Now I don't go outside much these days, especially when we experience long stretches of hot weather (46C!) and I don't care much for rain either, on the odd occasion when it grudgingly appears, but this is too much! I'm locked in the house.
There is a stranger in my yard!
I don't like this stupid thing in my space. To be brutally honest. I hate ducks.
What good is a duck? You can't converse with it, you can't curl up for a nap with it, …
Scientists at Washington University have got it right. An archaeological dig at the ancient Chinese farming village of Quanhucun has uncovered the remains of humans and cats who lived side-by-side at some point around 5,300 years ago.
Why did cats move in with people? All that grain!
By analysing chemical traces found in the remains at the site, scientists found that the cats were preying on animals which survived on farmed millet - the …
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 …
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”). […]