Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Macavity the Bus Riding Cat


This week's cat is awesome he rides buses and has been duped Macavity after the T.S Elliot's poem below

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"Macavity, Macavity, there's no one like Macavity, 
He's broken every human law, he breaks the law of gravity. 
His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare, 
And when you reach the scene of crime -- Macavity's not there! 
You may seek him in the basement, you may look up in the air -- 
But I tell you once and once again, Macavity's not there!" -- 
T.S. Elliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats


According to the dailymail, driver, Bill Khunkhun says Macavity gets on the bus, in front of a row of 1950s semi-detached houses and jumps off at a row of shops down the road which include a fish and chip shop. Macavity takes this route two to three times a week and always gets on and off at the same spot. - source

Passenger Paul Brennan who catches the bus to work said, "He sat at the front of the bus, waited patiently for the next stop and then got off. It was was quite strange at first but now it just seems normal. I suppose he is the perfect passenger really - he sits quietly, minds his own business and then gets off."

How bizarre and awesome - someone needs to follow this cat and see if he has made fish and chips cravings!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top 10 Cat Shirts


As someone that lives in tees this post was hard to do because I wanted to buy them all :P

 Doesn't Lazy Oaf have the best clothes! I mean in this post alone are three tees (I couldn't help myself!)

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 I need to learn more about this Japanese cat character because he is rad, he belongs to company Ne-net who also do other awesome designs!

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 Eep, told you there was more lazy oaf, how amazing is their Garfield collab!

Just realised this dude is sold out but perhaps inspiring some DIYS? love the red and black on the sleeves and the red bow :)

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Some more ne-net designs :) (my new obsession!)

Whoever came up with this designs I need to hug, a cat in a rubber ring, with holographic sunnies all on a striped tee *dies*

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And finally, I saw that awesome purple haired girl, loved her awesome/ridiculous and tacky shirt and had to track down where she got it.  Good new is that I found it for you guys!

We can all sleep easy tonight :P

Monday, August 25, 2014

Cat Video Monday: Cat drinks Milk in a cute way :)

Today's cat video is simply a cat drinking some milk from a glass but it's the way it's done that makes it hella cute!

"don't worry be happy!"

Friday, August 22, 2014

52 week project 7/25


It was a trying week for me as Gremlin brought in his first bird.
I'm not sure there are words to describe how I felt but many tears were shed for this little bird.

"A Portrait of Gremlin, once a week, every week for the rest of the year" 

I needed to hear from others that this is a natural instinct for gremlin before I could even look at him. I also found it difficult to forgive myself as I felt like I had been responsible for this little birds life. I guess we're all only human and from this experience I've tried to rectify some of the mistakes I made as a cat owner. I've now moved his curfew back from before night fall to now before dusk as I was reading dawn and duck are the most vulnerable time for birds as this is when they feed. I bought a collar with a bell on it and as he just turned 6 months I've booked him in for desexing to limit any sort of aggression.

I'm also completely hypocritical as I'm not a vegetarian myself. I've had some heart to heart chats with gremlin and hopefully he understand I'm a complex human. I'd love to hear others experiences with their cats bringing in animals, it honestly impacted me far greater than I had ever imagined it would have :(

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Random Amazing Cat Things - 4

Love doing these very random round ups! Got a fun mixed bag  for you guys  too :)

First up some awesome cat chair designs, purrfect for a pretty garden.  One day I hope to have my own rose garden and sit in my cat chair admiring the beauty :)

These cat sweets are from Caroline Ingalls - her blog is in Japanese so a little hard to follow (for me!) but all the kawaii cats caught my eye :)

Love the shot of them all playing in the donuts!

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 Some different cat tea designs by Karel Capek Teatime Shop (posted one before here) and the cutest phone holder around :)

 I'm super sad that I'm two years behind on this Paul and Joe line of cute cat cosmetics, really couldn't find too much on them, understandable with the time frame and all :P

Still love admiring all the sweet packaging though! 


(cat faces and paw prints!!)

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A clan of NEKOKESHI ( cat-style Kokeshi) made by guremike that you can get via his etsy shop here
And lastly how could I not post the real life hello kitty :P

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Stockings the backward leg cat

I love this story of Stockings (the backward leg cat) because it has a super happy ending!

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Stockings was born with a birth defect that left his back legs hyperextended backwards.  Brought into Chicago's Tree House Humane Society when he was just a few weeks old, they decided to proceed with potentially risky surgeries to give Stockings the best quality of life he could have.  Dr. Steve Neihaus an orthopedic veterinarian ended up performing three procedures on stockings that took six weeks in total and successfully enabled stockings be able to work and run without pain - source

Below is a video that shows Stockings pre-surgery.

The good news is that not only were the surgeries a success, Stockings also got adopted to a forever home by one of the vet's tech Priscilla Cherry. Below you can watch a video where Priscilla talks about adoption Stockings, about tree house and like me, may also leave you with those happy goosebumps!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Top 10 Cat Street Art/Graff - Take 4


Another Cat Street Art Round up - I love doing these because I have such a fond-ness for all things street art related :)

First up, a piece I spotted myself whilst trekking in Byron Australia :) So cool!

Some sexy felines found in Germany.

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 Street artist, Rafael Surianiis is responsible for that rad black and white paste up and I'll admit I'm a sucker for anything bright and colourful!

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A cool piece (on the left) spotted in Melbourne, Australia and I know I'm always including stencil artist C215 in every round up I do but he's rad and does lots of cat stencils (so I have too!) :P

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 Love this crazy colourful kitty and a super amazing face piece from DMS

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 And lucky last, a cat painting found in Nakano, Japan and the cutest maneki street art around!

I think my fav this round up is that DMS cat face :)

Find the other street art posts here, here and here

Monday, August 18, 2014

Cat Video Monday: Cat walks like horse

Ever wanted to see a cat walk like a dressage horse? 
Well via the magic of the internet now you can! 

Happy Monday you guys!

Friday, August 15, 2014

52 week project 6/25


I randomly scooped up gremlin this week and pushed my camera towards Ben. I knew my weekly 52 project deadline was approaching and I hadn't even thought to take a photo. I quickly learned that such random acts (especially when your cat is in your play mode) don't always go to plan :P

"A Portrait of Gremlin, once a week, every week for the rest of the year" 

Love you gremlin :)

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Crocheted Hats for your Cat!

No doubt one of Meredith's crocheted creations has made it to the blog before but I wanted to overload you with them today because they're too cute/funny not too!  Meredith has an etsy shop called I heart Needle Work where you can find all her handywork :) 

Onwards to the awesome cat hats *raises sword*

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A Santa kitty and Christmas tree! Orders are now at the 6-7 mark for production (maybe longer) - so don't say I didn't warn you if you want to get in before Christmas!

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 If that time frame is too long she does have the pattern available for the pilgrim hat or you could pretend the wait isn't that long and hold out for her to make you the wizard!

I think Rapunzel is my favourite although I'm sure those lovely plaits would be a lovely fun/play distraction for your cat 
(read: asking to be destroyed)

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 Despite being an Aussie I still grew up with American tv shows so I have a soft spot for anything Thanks Giving related - I also have a soft spot for pom poms and party hats (are you with me?)

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 Is your cat a brave warrior kitty or perhaps has recently excelled in the academic field? 
Meredith has your cat covered (literally!)

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Weeee such fun! Now the only hard bit is convincing your cat of the same :P