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Aug 4

Murder most cosy: why mystery novels involving quilts and cats are big business

Posted on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 in Links, Literature

Not all lovers of crime fiction are looking for tales of blood and violence, with golden-age and “cosy” mystery writing currently undergoing a major renaissance.

Read more here.

Oct 18

About cats…

Posted on Friday, October 18, 2013 in Other

One cat just leads to another.

~Ernest Hemingway

Jan 24

Cat person? Dog person?

Posted on Sunday, January 24, 2010 in Animals, Other

Are you a cat person or a dog person? That’s a question I see a lot. I guess I’d have to say I’m both or rather an animal person, rather than a people person. Someone who gets along much better with animals than with humans, generally.

Speaking of animals and people (or persons), I’m thinking animals can be, and are, persons – to me that means individuals rather than homo sapiens. So why can’t animals be persons, individuals and people? Anything but humans and homo sapiens. After all, we’re all animals, only different species.

Oct 12

Cats and Colours

Posted on Monday, October 12, 2009 in Animals

I recently noticed something funny. Cats seem to prefer their own colours. For instance, one of them, who is orange, absolutely loves the colour orange. It doesn’t look that great to me, but she insists on lying on a surface that clashes the most with her own colour. Pink (and similar shades) are ok too, as far as she’s concerned. I keep wanting her to lie (read pose) on something white, grey, blue or green. No such luck. Besides, getting her to pose for the camera (read lie still for a few seconds at a time) is more or less impossible.

Another of my cats – grey this time – adores (you guessed it) the colour grey. In this case, I wouldn’t say that grey clashes with grey, but in my book, another colour, like white, red, blue and so on, would look a lot prettier. That is if I ever got her to stay in one place long enough for me to get a few pictures of her.

Oh, well, I’ll have to commit the images to memory and maybe, once in a while, I’ll be able to snap a few shots of them before they take off…

Jun 13

And the Cat said…

Posted on Saturday, June 13, 2009 in Other

(I know this is old, but it’s so funny, I can’t help post it again.)

1. Thou shalt not jump onto the keyboard when thy human is on the computer.

2. Thou shalt not unroll all of the toilet paper off the roll.

3. Thou shalt not project hairballs from the top of the refrigerator.

4. Thou shalt not sit in front of the television as if thou art invisible.

5. Thou shalt not jump onto thy sleeping human’s bladder at 3 a.m.

6. Thou shalt not reset thy human’s alarm clock by walking on it.

7. Thou shalt not trip thy humans, even if they are walking too slowly.

8. Thou shalt not push open the bathroom door when there are guests in thy house.

9. Thou shalt not jump on the toilet seat just as thy human is sitting down.

10. Thou shalt attempt to show remorse when being scolded.


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