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August 8, 2008

Dead Mice – What Cats Do At Night

During the warmer months of this and last year (since I abandoned my rented apartment in the city in exchange for my own house in a rather smallish village …), my two cats (Simba and Karlo) typically were and are out of office every night. In the morning, just about a few milliseconds after I have filled their feeding dishes, they come flying through the open kitchen window, arriving for breakfast and then sleeping most of the day out of sheer sloth to recover from the hardship of their outdoor jobs. During the nights, they occasionally waltz in to report on how their business is going.

This means that, during the course of an average summer night, I have to dispose of several (mostly/almost) dead mice; shrews, field-mice and what-not (where does one dispose of dead mice, or what remains of them, respectively?). (more…)


July 26, 2008

A Poem To Cats

Filed under: Kittens, Life Universe and All the Rest — Tags: — Yeti @ 13:00

I’ll just post this “as is”. I wrote this – ahem – poem about three years ago (2005) when I got my second cat and just felt incredibly inspired …

Please note that this is my first and last and always poem I’ve ever written!

It is in German, I’ll try to translate it, but I guess it will lose all of – what? what has it got? – what it’s got in the process. It mostly consists of rhyme and beat – in and out of rhythm, but I didn’t care at that time, I just wanted to express my thoughts concerning my two cats. For now, I’ll just provide a translation that keeps the tenor (and beat) of it, but in no way rhymes or feels like the “real thing” …

Hope you enjoy … (more…)

A Blog Of Kitten Pictures …

Filed under: Kittens — Tags: , , — Yeti @ 1:17

OK, right now I’d like to introduce my cats, named ‘Simba’ and ‘Karlo’.

They both are quite ordinary farm cats (tomcats to be specific) that I ‘rescued’ from being drowned in a bucket if no one had ‘adopted’ them. One of them, Simba, is a light-/dark- gray tabby cat, the other one (Karlo, named after “Black Pete” of Disney’s, just because he looks so … and is called ‘Kater Karlo’ in the German versions of Disney’s Comics), over here he would be described as a so called ‘cow-cat’, because of his painting …

Just before it gets too boring for any possible reader of this post, here are the pictures:

This used to be the place where my TV-set rested ...

This used to be the place where my TV-set rested ... Introducing: Karlo!


This is my favourite, just because it's my first one ... Introducing: Simba!

The reason I’m just now writing about my irrelevant cats is the following:
Simba got engaged in a heavy fight last night and got severely injured at the base of his tail. Tomorrow I’m taking him to the vet, and to prepare for it, I took his cat-carrier and placed it in my living-room to get him acquainted to it (again). Guess what happened? Right now he’s sleeping happily in it and I think I’ll just have to close the lid tomorrow morning
and can get off to the vet.
It could have been much harder, believe me, this is not the first time to take him to the vet …

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