The mixed bag

January 6, 2010 at 8:31 am (cat behavior) (, , , , )

It’s a sad day for me… Mama went back to her daily hunting today after the big Christmas break. I guess that means life is coming back to its usual. Hunting, home, limited cuddles- I was quite spoilt the last few days- attention whenever I want it, a lap to sleep on anytime I want to. I like Mama likes to cuddle me as much as I like to be cuddled by her. Meow!

In the last few weeks I received Christmas cards from my dear friends Huffle Mawson and Angel & Kirby. Thank you, kitties :). You are wonderful! I hope you got my cards too.

I heard Mama and Papa discussing about some guests. I think we’ll be having some guests over at ours the next few days. Meow! I’m a little weary, you see? Will they like me? Will they bring me presents? Will they take over my humans’ time even more? Will my humans neglect me because they’ll have some new company? I have a lot of concerns, but I just have to wait it out and see, don’t I? I don’t like it at all! MEOWHH!

Anyway, Mama says this year is called 2010, and her resolution this year is to help me blog more. Let’s see if she keeps it, right? So, a happy 2010 to everyone who’s reading- kitties, humans and woofies alike.

I’m having a lovely summer over here, I hope you are too!

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Life of a Kitten!

November 12, 2009 at 8:42 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , , , , , , , )

Many thanks to my sweet friend Brandi and her Mama for remembering me :). My Mama needed the ‘push’ I guess. I have been here- around- and mostly well; but my mama was under some sort of ‘spell’ and papa totally lazy- that leaves me with no one to help me blog.

Here is my update; I’ll try to keep it short:

I am one-year old now and officially out of kittenhood. Things are nothing much different though. Mama keeps saying that I will always be a kitten to her and she keeps on treating me like one. I still claim her lap and bestow all sorts of affection on her when I see her after a break of a few hours and I still look around for Papa because he has my most favourite lap! I keep doing the kitten things, after all- I have never learnt to ‘grow up’.

It’s summer in Aussieland now. Very hot- around 33 degrees Celsius everyday (that is 91.4 degrees Fahrenheit, for your ease of understanding)! Mama seems to like it. She’s mostly enjoying the crazy dry heat and the sunlight, Papa too (crazy humans!). Not me though. After all, I have a fur coat that I have to wear all the time; can you imagine how hot it gets under this coat? Well, let me answer that. It gets VERY hot! Not good at all! The strange thing is- it’s not even the ‘peak’ of summer. I cannot imagine how much more hot it will get in the dreaded month of ‘January’. Meow!!

I’m still on my special diet and I’m still losing weight. I have lost another 20 grams in the last two weeks. I had started with 4.5 kg 2 months back to 4.3 two weeks back and now I weigh 4.1 kg. The vet human, Laura, thinks I should have gained weight after I am cured from Pancreatitis- but she is not too worried because I look healthy and my coat looks beautiful and since I am now one year old- I will not be gaining weight as much as I used to while I was still a small kitten- anyway.

Since its so hot now- I’m shedding a lot. Mama needs to clean the house everyday to get rid of my furs. I got a new fur bush, too- to groom me better- that way I should shed less. Mama’s not sure it’s working, because I keep shedding just as bad. Meow!

This is it for now, kitties. Mama promises to help me blog more often from now on. Her work is keeping her busy, she is an ac-coun-tant, you know- she says those wretched numbers tire her eyes too much to do anything else at all, but she’ll be better from now on. She loves and misses all of you, too.

I hope all of you have been well…! Purrs, meows and head butts to all.

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A letter from a happy kitten

October 12, 2009 at 2:50 pm (cat ailments, cat behavior, cat treatments) (, , , , , , , )

Hi kitties,

I’m back!

Actually I was always here- it’s my humans who weren’t. This time it was Mama who was hit by what she calls ‘a bad flu’… she still is suffering, but a little better now. She sounds different- with sort of a broken voice and all; also she smells a little different- she says it’s the anti-bio-tics that makes her smell like ‘medicine’ all the time. She stayed home some days, to my delight- but she went back to work today and I’m mad at her for that. Meow!

My second bloodworks result came in and it seems like I’m cleared from the Pancreatitis finally. I go back to the vet’s again next week though, since I have lost a little weight (0.25 grams) – and for a young and (now) healthy cat like me, losing weight is not ‘normal’. Laura, the vet, thinks it’s because I do not like my ‘prescription’ food much and do not eat as much as I used to. They’ll see next week and probably put me on another diet. I hope they give me a good-tasting food this time.

I’m turning 1 on the 21st of this month- Mama says that is still a couple of weeks away. That means that I have been with my humans for 10 months now. I guess months and years are a ‘human’ way to measure ‘time’. I don’t understand them much. To me, this seems like a lifetime. I’m a happy cat. I hope the humans and I can keep keeping each other through the ‘years’ and continue being ‘happy’.

That’s all for now, kitties. All the best to you all. I will post again, when the Mama is less busy and less ill 🙂

Love-

Sherkhan

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Is my human cheating on me?

September 25, 2009 at 9:05 pm (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

I’d like to apologise to the kitties and humans who read my blog and left comments in the past few weeks. I have not been a good friend lately. I have things piling up on me- have lots of blogs to visit. I blame it all on Mama.



Sherkhan, originally uploaded by Ehtesham.

Mama had a headache yesterday. She said it was caused by some sort of wisdom tooth (?) coming out and err… fire alarms (!). The fire alarm went off at her work- as there was some sort of fire in the downstairs supermarket- and that sound, together with the pain in her gums, gave her a ‘migraine’.

She skipped dinner last night and locked herself up in darkness of that room in our jungle… you know, the one with the huge human bed? Yes, there.

Now… how is THAT going to help things exactly is beyond me.

She went hunting this morning though. My point is- if she chose to be all by herself last night, shouldn’t she have stayed in with me today at least?

I feel so un-loved! Do you think she found herself another kitten to love?

Meow!

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My Little Human Friend

July 11, 2009 at 12:00 am (cat behavior, cat photos) (, , , , , , )

My little human friend (Papa’s 4 year old niece) left for the far far away home about two days back with her parents.

Here’s a few photos from two weeks back with me playing with the little one with…. guess what… ribbons!!! Very exciting!

Little Human Friend

Little Human Friend

While I am playing here with my little human friend- Papa is, at the background, as usual looking for his life’s answers inside his ‘white flat box’. Humans have no clue how to have fun, the little ones know of it somewhat though 😛

I hear my little human friend also has a kitty in the place where she went away. I wonder if that kitty blogs too?

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Kitty Lesson 1

July 10, 2009 at 12:00 am (cat behavior) (, , , )

Today’s words of wisdom from ‘Sherkhan Kitty School’:

    “How to make sure that the humans cannot flee while you are sleeping”

As the following photo would explain the tactic more clearly than words:

Captivation Lesson

Captivation Lesson

Some more tips while we are at it (see the above photo for reference):

1. Make sure to look cute and cuddly so that the human (Mama, in this case) is sufficiently distracted from the fact that she is being captivated by a kitten.

2. Torch your eyes to frighten away potential distractors (Papa, in this case).

I’d say that it works as I am successful in keeping the humans under control for the last two days.

Try it, may be?

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Hmphs!

June 30, 2009 at 12:53 am (cat ailments, cat behavior) (, , , , , , , )

I love my food; and even though Mama tells me to eat it s-l-o-w-l-y I’m far too impatient for that. I guess what I’m getting at is that when Mama gives me my food- I simply gobble it up! And that’s what kittens with GOOD APPETITE do!

Now, what’s wrong with that?!

I did the same yesterday- the Science Plan wet chunks and my favourite dry Whiska’s… and then I felt funny. I walked up to the corner of the hallway and meowed for Mama… and when Mama rushed in she kept on asking me what was wrong… well, as if I knew what was wrong! I just knew that I felt funny and that was why I had asked for her- to TELL me what’s wrong… seems like even she did not know…

Hmm…

Well… after a while I threw up all that I had eaten- the dry food and the wet- EVERYTHING!

I felt better once I did that- but the HUMANS- they took me to the Animal Emergency Centre. Sigh. The vet there did the humiliating thing of measuring of my temperature (I meowed, complained and struggled but Papa held me strong!); then pressed my tummy and checked my teeth and said that I was okay.

Helloooo… wasn’t I saying the same thing after I puked- that I was okay and they don’t need to take me to a vet! The humans kept saying that it’s always better to be safe… not sure how those humiliating thermometers are in any way safe though. Humans are impossible at times; but I guess it’s just their way of showing that they care?

Guess Mama’ll AGAIN nag me to ‘not’ to eat my food without chewing… and I know she means well; but there you go! MEOW!

Sigh!

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HUMANS!

June 18, 2009 at 3:54 am (cat behavior) (, , , , )

You know how my humans went for a trip lately and they are back now and things are getting back to normal? My mama has been looking at some old pics today and she says that they make her want to go to yet another trip!

Imagine!

I don’t think she will… as tomorrow she joins back work again and all.

Here’s a pic of my humans from a trip they had taken:

The Humans

Don’t you think they look happy?

See? My humans were born with their soul much like a bird’s.

I’d rather like it if it were like a cat’s instead…. they would not like taking trips so much if it were… *sigh*

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An update on my humans

June 2, 2009 at 5:31 am (cat behavior, cat chat) (, , , )

My humans are again crazy busy and no one to help me blog as much as I’d like to.

They are home in the evenings, but they look tired. I guess Mama, on top of that, has pain in her throat and is a little cough-y. She just hopes it’s not the bad flu a lot of humans are getting these days. I think Mama totally does not want to get sick as she has a big weekend planned and she does not want her plans to get spoilt.

I think she misses the ocean a lot and is going to the never ending waters for some change of wind. Papa, on the other hand, loves the forest and the mountain- so they chose to go to a place called ‘The Otway Ranges’- where they get all of these and more. I understand someone liking trees, even mountains- must be fun to climb them and all- but the ocean?!

Puh-lease!

Humans are silly. Even Ren-human and Ron-human are going with Mama and Papa to the ocean, mountain and forest place. Why do humans have wings under their feet? Can’t they just take weekends easy doing predictable things and not act all erratic? Feh! They do need to learn to be cosy in their surroundings from us cats. But what can you do anyway?

While the humans are away- I will be staying at my regular cat boarding place where the Melissa-human will take care of me. And the Ren-human will take me there on Friday- as both Mama and Papa needs to work that day. Mama thinks it’s very nice of the Ren-human to offer to help her out. I think the Ren-human likes me. But then- who can help it? *giggle*

I hear Ren-human did not like cats before she knew me. And now she thinks cats are nice. She cuddles me and plays with me and I like her a lot too. Mama thinks that it is to my credit that I could make a human change her mind about how she felt about cats. Sometimes humans say nice stuffs.

Anywho, this is news so far from little Sherkhan. As you see, I have been busy with much pondering. How have you kitties been?

[PS: I have received an award and Mama promises that she’d help me post about it soon; she just needs a little time]

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humans make good beds!

May 20, 2009 at 9:50 pm (cat behavior, cat chat) (, , , , )

The humans are again very busy- getting out of the house when it’s still dark and coming back when it’s again dark. Mama says that this is specially so as days are getting shorter here- now being winter in Australia and all, you know?

I spend most of the bright sunny times of the day sleeping and eating the food Mama leaves for me in the mornings. Weekends are different though. I spend the weekends watching what the humans do with their hands AND sometimes sleeping on the human’s lap.

I think they make good beds:

*Yawn*… Okay, off to my catnap till the humans come back home.

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human world is way too complicated…

May 2, 2009 at 12:32 am (cat behavior, cat chat) (, , , )

I guess, this has become a weekend blog of little Sherkhan- as my humans are hardly ever home these days to help me blog other than on weekends. Both the humans are working a lot these days… something to do with ‘keeping up in the financial crisis’.. whatever that means.

I do think that the human world is full of unnecessarily complicated things. I mean, can’t they make their life as simple as we cats have: we sleep, we eat, we hunt, we play- and even then we have plenty of time to take care of our humans.

My humans are home today though and Mama is now helping me blog. I am a little suspicious that she’d flee like she does once I close my eyes, so I’m trying my best to stop it from happening. The trick is to sleep on the human’s lap, or at least keep a part of your body on the human (paws work well in this case). That way the human cannot leave without you noticing- see Sherkhan has brains!!

To my human’s defense- they ARE trying a lot to balance work and life. And they are not doing too bad either- there are things that’s lagging behind a little, updating my blog being one of the major ones. You see, Mama loves me just as much, and so does Papa- and I am still the happy and affectionate kitten I was. It’s all good really.

Anyyways… now I’m back to my one of the many catnaps of the day. Stay well, you kitties!

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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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Papa and I

April 18, 2009 at 12:43 am (cat behavior, cat chat, cat photos) (, , , , , , , , , )

My Papa is well enough to go hunting now and he has been since Easter.

I think humans say they are ‘working’ when they are ‘hunting’. I’m not sure why. I mean- obviously when you are collecting those shiney things (insert my Maussie for the human readers: Coins/ Money) to hunt food with- you are hunting! Why’d you call it ‘working’ is beyond me. Duh!

Anyhow- back to Papa. As I said, he goes hunting now that his new cor-nea is better… for those of you kittens who didn’t know it- my Papa had his own cor-nea trans-plan-ted with another human’s cor-nea about a month and a half back… Mama says a month is 120 catnaps long. Seems not so long ago to me! I’d think Papa should have rested more, but it’s some human feeling of wanting to ‘start back’.

I miss Papa a lot now when he goes to work. I used to love the company at home. And now- Sherkhan is again all alone in the house ALL day- till the humans come back from their hunting when the blue sky turns light grey. I have been a little frustrated with the change of routine…. and this is what I have been missing the most:

Papa does try to make it up to me when he is back from his hunting and I am trying to understand that big cats (in my case- big humans) need to hunt to help the small cats survive- but I still miss him.

I’ll be okay and that’s my update. So- how have you other kitties been?

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random disappearing humans

March 27, 2009 at 10:48 am (cat behavior, cat chat) (, , , , , )

I think my humans are cheating on me these days.

You see, my papa is not totally well yet and spends a lot of time taking naps in his human bed. So, though we stay in the same house all day, we do not see each other all that much. Well.. what can you say, it’s not that he CHOSE to be ill. So, no hard feelings there.

And Mama? Oh, don’t get me started! There is Mama, the Ren human, the Ron human… they are there at home for even one catnap length of time at a stretch! There I see them, get all chirpy, make my place beside them and take my nap- I open my eyes after a little while and whoosh, they are gone! I tell you kitties, those humans are getting even swifter than cats!

I need to do something to stop it. Ideas?

I agree, Mama does look very tired these days and she manages to play with me in the mornings and talk to me and hold me in the evenings… but a kitty needs his Mama a little bit more!

MeowMeow… !

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cuddle cuddle cuddly boodle

March 22, 2009 at 11:19 pm (cat chat, cat photos) (, , , , )

Okay, here’s me and Mama- cuddling each other. Papa took this one when I got all excited to see Mama when she got back from work! It’s a mobile pic; that’s why it’s hazy.

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Mama thinks this is a cute one. I agree!

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from your very own SHERKHAN

March 18, 2009 at 12:37 am (cat behavior, cat chat) (, , , , , , , )

I am back from my cat-boarding, did you miss me? I bet you did!

Annnywaaay…. there has been some changes at my home in the last few days…:

1. Papa can now see me a bit (I think). He hugs and cuddles me, but does not let me get too close to his eyes. I think his eyes still hurt.

2. Mama is at work all day and then when she comes back- she is still very busy. She says she would stay home all day to take care of Papa and me, if only she did not need the money. I think by money, she means Whiskas Kitten Pouches that I love so much. She still makes time to cuddle and play with me, but she complains about her backache, I think it hurts her- and her lack of sleep… and she does a lot of cleaning. I think that’s because Papa can get in-fec-tion if the house has germs- and cleaning kills germs. Hmm.

3. I am not allowed on Mama-Papa’s sleeping place even for a second now. I think it’s because I shred a lot and if my furs go into Papa’s eyes he will be in a lot of pain.

4. I made friends with the Ren-Human. I think she is Mama-Papa’s friend and she helps Papa put in his eyedrops when Mama is at work. She is nice and cushy, the Ren-Human… and gives good cuddles. She gives me good company through the day.

5. I have been a good boy in my boarding, but I was very scared on the day I was brought back home in that big boarding bus because there was a ‘woofie’ in the car who was also being brought-ed in the same bus. I pee-pee’d in my carriage and then had to go to a groomer for a thorough clean up, because pee-pees may cause infection in Papa’s eyes.

6. I am now almost 5 months old and I have my last dose of FIV vaccination soon. I think that will help me not falling sick when I go out- but it makes no sense to me how that will happen. How can a needle prick help you not falling sick?

Okay. This is my quick update. And now that I have caught up somewhat, I’ll do my regular posts from time to time when Mama is not so busy. Till then.. 🙂

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