Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Christmas thoughts

Today I'm going to debate whether I like this humat Christmas holiday period or not...I'm not quite sure yet whether I like it or strongly dislike it...I know it is a humat holiday and humats tend to go crazy and overdoing things over these days but I'm not quite sure yet if it this is actually a really a good time for us, kitties too!

I mean on one hand there is a lot of food around which we can also share and being very 'jolly' as humats will make cakes, sweets and dinners in huge amounts and portions like they are going to feed a humat army or the entire country's cat population but on the other hand they tend to spend too much time ignoring us and making the house cat unfriendly and coming up with new house rules and stopping us from doing things that we will normally do any other time of the year... 

For example trees indoors it is not always a good idea as it might at first appears as the tree is not cat friendly either, very prickly and not ideal scratching post and then there is its decoration which humats don't want you to play with along or even look at, along with those lights which they turn to make the humats freak out every time we go near to have a look..

The only words I can keep hearing the past few days since the indoors tree appeared are: 'xoo or shoo (depending on your origin), stay away,' and 'don't go there' , 'bad kitty!', etc. I mean I don't try to do anything else than what I would normally do under the same circumstances...being a kitty who has to be in control of her entire house!

So as you see I'm not quite sure yet whether I like or not Christmas, maybe they should at least change its name to something more appropriate to include us, kitties, in the festive celebrations I don't know something in the terms of Meoowwtide or Purrsmas and a Happy Meow Year....well I think you are getting the idea....

Anyway back to whether I like Christmas or not...you see despite all these new rules that humats are inventing for the period of Purr(x)mas at the same time there is the positive side of all this fuss...all these available at paw's reach food that makes my belly sing and which seem to influence my decision in favour of this strange humat holiday....You see all this cooking and baking makes the house smells soooo nice and makes my belly very very happy...yeap I definitely like Xmas and that's a final decision...now if only I could make that tree area more cat friendly...

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

When next door kitties taking the p**s!!

No, no she doesn't look cute!

You know it has being a while since I've written anything in my blog....the reason being that I'm after all a very very busy kitty with little time to spare...well, OK, perhaps because my humat is far too busy herself and she doesn't let me use her laptop (although she has two...) for socializing, which is really unfair as she now can even type from her phone if she is on the go....there is time for everything you know I keep telling her but she doesn't seem to listen...hmmm humats!

Anyway today since I've got the chance I've decided that I should put down in humat words some of my thoughts...For the past few days next door's cat, Dora is taking a lot of liberties and she is keep coming and staying indoors...she is using my home like her own home and I don't like it a bit. My humats say that she is really pretty and they feel sorry for her when she stands outside in the garden with her paw at the back door's glass but I don't purrsonally fall for such cunningness or cuteness....You see I know that it is all an act, a good trick, a very well planned and executed plan to make my humats fell to her little trap by feeling sorry for her and not only feed her but also allow her to come indoors and spend hours snoozing on the sofa or even on the big chair and sometimes in my boxes....this will not do...She has her own home which she might share with two other cats (like I do actually) and two humats (like I also do, my servants) and a tiny humat who makes a lot of crying noise (worse than a kitten which thankfully I don't have into my home....hmmm I can now start understanding the reason...) ...Anyway this is not a good excuse for her to want to spend a lot of time in my home and to get lots of attention from my humat....I don't mind her eating what my humats are giving her (as long as of course they don't give her part of my food, she can have the other two's food ...see if I care...) but I don't want her to keep coming in even if it is raining or snowing outside or even if she is only sitting and sleeping in Choo's favourite chair....it is a matter of principle you see...this is my home not hers.

Having say that I'm not sure on the other hand what I can do to convince my humats to stop her from coming in (the moment the back door opens she is inside faster than the speed of light...no time to even try to stop her) but you can be assure that I'm working on it...on my own cunning plan and soon I will be able to convince them not to let her in anymore and that cute feel sorry for me look will stop working on them...very soon! Meooowww!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Tuesdays thoughts!

Sleepy kitty wants reassurance from her humat!

I haven't blogged for a while because my humat has being busy and she won't allow anybody else to use the laptop and also because it seems that I'm suffering from blogger's block...and currently I tend to procrastinate a lot...But I thought I type down a few words to express my purrsonally opinion on a purrticular matter...You see my humat advises other humats (as you probably already know) on how to modify their kitties behaviours, behaviours which they think are not proper and which they need to modify (of course the issue that arises here is what behaviours they think that they are not normal for a kitty in her environment and most importantly what do they know about cat behaviour because they are not cats after all...I must stop now because I'm starting getting annoyed...). One of the 'problems' that humats often ask for advice is when us kitties are meowing (usually at night of course) for attention. My humat and despite the fact that she says that she knows and understands us kitties well, advises them that in such situations we need to be ignored if we are not meowing because we are not feeling well. She saiz that if humats ignore us eventually we stop because we will figure out that we are not getting what we want....I sayz, NO, NO, NO! You humats, can't ignore us when we meow because we wantz you to come and check on us, to talk to us and reassure us that everything is OK with the world. This is why you are here humats to serve us and to look after us, you can't ignore us...I mean that would be disastrous...I can't think of a worse case scenario of being not reassured after I have woken up from one of my occasional nightmares or not being acknowledged from my humat, when I meow to her and him so they can play with me and give me attention....no, no no humats do not ignore us...pleazeeee....purrs, purrs, purrs!!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Kitty busy

Newest hiding place for the moment!

I haven't updated my blog for a while because of my humat...you see when humat is busy I get busy too because I had to help her (either by being helpful and cute to relive stress or by helping her to come up with the right answers to cat related issues...). Because let's face it we are the intelligent species here and not the humats...they think they are but we know better... Another thing that also contributes to me being rather busy is this humat tendency to get pre-occupied with silly and unnecessary toys as unfortunately humats can get overexcited when it comes to new gadgets and toys and they will forget important things like feeding and giving us attention...New phones, computers, cameras, noisy players, etc would take often priority over us for a while of course, till they get bored with them and remember that us kitties are still around and can also be a lot of fun (especially when they are treats involved too...) or they want to take 'funny' photos of us with their new toys....hmmm...not peace and quiet then and not hiding place to be found either, grrr!

Anyway back to more important things now, like myself...you see when the weather changes and it gets colder i my house, we all try to rediscover our old warmer places from last year and it is always becomes a race of who will get to the warmest spot first...especially when the heating is on as well...Places closest to the radiator all of the sudden become very popular and you will never see the same kitty in the same place for very long...you see in my home if you get up from your spot to have some munchies or to visit the box then you definitely will lose your favourite snoozing spot....this of course doesn't apply to cats only but too the humats too...and the battle of the warmest spot has already begun in our home now...Of course this year we also have Dora from next door as well who she is also competing for the warmest spot in our house too as it soon the back door opens she will come in and she will make herself comfortable on our sofa downstairs...like she is a resident in our home...grrr! Anyway it is always fun having to steal somebody's else snoozing spot especially for me since I never really lose or being challenged....meeoowww!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Photos and hiding places

Oh humat can't be asked to pose right now!

What is with humats and taking photos...you can't find peace and quiet...especially when they've got a new gadget which also happens to takes photos. My humat every-time she gets a new phone-camera or any other gadget with a camera included she won't stop taking photos of me for days, she will hunt me everywhere...well it is nice to be appreciated of course and especially by your own  humats who serve you but in truth I'd rather prefer if she could show her appreciation of my uniqueness and prettiness with a nice tasty treat instead! It is not just that she takes a lots of photos, and not all of them are presenting me as pretty as I really am, but she has also to find me even when I don't want to be found...a snoozing pussykitty isn't always at her best to at least an humat audience...At least if she was offering a little treat every time she takes a photo I might change my opinion a bit...I know I'm pretty and my admirers want to see me as I really am but let's not overdo it...you wouldn't like it humat if I was following you everywhere with a camera would you now? Meoowwws!

Sunday, 25 October 2009

My new hiding place well from the others

I was trying posting from my humat's phone but you get a lot of unnecessary blah blah with it...not very good really! Anyway humats were really busy yesterday so I was trying to find a new hiding spot...impossible really when humats are around all the time and they want to know everything you do or you don't do. Humats are so curious really, worse than pussukitties I thinkz. Anyway my favourite humat still works on her survey so I anybody out there who might have humats and are interested in taking part then here are the details and info: http://www.daily-meowing.com/pet_survey.htm

Now I must go and find another hiding place

Friday, 16 October 2009

My humat's survey

See not that big...I can fit perfectly on little table!

My humat is currently very busy with her survey on the relationships that us kitties (and yak dogs..) have today with our humats and she spends a lot of time on the phone or on her laptop working. I'm trying to be a considered and understanding kitty and give her space and not bother her too much (but I do need to stick to my feeding schedule) and also by helping...talking when she is on the phone to humats to let them know my opinion on the matter (although my humat doesn't seem to be pleased when I interfere...but you see I'm a kitty with strong opinions who likes to be heard...) but I will be happy when she finally finishes. She needs apparently a lot more humats to take part (they must live in UK so if your humat lives in UK ask him/her to take part, the details are on the side...It will help my humat, meowself and all the kitties and pesky dogs as well as the research will try to understand what type of relationships we pets have with our humats and why...) so she will spend a lots more time on the phone which means that I will be getting  a lot less attention for a while than normal...which has started I must admit to bother me a bit...I love attention and petting and playing with my humat all the time so I'm not that happy right now but as I said I have being very patient and understanding...Let's hope that more humats take part so she can finish sooner...now I need to have a little break and search for some available treats around...purrs! 

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Cat hazards in the house

Choo Choo is officially classified by my humat as a hazard in the house!

He finds the most inappropriate places to sit & sleep!

Which can be dangerous for cats & humats in the house!


Monday, 5 October 2009

Cats around the house!

Of all the places!

Why, oh why any cat with some form of intelligence will decide to sit in a place like this? I purrsonally wouldn't have chosen to sit there even if it was full with tuna treats...well probably not! Why make your  humat's life so much easier?

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Kitties vs Computers and PC Doctors!

Hiding from the rest of the world...

One of the reasons that I didn't blog that often these past couple of weeks was because we are having some laptop issues. You see my humats has two, one smaller than normal ones but still almost normal size & weight which she uses for study and some work and a netbook which we all use for socializing in the internet (twitting, blogging), as well as for emailing and surfing the internet and some work too. Of course the beauty of the netbook is that is very small & portable (my humat calls it her baby and I think that she might it like it a bit more at times than she likes me especially after I have being to the kitty toilet or I bother her for food...when she calls me Oliver for some funny reason...). Netbook has become an important part of our daily life and we all (kitties & humat) learned to depend on it for all our communications and for an easy access to the rest of the world (also it is the perfect size with its mini keyboard for all our small fingers & paws...I don't have fat paws Ripley...so stop interrupting me when I'm typawing). What we had of course we've never expected that it was possible to go 'funny' and stop working so soon after we got it...laptops and computers we had in the past lasted all for a long long time as we are all good in maintaining and keeping them in good shape.

Thankfully it still has its quarantine so we called the laptop hospital and some laptop doctor came to our home to fix it. He didn't know what kind of illness it had or what cause its illness but he ended up replacing his vital organs, brain (hard drive) twice...it had stopped working, heart (motherboard) twice as it was corrupting the brain and then it seemed that the mini had become a new mini again (although humat wasn't that pleased, she had to reinstall everything from scratch) although all drivers, operating system and software needed to be reinstalled (we were all happy for having another laptop and having back up almost everything). Finally we all believed that everything was fine with the mini & we were all happy (except humat who was still moaning for the loss of time and work...humats always moan anyway and they are never happy), it was working again and we could now carry on with our daily routines once more...yeapee...right!

Unfortunately like with many brain & heart operations the patient often doesn't come out intact! In some cases you will have some side effects to deal with...in our mini case its legs & arms were not all working properly (I mean the keyboard of course silly kitties...) not all the fingers (keys) were working and we ended up with 5 fingers/paws not working...at all....rather annoyed after all this trouble and replacements! So we called the laptop people again who they send the PC doctor once again who changed motherboard (yes again!) and keyboard with no effect...still keys weren't working...Dell people then were supposed to call me so we could install new drivers (doctor's diagnosis was that the drivers were not installed properly....) but they didn't so my humat called instead them last night...She spend 2 & half hours on phone when another online doctor took over the mini through remote viewer and downloaded drivers & other stuff which again didn't fix the problem...Now my humat at this point was getting really really frustrated...her mini was not her mini anymore...almost everything had changed and still wasn't working properly so she ended up speaking with the online doctor's manager who reassured her that the only solution was to change the HARD DRIVE AGAIN! So the laptop doctor will be coming again to change it in a couple of days (humat wants time to recover before she has to reinstall everything once more) and if the mini is not fixed then....well that laptop doctor will have to deal not only with my humat but also with me & the rest of the kitty gang as we all getting fed up now and very very annoyed....growls & hisses...I think I need some rescue remedy to calm me down now! Meow!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Kitties vs Food

Just finished my workout...where is my dinner then?

There are many stories these days in the media about overweight pets and in particular cats

(see: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1215425/22lb-cat-Socrates-signed-PDSAs-Pet-Fit-Club.html). Although I purrsonally don't think that only pets are overweight these days (more humans are overweight comparing to cats & dogs and I have also see a lot of fat pigeons and other birds from my window pecking away in the garden...) I also think at the same time that it is not always our fault for gaining a bit of weight. A lot of the blame needs to be directed towards our way of life as us cats we are not known as a species which is very 'energetic'...except from when we are very young and not wise at all. You see cats tend to spend a of time sleeping and grooming and of course eating, even those cats that spend a lot of time outdoors....(most cats will find a nice comfy spot and will snooze till it is dinner time back at home). These days because we are well fed we don't need to use a lot of energy for hunting and catching food...food is waiting for us in a bowl or plate and tastes in some cases even better...but even in cases that we do decide to do a little bit of real hunting we end being accused of killing unnecessarily and being a menace to the wild life (see you can't win really). No, no what I think that needs to be blamed for our little overweight issue is what we actually are given to eat...all these human premade food is not good for us and even the food that is recommended by some 'experts' can be also in some cases extremely harmful to kitties as it will not only make you fat but also cause you future serious health issues...I think humats should stop blaming us pussy cats for eating too much or even blame themselves for feeding us too much (most of us will eat when we are hungry and eat as much as we need) and instead they should start considering checking and rechecking what they are feeding us and making sure that the food they are giving us are good to be eaten by not only us but also by themselves... No good making sure that they have a healthy diet but also making also sure that us their furry babies are getting also a healthy and natural diet. No extra salt, sugar & additives please...just good quality meat & fish will do!

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Catz vs furniture

If only our sofas at home were that good for scratching...

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...we have to use scratching posts instead

Monday, 21 September 2009

No Relations Whatsoever!

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If only I could find the biscuits bag!

Monday's rumbling

Getting ready for my snoozing routine

Finally after days of netbook issues it is working again although my humat says that not all the keys are working now...and it needs more fixing..at least we can all type...those keys that are not working are not of any use any way...who uses squiggle key or backward slash and wiggly parenthesis...but my humat says that this is not the point..all keys should be working on the netbook even if they are not being used. She says that you don't cut your small finger or your claws because you hardly use them...no, no I want my claws I like them and they are very very useful...when attacking or scaring off Choo Choo...I wouldn't look that menacing without my claws and teeth...and some growling and hissing and having lots of fur and looking big, etc, etc.

Yes I think I get my humat's point...it is a matter of purrnciple of course! But is quite annoying when because of a little machine you can't do your daily routine and as result you feel irritable and annoyed all the time...you see routine is very important...for humats & cats. Without your routine you feel anxious and lost...you want to be in control of your ownself and environment and routine helps you to do so...If I don't have my meals on regular times I feel lost very stressed and anxious that I won't get enough food for the day...routine is everything...for example now it is time for my late afternoon snooze...I don't want to be disturbed so I can have a restful snooze and then I can wake up fresh and ready for my supper...Also Mondays are catnipdays and I expect fresh catnip to be ready for me on my scratching post...if it is not there ready for me I will be very upset and grumpy for the rest for the day...and my humats don't want me to be grumpy...they know that when I'm not in a good mood...everybody suffers...humats and cats! So they need to keep my schedules and maintain my routine for their own good...Oh well enough for the day...time for a snooze...purrs & meows for now!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Just like me

Don't even think about it....no similarity whatsoever!!

Well no time to blog now because of computering issues (netbook on pc hospital till it gets better) but I thought I post this photo instead of another kitty who seems to have a lot in common with me and humats might also found funny....

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Yeah humats entertain us!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Kitties indoors

A wholeshelf to my self!

The other day my humats had a little 'riff' with next door neighbour about their kitty, Dora being left outside especially since she is not that well too and needs a lot of medication and care on a daily basis. Well my honest opinion on the matter is that I purrsonally prefer it to be an indoor kitty...I don't like the world outside, it smells and sounds very strange and makes me feel nervous and scared every time the door or window is open. I have tried to be brave and explore what is beyond the outside door but I found it very intimidating and went straight back to my safe place upstairs next to my catnipped scratching post. You see I was born from indoors kitties indoors and lived all my life indoors...which I like it just fine...

I get all I need by staying safe and sound indoors. I get regular good food (wet and dry), fresh water, clean available at all times litter trays, scratching posts for trimming, scent marking and exercising, high above the ground places to sleep, rest and observe all the cute little birdies outside which I don't feel the need to kill and catch as I have my own toys which I can use to entertain myself and help my humats entertain themselves too...and most importantly I get attention and care from my humats 24 hours a day because they are always there for me so they can make sure that I don't get bored or sleep all day long. The way I see it is that I have it a lot more better than poor Dora from next door who spends all her time in our garden either sleeping in her little cardboard box, which my humats have provided her with or wanting to be fed and get some attention from my own humats because they are here all the time and have not left her outside on her own because they can't be there to give her the attention she needs... no thank you I'll stick with my humats and being indoors instead purrrr!

Friday, 4 September 2009

Kitties & Humats sleeping patterns

Humat & Me sharing sleeping arrangements!

Humat research says that us kitties sleep a lot and that we actually spend a third of our lives grooming and sleeping (which is not new or strange anyway...). Sleeping and of course grooming (you need to be in top form, as clean and shining fur takes you a long way and makes you perfect for cuddling, petting, sitting on you laps and beds, etc and of course relaxes you and helps you go to sleep) are important in our lives as it is in your lives too, humats. So this strange idea that we kitties sleep a lot...well I think it needs a lot or rethinking and a lot time should do a lot of self contemplation and reflection...You see, we sleep because we need to, we sleep to stay in top form for when you are around so we can keep you entertained and exercised...Besides you humats sleep a lot as well like us when you get the chance...you tend to sleep at least 8 hours every night (and sometimes you will sleep a lot longer when you think you are tired or you are on holiday or it is the weekend, etc, ...) and even at times you would have naps during the day when you get the chance after you have had your dinner/lunch because it is either too hot or cold...you feel tired or not, etc. Which means that you humats often sleep more or less half of your day away which is more than we kitties actually do...as for grooming...well how much time do you spend on a daily basis in the bathroom washing, bathing, cleaning? I think it counts to a total of a lot...again perhaps more than we kitties actually spend on self grooming and in your case you also tend to not only groom yourselves but to also wanting to groom us too like we really need to...We are capable and we have always being to so we don't really need your help...this habit of yours to want to clean us and everybody else in your home too is an illness an OCD which you seemed were born with...so time to get some professional help I thinkz.
So you see humats you are not that much different from us anyway when it comes to sleeping and grooming habits so just try to follow our lead and be happy that you are so like us...as us, kitties after all rule the world!

Friday, 28 August 2009

Cat & Humat eating habits

Spotted a variable bird  for my diet

I often wonder about our eating habits and those of our humats helpers and to be honest here I can't say that I can see a lot of similarity... Like us humats like also to eat often and a lot...unlike us though they like to give different names to their food times during the day which often makes me wonder as I can't seem to able to understand why they don't simply eat when they are hungry, this kitty here meeowno understand. The annoying thing is that they try to impose those silly rules to us...we have to eat like them at certain times...no, I don't think so, we are kitties and we will eat when hungry... I would like to eat when my belly tells me that needs filling and not when my humat thinks that I should...meoww!
The other thing is that humats like us like a lot nice tasty meat and fishy...they eat like us a lot of tuna (they seem to love tune more than we do actually....hmmm fancy a bit of tuna now...stop it now kitty concentrate on your paws typing here) and other fish...salmon, sardine, cod...etc. Of course they tend to eat it nice and fresh and we getting from a tin or sachet and it doesn't always look like fish or meat for that matter. Sometimes it smells like fish but the appearance is yuk!
We also like the same types of meat that humans eat and in even in some cases our diet appears to have more variety and to be richer as it also includes small mice, slugs, frogs and of course juicy insects like flies (which humats think that they don't taste nice without even trying them.... consciously that is as every kitty knows too well that humats secretly often swallow small insects particularly when they are sleeping, walking, etc). We also don't mind eating other stuff that too humats like eating like diary products including yogurt, cream and milk, (although not all kitties can tolerate or like cows milk), a lot of green (including their plants and flowers), biscuits and some kitties seem to like other exotic food like olives, ice-cream, some fruit...well each one with his own tastes and preferences...And of course humats like us they often enjoy eating some of our fur too (for getting some roughage) often with their own food. So humats don't be so mean and selfish when you eat and us kitties want to taste what is on your plate...you should consider it a honour that we want to share your food as we consider you at times of course quasi-equals to us. 

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Us and our humats

Always trying to find new ways to improve myself

After a lot of thinking (between and during snoozing) I came to the conclusion (and this is a rather painful one too) that humats are very similar to us after all, despite common kitty belief of cat suprurrmacy....You see we seem to have a lot of things in common (size of brain being one of them, humats got big brains and like us they don't use all of it at all times...you use what you need when you need it...common kitty sense tell you so). Humats have territories like us (which in most cases are our own and we simply allow them to use them with permission) which they called their homes...and they will show very aggressive behaviour when it comes to defending them from other intruders, from their own species. Also humats like us like eating a lot and often...their feeding schedules have names such prurrrkfast, munch, suppurr, dinpurr and in between those feeding schedules they have what they call snacks...or as we know it better as treats! Most of the humat food tastes also the same as our own; they have wet food (meat or fishy flavour) with greens and dry food (sometimes they have biscuits or other dry stuff like cakes, bread...). They also like us tend to sleep a lot, they will sleep upon hours at night time (missing in meow opinion most of the fun) and they will snooze during the day (they often call it napping...humats we invented catnapping you know!). Like us they like being in charge of everything and everybody (of course they are not really in charge of us...it is the other way around as us, kitties, all around the world know too well...) and they will often forced to pay others to provide them with the services they need (which we can do for free of course, as we only need to be cute and cuddly, something that I guess it doesn't work very well and at all times with humats!). Also they are very curious and want to explore everything that is new and they haven't seen before (I guess this is why they seem to travel a lot, they like exploring other territories and claim if possible as theirs). Like us they also getting bored easily with their toys (which they call gadgets) and replace them as often as they can...calling it often upgrading I guess...Humats are like us very very stubborn and they won't often take no for an answer and they would try other methods of persuasion (often they call them logical arguments) to get their own way...not always as successful as us kitties I admit.
Of course there are other things that us kitties and humats are sharing and have in common but I need to stop typing now as my paws are getting too tired...meoowws for now!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Humats and weekends

When humats are away a kitty must entertain purrself

I really don't like weekends....for some cat obvious reasons. First of all I don't really know what all the fuss is about 'weekends' in the first place...they are only two days with the same hour length and weather as all the other days of what humats call weeks...Secondly why everything during the weekend is delayed and not happening and humats are acting like they are another species on these days? Most importantly why on meows and purrs I'm getting my breakfast later than normal on these days and what is all this big fuss about sleeping a bit longer over the weekend than any other day...us kitties we sleep and snooze when we feel sleepy and we don't need any weekends to have a 'bit of extra sleep'...not when it interferes with my meals schedule anyway...Then why all this sudden urge to go out all day and entertain yourselves and living us kitties all alone on hours upon hours...don't you know humats that this bizarre behaviour disrupts our own firmed established schedule? Us kitties need to be fed at certain hours, play and entertained at others and given attention all day and in some cases most of the nights long...Don't you understand the principle here humats that us kitties are here for all the duration of your lives and since we are not going anywhere you are not supposed to go either...well not without asking permission first, to let us know where you are planning to go, for how long and whether this outdoors activity will affect our own established schedule...as for going on holiday...well this is an entire other matter which I will discuss some other time...meowws for now!

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

My Summer Days

Trying to hide from brushes and scissors!!

Don't get me wrong humats and purrpals. I like summer...I like sunny days to snack and to snooze and to take it in general easy, but there are summer days that I don't really enjoy as I have to spend them trying to hide from my humats. You see I'm a pussykitty who has a a lot of qualities, intelligence, grace and of course I'm also very very cute (it's not me who thinks so but my humats are keep telling me...so it must be true). But I'm also a pussykitty who carries a lot of fur and likes rolling and playing with old and new things which have or not catnip...so my fur as a result gets at times I do admit it a bit messy...But you see, I don't mind having a bit of a messy fur but my humats being stubborn and very persistent, say that my lovely fur coat needs combing and grooming to get rid dirt and mats...This is their point of view course...as I, on the other hand, don't really think so! You see humats has being really hot these past few days and a kitty like me with a lot of fur needs to find cool spots to sleep and relax!. This might be anything from the bathtub to the kitchen floor which I admit is not at all times that clean and my fur tends to pick up a bit of dust and other parts that are used in humats cooking habits. SO WHAT? I don't mind a bit of dirt and dust on my fur...I can cope...so should you humats. So don't try to catch me to brush, groom and trim...I don't like any of those...My fur and I are quite happy without all that human attention...So I will stay hidden till you decide humats that I don't need grooming and I will use claws and teeth to protect my own furturf! So there....meooww!

Monday, 17 August 2009

For some humat cat carers!

Tired kitty at work!

I really have a problem with some humats who look after us, kitties, without actually thinking that us, kitties, might really think, like and hate about certain situations. Most of us kitties, humats, you should know by now, that we are what you call rather timid. It is a natural behaviour which us, small predators, need to keep us safe from bigger predators. We need to hide and flight from things and sounds unknown and to be weary from strangers, especially big humats who don't smell familiar. So when you have a lot of your own species around, for what you call entertainment, you should at the same time have a room in your big territory where us, kitties, can go and stay and left in peace till your territory and ours is quiet again and all these strange non-furhumats have finally evacuated it. You know humats, us kitties, like you at time we simply want to be left alone and not disturbed by others, four or two legged species. So we need our space or room where we can go to relax and ponder and think about the world around us. 
Also you should know better by now and not not to leave us outside when there are a lot of people, celebrating and making a lot of noise with what you call 'fireworks' as they are really very loud for our own sense of hearing and scary too...and on that subject what is the point of fireworks humats anyway? They are too noisy and they scare and disrupt other animals too...can you just have quietly fun? Consider all the other animals that share your environment...they don't need to suffer for you to have a bit of fun, do they now? Meoowww! 

Friday, 14 August 2009

Internet woes

Bored kitty here!

We are all so dependent on internet these days that it is scary when you suddenly realise that your life has no meaning and you lose all purpose in life, when you suddenly you find yourself with no access to the wide catweb , and you suddenly realise that you are fiddling with your claws or fingers because we can't twitter or blog anymore. So sad, so terrific! I guess an intellectual and experienced pussykity like me should have a lot of things to do in such occasions like reading a good cat book, trying to find missing toys which haven't seen for months...(I wonder where that little grey toy mouse I used to carry around all the time might be...), looking around for hidden treats and left overs from breakfast-time, bother my humat till she gives me some attention, pester the other two lazy ones who wasting their life by sleeping for hours upon hours, etc, etc. Yes I know there are a lot of things that I could do if I can't get to the internet (same goes for my humats, reading would be a very good idea for them to make some use of these idle grey cells) but to be honest I do prefer instead the fun I get when trying to type my messages with my fat and fury paws and give some advice to other fellow pussykitties and their humats, when updating on twitter and generally be able to communicate with so many other pussykitties all over the world and to be aware of what's going on the feline and human world. Yes it is really furstrating when you can't have internet access especially at the lonely dark hours when humats and cats are all in the snoring land...I need to keep my purrself entertained and well informed...connect me meoowww pleaseee!

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Cats rule!

Yesterday my two humats went out to do some bat watching. Apparently some other humat who is an expert in bats was going to talk about them and then go around the big garden we have here in town (Botanic Garden) to find some. 
When the two came back they couldn't stop talking about them. I can't say that I liked this new enthusiasm from my two humats... they were kept saying that bats are cute, they do this and that, they eat a lot of mosquitoes per night (something like 300 per bat per night), they are endangered species (I would be an endangered species if they don't feed me soon, meeooww) and they are protected in UK, there are many different types of bats on the island, they are look more like humans than mice (mice...are bats mice then? Where are they, get me one then), their wing span is really big, they the smallest ones can live up to 12-14 years, they eat mainly insects or fruits, etc, etc.
OK they fly around and eat insects, I get it, OK they are not many left but they are not like humans (us cats are more similar with our humats than humats think or believe and much more intelligent than them anyway) but I don't comprehend this new obsession. Aren't we pussykitties enough to get obsessed with humans? Aren't we good enough for you any more? Why such an obsession with flying mammals then? You can't keep them as pets, meeowws and purrrs you can't even see them properly, they only fly at night...stop then talking about them and go and fetch my dinner now....meow!

Monday, 10 August 2009

Monday's ranting

Monday is a very depressing day...I guess it doesn't help when it isn't mid August yet and the weather is yuk! Yesterday nice warm sun...today rainy and cold. Sometimes I wish I was a mediterranean pussykitty (although my humat1 says that pussykitties there are very very skinny!)
Nevertheless I feel rather depressed today and not so good...I guess it is true that they say about us cats, we do reflect our humats emotions, when they are feeling depressed we are feeling it too. I guess I need to find a nice quiet place where I can stretch my paws and have a little snooze but first I need to have a little snack. A little food always cheer me up, a nice bit of tuna perhaps or some chicken or even a bit of ham...I know there is a spare slice somewhere in the fridge...not enough for a humat sandwich, enough for a little poor hungry depressed kitty...meeoww!
Anyway back to be depressed because my humats at least they can go out and cheer themselves up a bit I have to depend on them and to pestering the other two in the house to get some fun...and the other two are not much of a fun as they prefer to sleep instead than being awake for me to pester...oh well, soon Monday would be over and we will all feel a bit better. But really humats don't be depressed you make me feel sad too and this puts me off my food...if anything can put me off my dinner...Come on where is that ham slice then...purrr!

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Sheng Chi's intelligent thinking

I've have being doing some reading quite a lot recently (as there is a lot to read around as my human is currently doing a research about pets personalities and behaviour) and I came up to a few conclusions about us cats and you human species. 
You see humans have recently found out that us cats like humans and the other species (you know which, the ones that bark a lot...meowww) have personalities too which include elements such as 'friendly', 'alert', 'placid, 'active', 'vocal' and 'inquisitive' along with their opposites. Other humans came also to the conclusion that we like them tend to be either left or right-handed (it was in one of newspapers yesterday see at: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-1204123/These-megalomaniac-moggies-taking-world----mans-experience-firmly-paw.html). They also have figured out that we are very intelligent and that we can learn through trial and error, experience, observations, blah, blah, etc. 
Well all these plethora of information is very informative and interesting to you perhaps humans but in reality it doesn't really tell us anything new. You see all us cats know very well that we are very clever and capable to control and manipulate other species and in particular humans so they can obey us and take care of us, this is what we do. 
What we need now is to convince you humans that we know best and when we are not happy with certain things aka food, sleeping arrangements, toys available to entertain ourselves, preferable scratching surfaces, litter trays and good litter, areas to climb and observe our domain and subjects (you humans) then we will do things that you won't like to tell you so! (for example, urinating in other areas in the house if the litter tray is not to our own standards, scratch carpets and sofas if the scratching post doesn't accommodate our needs, etc) 
It is your job you see to make certain that we have what we need at all times and there are no changes in our daily routines so life can go as normal. You see humans when we are happy you are happy too because we make you happy by just being around to be admired and adored...Meow and purrr!

Monday, 3 August 2009

Sheng Chi's top ten tips for indoors cats!

Here are my top ten tips for all indoor good pussycats which I discovered after years of research on human behaviour!

1. Always appear to be hungry...even if you have just eaten and there is more than one humans living in your house.
2. Always live a mess after you have being to the litter tray. It is your humans duty as your carers to clean after you.
3. Always demand attention particularly when your humans appear to be busy. e.g watching TV or working on their computer. If purring and meowing doesn't work try climbing on top of telly/screen if possible and hang tail above the screen (this works better for kitties with bushy tails as they can cover a lot of the screen area).
4. When your human(s) buys you new toys do not look excited or show any kind of interest for the toys for at least a few weeks till they have forgotten about it. Instead show interest for the box or package that came in.
5. Always be present when a human opens the fridge or cupbaord where food is kept...and stare. There is 99% chance that you'll get some treat.
6. Always demand to sit in the middle of the sofa when the human is sitting there. If meowing and purring doesn't work then do the starring straight in the eyes method...it always works
7. If there is a staircase in the house always sit or sleep at the bottom of the stair in the middle especially during the hours that humans are at home.
8. Always leave your toys (plastic balls are better) in the middle of the room, if humans step on them they will replace them with new ones.
9. Always meow loud, as you are in some form of pain when you are on your own upstairs or in the middle of the night...there is nothing more entertaining than worried humans running upstairs to check on you...do this only when you are very bored and not that often as they might figure out that you are 'faking' it.
10. Always try to sleep in the middle of the bed after the humans have fallen asleep and try to push each human on the sides as much as you can...you will have a lot of space to stretch, also try snoring too, it helps!

Friday, 31 July 2009

Travelling pussycats

I don't get it how some humans can act so irresponsible when it comes to looking after their pets...We cats like routines and safe homes and territories. Things we don't like are usually loud and strange noises, other bossy cats and pets or even humans in our homes, visiting the vet, not having our dinner on time, not given enough attention especially when we demand it and travelling on what you humans call motor vehicles...especially when we have to be among strangers. It is very dangerous for a cat to leave his/her home and to find himself/herself in strange places with strange people...anything could happen: having an accident, being taken away by a stranger or even being harmed and of course getting lost. That woman in the BBC story should not have appeared on telly telling us proudly that her cat goes for walkies on the local bus on his own (that cat looked rather stressed than appearing to enjoy himself on that bus)/ If she was genuielly worried about the cat's safety she should have instead tried to stop him going away for two hours on a public bus by either trying to keep him indoors or by simply have told the bus driver not to let the cat on the bus. Simple. Cats should not be travelling on public transport on their own...meeow!

See at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8176971.stm

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Messy humans!

When humans will learn that us pussykitties don't like mess and CHANGES! We like things the way they are...so don't try to change things...I like my boxes under the bed and I like them in the right order they were till now. But no, no humans will have to come and mess up things and mix boxes and not put them back the right way as they were before...Their excuse? They were looking for some type of bottle which has gone missing since moving and must be in some of the boxes that they were never opened and checked because of lack of room and need for them....pheww! Lame excuse meeeoww thinks. And of course the worst thing of all is that they won't let me help them with their search. Life it would have being much easier if they could simply let me go inside the boxes and allow me to search for meeeowself. No, No not allowed inside, they say, because I'll mess things....yeah right! Flash news humans, you have messed up things already. I could only have helped you to put things right for a little tuna treat!
But humans are stubborn and they think they know better...Whatever next? Relocating my litter trays? NOOOO! Out of the question meeeoww kitten thinks!

Friday, 24 July 2009

Us kittens after all...

It is generally believed, by humans mainly, that us cats are mostly lazy and that we usually the only thisns we do is just eat (in some cases quite a lot), sleep, a lot...lick ourselves, a lot and now & then visit the litter tray...yes, well we do but there is a good reason for it. You see it is is in our genes, we were born that way not to use unneccesarry energy if there is no reason to do so and besides what else do you expect from a cat to do? Perhaps to occasionally play with toys and strings and balls and things but we usually only do this to entertain you humans and to also stop you calling us lazy all the time...what else do you think other mammals do? Except from forced to go for occasional walks dogs follow more or less the same routine like us cats do. As for the myth that cats need to go outside to keep themselves stimulated...well it is really a... myth. Cats that go outside for hours upon hours do exactly the same things that indoors cats do...sleep a lot! The only difference is that cats that go outside tend to sleep in some sunny corner (if they can find one) in the neighbour's garden instead from the sofa or bed. But in most cases they would have preferred to stay indoors with their humans than be outside in the cold and wet weather or they go outside so they can stay away from the other cats that live under the same roof. You see it is an urban myth that us cats like being outside, we actually prefer to be inside keeping our humans company with food available to us, twenty four hours along with some nice toys and furry toy mices than being outside and actually having to catch real mice and birds or even frogs to entertain ourselve...we only do it because we have no toys to play with outside...Flies and small insects are another story...more fun and easier to catch inside or outside and very tasty too for small snacks!
Cats that go outside are getting bored too you know...I often see next door's cat playing hide and seek with herself in our garden and doing what you humans call 'mad dashes', running for no reason from one side of the garden to the other chasing herself because she is bored and she has no human or other cat to pester...
So I'm quite happy being indoors all the time as I get attention and food when I want it from humans and I can pester the other two cats when I feel like...So don't listen to what other humans tell you that us cats need to be outside...this kitty here says otherwise!

Thursday, 23 July 2009


Hi there humans!
I'm Sheng Chi the cat and I'm taking over from my human on this blog business...as I help my human to give advice to other humans about their cats' behaviour I thought that I qualified for this job...to blog I mean! Of course I need to get used to this thing that you humans call keyboard and typing...tricky when you have paws and not hands with a lot of fur on them too!
The idea is to give a daily personal account on what us cats are up to every day and thinking so you humans can understand us better. This is not any form of anthropomorphising, simply seeing things our way...
I'll try to blog regularly but for more frequent updates you can catch me on twitter...
At the moment my main issue is the current litter used in our home...paper pellets...apparently they are environmentally frienldy, more absorbent, less smelly and not very messy...this is where I have an issue with.. I liked the previous litter used (wood pellets) because it was rather messy and used to got stuck in my paws and fur and carried all over the house...he, he! Not such fun anymore it seems! Oh well I must found another way to amuse myself...

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Missing cat

Today I'm going to rant about some irresponsible cat carers who think that by getting a cat and by just leaving a bit food once or twice a day while themselves are never at home to look after the cat or to know where their cat is day or night is the right thing to do and themselves are good pet carers...WRONG!!
Cats need the same time and effort when it comes to looking after as dogs and children. Cats are a longlife responsibility and they require time and effort and to also given enough attention and to interact with so they don't get stressed and as result either start disappearing for days or start behaving in what some humans will call inappropriate ways.
Our next door not very well extremely thin female cat has disappeared again, second time this summer and her carers have left notes in all neighouring houses mail boxes telling us how much they worried about her since she has gone missing since Monday morning. If they were that good pet carers they would have known that the cat is only being missing since Monday night as she spent as usual all her day in our garden sleeping in the cardboard box who have left out for here as me and my partner felt so sorry for that little skinny cat who was always in our garden begging for food and attention and wanting to come indoors everytime the window or door was open. Even our own three cats they feel sorry for her and they didn't mind her coming indoors and occasionally stealing some of their food. A cat that spends so much time away from her own home and seems desperate for attention and to be welcomed to another house with already resident cats living there is not in my opinion a well looked after cat. 
I think is about time that pet rescue centres make sure that their pets go to homes where the humans would look after them properly for the rest of their lives and not just checking out if the house has a garden. NOT ALL CATS want to be left outside 24 hours day and night. Some are as happy living indoors with people that they really care for them and seem to prefer it that way...