Thursday, December 20, 2007

T13 (Edition 10) - Sebastian's Shower Part 2

Here are a few more "post shower" photos, which I thought would make a great photo T13. I will be posting more about the cat show soon!

Still all wet!

Drying off a little

Had enough drying off... time to go explore the dining room.

Hmm.... locked doors....

Ok, so, more drying...

And after drying, fish treat, drying and more drying, time to go under the craft table. This is usually not allowed as the folding tables can trap cats... but, as I was watching, I figured it was ok for a few minutes =)

Ordeal over... unless there is another attack
of the mysterious sticky substance!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Cat Expo and Siamese Cats!

Hong Kong had its 10th Cat Expo yesterday
and I almost missed it! This is the story!

My brother wrote the Christmas Pageant for his church this year, and they held it at the Convention and Exhibition centre (see pics below).

I haven't been feeling well for ages, and so I had decided not to go. However, by 3pm, I was feeling a little better and decided to try to make it. I was 30 minutes late, but figured better late than never!

I had no idea where it was being held in the C & E Centre, but had Hall 2 in the back of my mind, so headed up to Hall 2 (quite a hike up a gazillion huge escalators). When I got there, I couldn't believe my eyes! Hall 2 was the 10th Hong Kong Cat Expo! I had NO idea!

The worst part... I had to pull myself away to get to the pageant as I was already late. After a few phonecalls, I realized it was not Hall 2, but Theatre 2 and so began an even longer trek to Theatre 2 (10 minutes away through tunnels and yet another gazillion escalators - I know... good exercise!).

The Pageant was brilliant! It was so funny (with the angel Gabriel as a knock off of Baldrick from Black Adder: "I have a cunning plan!"). Anyway, the place was packed and I was lucky that my mum and dad were there and had saved me a seat.

The pageant finished and I almost ran back to the cat show - praying it hadn't finished already! It hadn't, and I was able to spend over an hour buying lots of things (I'll post them soon! Christmas gifts are no longer a problem!) and watching the shows. The cats were beautiful!

The highlight of my evening was the siamese kitten and the abyssinian cat. I had never seen either of these breeds in real life before, and was amazed when I saw them! The abyssinian had such a small, petit head - beautiful! And the siamese cat was so long and sleek, with a small, petit head! I enjoy reading everyone's cat blogs and am used to seeing Storm and Latte online, but to see a seal-point siamese in real life was amazing! I didn't expect them to be so small with such a small head! And the colouring is exquisite!

Now, I have a few questions, how big are seal-point siamese full grown? This guy yesterday was 5 months old so was still quite small. How much do they weigh? How long are they?

And does anyone have an abyssinian that I missed? They really have tiny, tiny heads - so petit.

I searched and searched to see if they had a sphynx cat like Dragonheart, but I couldn't find any
- the majority of the cats were exotics, persians or british shorthairs. I think there was only 1 siamese in the whole place! Later I found out there had been a sphynx cat (only 1) at the show - but only one. Ah well, maybe I'll see one next year!

It was so much fun! I love my bengals and maine coon and wouldn't trade them for the world, but I thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the other cat breeds out there! They really are beautiful and unusual and I will definitely consider one of the other breeds if I were to ever get another cat (although, I could never be without a maine coon and bengal).

Hope everyone else had a great weekend, too!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Christmas Toys!

Christmas is coming and so I'm starting
to think about what to get the boys.

So far I have come up with the two toys below.
Has anyone got these and can give me a review on them?

This one looks like it could get their
attention and keep them occupied!

And, yet another scratcher. Why not...
And this one looks like it could be fun, too!

Any other suggestions?
I would love to hear from everyone!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

T13: Sebastian's First Shower - Part 1

Sebastian got all sticky (I have no idea how!), and so I had to give him his first shower ever! It was an interesting experience, for both of us, so I decided to make it into a Photo Thursday Thirteen!

When he was actually in the tub, I didn't have any free hands (and no one else was home), so I couldn't get any shots. But I did manage some after he got out.

As you can see, I changed out of my work clothes and into a towel robe, knowing it would be wet work!

Overall, he was really good! He let me get the shower head and wet him up good! The shampoo didn't even bother him that much.

He just seemed really bothered whenever he had been sitting for too long. Then he started fussing!

He basically, with some force, stayed in the tub, but did growl and whine for a lot of the time!

He managed to escape a couple of times, only to be met with a door!

After his shower, he dried pretty quickly!

Ah! He sees something yummy and licks his lips!

Hmm.... a treat! Fish! All three boys are on a raw diet and so they get a treat of canned fish whenever they deserve it!

By this time, he had pretty much forgotten all about his shower!

After he had finished eating, he went to dry off a bit more!

I hope never to have to give him another shower again! (although I know that's not possible!). Thankfully, they are indoor cats and keep themselves super clean and so I don't have to hassle... except when an unknown sticky substance makes an appearance!~

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Thursday Thirteen: 13 Reasons to Get a Cat

1. They are fun!
2. They are less trouble than a dog.
3. They are less expensive than children.
4. They don’t depend on you too much…
5. They teach you to love in a different way.
6. They make you less selfish – you have to think about their needs!
7. They’re warm in winter and leave you alone in summer.
8. They can’t talk your ear off!
9. They can be trained.
10. They are clean and don’t smell (as long as you use tofu litter!)
11. They are amazing to watch when doing acrobatics.
12. They don't need to be taken for walks - they know where to pee!
13. No home is complete without a cat!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Trying to Catch Torrey on Camera

You may think I love Starbuck more than my other two because there are a gazillion more pics of him on my blog, but that isn't true - he's just much easier to take pics of than the other two...
and here is PROOF!!!

Below are pics taken during a Torrey photoshoot. He's pretty skilled at not having his photo taken!

Almost in the frame!

A nice shot of his behind!
Almost in the frame... again!

Almost had him!

Not quite!

This was almost the perfect shot...
(well, almost all of him in it anyway!!)

Getting close!

He's trapped... gotta be quick!

Finally! One of all of him... shame it's not a great shot!

And so it goes!!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

I did it!

Even though the Catblogosphere was down, they still had their links up! Yay! So, I have now included all the blogging cats in a nifty expandable menu (thank you Daisy and Dragonheart!).

I hope I've included everyone! If it doesn't work on your computer, please let me know!

Happy Sunday!