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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dear Diva: Cat Optics - Purrspectve


Looking at TWO sides of the coin
 Hello MY  Darlings

Optics is the topic of the week in my featured blog.

I have been learning about this recently on the 'home front'.  Sometimes one has to take their OWN advice when it comes knocking at your door!  Its a bit like splitting yourself in two (ha ha).


 
Yes, Optics is the KEY

Let me THINK ABOUT that!

Professionally, its often easier said than done (smirking)!

With counselling the optics and the lens is sharp, objective
without any distractions (well that is the aim isn't)?
 I'm quite sure animal psychologists and behaviourists have their own issues too as do humans!

Ok I think I've got it covered
In the human world, they have Dr. Phil and Dr. Joyce Brothers.

I have been learning about many interesting topics:
> Interpersonal relationships - cats;
> The dynamics and challenges of personality types in the feline world;
> Trust and tolerance;
> Dealing with the mind games (intelligence) and clever antics of "Mr. Sammy".


Sammy: I have an OPTICAL MOUSE
Safeguard against poor purrspective, or ruffled whiskers!. A chit-chat, seeking the wisdom of another cat or colleague.  To be shared over a warm dish of milk (not catnip - for this muddles the brain..like when humans drink too much ...wink wink).

I love to walk beside the Lake or go to the country to 'clear the cobwebs of distraction'.  
Ness and Blue

Tarpan Horses: Their OWN humour

This brought to mind my experience with them in 2003 in Wales. Full of character. .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heck_horse

Well, MY Darlings  when it is all said and done. There are times when you simply have to rely on your CAT intuition.. enjoy the quality of life. Let the optics TAKE CARE OF ITSELF.
The way I see it ...(stretching, smirking) meow!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Easter Parade



Queen Diva: "Happy Easter"

 Hello MY Darlings:

 Happy Easter, Happy Spring. What a weekend.....the parade of cats!

 I gave my human the weekend off, so I could party in peace.

 Well, I continue to assert my power and authority over MY kingdom despite the distractions of the "Roaming Knight Sammy". 


He was placed on patrol duty (it give him something to do, and males like that sort of thing -- especially if they think damsels are in need it. -3). 

We do have to humour them don't we!  It gives me time to quaff sardines and steal his food (smirking roaring with laughter). 

Wading into the archives of MY "Princess" photo's to show Sammy how the parade is orchestrated.    I was watching Downton Abbey, the Dowager Countess, Lady of Grantham is my favorite character. MEOW!


A very cool lady, commanding and definitely knows what she wants. She must have been reading my blog?

Little Princess starts the Easter Parade
 I still maintain the upper hand, although "Sammy" struts by and ignores me when I 'hiss' with authority, his eyes tell it all "I couldn't care less, I'm the Alpha male baby". 


Wanna be: KING Sammy!

 
 Well, the way I see it he has to earn merit points or "kudos".  I throw it  back "Did I give you permission to SPEAK, WALK or GET CLOSE, did I, did I?

MY Staff know the unwritten RULES.


I want that BALL!
 
 He is a very good hunter and very agile, he wears his face very well. As a method actor, I recognize this.  It is like he has the shutters down?  This is just to throw you off course.  MY human often uses the metaphor of a 'three legged stool'. 

The WAITING game
 I decided to ravenously  consume MY breakfast, MY staff feed me early as I sip on my warm milk.  Nature has given me keen olfactory senses, I sniff the air pointing my nose left and right.  I pick up his earthy rugged pheromone (from Greek φέρω phero "to bear"), In nature bees have this too, mind you I never get that close to them!!! 


Is this a staring out party?

Do I get more rashers (bacon) for this?
As I was getting a little hungry, I ordered him to patrol the outer perimeter of the domain.

So I guess the games begin?

"Anything You Can Do, I CAN DO BETTER"!
Hey Queenie..."NO you Can't"






Diva  remembers her role in "Annie Get Your Gun" by Irving Berlin!

The song is a spirit duet, with one male singer and one female singer attempting to outdo each other in increasingly complex tasks.

During the song, they argue playfully about who can, for example, sing softer, sing higher, sing sweeter, and hold a note for longer, and boast of their abilities and accomplishments, such as opening safes and living on bread and cheese, although Annie always seems to counter Frank's argument. Neither can "bake a pie," though.
Not unless it's 'fish pie'


Two can play the GAME

I MIGHT save you the Crumbs if YOU are LUCKY!


Mr. Sammy usually comes back far too late.  I leave him mini morsels (no more than a cat sneeze - ha ha)

Well, I like to be prepared for anything --- "Improv and Intuition" are MY key traits along with hunting.  To celebrate a friends birthday we saw "Hunger Games" last week. The lead female character "Katniss" (rhymes with 'hiss' was awesome).  I suggest we need more strong female roles in Media and TV.


Well MY Darlings my middle name is "Xena"









Well, MY Darlings we had some lovely sardines after our exciting day, washed down with warm milk...


Happy Easter...........Happy Spring!