A woman sleeps with her cat inside an evacuation centre
Typhoon Haiyan has affected more than 11 million people in the Philippines, the damage is catastrophic and aid workers are racing against time to deliver food, water and shelter.
As well as the dreadful carnage experienced by the people, please remember that the animals left alive are also suffering.
Judging by the images of destruction we have seen, we know that pets and farm …
Nice going, Winkie!
The woman-who-feeds-me had the grandchildren over yesterday. You know what that means, the first hour spent hiding under the bed, the next couple of hours being patted, petted, squished, squashed and stroked by grimy hands, followed by the last hour hiding under the bed. Sometimes I just stay under the bed till they've gone.
But I was caught by a movie! And by a handsome black cat, with shining fur, large green eyes and …
A cat needs a good bed. There's no need to get too obsessive about it, but your naps are the second most important thing in your day, you need those alpha brainwaves. Make sure you get yours.
There are plenty of places around eminently suitable for catnaps. Choose a freshly made bed, a basket of clothes, a bench top or the middle of the dining room table, the list is endless. Whether you're stretched full length on the couch or curled up in …
World Animal Day October 4, 2013
As the Australian Cat Ambassador for World Animal Day, I wish to remind everyone of this very important date.
As you know, I have been invited (more like begged) to give the welcoming speech to open the festivities at World Animal Day in Federation Square, but I must report that I won't actually be speaking today. The woman-who-feeds-me, true to form, has stolen that duty for herself. She is, after all, the …
Sad news today. My anipal Chester was hit by a car.
I've always had a healthy horror of cars and this tragedy only reinforces my contempt for people who zoom their cars down quiet suburban streets. It's just not safe for a cat these days. Or for a dog.
Chester was a bold rooftop cat, a fearless explorer of backyard jungles, a savage hunter of small things scurrying in the grasses, a keen aircraft-spotter, a fierce and diligent house-guard. …
You wouldn't call Kittles elegant, you wouldn't call her delicate or dainty. You only call Kittles when it's time for dinner.
Kittles is the Girl Next Door.
The Girl Next Door represents a distinct stereotype, an unassuming and honest character as opposed to a flashier sort. That's Kittles alright, she won't win a Beauty Contest, she doesn't need these accolades for she has a heart of gold.
She's quite welcome to sit on my veranda when …
Nice going, Winkie! The woman-who-feeds-me had the grandchildren over yesterday. You know what that means, the first hour spent hiding under the bed, the next couple of hours being patted, petted, squished, squashed and stroked by grimy hands, followed by the last hour hiding under the bed. Sometimes I just stay under the bed till […]
Spot, loyal friend of Data, is a bit of a mystery. First off, despite her name, Spot actually has no spots at all! She’s a bit of a gender-bender too. She originally appeared as a male Somali cat, but later manifested as a female orange tabby house cat, eventually giving birth to kittens (TNG: “Genesis”). […]