Friday, October 31, 2008

Freaky Friday

So this is Halloween. And what have I done?

Well, I haven't dressed up. It's not really my thing. But I did want to show you all something spooky, so here's a picture of how puffy my tail gets when I get spooked:

And here's a picture of me sniffing one of those pumpkin things. Why do people like them so much? They're not very interesting or delicious-smelling. I thought they were supposed to turn into something?
Halloween's not such a big deal in Australia. People don't tend to decorate their houses and kids don't really trick-or-treat. But it's not unheard of. This week, for the first time ever in her life, Kate even saw big, hollowed-out pumpkins for sale in the supermarket. They didn't have the jack-o'lantern faces cut into them yet. Surely it's more fun to do all the work yourself? At least then you get to use the insides to make pumpkin pie or something.

Anyway, happy Halloween, everycat! Hope it's a spooky one (but not too spooky).


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Finally! I'm back!

I think that when humans go away, they should a) hire people to help their cats to keep on blogging; or b) make sure that there are blogging facilities at their holiday destination. Do any of the presidential candidates have a platform on that?

Anyway, here's something I've been wanting to show everycat for ages. As you may know, some of my biggest fans are young children. They often show me their love and devotion by rendering my likeness in various works of art. Here's a great new piece from my little friend Phebe:It's very dynamic and somewhat impressionistic; I love how she's used green and gold to convey my Australian-ness, and pipecleaners to reflect my softness that's always got a sharp end (I make it a point to end all snuggling sessions with a BIG bitey!).

I put it on the fridge door next to my photo of Poppy Q and the drawings of me that another little friend (Molly) did a few months ago.

Guess what? While I was out of blogging action last week, my good friends George, Tipper, Max and Misty (aka 'The Crew') gave me The Butterfly Award:
How cool is that? Thanks so much! Apparently I have to pass it on to 10 blogging buddies (10!). I've been outta the loop for awhile, so I'm not sure who has this award and who hasn't. Here's what I'm gonna do: 10 kitties were good enough to leave comments on my blog while I was away. I think that's a very cool thing... so I give the Butterfly Award to all of you, whether you've already received it or not: Momo, Adan, Parker, Snow, The Crew (right back atcha!), Daisy, Grrreta, Sophiekitty, Yoggie and the Meemsnyc kitties (their mum and dad just got married!).

Lots to catch up on... it's good to be back!


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nothin' but words Wednesday

Hi everycat,

Sorry I've been out of the loop for such a long time; Kate is on holidays up at her parents' place, and helping me blog isn't the most important thing on her mind (the horror!). Besides, the only picture-editing software that is on her parents' computer keeps on giving her error messages every time she tries to open files with it. So here is my nothing-but-words Wednesday post, just to let you know that I'm still out here and I still care about y'all.

Back with pictures soon!


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I've made a huge discovery...

Some of you may be aware that my mate Joey has his very own Litter Robot/spaceship:

Well, guess what? When Joey's humans came to Tasmania to visit me, Kate took them on a very important mission to see this house in a nearby suburb:I think it must be the world Litter Robot headquarters! Either that, or it's the Jetson's house. Or maybe James Bond's. Anyway, I wanted to post a picture of it to show Joey, because I think that he'll love it.


Friday, October 10, 2008

I'm a believer

Check this out:
Have you seen one of these before?

It's a Believe Bar. In August, Mars released three million Mars Bars with the 'Believe' logo to show their support for the inclusion of a Tasmanian team in the Australian Football League, and their intention to sponsor a Tasmanian team should they ever be brought into the league (click here for more info).

Many great AFL footballers have come from my home state of Tasmania, including my hero, Richmond Tigers star Matthew Richardson. But we've never had our own team. The AFL does have plans to expand the league, but a new Tasmanian team is not part of their short-term plans. They think that our population (just under 500,000) is too small to support a viable AFL team.
Like Mars, I believe in a Tasmanian AFL team, and am more than willing to offer my services as a coach (playing or non-playing) should the dream of a Tasmanian AFL team ever come true.


Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Mail call for Pablo

What's this?

Oh, it's my thankyou gift from Karl, for being one of the international judges in The Cat Realm's latest and greatest dare.

Awesome! I bet that the celebrities who present awards at the Oscars and the Emmys and the Grammys and all those other awards ceremonies don't get thankyou gifts as cool as this.

Thanks, Karl!


Thursday, October 02, 2008

Thoughtful Thursday

Somedays, a mancat's got a lot to think about.

Right now, I'm thinking about how the word 'thoughtful' looks wrong if you look at it for too long.

Who would've thought that there was a word in the English language that had the letters 'ghtf' together in sequence?

That's all.