Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
I haf energy!
I haf zest!
I haf power!
I haf dash!
The back somersault slam with a hind leg kick
The Defensive Butt Wiggle
The Death Grip on your opponent's neck
My beans claim that Bangles is the better wrestler because he is always on top of me. That is not true! What they do not see wif their hooman eyes is my use of pyschological warfare.
Furst I make Bangles fink he has the upperhand... that he is winning, then... I STRIKE!
The Sly Strike
~BombayPhotos courtesy of Melvin and Stephanie
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
All thanks to my stoopid brofur, that's why! He sleeps funny and it is keeping me awake. Let me show you what he does.
Okay, here I am sleeping all comfily and minding my own business.
He plonks his big head right on my bum!
It makes me feel furry uncomfy and I wake up. See how my tired left eye is half-opened!
And if that isn't bad enough. Bangles will move his head and tuck it right under my thigh. How is a cat expected to get any sleep like that?!
And the position that takes the cake...
I don't efen know what he is trying to do with his paws under my chin! Giving me a chin-tuck?
I'm a growing boy and I need my sleep. It's time I had my own room!
Photos courtesy of Melvin and Stephanie
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Thursday, April 19, 2007
In case you are wondering what a nebula is, you can fink of it as a nursery fur baby stars. These stellar nurseries are furry beeoooteeful to look at. And they come in all sorts of colours and shapes.
Let's start off wif my purrsonal favourite...
3) The Crab Nebula
10) The Lion's Head Nebula
And here are two more nebulas that I want to show you. The furst is the scariest, the spookiest, the absolute creepiest! It is...
The Witch's Head Nebula
But I haf saved the purrtiest nebula fur the last. It is also the most romantic. So I would like to dedicate it to my purrty Bonnie. I present to you now...
The Rose Nebula
Do visit the NASA website if you are interested to learn more about nebulas. There are so many others! There is one that looks remarkably like a blue fairy and another that is heart-shaped. There is even a Rotten Egg Nebula. Eeeeyucks!
~Bombay (the astro-feezeecist)
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Isn't he handsome?
Toesy is one of the seven community cats who live under my block. And he is my favourite.
"When will I get paid for all these photo sessions? Payment may be made in kibble."
Toesy is about 3 years old and he has set up house under a row of bushes near my house. Whenever I walk by those bushes, I make it a point to say hello to my ginger friend and give him some of those scritchies that he loves so much.
King of his domain
Having lived on the streets all his life, Toesy is understandably very skittish around people. He doesn't like children and he especially hates loud and sudden noises.
But once he becomes familiar and comfortable with you, man... oh man... Toesy transforms into one of the most affectionate cats you'll ever meet.
"Looking this good isn't easy work. Thank goodness I'm very bendy!"
And that really is how Toesy got his name. He shows his affection for you by lovingly licking your toes. Sometimes he'll give you a playful, ticklish nibble, but it's always very gentle. And not once has Toesy scratched me, not even by accident. He is always careful to sheathe his claws around me, and I feel that that is one of the greatest expressions of love by a cat.
The Kneader/The Masseuse/ The Maker of many Biscuits
I've noticed that Toesy is a kneader. He doesn't just knead with his paws when I'm scratching him, he kneads even when no one is touching him. He is such a kneady cat!
Another thing I love about Toesy is how very gentlemanly he is. He walks me to my elevator every time we meet, almost as though he was a guard-cat making sure that I got home safe.
"Sun's up! Time for my afternoon snooze. So if you'll 'scuse me please..."
I often wonder if Toesy would be happier coming back home to live with me or if he stayed on where he is and live as he always have -- a wanderer free to roam as he pleases.
I will miss him greatly when I leave for Auz. I do hope that when I return in six years' time, Toesy will still be the same -- furry, orangey, very licky and always kneady.
Here is a short video clip of my beloved Toesy. I managed to capture a wee bit of those kneading paws. Enjoy!