Thursday, 21 August 2008
I now must give the award to 5 friends. Four of these friends must be dedicated followers of our blog. One should be a new blogger and live in a different part of the world. Each awardee must link back to whomever gave the award. That sounds easy enough, except it is really hard to just pick 5 friends but here we go.
I can't think of many new bloggers who live in a different country to me that are new to reading my blog - cos I am quite new myself. I guess my pal Texas would be the best match for this category, and he is very helpful in sharing knowledge bout his treatment for lymphoma, so he can have the award!
And for the 4 regular readers I am going to choose the following, but I wish I could choose many more:
I am not sure this should be included in a Thankful Thursday, but I keep seeing my Meowmie looking at the following picture...apparently he is a contender for the position of "Castle's Friend (and subordinate)". He is a healthy 13.5 years old and possibly hard-of-hearing (to be confirmed), he has a scarred nose and a torn ear (not as handsome as me then). Sadly his Meowmie died and he needs a new Forever Home.
I have never met a male cat before so the Meowmies are going to go and suss him out and see if he is a good fit, then they have some long, hard thinking to do. We all still miss Storm terribly and need to reassure ourselves that we are not rushing into anything cos we still feel sad. There's no denying though that I am alone rather alot when they are at work though.
The Meowmies were only considering females for the position of "Castle's Friend (and subordinate)" cos they thought that would be best cos that's what I know, but they have since read that integrations are a tad easier between two males, so they are now considering both sexes for my friend...hmmm, we'll see...!
If you have any experience of integrations, please tell us about them in the comments bit!
Monday, 18 August 2008
Today I want to recall a story about Storm from when she was a kitten. Some of you may have noticed that Meowmie refers to Storm as 'Kormie' sometimes. Well, the reason for this is because one evening when we still lived at Meowmie J's, Meowmie L visited us all and the Meowmies had an Indian take-away and were watching a film. All of a sudden Stormie and I decided to have a mad half-hour and I chased Storm across the living room...Storm launched herself at Meowmie L's lap for safety, not realising that there was a plate of curry there until it was too late. Storm landed with a *SPLAT* in the middle of the plate and then tried to scrabble off the plate, sending curry all over Meowmie L's face and front. The Indian dish that Meowmie L was eating was a Chicken Korma...so Stormie became Korma-Stormer, 'Kormie' for short.
This is Kormie as a kitten, before her points spread across the whole of her face and her furs were all lovely and white:
Meowmie is definitely on the look-out for a friend for me...I heard her talking to a Siamese Rescue Welfare Officer last night, from what I could overhear there is a likely candidate at the rescue place, and once the vet-check has been carried out and he has the all clear, the Meowmies are going to go and check him out...I am not sure about this at all, this means I will have to SHARE things!!!
Friday, 15 August 2008
As mentioned yesterday, my Meowmie has been keeping her eyes open for a possible friend for me, during her search she came across a very sad advert from a Breeder - Sharue Siamese - who is in the awful position of having to give up her cats due to her ill-health. The breeder lady is devastated, she has been breeding Meezers for 40 years now and she really loves her cats - they are little furry family members, not business assets!
There are 4 girls and 3 boys that she needs to find homes for. The breeder is looking for Forever Homes where these gorgeous kitties will be much-loved pets, with access to a lap at all times (well, as much as possible). The cats are aged between 2 and 8 years old, vaccinated, wormed etc (they would have to obviously be neutered!) and are free to the right home. There are a couple of younger ones (about 3 months) which are for sale though.
If you feel that you can give a Siamese a loving Forever Home please visit the website and go to the contact page and give them a ring for further details.
Here are a selection of pictures from Sharue Siamese...
Thursday, 14 August 2008
Thank you Yao-Lin...I miss Stormie a lot and still call for her from time to time. The hardest part of the day is when Meowmie is at work and I am alone. I am not shy in showing my displeasure at being left alone, I yowl at them upon their return until I get cuddles and attention. My voice has changed since Stormie left too - much more Siamese-y and yowl-y. And I cuddle my meowmies differently as well...I like to tuck my head into the crook of their arms, like how I used to bury my head in the curl of Stormie's body when she was cuddling with me in the 'prawn' position. This is me, almost tucking my head into Stormie, I decided to gaze upon her beauty instead.
I would also like to point out that Meowmie will not be getting one of the kittens in the post below to keep me company. Although she loves Thomasina's kittens it is just not practical because Meowmie J is very allergic to 'regular' cats. Meowmie J can just about manage (with histamines) hypo-allergenic cats, like myself. However, should time pass and it becomes obvious I need a friend to spend my days with, the Meowmies are not ruling out finding me an older friend from one of the hypo-allergenic breeds...hmmm, not sure I would be too happy about that! I will never love another like how I love Stormie.
Anyways, I digress, I am going to pass the Brillante Weblog Award along to Moki, Isis and The St. Louis Meezers!
Wednesday, 13 August 2008
The little ginger one (Tigger) is the most active and adventurous one, not long after opening his/her eyes he started to try and whap his mother's tail, but being a clumsy little kitten whose feet seem too heavy for him/her to lift up properly, he/she didn't quite manage a whap, he/she appears to be waving slowly at his/her Mum's tail as opposed to whapping it!
Piglet the little black tabby, has a voracious appetite and just eats and sleeps and eats and sleeps, constantly suckling from his/her mum. Mum cat seemed most attached to this one - when we picked up the kittens to look at them Mum just remained laid back and watchful, but when we picked up Piglet, she got up out of the nest and had a concerned look on her face. Pooh also has 7 toes on one foot - one is a dewclaw which looks like it might fall off, it is tiny and only attached to the foot by the tiniest slither of skin - EW!!! Piglet has HUGE feet compared to the other two.
Pooh, the little grey tabby, is similar to Piglet in that he/she eats and eats and eats. Pooh gets the hiccups afterwards too and the force of the hiccup shakes his/her whole body, it is quite alarming to see a kitten with hiccups! Pooh is also a wriggler and is constantly on the move all over and around his mum.
Tuesday, 12 August 2008
The rules: All you have to do is Google your first name with the word "needs" behind it and post the results. Don't forget to tag (if you are the tagging sort)!
So, I Google'd "Castle needs" and got the following:
Castle needs Permission
No...no I don't! I am a Meezer
Castle needs a New King
Hmmm....we don't have Kings in this household
Castle needs one
....one what? one chicken? yup!
Castle needs to earn it's keep
Ur...I don't think so. May I remind you, yet again, that I am a Meezer. And don;t call me 'It'!
Castle needs 6ft clear at the rear and 4 foot at the sides.
Are you trying to suggest that i am FAT?
Castle needs major expenditure.
Oh yes, I am Meezer, only the best will do.
Castle Needs our special attention.
Gosh...this is another one where is just answer "Of course, I am Meezer!"
Castle needs artefacts
Only if they are made from chicken or turkey
Monday, 11 August 2008
Friday, 8 August 2008
My Meowmie is going to visit the mother and babies tomorrow, I am not entirely happy about this. I don't understand why she needs to visit OTHER cats when she has me to shower with love and affection! It's funny how she finds time for kittens, but won't find the time to help me visit my blog friends!
I think I will buy her this toy for her next Birthday present...not sure I can wait until November though, I have a point to make and I need to make it NOW!
Have a good weekend everybody x
Tuesday, 5 August 2008
What is your name?
My pedigree name is Adquaam Blue Moon, my everyday name is Castle, I also answer to Castle-Pants, Castle-O and *blushes* Mummy's Boy
If you could change your name, what would it be?
Castle, The Most Handsome Siamese Cat in The World (hmmmm...maybe I will try to rig Google like Stormie did so I appear in the first page of results for 'The Most Handsome Siamese Cat In The World').
What is your pet's name?
Meowmie L and Meowmie J
If you could change your pet's name, what would it be?
Meowmie L would be "I worship Castle" and Meowmie J would be "I worship Castle 2"
What is your brother or sister's name?
Stormie...she was my true sister. I also had a brother called Dubbs, he was a rabbit so not my blood brother! He was my NOMS Brother.
If you could change their name, what would it be?
I wouldn't...they were purrfect.
Now I have to tag as many people (or critters) as the letters in my new name! I tag the following for BOTH of the above MeMe's!
Monday, 4 August 2008
As some of you may know, Stormie very much liked to watch nature programmes, she particularly enjoyed wildlife documentaries, one of her favourites being David Attenborough's Greatest Wildlife Moments. The Meowmies put this DVD on the TV for her, along with March Of The Penguins, on the morning that Ben Vet came to our home to help her to The Bridge. Stormie seemed to enjoy having the films played because when Ben Vet arrived at our flat he even commented that Stormie seemed to be engrossed by the movies...on this particular occasion though she didn't have the strength in her to sit right in front of the TV like she does in the following clip, she watched from her cushion on the sofa.
In the clip below, filmed over a year ago, Stormie was watching a programme about climate change, but because it had polar bears in it, and other wildlife, she was mesmerised! I make an appearance towards the end...only to make sure I got some attention too, I have no interest in TV programmes at all. (Sorry 'bout the orientation, Meowmie used her crappy phone to film it with! and we don't have the right software to turn the film around).
Happy Meezer Monday!