Wednesday, 8 April 2009
Now for the really wonderful news!!!! Oh yes my wonderful friends Trooder, Shadow, Molly and Jack the woffie have sent me a couple of Matatabi seeds so I can make Daddy grow some for me, and good as gold Daddy came home from work last night and went straight out to the greenhouse to plant the seeds and put them in the propagator! While he was out there I noticed him tending my next crop of cat grass too! :) Oh what a wonderful Daddy I have and what a wonderful Wednesday this is... Soon I shall have access to some top notch 'nip as well as some seriously good Matatabi (a.k.a. Silver Vine) and be able to spend my days in a merry drug induced fog... ;) I mean who cares that much about kittens when they are so eer umm "Happy" that they can can't quite walk straight, thinking has become all eer "Foggy" and I have a serious case of the "Munchies" ;) Sometimes it really is a good life! :)
Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Then again there's those nice looking new planters that have appeared in my run, the cat grass that Daddy's growing for me in his new heated propergator and those nice new catnip plants too. Two varieties I have not tried as yet and I hear that the woman is going to be planting them along with my existing 3 varieties in the new planters, giving me more delectable catnip as well as more room for running around in out there... I hear she's planing to add a nice high shelf or sleeping platform and a ladder too, or might make us a huge scratcher and climbing frame this year! Ok, I guess she's my Mum but I reserve the right to grump, grumble and hiss at Setra all I like... What do you mean I do that to everykitty?! How dare you! I'm a cool dude and a total studly mancat I'll have you know and just in case you've all forgotten I'm D'Boss!!! Yep, all the food is mine, all the toys are too and you just have to know that all that catnip is mine all mine too! :)
Ok time for a nap now and don't you go waking me up now...
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
Oh what a wonderful time of year this is... The froggies are spawning and soon I will have a load of little suicidal froglets to play with. I mean talk about Darwinism and natural selection, any froglet that's dumb enough to break into a cat run is one that is not required to pass on it's genes! ;) I really am a dab paw at catching them when they do that, they're so entertaining too! :)
Better still Daddy tells me that we have mice in the compost heap, so I'm purring hard that some of them are daft in the head too and break into my run to come and play with me! :) Even if they don't they're great fun to watch scampering about in the garden looking for dropped bird seed to stuff their little mousey faces with...
Watch out Sir David Attenborough, I'm far better at quietly sneaking up on wildlife than you are and I'm happy to sit still for hours at a time, just waiting for the right beasty to come along and entertain me. Now come on Mummy, how about getting me some bunnies to look at?! I'd even go for some of those chickens that Ramses is so mad about, I mean they're at least entertaining! ;)
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
What is this strange and some what miraculous change in your personality I hear you ask, it is all down to my new love Matatabi! Here are some interesting facts about it:
Matatabi is a deciduous, tree-like vine, native to the Asian continent and the Islands of Japan. A close relative of the Kiwi vine, it grows wild in the highlands. It bears small white flowers in summer and small fruits in summer. The entire plant has been used in traditional Japanese medicine, and some of its uses are quite curious.
Long ago the Japanese people discovered that the leaf of the Matatabi vine drives cats crazy. When put into toys, cats play with them excitedly, slobbering, writhing, and dancing about in a strange state of heightened alertness. The herb induced performance is called the Matatabi dance. The dance is similar, but more extreme, to that which occurs when cats are exposed to catnip. Research has established this peculiar feline reaction is caused by volatile oils found in the leaves. Matatabi is more than a source of fun, it is used as a health stimulant for sick cats. As an infusion or powder, it is used to speed the recovery of ailing felines.
All I know is it's mine, all mine and I love it! Better still Daddy says he can get seeds to grow this plant for me and since it is a vine it can probably be grown against the side of my cat run, so that I can sniff it's delectable leaves all the time. Then when it's leaves are about to drop I can help Mummy harvest them, dry them and she says she'll make a load of Matatabi stuffed toys then! So all being well I will be able to send sweet little Tama-Chan a Matatabi ravioli for KissMouse... :) Anyway, back to my Matatabi and all those "feel good feelings" :)
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Tuesday, 17 February 2009
Tuesday, 10 February 2009
Other than the nasty weather and Isis being hugely pregnant, there has been quite a bit on TV of late about Red Squirrels! :) We are all huge fans of the lovely Red Squirrel here and as such watch anything we can about it eagerly, especially Ramses who sometimes seems to think he's a squirrel too - this just goes to prove my theory that he's totally nuts! ;) He just doesn't seem to understand that squirrels can't and don't eat nice juicy roasty chickens, nor do they get to snuggle in bed at night with their Mummy's. However it seems in order to protect the lovely Red Squirrel there will be a targeted cull of the Grey Squirrel that was introduced here from the USA in the 1800's, I gather this means it's open season on grey squirrels and since we have one in the garden that we've been fattening up over winter on a diet of peanuts and bird seed, I'm planning my move! I mean what better delicacy can there be than a well stuffed squirrel? ;) The only real downside to this plan of mine is that darn squirrel runs too fast for me at present and I don't really have the "get up and go" to start training for the chance when there's a nice bed full of teddy bears to cuddle with in D'Boy's room... Dreaming about catching the squirrel is all I can manage I guess! ;)
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
In the meantime I'z been occupying my time by exploring my creative side with the help of Ramses, Isis and Mummy! This is also to help keep Mummy's mind of the fact that Grammy is having her first radiation treatment for cancer today... See I can be a good and thoughtful cat at times! :P Now if only I could convince Mummy that feeding me loads of treats will help her not think of Grammy today... ;)
Anyway here's what we've been upto and NO these kyoot little onesies are not for me! Remember I'z a big masculine type of mancat and I doesn't do wearing pink, that's for girlycats and sweet little Blurpy Girls! :) However I'm very fond of Blurpies, even if they can't all be D'Boy they're pretty darn good and have the coolest toys and very snuggly blankets too... So you see I do have a softer side (no not my belly!), a more artistic and creative side and I'z an all around nice guy!
Just remember I'll bash yer good and proper if you'z going to disagree with me!
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
Yes friends it's National Bunny Week and as such I feel it my duty to stuff myself full of all the bunny flavoured food I can get my paws on! I have also been trying to explain to Mummy that I need a pet to help keep my mind off licking my belly bald... I've suggested a bunny as I can think of so many things I could do with a bunny and even if I got fed-up with playing with it, it'd still be very useful and probably very tasty too! ;) Ok, so I can't help myself I'm a little obsessive about bunnies...
Talking of things I'm obsessed with I have a new toy that's totally amazing! :) Honestly I thought d'nip was the only drug for me, with maybe a little Valerian on the side... Oh no honeysuckle too has it's place in my heart, to draw in deep fragrant sniffs of it and to savour them to their fullest extent... Mmmmmm...bliss! :)
Tuesday, 20 January 2009
Why, oh why can't Mummy be totally horrid? If only she was more like Yao-lin's slave, then I could feel fully justified in putting the bitey on her. The thing is she's nice and kind and caring and so I must repress my urge to show her fingers the jaws of death... :S It's not easy being a cat with inner conflicts like this! Now where is Ramses, I feel the need to "bop" someone good and proper and if I try doing that to Isis I'll just get told off again. Apparently it's mancatly to "bop" a pregnant ladycat... Oh bother I think I'll just go and rip up the vet bed again! ;)
Wednesday, 14 January 2009
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
It has been pointed out to me recently that I'm rather lazy when it comes to blogging, so I'm going to try and rectify this... In fact I'm doing my best to become a better Tigmut'hep in 2009 than I was last year. To this end I'm suffering a great indignity in order to try and break my over grooming habit! Oh yes, I've let them dress me in customized baby underwear... :S At least they got me white and blues ones and not the pink ones that my treacherous Boy suggested, I really would have had to leave him the gift of warm wet furball in the shoe if he had done that to me! Luckily for him Mummy stepped in and saved that small tragedy from happening... So I now have 2 blue and one white onesies that have been tailored to my exact requirements. I think that once Mummy has finished tailoring them all for my needs I may well insist that she customize them more fully with added slogans and the like! ;) Oh and just in case anykitty was wondering it seems I'm an age 3-6 months...
Mummy says if I wear these for a good portion of the day that I will have less opportunity to over groom while leaving me free to run around the house with Ramses and Isis if I so please. Seeing as the only other options were some sort of muzzle that would keep me from my food, or a conehead, I guess that Mummy and Daddy's invention is not so bad... The upside of it is I have a warm belly at last and I must say I do rather like that feeling! Once I've let some of my furs grow back I gather I won't have to wear my cloths as much, as long as I continue to refrain from my grooming habits of 12 hrs a day spent licking my belly pink... I kind of hope it works as I'm sick of Ramses poking fun of my nakid pink undercarriage and Isis asking me when the kittens are due! So paws crossed I can beat this compulsion, even if I can't kick the 'nip habit! ;)