Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ice Hockey

I've decided to take up hockey. I figure that I've been watching it on TV for almost the last 16 years (over 100 cat-years) and so I must know the game well.

I must be able to make some national team; somewhere.

So last night, I packed up my hockey gear in case I get a phone call from some hopeful Olympic team.

So Bahrain, Jamaica, or Egypt...if you're looking for a small right winger with a lot of spunk, give me a call...I have my own equipment!!!

A time lapse Video of Vancouver

Check it out.

Monday, January 18, 2010

A sad story out of England about a cat who liked to ride the bus.

In the end, commuting killed the cat.

Last year, an English feline made headlines internationally, after it was discovered that Casper — an aging housecat from Plymouth — would board the same 10:55 a.m. bus.

He would curl up as the No. 3 transit coach moved past the dockyard, naval base, the center of town, the suburbs and even the city’s colorful red light district.

As far as drivers could remember, the commute went on for three or four years.
Sometimes he would catnap during the hour run — often taking up a back seat. Or he would casually saunter between the legs of his fellow travelers.

He got a free pass.

The only time the drivers paid much attention was recently when they would make sure the aging cat got off at the right stop, once the round-trip was over.

His owner didn’t know where Casper vanished to each day, until the story broke in the local newspaper.

“I couldn’t believe it at first, but it explains a lot,” his owner, Susan Finden, told the press when she found out.

“He loves people and we have a bus stop right outside our house so that must be how he got started — just following everyone on.”

It was estimated Casper’s journeys covered more than 32,000 kilometers, though news of his treks went well beyond that.

But the rush to keep up the daily pace recently caught up with Casper. A sign at the bus stop he used has been tacked up. It reads:

“Many local people knew Casper, who loved everyone. He also loved the bus journeys.
“Sadly a motorist hit him…and did not stop.”

The note, from his owner Finden, says the injuries were too great, and Casper is gone.

“Thank you to all those who befriended him,” she concludes.

Finden says Casper died while trying to cross the street — hit by a taxi as he apparently tried to catch the bus.

“Reading about your travels put a smile on my face,” wrote one fan, who found whimsy in a cat that happily invested all nine lives in the daily rat race.

Friday, January 15, 2010

A great motivational poster?

As the middle-cat has said many times, "You should always make sure that the pictures match the words."

I don't think they did that in this poster.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Stairs Game

One of my favourite things to do is to play the Stairs Game (aka "SG").

I usually like to play in the morning just after the big-cats wake up. After a good morning's brushing, I like to run to the landing and get ready to start the SG.

My big-cats have a couple of special papers (including a map of the London tube system) that they stroke over the bars of the landing and I chase and bite and claw them (I mean the papers...although sometimes the big-cats too).

I've been know to bang my head, bite a little paint off the spindles, and sometimes draw blood from the big-cats...but we all like our morning ritual. No pain, no gain!

My London tube map is almost shredded and I hope that one day one of my loyal readers will send me a new map.

You can watch the video of a typical Stairs Game ("SG") below.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

My nephew-cat Eoghan

The big-cats went to see their nephew Eoghan play in his first ever hockey game. The big-cats were expecting to see Eoghan play forward but he surprised them by playing goalie (like his hero Roberto).

Here is a video of Eoghan playing goal.

Personally, I think his style is more like Hasek than Luongo.

PS Eoghan had some fans at the game....check out niece-Brenna watching the game.