Friday, September 25, 2009

It's on again!

That's right, everycat!

Tomorrow is the Australian Football League's Grand Final for 2009.

This year's top two teams, the Saint Kilda Saints and the Geelong Cats, will face off to see who will be this year's champion.

And YOU can be a winner too! Just join in my AWESOME Footy Finals Fever Competition.

From now until game time, 2pm Australian Eastern Standard Time tomorrow (26 September), every blogging animal of the non-human variety can enter their tip for who will win the game, and predict the winning points margin. To enter, just post your prediction, with your name, in the comments of this post. Like this:

Pablo, Geelong Cats by 999 points (an exaggeration).

Feel free to add a little cheer for your team, but these will not affect the outcome of the contest. The winner will be the blogger who guesses the winning team with the closest points margin to the actual final points margin of the game. In the event of a tie, the blogger who posted their tip first will win. One entry per blogging household. And I can change these rules whenever I want (but I'm not likely to).

A $40 (Australian dollars) donation to the Hobart Cat Centre (my local) will also be made in the winner's name... and I might even send you a little something!

A hint from Pablo: in general, most AFL matches are decided by under 30 points, but it's not unheard of to have a points margin of 100 points or more. In last year's Grand Final, the the Hawthorn Hawks beat the Geelong Cats by 26 points. If you're interested in studying the teams' form, or keeping up with the score during game time, you can visit the AFL's website. Otherwise, just make your bestest guess!

Start tipping... NOW!


Friday, September 18, 2009

Tweet week

Many of you would know that Fin has been celebrating Tweet Week all this week. It's been awesome. I thought I'd contribute by showing you all some tasty Tasmanian tweets. Kate took these photos of parrots when she was home visiting her parents at Easter. Like Fin's parents, Kate isn't so hot on her bird names. The first one is a Rosella parrot; the second one could be too, it just looks a bit different. Oh well, they both look tasty!

We've had a bit of disturbing news on the tweet front in Hobart this week, actually. It turns out that lotsa sparrows in the area are dying from a strain of salmonella (who knew that sparrows ate salmon? But how do they catch them?), and a local cat may have caught it. So Kate's told me to lay off the sparrows for now. Here's hoping I can stay on the wagon!


Monday, September 14, 2009

Loving my recharge pad

Happy Monday, everycat!

Spring has finally sprung down here in Tasmania. Even though we still have some cold days and some dismal days, the sun is now a regular visitor to my domain.

On sunny mornings, when Kate is making breakfast and pottering around in the kitchen before work, I sit just outside the backdoor on what I call my 'recharge pad'. It's the bestest place to catch some early morning rays to charge me up for the day. Mmmmmm.Ok, now I'm all charged up, it's off to cause some trouble, Pablo-style!