Saturday, 20 September 2014

Tigger's the King of the Castle (and Austin wins a prize!)




Well, you got yourself up there, matey!

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Way back in the mists of time - well, a couple of weeks ago - I unknowingly entered into a draw over at The Cat on my Head ........ AND I WON!!!! I was totally gobsmacked because I don't hardly ever win anything (grammar alert!). This is what I won:


As you can see, it has arrived! It has travelled all the way from California which is like on another planet, it's so far away!!! This is one of a limited print by the super talented Marie (Katzy) Strom and you can see her work at her Etsy shop. If you would like to buy something and are really really quick you can receive a 20% discount up until the end of today by using the coupon code CATHEAD20. The picture is so clever and the colours so vibrant, that we are getting it framed asap :) Thank you Kitties Blue and Katzy for this terrific prize :)

The Staff, who has been inconspicuous by her absence around the blogs lately, is under strict instructions to do some blog visiting with me, soonest. I am sure my lack of attention and attendance around the blogosphere has not been noticed at all been reported to the Feline Bureau of Investigation and I'm expecting a visit from one or two of their representatives imminently!

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Update on the Mice bucket challenge - Mice are still in the process of being caught rounded up for this. It is taking a little time as they don't seem to want to do it!

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conundrum - percussion instrument jointly played by two females from a religious order  

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Sunday, 7 September 2014

Sunday Selfie with The Cat on My Head!

WOW! Where does the time go? I've not blogged since the last Sunday Selfie!!! It's a Staff problem. You just cannot get the calibre of slave/servant/menial that one expects/requires/deserves anymore! It is a constant pain in the butt/jacksie/posterior!

Anyway, here is today's offering!


The slave/servant/menial remarked that it is not so much The Cat on my Head as The Head of my Cat!! I didn't think that was very funny. My paw slipped! However, the upside is you get a passable picture of the cobweb above my head! If I am bribed offered a nip incentive, I might someday reveal where I am actually reposing :)  

Anyways, please check out the other amazing selfies at the blog hop hosted by my buddies Kitties Blue at The Cat on My Head.


Coming up on CATachresis. The Stunning Cathy Keisha has nominated me for the mice bucket challenge! So awfully kind! Please keep checking back for the results of that event .... or not as the mood takes you! There will be a commentathon where the number of comments will be added up and then multiplied by The Staff's IQ to reach the amount which we will donate to our local no kill shelter, Freshfields Animal Rescue. I am not expecting it to amount to much! In fact it is possible I will be approaching Freshfields for a donation!

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posterior - someone who puts up posters for a living

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Sunday, 31 August 2014

Sunday Selfie!

I can see myself in the lens!

We are joining in the Sunday Selfie blog hop hosted by The Cat on My Head today, Though it is actually a bit more of a blog hope, as The Staff has never managed to get the linky thing to work before!!! Anyway, even if it doesn't work, I hope you will go over to The Cat on my Head and check out the links :)

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caricature - the art and occupation of holding and transferring felines

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Saturday, 23 August 2014

The neighbours are leaving!

The neighbours are leaving.
They are packing their car.


I really do hope,
They don't go very far.


I like them a lot. 
They let me go in.


And sometimes, mum thinks,
they open a tin!



Please come back soon.
I'll be waiting right here;


But it might be good.... 


If you provided a chair!

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This week the cat blogosphere lost one of its most beloved and long serving members. We are sad because Sparkle the Designer Cat who was a part of all our lives has lost her battle with illness. So much has been said already, that I don't need to say anymore. But we appreciated that Sparkle was always one of the first to visit and comment in her own inimitable way whenever a blog post went up. So in honour of her and her huge contribution to the wellbeing of kitties everywhere, we dedicate our word of the day.



Sparkle - a glittering and shining light that will be missed from all our lives 

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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Easy on a Sunday - starring Austin and Tigger!

It never happens in this house that both the resident kitty and the visiting kitty get the "easy on" together actually on a Sunday. But here is the exception that proves the rule:



I swear they are in the same room. Just not together! However this was the scene a little bit earlier
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Austin: "Mum, make him get off!"
Tigger: "Not on your nelly!"
However, after bringing in the arbitration service who oversaw a series of meaningful negotiations aided by the enticement of Salmon Kit Nips treats from Wagg Foods (full review coming shortly), peace was restored and d├ętente achieved.

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d├ętente - a French portable shelter made of cloth, supported by one or more poles and stretched tight by cords or loops attached to pegs driven into the ground. 

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PS We really apologise for the fact that we have been very much absent from the visiting and commenting aspect of the Cat Blogosphere just lately. There just seems to be not enough hours in the day! But we really do appreciate everyone who takes the time to come over to CATachresis and laugh and comment and hopefully go away cheered :-)

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

On the Bayou!

I was not napping much this last weekend as I've been on a trip up the Mississippi with the Cat Scouts. I do get around :) It was very ably organised by good buddy Sammy of One Spoiled Cat
First of all I met my buddy and roomie Spitty at Vicksburg airport. It was a bit nip and tuck whether we would even find each other as he was flying in from the west coast and I hitched a lift across the Atlantic on a passing Portuguese man o' war. I was misled about the type of vessel it was! I asked the waiter for a Stinger. Maybe I was unwise!

Anyway, here we are looking dapper at the airport.

Here is our boat to take our trip down the river!
(I shall say river from now on as typing Misisissisissippispi is a bit of a chore)

Ok, just kidding!

Here we are channelling the Blues Brothers on our way 
to check out the girls facilities before dinner

This was our luxury cabin

Then we reached some kind of swampy place with tents!!!!!

So we booked a cabin

And then all the Cat Scouts told each other scary stories around the campfire 
about monsters in the dark!

I wore my Yogi Bear onesie!

The next day we packed to go home (well, some of us!)

We collected together our souvenirs 

It was great fun!

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These were only some of the highlights. If you want to see more of the trip and the other stuff we get up to, then you should join Cat Scouts. All (well-behaved) kitties are welcome!

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Today we have a guest worder! 
This definition comes from the delectable Miss Nylablue :)
Thank you and take it away .....

Diphthong: What a purrson wearz to go swimmin in
(ed: but preferably not in a croc filled bayou!)

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Thursday, 7 August 2014

The Real Secret of Happiness!

So now we know! There is a secret to being happy. Scientists at The University College of London have been doing research at great expense to someone (probably the taxpayer). There is even an equation!

Now loyal readers will know that I am a bit of an equation aficionado, so when I saw the write-up in the Daily Telegraph, I had to put it to the test.

Happiness = baseline average mood + what you can settle for (CR) + what you'll get on average if you gamble (EV) + the difference between that and what you actually get (RPE). The recurring ∑-function weights each factor in turn by its recent history

Ahem! Ok! Umm ...... ? I kind of lost the will to live around about CRj , but I think it all boils down to erring on the gloomy side of ecstatic. In fact they are really advocating an Eeyore outlook whose baseline average mood can be summed up in the following maxim:

Blessed is he who expecteth nothing for he shall not be disappointed

For me? I'm a simple kitty and after many years of painstaking research I believe I have found the real secret to happiness. It can be equated as follows:

H = ∊K + ∊SG x ⊃N∞→

Happiness = kibble + stinky goodness x naps to infinity and beyond


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aficionado - an expert on fish

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