Curious Sherkhan: the ‘mouse’ poll

March 14, 2010 at 3:02 pm (cat behavior, cat chat, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , )

Further to my latest post, I am now starting a poll to figure out other kitty experiences with ‘live’ mice.

So- go on kitties- VOTE!

Meow!

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The territory extension mission!

August 12, 2009 at 11:08 am (cat curiosity) (, , , , , , )

Meow, meow, MEOWW!

How many meows will it take to convince the humans that I WANT to get into that room that I recently discovered? The room with light green carpet and bean bag sofas and Papa’s miniature Lego castles?

Its Papa’s photography room, I get it. But, what’s wrong in letting me in there! It’s ME; I rule in this jungle! I have every right to sniff the Lego towers and scratch the carpets and enjoy the free space!

It’s my jungle!

True, the last two days I have successfully meowed in convincing the softer-hearted human (Mama, that is. Papa thinks she is over-indulgent; I think it serves me well) to give me a guided tour in that room for around 30 minutes (in human measurement of time- it’s one short ‘cat-nap’ long, to make it easy for you cats). She’d sit on one of the bean bag sofas while I sniffed, climbed and chirruped in that newly discovered territory. She even finds it cute, I think!

She’s not bad, that human, I must say 🙂

As a reward, I gave her furry good cuddles and a hearty strong head-butt. We all know that is a lot for us cats!

I think she’s bought. I’M GOOD!

Now, MEOW- please let me in there! Meow?

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The Pillow Sherkhan

August 8, 2009 at 12:05 am (cat curiosity, cat photos) (, , , )

And, I make a good pillow:

Meow!

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Casper the commuter cat

August 4, 2009 at 12:05 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , )

Many of you may have seen this already, but my humans cannot seem to stop talking about this Casper cat!

I think Casper is quite cool, too- so when Mama asked me to share this with you- as she thought, as cat lovers- you and your humans may be interested in this story- I agreed! Readily!

Enjoy! Meow.

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Yet another ‘humans are crazy’ post

July 19, 2009 at 5:02 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , )

I was on one of my daily territorial ramblings when I saw this:

I sniffed that my humans were upto something, so I decided to take a closer look:

I think these papers are called ‘manuals’ and Papa has been reading them to create a ‘backyard monster’!

And then, Mama took out her backyard monster and Papa, too, the one he created and they set off for a good few hours…

Humans… whatever can be done about them?

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My Cat Tree!

July 12, 2009 at 12:00 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , )

I mentioned my ‘cat tree’ a few days back, did I not?

Since my humans are less busy these days and missing Papa’s litter-mates quite a lot- they’ve been spending a lot of time with me. They have finally taken a few photographs of me on my cat tree.

Want to see? Here goes:

Perky one, yes?

Meow!

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Sherkhan and the Shadow Deer

July 9, 2009 at 1:37 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , )

A few weeks back, the parents introduced me to the ‘Shadow Deer’. They would stand in front of the wall in our hallway and bring him out for me to chase. And of course- I chase!

Look here! A video of me chasing the ‘Shadow Deer’!

He is a harmless monster, isn’t he? I’d say it’s me who’s the ‘vicious’ one in this partnership!

Heehaahaa….

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Kitten Food: Sherkhan on a Mission

June 23, 2009 at 1:58 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity, cat photos) (, , , , , )

I don’t know about you other kitties but me, I like my food wet and full of stinky goodness. So my Mama, being the good human that she is, gives me my food just the way I like it: two pouches of wet food (one in the morning and one in the afternoon) and some dry food to snack on through the day.

Till like two weeks back, I used to like Whiska’s kitten food as my preferred wet food – then… well… I stopped liking it.

Mama had a few boxes of Whiska’s in stock but she got concerned and gave me ‘Science Diet Chunky Chicken’ instead, so that I don’t go without dinner.

Papa thinks that was a mistake, he says- Mama is bit too indulgent and easily manipulated. And, I obviously know the art of manipulation- I am a kitten after all, it does not take much for me. Heehaahaa… so I mean, yea- may be Papa IS right- but ‘SHUSH, Papa’!

As I was saying- I don’t like Whiska’s anymore now, and Mama is having a hard time finding the exact Science Diet- as the local vet does not keep it in stock, neither does the local pet shop. She is placing the order with the vet today, but it may take some days to arrive. She is a little worried about what to do with my food.

Me? I’m still refusing to eat Whiska’s and asking Mama for my favourite stinky goodness every time she even ‘attempts’ to give me Whiska’s! I’m sure my trick will work….

Why? Well when you look like this do you even need to ask why?

No, you don’t! LOL!!

There is only one thing I’d need to say:

“Get your supply chains fixed, Science Diet! Jeez! I’m on a mission here! Help me help you, will you?”

Heehee… now- you kitties- do you like your food wet or dry?

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Laundry?!

May 16, 2009 at 11:33 pm (cat behavior, cat curiosity, cat photos) (, , , )

I get very little sleep on weekends… I am amazed at some things humans do when they are home and I choose to watch them over sleeping!

One of those things is what they call ‘doing laundry’. You see- it’s when they wash their furs in a big white noisy machine.

Mama did her ‘laundry’ yesterday and I was adament that I WILL catch the ‘furs’ this time from that round window of that big white machine. So I did this:

Sigh. I still could not catch the clothes 😦

Wish me luck for next time, eh?

[Note from Maussie:
Apologies for the video quality. I know it’s bad :). I just did not want to distract Sherkhan by getting up to turn the lights on]

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vaccum monsters are still bad…!

May 3, 2009 at 9:18 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , )

I am tired today. I have not had the chance all day to fill up my catnap quota.

Mama was out of bed quite early for a weekend morning, but she’s been upto what she’d say ‘Mega Cleaning’ ALL day. All the jars from behind the mystery door came out, the vaccum monster came out, the rugs that stay with me in the living room got rubbed with what she calls a ‘lint roller’, I can also smell some flowery thing that she rubbed everything with; and oh.. the litter tray crystals are all new…

I could sleep amidst all these, you see- we cats can sleep though anything, but it was too much fun smelling all those stuff that I don’t really see everyday… except the vaccum monster… he makes too much noise. I wish he’d stay in his storage room for a long time now. I don’t ever miss him.

Now mama has something on the stove and while that’s ‘cooking’, she’s helping me blog. Do you think the day has offered all that it could and I can now get some shut-eye?

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weekend ponder

April 25, 2009 at 6:55 am (cat chat, cat curiosity, cat language) (, , , , , )

It’s ‘weekend’ again and my humans are home (meerowwww!!).

I have meowed successfully twice since morning to get Mama out of her bed to pet me. Obviously weekends are all about ‘Cat Cuddle’! She knows it, I think- because she petted me, cuddled me and spoke to me in Cat (she’s learning Cat pretty fast… think she’s good with languages?) even though she did not need to, I can understand human language pretty well now.

Only silly thing is… I thought it would be a good idea to jump into the BIG waterbowl when mama was sitting there in the water (insert by Mauzzie for the human readers: bathtub) for some human reason I will not really understand… well… it wasn’t a good idea. I got wet and shot out of the waterbowl in a blink!

Water, I like generally… but I guess I’d like it more if it wasn’t so… err.. wet?

Proves that we cats are sometimes wrong too! Just sometimes though. All other times we are just awesome!

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obviously, i want everything

April 20, 2009 at 11:09 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , )

You know how humans do not get out to hunt 2-days a week? I think they call it their ‘weekend’. Whatever that word means… those are the two days humans eat what they have hunted all week and do not do much.. That’s exactly what my humans did last two days.

It’s all good. Really. I decided I like ‘weekends’, only thing I don’t quite like is the way Mama does not wake up as early and needs a LOT of meowing for her to wake up. I don’t give up, though. I keep meowing. I do my kitten-duty well, don’t I?

But we are on a schedule here after all!

You know what would be good? It would be good if humans had weekends ALL week AND on weekends humans got up as early as they normally do on weekdays!

Kitties out there- a better idea- or just keep on meowing?

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i’m a big boy now!!!!

February 23, 2009 at 11:36 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , , , )

Did I mention that I am now a four month old kitty? Four months and two days, to be exact. I now weigh close to two kilos, am much longer if I stretch myself fully. I guess you can call me a ‘big boy’ now. I am much pleased about that already! Yipppppiiiee!!!!

Anyhow- all else aside, since I am a big boy now- it’s only fair that I’d like to do big boy things- well… things like going outside near the birds (and kill them if I can!), like using the basin in the bathroom (I can handle water!), like protecting the house and my humans from other invisible cats (they are invisible and humans cannot see them!), like waking mama up from her sleep about 15 minutes before the alarm clock rings (I don’t want her to get all startled when that scary alarm rings all of a sudden!).

I have been meowing at mama to let me out for a while, I have been pawing the water when mama brushes her teeth in the morning, I have been arching my back and looking outside the house in the evenings to fight the invisible cats, and I make sure to meow hard to wake mama up at 5:30am- her alarm goes off at 5:45am- so I make sure I don’t miss it!

True, I get a little chirrupy meowy kittish like small baby kittens when I am sleepy and I seek out mama so that she can hug me and cuddle me- but apart from that I AM a big boy now and I am learning to be res-pon-sible!!!

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the new human

February 20, 2009 at 1:22 pm (cat curiosity) (, , , , )

we had a guest staying at our home last night: mama-papa’s friend who lives in syd-ney; the humans call her ‘mu-mu’.

she, i think, is a big cat person. when she was in that far far away place where she comes from- she used to have two cats of her own. she was very happy to see me, but of course- kittens, when they see some human giving them a lot of attention, bring up an air about themselves- and show it off to the person. i did the same. this ‘mu-mu’ person was still very nice till the end though.

yea- i did show some attitude at first, but ‘mu-mu’ and i became friends soon after. she let me chew her books and her fingers which mama never lets me- so i thought it was a good deal! besides she gives good cuddles!

she is gone now, but if she comes back i think i’ll play with her now. meeeow! or is she gone back to syd-ney now??!!!

meeeeeeeeeowwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!

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WATER!!!!

February 15, 2009 at 12:14 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , )

mama thinks i should tell all you cats about the fun-side of water. yes, you heard it purr-right- WATER!

i love water! i was very surprised to hear that many of you cats despise it. is that true??!! you must be kidding me! i say, give it a try. i tried and let me tell you what i found:

you know which one is the best-tasting water in this whole wide world? the ones that flow directly from that long silver cold thing (insert by maussie for the human readers: water taps). i decided to drink it straight from that thing and it’s worth it. it’s the best tasting water EVER!

once you get used to that, you can also try touching the water with your paw. you know- it changes it’s direction and FLOWS into your paw! now, how amazing is THAT!

also that place where the water falls and disappears after a while (insert by maussie for the human readers: sink)- that makes a very good napping place when it’s dry! the one my house has in that water room (insert by maussie for the human readers: bathroom)- it fits my size perfectly!!!

true, water tends to be a little too ‘wet’ for my liking if i paw it too much… but it’s a lot of fun while you are doing it! trust me, mew!

try it try it!!! and tell me how you go!

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orange flames…

February 9, 2009 at 9:43 pm (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , , , , , )

something is very right! mama is home today too! meerow- two days in a row! i need to know what exactly i did right so that this happens more when i do it again! the human looks a little sick though. i groomed her his morning so that she looks a bit better…. her fur is not like mine- it’s longer and it’s not as soft- but what can you do? silly humans need grooming and cats do it best- after all.

the big light box (insert by maussie for the human readers: television) was showing some hungry-looking orange flames yesterday… the humans said the orange flame was called ‘fire’, and this time they were burning the big green things (insert by maussie for the human readers: forest) near where we live (insert by maussie for the human reders: bushfire). my purr-instict says we are safe though… but many cats out there may not be. i purring for them, hard- PURRRRRR!

i think papa is trying to get out of the house. i better go and guard the door so that this does not happen!

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window seat

February 9, 2009 at 2:33 am (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , , , , , )

there is something i really like doing: looking out the window. i can sit there for hours. usually i sit there around the time when papa and mama comes home… mama comes a little earlier than papa does… and i wait for them to come and cuddle me.

do you know what i see from the window?

birds… and yes, those shiny noisy big fast moving things too (insert by maussie for the human readers: cars). the birds make a lot of noise too, and i sometimes try to mimick them. mama laughed out loud one day when i tried to mimick those black and white birds (insert by maussie for the human readers: magpies). she thought it was funny… but you tell me, what’s so funny in that? humans think everything is funny!

also, the the bright thing (insert by maussie for the human readers: sunlight) falling on the top of my scratching thing landing is nice. i cannot catch it though, i tried. but well… i stopped trying it now. i just know it feels nice when it falls on me so i let it.

oh.. guess what? mama is home today. i have been guarding the door- so that she cannot go out, but i think she is really not going outside today! my plan worked!!! papa went out though. i have been guarding the door for him too, but he went out while i just looked. after all i am just a small kitten and humans are so big…. what can i do?

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ahh… humans..!

February 7, 2009 at 10:22 pm (cat curiosity) (, , , , )

if only the humans were not so confusing *sigh*

my humans kept on moving from room to room last night. i kept asking them ‘wassup?’… and they kept talking to themselves about ‘hard con-tact len-ses’. i think whatever that thing is- papa had that stuck into his eyes for a long time and both of them tried to get that thing out.

i could help *mirrup*! but obviously humans think they know it all- and they did not even let me! they did not even think that i could help!

oh well… if only humans could understand cat…

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ANTS!

January 29, 2009 at 11:47 pm (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , , , , )

ANTS!

i like to paw and claw ants! they are my prey… MEOW! so many ants in my house… gbgbgbgbgb!

humans are silly. i think mama totally HATES ants! she was so upset when she saw them this morning… thousands of them crawling around in the kitchen… near the rubbish bin and my food bowls! i pounced with joy. i tried to show mama that preying ants is fun! she made her line of furs on her forehead come very near to each other- i think that means that she was upset. humans ARE silly!

mama put a larger bowl filled with water under my food bowl. she said that way ants cannot reach my food. humans say a lot of things, but i wonder if that is REALLY right… mama also put that cold white thing in my water bowl. she said it will keep my water cold on this hot day… i don’t know all that much, but the cold white thing floats in the water and gets smaller and smaller and then vanish! … i put my paw in the water yesterday to touch that white thing. it was cold! and water tasted yummy and cold.

oh and i got to sleep ON papa’s furs last night! crook crook crook!!!

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hunting?

January 27, 2009 at 11:06 pm (cat behavior, cat curiosity) (, , , , , , , , , , )

i am home alone again *sigh*.

mama told me that they need to leave me alone 5 days a week, so that mama and papa can hunt food for me. the humans have been hunting whiska’s kitten food for me the last few weeks- i decided i like beef flavour the best and chicken flavour the least. i wonder if mama will teach me how to hunt whiska’s, so that i can hunt beef flavours more than the chicken ones? maybe i should try to make her take me hunting with her!!

i did not bother mama too much this morning when she was going hunting. i am hoping that she will hunt beef for me today. mrew! she seemed upset that i chew her white ear wire (i think the humans call it an ‘ipod earpiece’) in two halves (or was she upset because they were not equal halves? may be i will do it better the next time!). meow.. also it scares me when mama is upset.i know humans make silly pets, but i sort of like it when they cuddle me and upset humans don’t cuddle kittens!

meeeow! i think my humans are silly. chirrup.

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