Friday, April 20, 2012

Catz4: Alice aka Munchie

Notoriously hard to photograph, "Muchie" is the newest member of our Feline Colony. She was part of a litter found by a friend of my Uncle, all the kittens found good homes but Munchie was the last one left. I agreed to look after her until we could find a home, but the little girls personality was just too much for us to bare so she had to stay.
Currently round about six months old, she is a tortiseshelled , bouncing, biting and playing machine. She is unafraid of any of the other cats, maybe a bit of Emma, but she plays with the boys like she is one of them. In fact poor Cloud is oft at the recieving end of a Munchie attack, though he gives as good as he gets much of the time...
Alice has a very special relationship with Apollo, who has very much become her big brother. They often sleep togeather, and even if Apollo isn't in the mood she will sleep nearby and awake when he does. Apollo is also uber patient with her, being a 6 and a half kilo cat compared to just over a kilo of Munchie he could knock her around like a boss... But he often sits there while she attacks his tail or chews on his ears and dosn't bat an eyelid.
The little dear is starting to get big as well, loosing a tiny bit of her kitten energy but she is indeed still mightily inbued with "Tortitude".

Friday, April 13, 2012

Catz 3-Emma

And next is Daddy's little girl, my princess Emma. She was hastily named in the waiting room of the Lort Smith after Mrs Peel from The Avengers; the name stuck. She was found by two friends of mine starved and very unhappy; I opted to adopt her and we have been inseperable since.
Emma is the cat I point to when people say cats aren't loyal, or that they are too aloof or Independent. She is by my side most of the day when I am at home, either on my lap or within sight. She dosn't not like other people, she in fact can be very friendly to people she dosn't find threatening, but she is definiativly my cat. For example; one day she got outside and ran into the trumpet flowers down the side of the house. Nobody could get her out, she wouldn't come out for food or anything. I get home, walk out the back, call "Emma" and she trots out without hesitating. That is my relationship with Emma in a nutshell.
She is very good at hiding, so good that she can render herself almost impossible to find when she wants to. She dislikes, but tolerates, the other cats. Being the oldest by some degree I imagine that she looks at them with a mixture of distain and amusement, she often watches them play but excludes herself with a quick hiss if approached by the others. As long as they don't bother he, she does not mind them.
She also smart, very smart. She is patient, if there is a door she cannot open she will work at it for hours until it budges, she spent over a week digging under a door at my old place and KEPT IT SECRET by covering the entrance in gravel. Several times when her litter was full, she would poop into the scoop as she knew that was where it was going anyway... Never try to outthink her as one would often be defeated...

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What not to wear

As most peeps who know me are aware, I do like ot follow politics both here and in the US. Why in the US? Well because for the past twenty years that this where our political class takes it's lead from, unfortunatly we seem determined to take all the worst of the US and bring it on home. I mean the US has many wonderful things and ideas; Philly cheese-steak, good mexican food, bottomless beverages in restruants... and on the non food front engrained rights for citizens and the seperation of powers.. :P
Out of these wonderful things the Americans have given us we decided to take; Tax hate, economic illiteracy, fear of regulation, resource magnates dictating public policy and a hatred of science.
Huh? For some reason many of our elite have looked at the US at the start of dubya's reign and said "yup that is where we want to be." forgetting what happens at the end of that dance... (It involves a gutter, a bottle of passion pop and a vomit stained dinner suit)
Don't believe me..? Just take a stroll through the opinion areas of the ABC, or The Age and read the comments... Or if you don't have time for that just go over to a site like Pure Poison or The failed estate for an umpires view of out media one ring circus. (Our media isn't large enough for a three ring yet...)