Wednesday 26 November 2008

Whinging Wednesday...

Well it's about time I had a good whinge after the treatment I've been putting up with recently... Honestly who asked my permission to take me to the VET's?! Did I say I wanted the badman to stick a needle in me?! I was feeling purrfectly well until I got that done to me and then you go on about my sulking for 36 hrs and even refusing to eat. What did you expect? You had me tortured and then expect me to be convinced that you haven't also poisoned all my food... You must think I'm daft! Oh no not me, I waited to see if those Abys got sick off the food before agreeing to eat again. Plus reaping the benifits of making you worry enough about me and my reaction to make sure I got my paws on some pretty good treat too! ;) Now if you don't mind I think I'll go sleep on your bed for the rest of the day, after all I don't want you to think you're forgiven as yet as there might be some more treats laying around that I might like later on today... :)

Tuesday 11 November 2008

Big Fluffy Cushions!

Oh what luxury, what bliss! Mummy's made me two lovely, snuggly, warm and fluffy, faux fur cushion covers for my favourite lounging cushion! Apparently that means I can always have one on the go, even if I can't be bothered to move when throwing up after too much 'nip and a large dose of cat grass... ;) Well in my defence sometimes it's hard to move when the room keeps spinning and the floor feels all wobbly...

Anyway I can now snuggle up on my big old cushion in real style! :) I even hear that Mummy and Dad are thinking of buying some more of this lovely faux fur to make matching cat blankets for under our big bed at the end of the chaise lounge and for the back of the sofa where we all like to sit for much of the evening. Well we can see the TV over the beans heads from there you know! ;) I do so hope that Mummy sticks to her word and gets some more of this lovely fluff as I'm a cat who likes the good things in life you know...

Now where did I leave my catnip fishy?! I'm feeling in need of a little more 'nip in my system...

Thursday 6 November 2008

Purring for World Peas...

It's time I reminded every kitty to give Peas a Chance! Although I must say I did find a roast carrot a few days ago and they too are most tasty and greatly to my liking! :) So if you can't find Peas, then Roast Carrots are certainly worth a try...

What do you mean I've got it all wrong again?! Honestly it's not a side affect from a life time of 'nip abuse, and my ears have been cleaned recently... Oh well if I keep trying I'll eventually find Peace! In the meantime I'll stick to my Peas, while giving Roast Carrots a chance... ;)

Thursday 23 October 2008

Winter is coming too early this year (I like it to arrive on December 20th and leave again Jan 3rd) and I'm feeling the cold. So to keep myself from freezing I decided to raid the dressing up box that the long suffering Yao-Lin sent to us earlier in the year!

First of all I looked at the Hawaiian outfit and decided a pink bikini top and a grass skirt really wasn't warm enough, let alone an outfit befitting my dignity. I think it's more an Isis thing... Next came the teddy bear hat, which I tried on for size. It's a little small, but does keep the ears nice and warm, plus it'd stay on well if I wanted to wear it outside - so I think I'll put my pawmark on that one! ;) Then came the deer stalker hat, with it's little holes for my ears to poke through. Surprisingly this also keeps them pretty warm and it's a far better fit (although I think Mummy should add some Velcro or elastic to the ear flaps so I can keep it on firmly when I want to venture out in the cold). Lastly I added the scarf to my ensemble, this not only gives it an extra layer of warmth, but I think it rather finishes off the look! :) Oh yes that one's my outfit for sure and has been suitably pawmarked as such. Purrsonally In think it's very fetching and it certainly helps keep a poor cold kitty warm at this time of year, which of course if most important!

The only other thing I now need is a hot teddy bear to cuddle with from SantaPaws! Something like a Beanie baby, but wheat filled so Mummy can warm it up for me in the microwave oven before putting me to bed with it. Oh yer something like that would be purrfect for a cat like me... :)

Monday 22 September 2008

Mancat Monday - Harvesting the Catnip!

Oh what a wonderful weekend it's been here! Firstly Mummy, Dad and My Boy took Isis away for the day on Saturday, so that Ramses and I could have to lovely peaceful mancat time to ourselves, following a good breakfast served to us at the correct time for a change! ;)

The day was full of the smells of stewing steak as Mummy'd put a casserole on in the slow cooker so they had dinner to come home too, this caused many lovely dreams about swimming in slowly stewed steak I can tell you! So when everyone arrived home with Isis and some fishy Bozita we were most grateful and scoffed the lot in no time flat... ;) Things just kept getting better and better, as Mummy bought out of a carrier bag a small bag of Royal Canin Digestive Comfort 38 which is most tasty and very crunchy too, just the way I like my bikky! Mummy says that if Ramses and I like this we can have a big bag of it in about a month's time, so needless to say we're both making the bikky vanish and fussing round Mummy lots... ;) Sadly Mummy also bought something to keep us mancats out of the kitten bikky ready for Isis next litter of kittens, so much for our gaining weight in sympathy and all that! :(

Finally and best of all after harvesting the last of the carrots, bringing in some more runner beans, starting on the sweetcorn and getting a few more tomotoes and chillis from the veg patch and greenhouse, Mummy decided to help me harvest some of the catnip and dry it ready to make into toys for Kissmouse Day! :) Oh what a wonderful smell came wafting from the kitchen as the 'nip dryed, I just lay on the floor snorting in the good smells and dreaming of new toys and vast piles of 'nip. Seeing my tortured and wistful state Mummy was good enough to supply me with a little of the good stuff to give it a good quality control check, I can happily inform you that it's some of the very bestest 'nip I have ever had the pleasure of rolling in, snorting and generally hoovering up! :) Ramses had a little and even Isis partook of d'nip and both agreed it was the finest ever!!!!

Friday 22 August 2008

My Boy is Back and Meme

Oh what a wonderful life it is, the decoration is nearly done, all the tiles are up in the kitchen, the birds are in the garden and D'boy is home at long last! :) I've missed him so much and now he's home and all is right in my World... Soon he will be rested and the toys will come out again and I can play with them, oh how I have missed the Lego! ;)

Other than that I have been tagged for a meme by Black Cat, so seeing as I'm in such a good mood today I thought I'd do it! :)

The rules: Link to the one who tagged you. List the rules on your blog. Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours. Tag some blogger friends with links. Leave a comment on their blog to let them know they've been tagged.

1) I have a real passion for Lego and love nothing better than running round the house with some little Lego man in my mouth, while D'boy chases me to save his poor little Lego man from his fate! ;)

2) I love to eat sweetcorn, it's my fave and I'll even leave meat to get to one of those sweet and tender niblets! :)

3) I'm mostly forced to sleep alone, none of the other cats will sleep with me even... All this just because I snore really loudly! :(

4) I love my belly, so much so that I like to show it off all the time and keep my belly fur down to a bare minimum so it's far more visible than it would be if I let all my black fluffs grow all over it! ;)

5) I love to nip the seams of Mummy's jeans and trousers, (one of the reasons she often wears skirts I hear. I even do it to Dad's occasionally, but as yet he hasn't chosen to wear skirts! ;)

6) I love teddy bears and sleep with them as often as possible, well they don't complain about my snoring so why not?! ;)

These are all elements of what make me unique and different from those Abys that Mum loves so much. Honestly she'd be lost without me and my own special ways! :)

I'm tagging my buddy Yao-lin as I know he has some amazing traits to share with you all! I have also tagged that lovely ladycat Miss Peach as I'm sure she'll enjoy it too! :)

Monday 4 August 2008

Mancat Monday Meme

Well it's been an interesting weekend here, Ramses and I had a peaceful day on Saturday after being served breakfast at the proper time for once. Mummy & Dad took Isis out for the day to make it an extra good and restful day for us mancats, so even if Ramses was a bit of a whiny baby about missing Mummy and 'sis it was lovely to have so much peace and quiet! :) When at last they came home they bought home piles and piles of the yummy Swedish cat food I told you all about a while back - so I forgave them for bringing Isis home again! ;)

That nice Mrs. Oz from the The Cat Realm tagged me for a meme all about my name, this is great 'cause I love things about me! ;) Anyway here's how the Name Game goes:

What is your name?
Tigmut'hep, though I'm called Tigs or sometimes Tigger

If you could change your name, what would it be?
Tigmut'hep Ruler of the World

What is your pet's name?

Ramses (even if he doesn't accept this fact)

If you could change your pet's name, what would it be?
Slave (but I fear that'd cause a riot!)

What is your brother or sister's name?
Some may consider Ramses and Isis to be my siblings, but it's not true!

If you could change their name, what would it be?
As I have said Slave for Ramses and Isis would be Gone... :)

Now I have to tag as many people (or critters) as the letters in my new name!
Eeer I think there are some real advantages to going by the shortened version of my name, Tigs!
So that's 4 letters...

Hopefully the following will have as much fun as I did playing the Name Game:
Kimo & Sabi

Friday 1 August 2008

Far Away Family Friday...

As some of you will remember my boy is off on holiday in Canada at the moment, much to my annoyance I might add...
It seems I have to time share him with Garfie his Canadian cat, whether I want to or not! :(

So the Lego is packed away and no one wants to play toy cars with me, what's more when I decide to sit on Mummy she fidgets way too much! Plus she's just a little too tall to give me the room I require to sleep at the foot of her bed - a good 3ft is all I ask for, but she moans that her legs go numb if she's forced to sleep all curled up in a ball. Honestly if they're that numb she can't feel them, so what's the problem?!

Anyway as you can all tell I'm suffering from neglect and have abandonment issues, so when my boy phoned Dad last night to wish him a Happy Birthday I jumped onto his lap and head butted the phone until he got the message and told my boy I wanted to talk to him. So there I sat on Dad's lap with the phone held to my ear and purred at my boy as he said nice things to me. It seems Garfie is not as good a playmate as me and will only play toy cars for 20-30 mins before wanting a nap, and believe it or not he has no passion for Lego! I mean what is Lego without a cat to help take your little men on wild adventures? With me by his side my boy's Lego men live a life of great daring, often grasped around the neck, head first in my mouth as I rush off into the distance awaiting my boy to come and mount an intrepid rescue operation! :)

At least I hear that it's now only both ears and all my claws until my boy comes home and by the time Dad starts working again next week it'll just be all my claws - from then on it's an easy countdown until he's back where he belongs and my toys will be out again! :)

Monday 30 June 2008

Mancat and My Birthday Monday!

Oh what a wonderful Mancat Monday, my boy is back from Yao-lin's Island and it's full of toys and tasty treats for me because I'm 8 years old today! :) This morning I got a new mousie toy, the little mousie is attached to a purple ball and wobbles and moves when you bop it senseless! It's deeply satisfying to belt it silly... ;)

Following that I had some gormet cat food from Sweden for my breakfast and I heat I'm getting more of it for dinner too and this time it'll be Reindeer flavour! :) Oh how I've always wanted to nibble Roudolf and Mummy has finally sensed this and is enabeling me to live out my dreams... ;)

I hear I have some more toys to come after D'boy gets back from school and the Dr's (he's having a tetanus shot), I can smell them on the top shelf in the living room, but can't quite get to them so I'll have to wait for now... Though this mousie may well suffer greatly due to my frustration! ;)

Time now for a Birthday nap on the sofa in Mummy's office I think... Oh yer life is sweet one days like this! :)

Thursday 12 June 2008

Five Thankful Thursday...

It's a strange day today, but I have many things to be thankful for too... While my friend Tigs the Norwegian Forest cat who lives with Noodle Doodle, Isis sister, is at the vets really sick with a blocked of the urethra due to strutive crystals, my other friend Baby Mao is at home and under the bed hiding from Yao-lin while recovering from food poisoning and our very dear friend Storm spends her last hours with her wonderful Mummy and her loving brother Castle, I can still think of reasons for thanks! :)

Firstly I'm thankful that I have so many wonderful friends! :) Yes, it's sad when they are sick or dying, but I have had many lovely times because of them and have so many great memories - for these I am very thankful! :)

Secondly I'm so glad that Tigs Mummy noticed that he wasn't peeing and in pain yesterday afternoon, as he was fully blocked and only hours away from causing permanent kidney damage or even death! I'm thankful that his Mummy got cross at the receptionist and insisted she called the Vet in straight away instead of leaving him there until evening surgery hours. With a blockage like he had time is very much of the essence... I'm most thankful that she just phoned to tell Mummy that he's been catheterized and can now pee, so his kidneys are at least safe now and she'll keep us updated on his progress! I'm grateful and thankful too now to have FLUTD myself as I've been able to get Mummy to send her a list of all the tricks she used for making sure I drink enough and eat the Rx food etc that keeps me flowing freely! ;)

Thirdly I'm thankful that Baby Mao is home and getting better even if he has to do so hidden under the bed away from Yao-lin! I hope that silly boy has learnt his lesson about eating stuff Yao-lin dares him to eat... ;)

Fourthly I am thankful that Storm has been my friend and the friend of all here... She is a wonderful ladycat and has fought so very hard and beaten her cancer not once, but twice. She beat the odds too and lived nearly twice as long as they'd thought she would! It's just that her body is too old and tired from all her battling to go on and so she will spend the last few hours with her wonderful Mummy and lovely brother Castle, watching all the nature programs that she loves before crossing the bridge with a little help from her loyal Vet Ben tomorrow just after 1pm... I am thankful that she can cross the bridge in the same dignified manner that she has always shown, even in the face of adversity and disease. I am thankful that she will do so surrounded by love, both with her and by her side as well as from afar around the Blogsphere.

Lastly I'm thankful that she will have a ladycat meezer over the bridge to help guide her way, in the form of Mummy's own dear Barbie-Q, another battler like Stormie I am sure they will have many hours together rolling in the heavenly catnip fields...

Wednesday 23 April 2008

Monday 21 April 2008

Mancat Monday meme

Faz the Cat tagged me recently and asked me to write my Six Word Memoir...

Here are the rules:

1) Write your own six word memoir.
2) Post it on your blog and include a visual illustration if you’d like.
3) Link to the person that tagged you in your post, and to the original post if possible so we can track it as it travels across the blogosphere.
4) Tag at least five more blogs with links.
5) Don’t forget to leave a comment on the tagged blogs with an invitation to play.
6) Have fun!!

Now for mine! :)

Feed me catnip and stinky goodness!

Oh yes those are words to live by... ;)

I'm tagging Daisy the Curly Cat, Napoleon and Raowr as well as Yao-lin and his stinky brother Baby Mao for this as I just have to know what they have to day about themselves!

Sunday 20 April 2008

Sense"A"Shuns on Sunday

My new buddy Simon tagged me for the "My Five Sense"A"Shuns" meme, that was started by Zoolatry.
1. With my beautiful eyes I can see kittens everywhere it seems!

2. With my soft nose I can smell my breakfast of stinky goodness, kittens are good at waking Mummy up for early breakfasts! :)

3. With my velvet paws I can touch kittens, but Mummy keeps telling me not to touch them too hard even if I wanna play "bop" with them... *sigh*

4. With my sharp ears I can hear my Dad waking up and finding himself covered in excitable little kittens wanting to play "bitey" with his toes! ;)

5. With my sandpaper tongue I can taste their kittens food when Mummy's not looking! But when she finds me she keeps telling me I'll turn into Mr. Fattypuss if I keep testing it for them... *pout* I'm not a Mr. Fattypuss, I'm a smooth, streamlined creature of great beauty, I knows this cause streamlined things are full of curves and I am too, big bold curves in fact! :)

I've like to tagged Dragonheart, Pierro and Miles for this meme

Thursday 17 April 2008

Wordless Wednesday

What can I say, they get everywhere!

Monday 31 March 2008

Mancat Monday Moan...

What is it about my requirements that Mummy doesn't get? I want my steak and venison cut up a certain way and to just the right size, is that so much to ask? I think not! Does she get it right, again I think not! So there's me having to not only put up with a house full of kittens that insist on being too cute and helpless to play "bop" with, but I have to put up with inferior quality service round here! It's just shocking what I have to cope with...

I mean I had to moan loudly for over 2 minutes this morning before Mummy'd put down her mug of tea and slice of toast to get up from the table to let me out into the cat run! Did she think I'd shut up or go away because she didn't jump at my first command, if she did she's sadly mistaken! ;) Remember Mummy, I am Mancat hear me moan! I want some catnip now!!!!!!!

Thursday 27 March 2008

Thursday Thingy...

Mindy and Moe of Team Tabby tagged me for Linda's Make A Wish Meme, which is really lovely as I can wish for my fave catnip! :)

The Rules
1. Think about what it is that you want more than anything, what your heart's desire and fondest wish is, and what it is that you would wish for if you were to see the above wishing star flame across the night sky.

2. Right click and SAVE the blank graphic below.

3. Use a graphics program of your choice and place your wish on this picture:

4. Post the Make A Wish Meme and your wishing star on your blog along with these rules.

5. Tag as many people as you like so that there can be wishing stars all across the Blogosphere and ask them to please link back to Linda so that we can see what wishes others have made and share those wishes with others.

I would like to share this wish meme with Ruis and all the KaTtEnPrAat's as although I think a great deal about catnip, I'm quite a nice cat deep down... Theirs is one wish I really hope that comes true!

Many purrs from us all here for Miral...

Wednesday 26 March 2008

Wednesday 19 March 2008

Wordless Wednesday

What can you say when you see a face like that looking back at you from the playpen?

Saturday 15 March 2008

Photo Hunt - I Spy!

Dandy spies with his newly opening little eye, something beginning with "M", now would that me Mummy or milk?! ;)

Tuesday 4 March 2008

Tattle Tail Tuesday! ;)

Just look at the size of Isis belly! If that's not a Wide Load, nothing is... ;)

Monday 3 March 2008

Mancat Monday...

Well I thought I should surface between naps for once and say something here... Ramses and Isis are taking up so much of Mummy's time these days... :( But I must say Ramses latest idea has me interested! :)

He says we're going to get a visit from the Stork here later this week or so. Well at Stork or a Heron, we're not sure we've ever seen a Stork, but know we've often seen Heron locally! :) So when it visits we thought we'd capture it and have a big party, I mean there's a lot of eating on a Stork or Heron surely?! ;)

Thursday 14 February 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

For my Bonbon's on this special day...

Monday 4 February 2008

Kitty Paella! :)

I've just had the yummiest dinner ever! Oh boy was it good and what's better yet is I still have some more in the fridge! :) Those silly Aby's weren't fast enough off the mark to try it as it was new and different, so I hit pay dirt and got lots... They thought they'd like their bit better mixed with stinky goodness, and while I can say it did taste nice that way too (ok, so I tried some of Ramses dinner as well as eating all of mine), what I had was way better! :) So as promised here's the basic recipe:

Kitty Paella
3/4 Cup Chicken
Trimmings from 6 small to med squid
A few prawns or shrimp
1 tbsp rice
1 tsp tomato juice (to help acidify the food for Tig's - therefore optional)
Enough water for the rice and to cover the meat and seafood

Add everything to a small saucepan, cover with the water and bring to the boil. Simmer until the rice is fully cooked (about 10-15 mins) and blitz with a food processor so that it's in tiny bits, but not so it's total mush. Allow to cool to room temperature and mix in kitty vitamins and minerals. Serve, either on it's own or added to stinky goodness - fishy stinky goodness or chicken is recommended if you're doing that. Keep any extra in a Tupperware container in the fridge and use within 2 days.

Any kitty not liking the results can forward them to me for disposal as I'll happily eat this until my belly makes me look like I'm pregnant just like Isis! ;)

Oi, Mummy what do you mean by saying my belly's already bigger than Isis... :P Just you wait and see who'll be prodding your bladder at 4am! ;)

Wednesday 30 January 2008

Friday 18 January 2008

My Monday Meme!

Well since I'z gotted a second Thinking Blog award the other day from Bonnie and Victor and I'z just hadded one of those I'z putted my finking head on and came up with something brand new and different! :) Oh yes, I'z purrfectly capable of finking about stuff other than food and sleep... ;) So here it is *drum roll maestro please!*

It's nice and simple, all you need to do is tell everyone 3 things that are new with you! Link it back to me and the purrson who gave it to you and pass it on to 3 more kitties you'd like to know more about! :)

So here goes, the 3 things that are new with me are:

1. I'z actually snuggled with Ramses in d'big new multi cat bed Mummy boughted for us! I'z almost never snuggle with him or any kitty for that matter, cause I'z don't like it when they'z complain about my snoring... ;)

2. I'z doing my bestest to assist Isis with her pregnancy by helpin' her eat the extra food she's starting to demand from Mummy! I'z fink it's only what my duty to her requires and I'z promise to do the same for all d'kittens too... :) Eeer, what's dis about a diet Mummy?! :S

3. I'z took all 3 of the crochet 'nip pillows that Mummy made for us at KissMouse and putted them in Isis play tent last night, then I'z gotted into the tent and snuggled up good and proper with d'lovely 'nip pillows! It was kinda like crawling inside a rudimentary kitty bong and I'z highly recommend it to each and every 'niphead out there! ;)

I'z now tagging d'following kitties:

Miles - iffen he's recovered from wearing that sweater with the vishus deer on it!

Napoleon - cause he's not hadded much blog time of late!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes - 'cause I'z hope to hear about something less catastrophic than last Thursday 13! ;)

I'z deeply saddened to hear that Caesar passed over d'Rainbow Bridge in his sleep... He's left his sister Princess and family the luckier for having known him for so long, yet deeply sad at his passing... In time I'z hope the Caesar shaped hole in their hearts heals enough to show some of their amazing love to another lucky kitty, but for now I'z hope they know that my thoughts are with them and those of my housemates Ramses and Isis too...

Sunday 13 January 2008

I'z got an Award! :)

Well it seems that my occasionally bothering to wake up and do more than just feed my face and crawl back to bed has paid off! :) It seems that a certain Royal Meezer with his own Island finks I'z just as bright as any Abyssinian or Meezer... Purrsonally I'z sure it's all down to my explaining to him how to find a full bladder with a heavy paw every single morning! Oh yes, iffen you work hard to refine this most valuable of skills, you too can have a Mummy who jumps outta bed first thing in d'morning with a great deal of urgency... Dis really speeds up d'time it takes her to get up and feed me (d'others appreciate my skill too as they both like prompt breakfasts), we'z suffer no delays here! :) I'z always glad to be able to pass on dis most vital bit of feline wisdom and fink it's my duty as an honorary Uncle to Isis future kittens to teach dem all this trick before unleashing dem onto the unsuspecting public! ;)

So I'z very happy to have received the Thinking Blogger Award, from HRH Yao-Lin

This award is accepted with thanks, it's nice to know that a Meezer can admit there's stuff he can learn from a mixed breed like myself! :)

Here are the rules:

1. You must write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think.

2. Acknowledge this post.

3. Optional: Proudly display the 'Thinking Blogger Award' with a link to the post that you wrote.

4. Go tell your humans to fork over the treats!

I would like to nominate:

Baby Mao - 'Cause I'z spent hours wondering what makes him stink! ;)

Meezer Tails - 'Cause I'z impressed with how much ham they'z can get their paws on! :)

Bonnie - 'Cause I'z love that name and she's got a great attitude! :)

Kimo & Sabi - 'Cause I'z love readin' about their new Blurpy, you'z see I'z love My Boy! :)

Napoleon - 'Cause I'z always wonder what he sees in Isis and 'cause maybe he'll come outta hiding iffen he gets an award! ;)

Now to d'bit I've been looking forward to... Oh Mummy I'z need treats NOW!!!! :) I'z shall still manage to purr for d'missing Mao and Annie between mouthfuls...

Tuesday 8 January 2008

I was tagged by Mikey for a meme. Here are the rules:

Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog. Share seven random and/or weird facts about yourself. Tag seven random people at the end of your post, and include links to their blogs. Let each person know they have been tagged by leaving a notification on their blog.

1. I snore so loud no one will sleep with me at night...

2. I am an expert at finding a full bladder and putting my foot right where it makes 'em wanna burst! ;)

3. I seem to have incredibly heavy paws for my weight, Ramses only weight about 1Lb less than me but he can't exert the same level of pressure with his paws as I can when I walk up someone! It's a rare skill! ;)

4. I adore fish fingers and will cry if I'm not given at least some when the family has them for dinner, I don't beg for any other food though.

5. I have a passion for teddy bears and love nothing better than to snuggle up to one for a good long nap on the boy's bed! :)

6. I like going for walks on the lead and pull like a dog when I want to get home fast!

7. I have FLUTD and have to live on Rx food so rarely get treats (one more reason for crying over fish fingers).