on Sunday I cooked cheese ravioli with minced broccoli and fresh salmon flakes.

We were all set to sit down and eat while watching a film, when my other half announced, "Mr Kitty is not amenable to negotiation."

Au was seated in the big chair - and he stayed there.  My other half ate while perched on a small stool.



Target is my angel.  Ann thought you might all think he's dead, so we called him an Earth Angel.

Target spends most of the day lying on my desk.  Apart from purring, he helps me by sweeping useless stuff like files and notes onto the floor, and by pushing the F1 button for me whenever he thinks I need help.

When my writing is not inspired enough, Target jazzes it up by hitting the Caps Lock button.



Boris' word is definitely FLUMP.  He loves to lie on the sofa, upside down with all four paws in the air.

His second favourite place is the rug downstairs.  From there he can keep an (upside down) eye on us, and the kitchen.

His third favourite place is my antique box that sits upstairs by the window. It was one of Scoop's favourite hangouts because it allows cats to spy on neighbours from on high.

I really enjoyed this and hope you did too.  Visit The Zoolatry Girls and  The Cat Blogosphere for more, OK?
 
Love romance? Please check out my latest book Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland.   First chapter is free, and if you like it, you buy the book at RM7.56/US$2.32.  It may be downloaded from here.   10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Au On Sunday

The best thing in our house at the moment: the sight of Au eating.

Although he's still thin, Au is looking a lot better - I think.  What do you think?

Love romance? Please check out my latest book Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland.   First chapter is free, and if you like it, you buy the book at RM7.56/US$2.32.  It may be downloaded from here.   10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter. 

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Wordy Wednesday Challenge 2011


The Zoolatry Girls Maggy and Zoey and Ann, have arranged the Wordy Wednesday Challenge where we pick our word, and tell tales on our cats.

Before we start, Miss KC is sick. You will know her as the tortie who keeps The Cat Blogosphere up and running ~ with the occasional help from her thumbed assistant, ML. Please purr for her, and her mum. You can visit them at their blog MissyBlueEyes.

Now on with the Challenge!



Au's word is BOSS.  No doubt about it.  Au has all of us firmly under his paw.

This morning he got me up at 515AM for breakfast, and again at 545AM - and he did it by sitting up in bed and sending brain waves.

I waken up, see his silhouette, stumble out of bed, and am serving him food pillow-side before you can say, "mind games." 




Target is my angel.  Ann thought you might all think he's dead, so we called him an Earth Angel.

Target is as soft as butter, as sweet as sugar, and as soft as silk.  He purrs all day long, and when he sees us after a huge 5 minute absence, he collapses in a furry puddle and rolls over to show us his tummy.  We call this his Victory Roll.



Boris' word is definitely FLUMP.  Boris has 3 pleasures in life: eating, playing, and sleeping.

An ex-stray who has wormed his way into our home and hearts, Boris eats 5 or 6 square meals a day, and sleeps on the sofa for a full hour after each chow-down.

When he wakens up, he runs through the house like a mad thing, and then collapses at our feet to play Bite The Hand.  Although he's huge, Boris keeps his claws in, and plays with velvet paws.

I really enjoyed this and hope you did too.  I've got a big commission in so have to postpone visiting till tomorrow.  Meow until then!
 
Love romance? Please check out my latest book Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland.   First chapter is free, and if you like it, you buy the book at RM7.56/US$2.32.  It may be downloaded from here.   10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter.  

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Update On Au

Au is eating breakfast at 4AM, dinner in the evening and some little meals around those two times, but he's not chomping as much as I was hoping for.  He is cheerful, his eyes are bright, and his fur is shiny, but I was sort of hoping he'd be fattening up by now.

I'm told I'm too optimistic; that he will take some weeks to recover from this near-death experience. And he is eating!

Au is also getting his old evil sense of humour back again.  Yesterday he discovered Boris in "his" arm chair downstairs.  Boris always behaves as the Humble Supplicant in front of Au.  When Au walks past, Boris lies down.

So when Au jumped on the chair, Boris was already lying down.  I could see by Boris' face that he was worried and uncertain what to do next.  So I picked him up, and put him on the rug.  As Senior Cat, Au gets priority.

Au sat down with a, "Get owt of my chair, you fat borus!" look and when he was sure Boris was staying put on the rug, jumped off the chair and went to snooze on the sofa. Boris was dying to get back to the chair, but decided to make do with the rug.  And Au knew it.

As I said, Au has an evil sense of humour.

Love romance? Please check out my latest book Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland.   First chapter is free, and if you like it, you buy the book at RM7.56/US$2.32.  It may be downloaded from here.   10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter.  

Thursday, March 03, 2011

7 Things About Au, Target and Boris

We got this great award from Kika. Thanks, Kika! Part of the conditions are that we reveal 7 facts about ourselves. So here goes:

1. Our age:
Au is 13 years old.
Target is 3 years old.
Boris is somewhere between 3 and 5 years old, we think.

2. Where we were born:
Au was born in Malacca.
Target was born in Subang Jaya.
We don’t know about Boris, but we found him in Subang Jaya.

3. Our origins:
When Au was a baby cat he was wrapped up in plastic bags, thrown out of a car, rescued and handed over to us.
Target was rescued from a storm drain after his family died. We adopted him 3 months later.
Boris pitched up in our street about 9 months ago, and moved in with us.

4. Our nicknames:
Au is Mr Kitty, Au Meow, and Little Tail
Target is Mr Snizzles, Mr Kitten, and Sweetie-Pie-Angel-Darling.
Boris is usually Boris and also sometimes Fat Cat.

5. Our favourite treats:
Au likes ham, roast chicken and recently dried anchovies (ikan bilis in Malay)
Target likes roast lamb, roast chicken and dental treats.
Boris likes everything except dental treats.

6. Favourite relaxed pose:
Au does classic kitty curls.
Target splashes all out.
Boris sticks all four paws in the air.

7. Favourite nap places:
Au prefers the bottom of the bed and the big chair.
Target shares my pillow and hogs a corner of the sofa.
Boris hogs the other end of Target’s sofa.

Lots of people already have this award, but we found some we think haven't yet: Marianne, CatSynth, 10 Lies 2nd Chances, Catsparella, Herman, Chronicles of Woos, and Khyra.  The rules are to link back to the giver (us!), tell us 7 things about yourself, and pass it along to 7 others.

As for the news: Au continues to eat!  he's napping in bed now having had two small breakfasts of crunchies and fish.  See you Monday!

Love romance? Please check out my latest book Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland.   First chapter is free, and if you like it, you buy the book at RM7.56/US$2.32.  It may be downloaded from here.   10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter.  

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

COT: Au Eats Roast Pork

This post was written Monday afternoon and was set to be put up after midnight but Blogger has gone nuts! I can't edit this or change it. Sorry Gattina!

Au is in bed, relaxing after his 2nd breakfast.  He continues to eat well, so we're happy.  He is sleeping a lot which isn't unusual but he is sleeping heavily which we think means he's healing.  He's taking RetroMAD1 twice a day, and it seems to be doing him good. 

At night he plays with his newspapers and demands that we play a wild game with him too.   We are extra careful with the wild games as we don't want him to become over-tired. 

Target is dividing his time between his pal and the office.  He is also hoovering up all the cat food that we bought to tempt Au.  We think his stripes are spreading further apart.

The picture is of Au tucking into some roast pork. He's still dreadfully scrawny but isn't he looking better?

As you can imagine, we're over the moon.  See you Thursday for an update.

Love romance? Please check out my latest book Blackmail Bride, a tale of passion and mystery set in Scotland.   First chapter is free, and if you like it, you buy the book at RM7.56/US$2.32.  It may be downloaded from here.   10% goes to Friends Furry Farm, a no kill animal shelter.

cats on Tuesday For more cats, check out Gattina's Cats on Tuesday.