Wednesday, 19 October 2016

RIP - Stephen - October 19, 2016 at 6:20 pm

Last Wednesday, Stephen was still his usual bouncy ball of intelligence that ruled the house. Then on Thursday and Friday we noticed he was looked thinner and not eating. We took him to the vet for an overnight stay and they released him on Saturday, a little worse for wear and a bit grumpy, but having been given the all-clear. But he wasn’t ok. Through Saturday night and into Sunday, he wasn’t eating and just lying around. We took him back in on Monday to see what else could be wrong. A scan showed a large mass in his abdomen and when the vets went in, it had spread to multiple organs. There was nothing we could do for him, the vets carefully stitched him up and brought him home for one final visit. He passed away at 2:30pm surrounded by those who loved him. I can’t believe it. He’s gone.

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Friday, 1 May 2015

Unnatural Prey - May 1, 2015 at 7:43 am

Dear Matilda,

USB cables do not taste good. They also do not need to be pulled out of the computer and stashed under the bed (although at least you seem to have some grasp of electrical safety).

Please go back to sitting on the windowsill and your trash-talking competition with the magpies. It’s safer.


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Monday, 23 February 2015

Felix Vouchers - February 11, 2015 at 10:43 am

Dropped another 168 vouchers into Cats Protection: 7 more cans of cat food for their fosters. If you have any spare, please drop them into your local CPS shop, as most branches are collecting the vouchers now.

(For every 24 vouchers, Felix will donate one free can of cat food to Cats Protection, so if you aren’t using the vouchers please donate them).

Details here:

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Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Stephen vs. laptop

Laptop - type: MSI, Weight: under 1kg
Stephen - type: feline, weight: 7.5kg
One is on my lap, one wants to be on my lap. Too bad the second doesn't care if I move the first. He just treads all over it.
So at 08:00a.m. this morning there was a cry of:

"No, not my power button. You. Little. Sod."

from me and many loud purrs from Stephen.
All I can say is thank heavens for hibernate mode. I've spent too much of this morning with my cat and my laptop both asleep on my lap!
(This is the same cat that bookmarked xkcd so I shouldn't be surprised...)

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Blowing hot air - February 7, 2015 at 9:32 am

Dear Matilda,

You learned to turn the heater on by headbutting it? It explains the last few days, when DH and I both thought we were going mad, but this is not entirely a good thing. Yes, you sauntering in, thumping the heater with your head and settling in front of it as I stared was not something I see every day. No, it’s not something all cats do.

Sadly it’s not going to work much longer, as we’re now turning it off at the plug as well, and I’ve moved the plug to a socket out of your reach.

(Please, please don’t learn to transfer that skill to wall plugs. Please.)


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Tuesday, 11 November 2014

It's alive....perhaps?

After Google decided that it required my phone number (no it doesn't), I've ended up rebuilding the entire blog. Unfortunately followers and visitors were lost. Content was also wiped but can be ported back (I take backups).

The syndication will be tested tonight, which is when I find out if I've wasted my time, or if blogspot is worth the extra work to bring back to life. Personally I'd like to see it back, but with all the issues, I'm not going to spend forever on the cats blog - they'd rather I spent my time tickling them!

Adverts are once again by Project Wonderful to avoid the...unfortunate content...that Adsense was serving. They're here to cover the bandwidth of the link between the blogs.