Friday, August 29, 2008

Friday Fashions: Part 6

Part 6 of my weekly exploration of cat-based fashions lurking in Kate's wardrobe...

To be honest, I've stretched the parameters of this segment today, because this particular piece of fashion does not come from Kate's wardrobe. It's a t-shirt that she bought this week for a littlebean friend of ours who has recently had his second birthday:

How cute is that? Kate was kinda hoping that the store made it in grown-up sizes too, but no such luck.

Happy Friday everycat! Hey, I hear that you Americats get a long weekend this weekend. Enjoy!

-- Pabs

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Do they normally put it up THERE?

Oh. My. D-O-G!!! She wrestled me into the PTU (I put up the best fight EVER), put me in the C-A-R and took me to the V-E-T. So I've been a little off my food. So WHAT? So some of my number twos have been a little runny. Who CARES? So my gums are a little red. Big DEAL. That does not give ANYONE (especially a perfect stranger) a right to put me on a metal table and squeeze me and ruffle my furs and open my mouth and it MOST CERTAINLY does not give anyone (especially a perfect stranger) a right to put anything up THERE (is that normal?)!!!

So now I'm banned from eating my normal stinky goodness and I have to eat SCIENTIFIC FOOD for, like, the rest of my life.

But at least I'm home again.


PS: You may have noticed that I've been experimenting with the background colour on the blog. I wanted to make it brown, but all the brown options in the blogger template were pretty lame-o. Big shout out to Nick (who is very knowledgeable about all things C, M, Y and K) for helping me find a shade of brown that's just right.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Here comes the sun

Recently, my fellow Southern Hemisphere blogger Poppy Q asked me a very interesting question:

'Have a nice week in Tassie - is it getting a bit warmer now? We have had some nice warmish days but lots of rain still.'

Well, here's your answer, Poppy...

Here I am, toasting my furs in the late winter sun yesterday morning. We've had heaps of rain too, Poppy - as you can see by the muddiness of the pavement (time to get the broom out, Kate!) - but we're starting to have some lovely, sunny days, and a lot of trees are in blossom. As my great friend (and fellow birthday/gotcha day buddy) George Harrison said, here comes the sun, and I say, it's alright!


Friday, August 22, 2008

Friday Fashions: Part 5

Part 5 of my weekly exploration of cat-based fashions lurking in Kate's wardrobe...

This is a kind of a sad one, because this is one cat-based fashion that seems to be nearing the end of its life. It's Kate's awesome leopard PJs:

As you can see, they're old favourites that have seen better days. Especially the bottoms, which have a hole right in the, um, bottom:
I'm so glad that my furs don't wear out. They're much more efficient. (PS, please don't tell Kate that I took photos of her ratty old PJs... she might not like it.)


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blogoversary the second

Hi everycat,

It was my two-year blogoversary last Saturday! I didn't want to make much of a fuss about it because it was a day to stop and send our purrs to Monty Q and his family.

But a few of my closest friends threw me a little surprise party, and threw in all their pocket money to buy me an individual serving of gourmet stinky goodness.
From left to right: Who Can It Bee Now, Mr D-o-g-zilla, Javier, Mrs D-o-g-zilla, Nip Mousie. Centre: Gourmet Stinky Goodness - chicken and tuna mornay flavour!

And to top it all off, last week, Huffle Mawson gave me this award:
It's the Blogging Friends Forever award! Here are the rules:
Give this award to five friends (and only 5) who are dedicated followers of your blog - one has to be a new blogger in a different part of the world. Link back to whoever gave you this award.

I pass this award on to my dedicated friends...
Those hotties at Hot(M)BC
Dizzy & Sally (my new, far-away friends. Not dedicated followers yet, but it's just a matter of time, right?)

The blogosphere is a great place. I'm so happy to have been a part of it for two whole years now!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Far-away thoughts and purrs

Even though I live down at the bottom of the world, today my thoughts and purrs are in the USA with Monty Q's family as they say goodbye to their dear little girl.

The Cat Blogosphere is with you, Monty, Q! We'll never forget litttle Sprout.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Friday Fashions: Part 4

Part 4 of my weekly exploration of cat-based fashions lurking in Kate's wardrobe...

This one is another gift, from my Aunty Tracey who lives in Melbourne (not to be confused with Huffle Mawson's Tracey). It came from the Melbourne Zoo gift shop! I think that Tracey bought it for Kate because the wild cats on it reminded her of me.
Tracey gives great gifts: just last night, Kate received a Flight of the Conchords CD in the mail from Tracey. Flight of the Conchords is a musical comedy duo from New Zealand (I bet the Poppy Q knows them), some of you may know them from their HBO tv series. Funny stuff.

I'm still sending my rumbliest purrs out to Monty Q and his family after the loss of their baby girl Violette ('Sprout') this week. Her memorial is tomorrow, and to help honour her memory, I've changed the background colour of my blog to violet. You can do it too!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Goodbye, little Sprout

I don't know what to say. Sometimes the world is a very terrible, heartbreakingly unfair place. My tabby mate Monty Q's baby sister, known to the blogosphere as Sprout, has passed away (she had a very bad fall). All my family's prayers are with Monty's family as we remember your beautiful baby girl. Thanks to Daisy and her mum for this most beautiful graphic.

With much sadness,

Friday, August 08, 2008

Friday fashions: Part 3

Part three in my weekly exploration of cat-based fashions lurking in Kate's wardrobe...

Oh, this is an exciting one, everycat: a brand new cat fashion arrived in the mail this week, with this letter:

Here it is:
I think that the people who did the embroidery were working from this photo of me (a reversed image of it, at least!).
It's a great t-shirt, but it's a bit too big for me, and I don't like to wear fashions, so I'm gonna let Kate wear it. Oh, and the secret admirer? I've got my suspicions...

Happy 08/08/08, everycat!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Say hello to my little friend(s)

I've been hanging out with these guys a fair bit lately. It's my friends Who Can It Bee Now? (Kate named him after the Men At Work song; she sings it whenever I play with him) and Nip Mousie (I named him after his insides and his outsides). We fight a lot, but sometimes we just chill out on my favourite chair. You can tell that I like these guys by the way I'm squinching my eyes shut... that's how I smile!

In other news, I'm famous! The famous Karen Jo, poet laureate of the Cat Blogosphere, wrote a limerick about me! Check it out here.


Friday, August 01, 2008

Friday fashions: Part 2

Here's another one of Kate's cat-based fashions (and no, they're not all yellow t-shirts!).This one was a present from my Aunty Tracey, who lives in Melbourne (the home of the great Huffle Mawson and Gypsy and Tasha). Tracey's coming down to Tassie for a visit in September. Can't wait to see her!

Happy Friday, everycat!