Tuesday, 14 October 2014

TV documentaries and my thoughts (Ozzy doesn’t do a lot of thinking really…)

Well despite all my efforts and good intentions, I did actually what I’ve promised myself I won’t do when I took over Sheng Chi’s blog….I didn’t blog often as I was meant to do. You see now I understand how easy is to get distracted when you are such a busy kitty like myself. You have good intentions and well thought plans but they never come into effect because life sometimes has other plans….
Now I understand all the work Sheng Chi had to do and how difficult it can be to keep on top of everything….too much to do so little time…and they dare to call us lazy as species go…cats are not lazy even when they do seem to be doing nothing at all as they are still working, planning, thinking how to do things and how to keep other kitties in the house along with their always making a mess hoomins in control…It can be really exhausting trying to keep up with everything, a cat’s work is never done completely, they are always things she needs to do to keep a happy and well maintained home….

After a hard day's work a kitty is entitled to a little relaxation....a catnip bath!

Ozzy of course prefers a more...traditional method of relaxation...snoozing!

So when you see on TV programmes hoomins made about us, kitties, and our lives and behaviours, well, sometimes you have to try very hard not to get annoyed. Supposedly we are great and ferocious hunters, behave like lions when at home and we can’t live with other cats at home we can’t stand each other, we are manipulating because we talk to our humans by meowing (the only way possible really) when we want something from them (how else you are suppose to communicate then with vocal creatures like hoomins?)…well what a lot of…what is that expression you hoomins are often using….it begins with b…I think…excuse me but I’m not very good with hoomin swearing like Sheng Chi was….

My point is that what you see in these programs is sometimes half the truth…not all cats are the same or behave in the same way….
They often seem to forget to mention that many kitties these days live a safe and enjoyable life being permanently indoors and some have never even put a paw outside (myself included) so they have never chased, catch or kill and god forbid, kill or even eat a bird or a mouse….I like birdies and I’d never even dream of trying to catch and kill them…they haven’t done anything to me, they are cute little creatures who I enjoy watching flying and eating from the birdfeeders outside in the garden….as for eating them ….why on earth any kitty would eat a bird who has feathers or a furry small rodent when she can have delicious meals at home served on regular intervals by her hoomins? Really now let’s be realistic, cats are not that stupid they are a lot more clever than some hoomins think anyway…
Besides a lot of cats are not very good at hunting anyway…at the moment I’m looking at that big spider on the wall (it looks huge actually) and I’m hoping that hoomin would catch it and let it loose outside as it is quite big and a bit scary too…So not all cats are not very good with hunting, they simply don’t know how while also some they are even afraid of small furry running very fast creatures….I remember very well one of my best companions a few years back, poor Flouffy, who used to get petrified of anything small and furry like the hamster the hoomins used to also have at that time. If the little thing was out of his cage (which needed regular cleaning if I remember correctly, it was such a long time ago you see…) Flouffy would go into hiding under the bed till the hamster was back on his cage again….Yeah poor Flouffy was never any good at hunting anything other than his little blue ball which he used to love…
Even the great and menacing Sheng Chi wasn’t such an expert at catching anything really even spiders which she used to accidentally kill sometimes by simply stepping on them and flatten them (by the way and to update you tall hoomin finally caught that huge scary spider and let it loose outside to terrorise in the garden…so glad that I don’t go outside in that scary garden….). At least in my younger days I could catch the occasional moth and even eat although I must admit they didn’t taste that good…..prefer tuna or salmon instead and very small chicken pieces well cooked….not raw.
Of course and let’s not forget that some cats are even friends with what they suppose to catch and eat like birds and smaller animals….there are so many videos on the internet now with many cats and their small friends….

No, those programs on TV must be banned or at least to stop showing us being so mean and vicious and trying to convince hoomins that all of us, kittens, are terrible killing machines or that we are still wild and behave like our ancestors….Not true, us cats have evolved and now we are equal family members who enjoy having an easy life and be pampered and loved by hoomins….who really wants to go outside where it is cold, noisy, smelly and rather dangerous for small creatures like ourselves, definitely not me and my other three companions….

Till later (Ozzy also agrees with me while he is currently eating my food….go away pest and eat your own food…..). 

Tuesday, 12 August 2014


Hi there. My name is Ripley and along with Ozzy (who currently is growling behind me....he is hungry again I guess) we are taking over from now on the ownership of this blog.
I am Ripley, the clever one

This is Ozzy the one that hoomins  often call trouble and who is not that clever really, he likes eating and playing a lot...
Sheng Chi unfortunately passed away a few months back,very unexpectedly and her loss caused a lot of sadness to both my hoomins and myself of course along with Choo Choo too. Since we've lost Sheng Chi hoomins have brought home (or as they said it they've 'adopted') two other rescue cats. 
Faith, a 12 year black and white female who has no many teeth left (just four really, poor thing) and a bit of arthritis on her front left leg which makes her limp most of the times and impossible for her to jump on high places. Faith came from a local shelter and she is a very affectionate and loveable cat who causes no trouble and who i also like very much.
Faith snoozing in her new bed...she is quite cute really...

My hoomins also adopted Ozzy (big mistake really) from the local cats protection branch, who is a 7 year old black and white male and who most of the time acts like a 1 year old kitten, instead. He is far too playful and a big pain in my fury....who thinks that anything and anybody is there for him to play with....Yes it is quite obvious I guess that I don't like him that much really but now he is a member of our family so slowly, very slowly I'm getting used to him being around (believe me it is very hard to do though ...). 
Unfortunately and although Ozzy is not that clever really nevertheless he has managed to win over the hoomins and Choo Choo (not Faith who she doesn't really trust him as he runs a lot and tends occasionally to knock her over....he can be very excitable and he also tends to buzz a lot like a mosquito....this is why the hoomins call him mosquito, I guess). He sometimes behaves also like a puppy, following the hoomins all the time, being affectionate and cute with his big eyes and rather cute face (grr...) so you tend to hear quite often from the hoomins a lot of 'ooohs' and 'aaaahs', and 'how cute is he'....grrr and more grrr...such a manipulative little monster he is....
Anyway this is how things are now that Sheng Chi is not around any more and from now on and since I'm the oldest and the wiser of course I'd tell you on a regular basis, hopefully, some of the things that are happening in my house and which you might find interesting and entertaining perhaps. Oh yes Ozzy (ha, ha right if this is ever going to happen....) would perhaps take over and tell some of our stories also as it was agreed (the oldest and the youngest in our family) but very much doubt as he doesn't have the patience really to sit down and type anything...
Till next time then! Time for dinner now which hopefully will stop Ozzy for a little while from running like a maniac downstairs....poor hoomin can't get a moment of peace and quiet, he, he!

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Finally the mystery has being solved (at least hoomin thinks so!)

    It’s being a while since I’ve posted anything and now we are already in 2014! But you know how things are sometimes… a kitty like me can get really busy especially when she has hoomins and other kitties to manage! Yeap I’m a very busy kitty and sometimes don’t have the time for all the things I want to do as you understand of course that snoozing and eating always takes priority in a kitty’s daily life!
 But since today I seem to have a bit more extra time I’ve decided therefore to post something and since my hoomin seems to be also so annoyingly pleased with herself. You see she believes that she has finally solved this big mystery, which in my opinion it has never being a mystery anyway.
So for the past couple of days she keeps telling over and over and over again that she finally knows the answer to the big question of what cats are doing when hoomins are not at home (they are at that place which they call ‘work’)! Apparently the other day when she came home after being at work for most of the day (around 9 hours really too long for a pussycat to be without her hoomins and the services they provide, mainly regular food) she found Choo Choo (who is really lazy and sleeps a lot even for an old lazy cat) sleeping on the exact and very same spot she had left him in the morning… big deal!
When my hoomin came back and went into the bedroom Choo he simply looked at her, still very sleepy and not too much bothered, and he went back to sleep again to finally wake up a little later to hassle her to feed him, acting of course like he hadn't be fed for days (to make things clear here I don’t bother hoomin so she can feed me as we have a clear understanding of when she needs to feed me and how much…so she doesn’t need to be reminded)! 

Afterwards she told to the other hoomin: ‘Not that I had any doubt of course that my cats spend most of their time when I am not at home sleeping but at least now I have proof too,  I have seen it with my own eyes!’

Really hoomin and all the other hoomins out there you didn’t know that when you are not around to give us attention and food we’ll sleep till you finally come home again and save our energy for when you are at home?

Well if this is the case then you should stop once and for all consider yourselves to be an intelligent species because everybody else including the birdies outside already knew this facto of life!