Merry Christmas – 2013

Australia welcomes Santa – please click to Bigify

Australia welcomes Santa – please click to Bigify

 

My Northern Hemisphere Twitter anipal furiends really shake their heads at the thought of how much we enjoy celebrating Christmas in the Summer. We weren’t able to send a card to every furiend so I hope you think of these cards as being my way of wishing you a happy, safe Festive Season.

 

Playing Cricket with Santa and having so much fun  – please click to Bigify

Playing Cricket with Santa and having so much fun – please click to Bigify

 

HuMum (Jane) and I (Jessie) wish to thank you all for the incredible amount of support you have given us over the past three years. Thank you for understanding that old age does catch up to some of us and thus we no longer have the energy required to work & help so many wonderful anipal charities … our sincere apologies.

 

There’s Nothing Like Australia

 

You know how proud I am of Australia but this just takes it one step forward with the incredible song & lyrics by Dewayne Everettsmith and Jasmine Beams (Thank You – Tourism Australia)

 

 

It’s Like Love

Life has drawn you here
Feel the warmth pulling you near
Breathe it in and let it fill your heart
It’s like love
Cleanse your soul
Feel it in your veins
Breathe it in your lungs will stain
It’s like love
For the first time
It’ll all make sense you know
Yea you know

Seen it all before
Till you found something more
Breathe it in and let it fill your heart
It’s like love yea
Cleanse your soul
Feel it in your veins
Breathe it in your lungs will stain

It’s like love
For the first time
It’ll make sense you know
yea you know

It’s Like Love
Cleanse your soul
Feel it in your veins
Breathe it in your lungs
It’s like love for the first time it’ all make sense you know

 

Shadow Minispurr for Sneakiness Reporting In !!

This Paw will assist me to stamp out cruelty to anipals!

This Paw will assist me to stamp out cruelty to anipals!
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G’day, I thought it was about time I reminded you that, on 7th September, 2013, I am standing for the federal government seat of Goldstein, Victoria, Australia as a proud Member of the Feline Pawty where I hold the position of Shadow Minispurr for Sneakiness. The Feline Pawty’s Shawdow Prime Minister is the very able Mr Bumpy Cat – Please see here for our Campaign Central and also How To Be A Candidate.

The Poster says it all !!

The Poster says it all !!
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My hoodies have helped me cover the electorate with eco-friendly posters produced by my overworked, underfed and sleep deprived Media Liaison Officer, @JanisFelidae.

Janis – I promise come 8th September you will be suitably recompensed!

WordPress Family Award

Dearest Savannah has passed onto me this:

Word Press Family Award

Word Press Family Award

I am overwhelmed and thank Savvy so very much!

Am going to pass this award onto (in no particular order):

bumpyroadtobubba – a trully delightful blog written by a monther about her daughter and two furbaby doggies.

Pearl Cat and Her Family – TinyPearlCat is a very special ladycat and her blog is a delight!

Rumpy Dog – Rumpy and his family have taught all us anipals so much, ty Rumpy!

I hope they will agree that this WordPress award is somethingt to be proud of and pass onto others.

Nap time, bye-bye for now!

Minispurr for Sneakiness

After much consideration The Leader for the Feline Pawty of Australia, Mr Bumpy Cat, has appointed little old me as his Shadow Minispurr for Sneakiness.  He felt I was somecat who had the talents to be in charge of ASIO, the Federal Police and even Military Intelligence – in other words all the Departments that require the leadership of a sneaky feline like moi.

Your newly appointed Shadow Minispurr for Sneakiness

Your newly appointed Shadow Minispurr for Sneakiness

 

Should you wish to be a canditate for the Feline Pawty in the next election and help us take power please read Campaign Central and also How To B A Candidate.

More about my Policies and how I intend to bring the human parties to their knees later, but first by courtesty of my Media Liaison Officer, @JanisFelidae, we show you just two of the disguises I use when out on “sneaky business”:

Disguises of the Minispurr of Sneakiness

Disguises of the Minispurr of Sneakiness
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The first challenge I set myself was to plaster one of our campaign posters on Miss Fanta Pant’s (aka Julia Gillard) front fence at her modest home in the suburb of Altona in Melbourne’s western suburbs.  Alas, when I arrived I found there was NO fence, but as I’d already bribed the Federal Police with BabyBels I was able to araldite our Feline Pawty poster to her lounge window.  I then inspected the foundations of her home and found a swarm of feral rats nibbling away.  Without doubt that this house will be sunk by September.

The Home of Australia's present Prime Minister, Miss Fanta Pants (aka Julia Gillard)

The Home of Australia’s present Prime Minister, Miss Fanta Pants (aka Julia Gillard)
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Now it was the the turn of my fellow Panfur and Feline Pawty Candidate for Sydney Hoummous to make a visit to the Budgie Smuggler’s (aka Tony Abbott) home at Forrestville in the posh Warringah Electorate

Hoummous, Feline Pawty Candidate for Sydney

Hoummous, Feline Pawty Candidate for Sydney

 

Suitably decked out in a Hard Hat (with light) and steel capped working boots “H” sneaked his way onto Tony’s property.  Bravely “H” ignored the rats chewing on Mr. Abbott’s foundations and discovered a snake skin!  It is in my labaratory now for further investigation as we feel it might be the shedding of one of the many disguises of Mr. Abbott.

The Home of Australia’s Leader of the Oppostition, Mr Budgie Smuggler  (aka Tony Abbott)

The Home of Australia’s Leader of the Oppostition, Mr Budgie Smuggler (aka Tony Abbott)
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“H” also found proof that Mr Abbot really does smuggle budgies into his speedos when surfing at Dee Why.  He came across a cage filled with birdies (see following picture), but I need more evidence before I can call in the RSPCA of NSW.

Some Incriminating Evidence

Some Incriminating Evidence
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MOL Monday

This sign was put up by a Japanese Student in Sydney Road, Brunswick in Melbourne, Australia

 

Cat Found

Cat Found

 

I hope someone has told him it is a possum and all possums are protected in Victoria under the provisions of the Wildlife Act 1975. They are definitely not “house-trained”!

FUNNY FRIDAY

Cah Cah Cah!!

Cah Cah Cah!!

 

I read in the Sydney Morning Herald that approximately 200 dead crows had been found near Broken Hill, NSW and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu.

They had a Bird Pathologist examine the remains of all the crows and he confirmed, to everyone’s relief, the problem was definitely NOT Avian Flu!  However, he determined that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with trucks, and only 2% were killed by an impact with a car.

The Broken Hill City Council then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine the disproportionate percentages for truck versus car kill.  The Ornithological Behaviourist determined the cause very quickly.

When crows eat road kill, they always set up a look-out Crow in a nearby tree to warn of impending danger.

His conclusion was that all the lookout crows could say “cah” but none could say “truck”!

 

Vote 1 Feline Pawty

A few of you may have heard that on January 30, 2013 the Australian Prime Minister, Miss Fanta Pants (aka Julia Gillard), called a Federal Election to take place on September 7, 2013. Australians will be so sick of the campaigning by Miss Fanta Pants and the Opposition Leader, Mr Budgie Smuggler (aka Tony Abbott), that the Feline Pawty lead by the ever so handsome, Mr Bumpy Cat, will romp into power with a humongous majority.

Mr Bumpy is presently calling on all members of the Feline Pawty (including all Australian Honorary anipals) for Candidates … see Preselection.

My hoodies have elected me to stand in the “blue blood” seat of Goldstein in Victoria which is presently held by Mr Bojangles (aka Andrew Robb). My campaign strategy will be revealed in coming months.

 

Dont you love the poster that our fearless leader Mr Bumpy made for me?

Dont you love the poster that our fearless leader Mr Bumpy made for me?

 

Blooming Brilliant Blog Award

Thanks to my wonderful furiends at 3 Aussie Cats and we are truly honoured. It such a gorgeous award!

First of all, before getting down to the hard work, I want to introduce you to my furiends at 3 Aussie Cats (now 4 Aussie Cats, hehehehe). Without doubt they are the happiest, friendliest mob of cats in all of Adelaide, Australia and are very very loyal furiends.

3 (now 4) Aussie Cats

3 (now 4) Aussie Cats

 

The Blooming Brilliant Blog Award

The Blooming Brilliant Blog Award

The Award came with a few instructions:
1. Link back to your furiends who have honoured you – DONE!
2. Pass the award on to a minimum of 4 other blogs – SEE BELOW!
3. Answer this question: If you had a brilliant idea what would it be?

Our answer to the question is:
My brilliant idea would be (*drum roll* needed) to wave a “magic wand” to stop all anipal cruelty around the World and ensure that humans had anipal loving hearts!

I pass this award onto just two very special blogs:
1. Shiva & Jaya our Purrime Ministerettes of Planet Purrth
2. Dash Kitten who is the sweetest kindest Kiwi kitteh I know

 

Koala Tracker

Koala Sightings February, 2012

Koala Sightings February, 2012
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Just wanted to let you know that, yesterday on Twitter, I met Alex Harris (@koalatracker). Thank you so much @petsarefound for the introduction to this lovely lady! *whispers* how about following both these twitter accounts?

I’ll let you explore Alex’s webpage Koala Tracker but (believe me!) its worth a visit. I joined immediately (its FREE!) and captured the above picture which shows the devastation our recent floods and fires have caused our Koala population.

I’m going to ask Uncle Hugh to become a Koala Tracker as he lives in the bush!

Why I Love Thee

I’ve just been honoured to receive the sweetest Award ever from the gorgeous Savannah whose blog I admire so very much! If you haven’t already, I suggest you go and have a look at it!

This award comes with 4 requests:

1. Post the Award on your blog
2. Link the Award back to the person you gave it too and give them a big thank you!
3. Tell why you love someone, be it a human or a furiend!
4. Pass the award onto a blog (or blogs) you love!

!! Thank you Savannah !!

!! Thank you Savannah !!

 

Why I love Keely & Thomas!

The Archer Fambly

The Archer Fambly

It is so very simple to explain why I love these two wonderful furiends (@AngelKeely and @PuppyNumber7) – they are kind, generous and loving. When I was sad and lonely they gave me a home! They work their butts off to help anipal charities and causes on Twitter. We have shared so much laughter (and many tears) and, at times, seem to be inside each others heads – so often we tweet the exact same words! Their love for each other and their pups @ourWinniePup and #ourChloePup is a joy to behold!

Having somewhere to go is what we call home
Having someone to love, who loves us in return, is what we call family
Having both is incomparable

 

I pass this Award to the bloggy of my dear furiends and fambly Keely & Thomas

Save our Koalas

I know we make cute jokes about the Australian Koala and his qualifications to be known as a bear.

Koala b

 

Nor are we sending them off to bear training camps

 

In all honesty we are proud that they are definitely not bears but are arboreal herbivorous marsupials native to Australia – The Koala

The simple facts are that Koalas are rapidly disappearing from the Australian landscape…

There are estimated to be less than 100,000 koalas remaining in Australia, considerably less due to the recent disastrous Victorian bush fires and Queensland floods.

Koala after treatment for severe burns :(

Koala after treatment for severe burns 😦

 

It is incumbent on us to protect those koalas and endangered species remaining not only for our growing tourism industry but for future generations. Currently, Koalas are predicted to become extinct in the wild by 2020.

Considering we are in the Sixth Mass Extinction of all species, it is imperative that we understand that human survival depends on biodiversity.

The Wildlife Protection Council needs your financial assistance to help us protect our Koalas. An excellent webpage outlining all the problems facing Australia Wildlife.

 

Please click the logo to be taken to AWPC donation page!

Please click the logo to be taken to AWPC donation page!

 

Help us see the growth of a healthy Koala population in Australia.

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Anthropomorphic Collective Nouns for Animals

You may be familiar with a

Herd of Cattle

Herd of Cattle

 

Flock of Chickens

Flock of Chickens

 

School of Fish

School of Fish

 

Gaggle of Geese

Gaggle of Geese

 

Pride of Lions

Pride of Lions

 

But you may not have heard of a

Murder of Crows (and their cousins - the Rooks and Ravens)

Murder of Crows (and their cousins – the Rooks and Ravens)

 

And what about an

Exaltation of Doves

Exaltation of Doves

 

And, presumably because they look so wise a

Congress of Owls

Congress of Owls

 

Now consider what is thought to be the loudest of all primates and ponder on what is the proper collective noun for this group

Parliament of Baboons

Parliament of Baboons

 

Guess it explains a lot!

Parliament of Australia

Parliament of Australia

Animal Welfare Challenge Blog Hop

Animals Australia are my heros!

 

They truly are the voice of Australian Animals

They truly are the voice of Australian Animals

 

The creative team who gave this little pig wings and voices to the millions of animals suffering in Australian factory farms has been recognised internationally with a Mobius Award — the Oscars of the advertising world.

The coveted award, judged by a panel of international experts, recognised the outstanding visual effects that brought to life the little winged pig in Animals Australia’s Make it Possible TV ads and videos.

The concept was developed by Animals Australia and our pro bono advertising agency LOUD, with post-production specialists FSM animating our hero pig so she could plead her own case for a kinder world, then sprout wings and fly to freedom. Her backdrop was footage of animals from real factory farms throughout Australia.

With the TV ad already reaching 3 million people across the country and the campaign videos viewed over 320,000 times online, Make it Possible is having a HUGE IMPACT and inspiring positive change for the millions of animals suffering in factory farms around the world. Nearly 100,000 caring Australians have already pledged to help create a world without factory farming.

Experience the powerful and poignant video for yourself and take the pledge below:

 

 

Click on this picture to make your Pledge

Click on this picture to make your Pledge

 

Please take the PLEDGE to make it possible to live in a world withour factory farming – a win all round!

 

Please click on the picture of Rumpy, Dee Dee & June Buggy to visit their Animal Welfare Challenge Blog Hop

Please click on the picture of Rumpy, Dee Dee & June Buggy to visit their Animal Welfare Challenge Blog Hop

Thank You Rumpy, Dee Dee & June Buggy for giving me this challenge!

Liebster Blog Award

OMC I heard a distant Ka-Ching and was so delighted when I went to investigate the blog of Shiva & Jaya to find I’d been nominated for the:

The Liebster Award - Discover New Blogs!

The Liebster Award – Discover New Blogs!

With this award there are a few different things to do:

1. Thank the purrson who gave you the award and link back to their blog
2. Share five things about yourself
3. Answer the five questions (at bottom of page)
4. Replace those questions with five new questions to be answered by your five nominated bloggers
5. Name your five nominated bloggers (with less than 200 readers) and let them know by leaving a comment on their blog, on facebook or a tweet!
6. Copy and paste the award on your blog
7. Hope that the bloggers you’ve presented with the award forward it to their five favorite up-and-coming bloggers and keep it going!

So here is me sharing 5 things you may not know about me:
1. I will not sit on huMum’s lap
2. I am scared of children
3. I am NOT scared of gianormous ferocious wild bushy tailed possums
4. I only have 7 nipples (don’t ask)
5. I miss my #bestie @toughteddybear very much

"Purrime Ministerette Pees On Purrth Award"

“Purrime Ministerette Pees On Purrth Award”

I wish to thank Shiva & Jaya for presenting me with this Liebster Award as well as their personal Pees on Purrth Award! They have set me 5 very difficult questions to answer and, as I’ve taken this job so seriously, I’ve called on the might of Google to ensure I get my facts straight.

1. What song makes the soundtrack of your life?

Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” because of these lines:

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

2. Who is your favorite politicat and why?

Think this is a trick question because it has to be a draw between Shiva and Jaya as they are the only politicats I know! They seem to be able to manage Purrth pretty well, even if they do live in England and only visit the Colonies when they need to remember what a sun puddle feels like *sniggers*.

3. What kind of anipal scares you the most?

Mean humans pretending to be Anipals so that they can steal our money, hurt our feelings and bully us so that that we and many others leave twitter. Makes me so sad and mad! *HISSSSSSSSS*

4. If you could be human for one day, what would you teach Planet Purrth about love and friendship?

If I could be a human for a day then I’d like to give my my fellow humankind a double-whammy, life-time lasting injection filled with “kindness” and “sharing” so that they immediately realise that wars and guns are not needed. Then, for the first time ever, children and anipals would be safe in kind loving homes.

5. If you could travel to a far-away destination on Planet Purrth, where would it be and why?

HuMum has travelled to many places in the world but the one place she found true happiness was living on a house boat on Dal Lake in the middle of the Kashmir Valley in Srinagar. The beauty of the many and varied Mughal Gardens are inspirational. I think she and I would like to live out our lives there surrounded by peace, beauty and illumination.

The J and J Houseboat on Dal Lake

The J and J Houseboat on Dal Lake

 

Thank you Shiva & Jaya so much for setting me this mission, I hope that you are pleased with my modest blog contribution.

 

NOW COMES THE HARD PART

Jessie’s 3rd Degree:
1. Recommend a book that you or your staff have read that you feel my huMum would like.
2. Show us a picture of your favourite flower, preferably from your garden but understand if you have to use Google.
3. How do you express your love for those close to you.
4. Name an all time favourite film of you or your staff.
5. Do you find all this just a bit tedious?

Jessie’s Nominees:
.   Pepper’s Paws by @PepperPom
.   We are Siamese if you please! by @MiaandManu
.   Cotton’s Cottage by @furrycotton
.   The Best Me That I Can Be by @grrlysquirrel75
.   Keely and Thomas by @AngelKeely & @PuppyNumber7

The Next Big Thing Award

The Next Big Thing Award

The Next Big Thing Award

 

The rules for this Award state that I am to thank the wonderful person who nominated me:

The Stunning Cathy Keisha

The Stunning Cathy Keisha

Please meet Cathy Keisha who is ever so famous for her blog, Stunning Keisha.  Dear Cathy I am so happy to receive this award and sincerely thank you for bestowing such an honour on me.

Now I am to give the Award to 5 other deserving recipients – “drum roll” – I nominate:

1. Janis Felidae and her huMum of the blog, Catonauts.  Janis and her huMum live in Germany but they have a wonderful grasp of English and think of themselves as having been Australians in a previous life.  Janis plays a wicked game of Australian Rules football!

2. Bumpy Cat blog with the original name, Mr Bumpy Cat.  I adore visiting this blog and highly recommend to you all.

3. Angel Keely & Thomas Archer’s blog, Keely and Thomas.  Keely & Thomas share their lives with us including those of their offspring #ourWinnie and #ourChloePup.  I get to feature too as I’m the pup’s Nanny *chuckles*.

4. Gemma’s blog, Gemma’s Little Gems.  We get to experience life through Gemma’s big eyes, her adventures are a hoot.

5. Billy also has a very original name for his blog, Billy The Pig.  Without doubt this is my favourite weekly blog to read as I either am sobbing or laughing very loudly.

I hope my 5 recipients are suitable impressed and, in turn, that we will soon see who they pass this prestigeous Award onto.

 

Posing for my Award Picture *giggles*

Posing for my Award Picture *giggles*

Happy New Year

!! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

!! HAPPY NEW YEAR !!

 

There have been many times in 2012 when I may have:
Disturbed you
Troubled you
Pestered you
Irritated you
Bugged you
Today I just want to tell you
You will get the same from me in 2013!

 

Angry Jessie – meowh!
Lonely Jessie – mieowh 😦
Happy Jessie – meawh! 😀
Bored Jessie – miaow!
Caring Jessie – meaowh
Loveable Jessie – purrrrrrr

Thank You

To see the larger picture – left click on it!

To see the larger picture – left click on it!

 

I was nosing around today and saw this great idea on the blog of @PumpkingPuddy “Adventures of a Suburban Kitty” and *whispers* I stole it, the idea that is!

You may or may not be aware but I’m not impressed with huMum taking my picture so I made myself scant … it was dawn and, as you know, that is prime time for catching mice before they return to their nests after a night scavenging in the bins at school football oval behind my home.

Sorry there are SO MANY cards (chuckles as huMum only received 5 and one of those was from her accountant so it doesn’t count) you may not be able to see yours but I promise you it is there!  Did you see all my pressies?  *Rubs Paws*

OK it is time to fess-up … I’ve been overwhelmed with the generosity of my furiends and went on strike!  I’m refusing to play with my toys when huMum is awake.  Its another matter when she is asleep as, gradually, I’m emptying my toy box and giving each a thorough inspection (and a bite or bunny kick to check quality).

The point of this post is to to thank YOU (yes I’m looking at YOU).  The kindness and love experienced has made this festive period one that will always bring smiles to our faces and warm feelings in our hearts.

Nap time, bye-bye for now!

 

Project ANZAC Secret Santas

 

A few months ago the gorgeous @clingycat had the bright idea that anipals from Australia and New Zealand (ANZACs) should all participate in Secret Santa.  This meant we all went in a draw and we would be Secret Santa for the anipal chosen for us.  The two things my huMum is really good at are organising and nagging.

Our pawty, to open the pressies, is going to be held tonight (Sunday, 23 December, 2012) and I’m so very excited!  Can’t wait to see what everybody has received.  I have *sad ears* though as huMum hid my pressie when it arrived courtesy of Mr. Postie and, she now tells me, she can’t remember where she hid it! 

The following picture are all my fellow #ProjectASS (Project ANZAC Secret Santa) participants:

@Archie_Pup @BakerTheBrit, @Baxter_man, @Charshy_pup, @clingycat (Jazz & Captain Worm-Sparrow), @DashKitten, @Gemmathepuppy, @HoummousTheCat, @isagold, @JessieJaney, @PepiSmartDog, @piggusbiggus, @prestoniam, @PuppyNumber7, @RugerBlue, @rumblepurr, @scarletthekat, @TashtheBeagle, @TheRealStinky, @wallasEkatt and @WhatdoingDugal

 

To see the larger animated picture - left click on it!

To see the larger animated picture – left click on it!

 

Happy Australian Festive Season

I HOPE THIS MAKES YOU SMILE!

 

Six White Boomers

Six White Boomers

 

An Australian Carol by Rolf Harris called Six White Boomers

In australia, Christmas comes in the middle of a very hot summer.
So when santa claus delivers his presents he’s not taken around by reindeer
because they can’t stand the terrible heat. He’s taken around by six big, white,
old man kangaroos called the six white boomers.

Early on one Christmas Day, a Joey Kangaroo
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo
Mummy, where’s my mummy, they’ve taken her a-way
We’ll help you find your mummy son, hop on the sleigh

[Chorus:]
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
.. On his Aus-tra-lian run

Up beside the bag of toys, little Joey hopped
But they had’nt gone far when Santa stopped
Un-harnessed all the reindeer and Joey wondered why
Then he heard a far off booming in the sky

[Chorus:]
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
.. On his Aus-tra-lian run

Pretty soon old Santa began to feel the heat
Took his fur-lined boots off to cool his feet
Into one popped Joey, feeling quite OK
While those old man kangaroos kept pulling on the sleigh

[Chorus:]
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
.. On his Aus-tra-lian run

Joey said to Santa, Santa, what about the toys
Aren’t you giving some to these girls and boys
They’ve all got their presents son, we were here last night
This trip is an extra trip, Joey’s special flight

[Chorus:]
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
.. On his Aus-tra-lian run

Soon the sleigh was flashing past, right over Marble Bar
Slow down there, cried Santa, it can’t be far
Come up on my lap son, and have a look around
There she is, that’s mummy, bounding up and down

[Chorus:]
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
.. On his Aus-tra-lian run

Well that’s the bestest Christmas treat that Joey ever had
Curled up in mother’s pouch all snug and glad
The last they saw was Santa headed northward from the sun
The only year the boomers worked a double run

[Chorus:]
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun
Six white boomers, snow white boomers
.. On his Aus-tra-lian run

 

 

Happy Festive Season to all our Twitter furiends With love and xxx’s from Jessie and Jane

Happy Festive Season to all our Twitter furiends
With love and xxx’s from Jessie and Jane

Giving a Pill

Mutant cat from Hell

Mutant cat from Hell

 

How to give a Cat a Pill

1. Pick up cat and cradle it in the crook of your left arm as if holding a baby.  Position right forefinger and thumb on either side of cats mouth and gently apply pressure to cheeks while holding pill in right hand.  As cat opens mouth, pop pill into mouth.  Allow cat to close mouth and swallow.

2. Retrieve pill from floor and cat from behind sofa.  Cradle cat in left arm and repeat process.

3. Retrieve cat from bedroom, and throw soggy pill away.

4. Take new pill from foil wrap, cradle cat in left arm, holding rear paws tightly with left hand.  Force jaws open and push pill to back of mouth with right forefinger.  Hold mouth shut for a count of ten.

5. Retrieve pill from goldfish bowl and cat from top of wardrobe.  Call spouse in from the garden.

6. Kneel on floor with cat wedged firmly between knees.  Hold front and rear paws.  Ignore low growls emitted by cat.  Get spouse to hold head firmly with one hand while forcing wooden ruler into mouth.  Drop pill down ruler and rub cat’s throat vigorously.

7. Retrieve cat from curtain rail.   Get another pill from foil wrap.  Make note to buy new ruler and repair curtains.  Carefully sweep shattered figurines and vases from hearth and set to one side for gluing later.

8. Wrap cat in large towel and get spouse to lie on cat with head just visible from below armpit.  Put pill in end of drinking straw, force mouth open with pencil and blow down drinking straw.

9. Check label to make sure pill not harmful to humans and drink one beer to take taste away.  Apply Band-Aid to spouse’s forearm and remove blood from carpet with cold water and soap.

10. Retrieve cat from neighbour’s shed.  Get another pill.  Open another beer.  Place cat in cupboard, and close door onto neck, to leave head showing.  Force mouth open with dessert spoon.  Flick pill down throat with elastic band.

11. Fetch screwdriver from garage and put cupboard door back on hinges.  Drink beer.  Fetch bottle of scotch.  Pour shot, drink.  Apply cold compress to cheek and check records for date of last tetanus shot.  Apply whiskey compress to cheek to disinfect.  Toss back another shot.  Throw tee-shirt away and fetch new one from bedroom.

12. Call fire brigade to retrieve the cat from the top of the tree across the road.  Apologise to neighbour who crashed into fence while swerving to avoid cat.  Take last pill from foil wrap.

13. Using heavy-duty pruning gloves from shed, tie the little !&#%’s front paws to rear paws with garden twine and bind tightly to leg of dining table.  Push pill into mouth followed by large piece of fillet steak.  Be rough about it.  Hold head vertically and pour two pints of water down throat to wash pill down.

14. Consume remainder of scotch.  Get spouse to drive you to the hospital.  Sit quietly while doctor stitches fingers and forearm and removes pill remnants from right eye.  Call furniture shop on way home to order new table.

15. Phone Vet to arrange two weeks of daily appointments for mutant cat from hell.

Dumb Dog

How to give a Dog a Pill

1. Wrap it in bacon.

2. Toss it in the air.

3. Say “Good dog!”

Super Sweet Blogging Award

Yesterday I received the Super Sweet Blogging Award from my Adelaide twitter mate @WhatdoingDugal and was so very honoured. You can visit his site by clicking HERE.


My next task is to pass the pawsome award on to some twitter furiends who are also very SWEET.

@mariodacat has such an amusing and informative blog (click HERE)

@PuppyNumber7 his blog tell about their wonderful life in Queensland (click HERE)

@RumpyDog reading his blog is a daily part of my life (click HERE)

@piggusbiggus nobody should miss reading this amusing blog (click HERE)

@PepiSmartDog so genuine and such a furiend, exceptional blog (click HERE)

Thank you so much Dugal for passing on the Award. Furiends I do hope you go and visit the abovementioned blogs, xxx’s with love!

Thankful Thursday – The Volunteers

I’m not too bright about blog hops so click on the picture above to link back to @PepiSmartDog’s Blog – they don’t call him “smart” for nothing … and it is a fabulous idea!

I’m thankful for the 700 volunteers who keep things going at Melbourne’s Lort Smith Animal Hospital.

The Lort Smith Animal Hospital provides high quality veterinary care at a reduced cost for the pets of people in need as well as shelter services for injured, surrendered and abandoned pets that have no-one to care for them. A unique phenomenon: a hospital that is commited to both animal welfare and to social welfare.

Thomas – His Mantras

My darling furiend and employer on Twitter whispered to me the other day he had written down a set of Mantras which he was reciting to himself a few times a day in an effort to become the most purrfect dog on all of Twitter.  So I thought I might help him a little by adding the following picture to my bloggie.  Yes @PuppyNumber7 (aka Thomas) is indeed handsome, very special and I know how proud I am of him, as too is his Nan and Pop, for attempting this most difficult journey to ‘self-improvement’.

 

Left click on the picture for a larger image.

Graeme The Melbourne Train Spotting Feline

Graeme the cat may not look anything special – but he has gained rock star status in his home town of Melbourne, Australia because he drops off and picks up his owner from the train station every day.

Nicole Weinrich, Graeme’s owner, told Australian newspaper the Herald Sun:  ‘He always seems to know which train carriage I’m in and will be sitting there behind the yellow line when the doors open.’

Speaking to the paper, she said Graeme, who is believed to be about 12, had slept rough on the streets before being rescued by the RSPCA six years ago.  He was about to be put down when he was rescued by Nicole and has lived a happy life ever since, escorting his owner to and from the station.  Altogether now – aaaaw!

A Box Tower for Rufus

The maker of the video wrote:

“A present for my cat ‘Rufus’. He began to resent me due to painful ear drops to fix an infection. I would return from work and he would run from me! Now the ears are better I wanted to do something to show my gratitude for his putting up with my torture. Rufus loves boxes as all cats do so this is what I made for him. The music is from my brother Ollie’s band, ‘Parallel Lions’, I hope you don’t mind me using it bro. Enjoy!”

This touching video by Brian Brown of Melbourne who advised “I suffered with anxiety and he (Rufus) helped me through it and I’m fully recovered,” has gone viral on YouTube since it was uploaded last weekend.

Gratitude/Beauty

HuMum and I found this today via a furiend and it is so beautiful, peaceful and fills us with a sense of serenity. It was produced by the famous Louis Schwartzberg, also known as Louie Schwartzberg, who is an American director, producer, and cinematographer.

“Beauty and seduction, I believe, is nature’s tool for survival, because we will protect what we fall in love with.” … Louie Schwartzberg

Spend 10 minutes watching it and I’m sure you will feel better about your day … xxx’s with love, Jessie