Friday, August 31, 2007

This is my pet seagull


I think I'm going to call him "Breakfast".
FAZ

p.s. the girl human says "in my dreams"

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Yay, I'm off to the seaside again ...

... but before I go ...


I better check what the neighbours are up to.


OOOH ERRR !!!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

This one's for Anastasia and Oscar


Jimmy Joe tagged me for the 7 P's

The Rules:
In an attempt to get to know fellow bloggers a little better, this new meme was started called the 7 P’s. Fill out the 7 P’s and tag up to five blogs that you read on a regular basis.

Dedication: I've written this with the lovely Anastasia and puppy cat Oscar in mind, both of whom have gone to a happier place.


Passion: sad to say but it's munchies. I love them. I go straight to my munchie bowl as soon as I come through the cat flap.
Purpose: to keep the Wimbledon mouse population under control.
Pursuit: I'm always trying to catch cheeky squirrel and give him what for, but he always manages to elude me. Squirrels are a lot faster and more agile than those luscious little mice.
Position: I'm going to have to sit on the fence on this one - literally (see above)
Pummeling: I don't do it often but sometimes the passion overtakes me and I go wild with pummeling fever.
Progress: I am a complete Luddite and don't believe in progress.
Personality: I'm a roughy toughy girl cat and like to be independent. I am very fond of the humans but the relationship is very much on my terms.

I tag Sly and Frodo

Purrs
FAZ

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

The Seaside

Hello, my friends, I've been to the seaside for two days.
We went to a special pet friendly hotel where I had my
own 'en suite'
litter tray.

I wasn't allowed outside but I could sit inside
and watch the seagulls which was rather good fun.

This is a view of Walton on the Naze (near where we stayed).

British seaside towns are famous for their Piers and
Walton
on the Naze is no exception. Many of them are
falling down but some are in full use and many

are listed buildings.


There's lots of fish and chip shops at the seaside and most
of them have their
own resident cat,
so no leftovers for me, sadly.



This is a special kind of fish restaurant; it specialises in
jellied eels, which are a delicacy around these parts.

The humans aren't great fans but I love them.


I was considering a tattoo but you wouldn't be able to see it
under all my fur.


And these are local beach huts.
Families have owned these for many
years.
Inside you usually find a little kitchen area, a day bed,

a table and chairs and somewhere to change.
They cost quite a bit to buy, especially the ones in prime
locations and are usually painted fancy colours.



I think I would make a good seaside cat.

FAZ

Sunday, August 26, 2007

My Village

A view across the start of Wimbledon Common

Our local pub


One of the houses in the village


The green in front of the pub with the boy
human (left) and Bob who feeds me sometimes


One of our local churches and a red post box (bottom left)


Some more houses and cottages





Hope you enjoyed your visit.
FAZ

Saturday, August 25, 2007

I'm feeling confused ...

You Are: 20% Dog, 80% Cat

You are are almost exactly like a cat.
You're intelligent, independent, and set on getting your way.
And there's no way you're going to fetch a paper for anyone!

Catnip Meme

The lovely Yoggie tagged me for the Catnip Meme. Apparently all you have to do is list 5 things you do whenever you're on the nip.

Well I don't actually 'use' nip but I do have my own nip substitute. It's a little browny green moss I find underneath the grass.

First I have to look for it and dig it up.

Then I have to roll in it and rub it all over my face.

Then, the best bit, spaced out man (check the pupils).

So, here's my list:
  1. run around the garden in circles
  2. run around the house in circles
  3. do loads and loads of rolls and fully montys
  4. try and nip human ankles (that's probably why it's called catnip I guess)
  5. get the munchies then fall asleep
Party! Party! Way-Hay! I tag everyone man!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Why blondes have more fun ...


When Dan found out he was going to inherit a fortune after his sickly father died, he decided he needed a woman to enjoy it with. So one evening he went to a singles bar where he spotted the most beautiful blonde he had ever seen.


Her natural beauty took his breath away.

"I may look like just an ordinary man," he said as he walked up to her, "but in just a week or two, my father will die, and I'll inherit 20 million dollars."

Impressed, the blonde went home with him that evening and, three days later ...

... she became his stepmother.

Who said blondes are dumb? FAZ

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Eight Random Things About Me


I was tagged yesterday by Skittles to do a mememe based on Eight Random Things About Me, this is quite hard to do because I am a very organised cat and am not inclined to random tendencies.

Nevertheless, I have thought about this long and hard and have been able to come up with some things that may be of interest.

1. I am named after a suburb of Liverpool (the home of the Beatles).
2. I never eat beef, chicken or ham.
3. I absolutely love yoghurt.
4. I don't like to be picked up or cuddled, but I don't mind sitting on laps when I am in the mood.
5. Both my humans work in advertising. They develop advertising for toilet paper, paper towels, aeroplanes, lingerie, insurance and cars to name a few.
6. I was born in Kingston (Kingston Upon Thames not Kingston in Jamaica).
7. I am a coward at heart and always run away when I see other cats in my garden.
8. I always know when my humans arrive home because I recognise the sound of their car and go outside to meet them (even if they park two streets away).

I tag Phoebe and Monica from Pablo Fan Club

Random purrs FAZ

What next?

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Luck

Today's Heads or Tails is to tell everyone about a couple of times Luck has affected your life (see Skittle's Place for details). I think I was supposed to do this on Monday but I was a bit shuttle lagged.
I learnt pretty early that luck comes in two flavours GOOD or BAD. This is my story:
The first time I was lucky was when I got my very first forever home. But then I was unlucky too because my original human became very ill and she wasn't allowed to keep me anymore. I thought I would be a homeless kitten.
But then I got lucky again because I found two new humans who had been unlucky enough to lose their two cats (due to them being very old and not very well - the cats that is not the humans, the humans are relatively young in human years). The two before cats were lucky too because they lived a long and happy life and that is my plan as well.
Then I was lucky because I got to travel into space and become an Astrocat and I was also lucky enough to arrive back home safe and sound. The unlucky bit was that I nearly got stood on by a giant space mouse but fortunately I was lucky enough to escape and return to earth.
Just in case those giant space mice do find their way back to Earth, I plan to stay here under the bed until I am sure it's safe to come out.
Will everyone keep and eye out and let me know if they see anything suspicious?
Purr FAZ (ex space explorer and very lucky cat)


Sunday, August 19, 2007

I distracted him with a piece of cheese.

Then I made a run for it.
Will I make it back to Earth in one piece and escape the giant space mice?


Saturday, August 18, 2007

UH-OH

This might be a cause for concern.


Friday, August 17, 2007

Coming in for my lunar landing ...

... look what I spy in the distance from my lunar module carrier basket - another space craft.
Is this a Russian space craft or could this be first sign of alien life on the moon?


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Landing tomorrow ...

... so far the moon looks completely barren, with no signs of life.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Space Walk

Today I had to go for a space walk to check there was no damage done during the Perseids meteor shower.

Do you like my space suit?

The Scientist beans at NASAC adapted it to accommodate my tail and my whiskers. It is very comfortable and I may wear it back on earth for my confrontations with Hefty Tabby. FAZ

P.S. yesterday I shut my tail in the airlock - in space no one can hear you scream!


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

It's scary here in space

This is a what I saw out of the window of my space shuttle last night. It's a meteor shower called the Perseids. It was very pretty but I was worried it was going to damage the shuttle. Fortunately everything was alright with only minor damage done. I may need to do a space walk in the morning to double check.



In the meantime, I have been checking out my lunar module cat basket. It has been designed especially for me to land on the moon in order to check out the Luscious Little Space Mice I hope to find there. As you can see, it is a magnificent feat of engineering.





Monday, August 13, 2007

Space questions answered

As you can imagine, I am getting lots of interest from bloggers, journalists and school beans about what it's like being a CATronaut. Here are some of your questions answered (beamed direct from my shuttle craft 'Litterbox' currently orbiting the earth):


1. How long will you be in space?

FAZ: As long as it takes to get to the moon, check it out and come back.


2. How did you get selected for this space mission?

FAZ: I volunteered. I know I am not the first cat in space (as there have been Russian cats who have gone before me) but I hope to be the first cat to land on the moon and discover the Luscious Little Space Mice.


3. What do you eat when you are in space?

FAZ: I have specially prepared space munchies which were developed by very smart scientist beans back on earth. This is what they look like.


4. What do you do when you need "to go"?

FAZ: I also have a specially developed anti-matter gravity-induced litter tray. The original plan was to jettison the "space waste" on a regular basis but it took me ages to clean the windows afterwards.

I hope that helps my blogging pals understand a little bit more about what it's like in space.

TO FAZ-SPACE AND BEYOND!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

My top secret mission

Dear Space Pals,

Here I am, walking towards the launch pad about to become the latest CATronaut in space. To take one giant leap for feline kind and proudly go where no FAZ has gone before.

It's taken days of specialist training (unlike human astronauts who have to train for years).

My mission is to discover if there are any Luscious Little Space Mice or Cheeky Luna Squirrels on the moon.

Here's my specially converted shuttle named the Litterbox during our successful take off at O Six Hundred hours this morning.


I will be transmitting regular broadcasts via the blog to my earthbound friends, so you can all find our what I discover. Wish me luck. FAZ

Friday, August 10, 2007

Exciting times ...


I've been very busy this week on a top secret mission. It requires me to be a the peak of physical feline fitness and includes endurance training and a special diet (a nice diet though not a horrible one).

I can't tell you what it is yet but I will be the first cat ever to have achieved this amazing feat.

Purr FAZ

Thursday, August 09, 2007

HURRY UP. HURRY UP.

Get the computer started. I want to do my blog.


Wednesday, August 08, 2007

This one's for Aunty Bee

Blonde Joke of the Day
Did you hear the one about the blonde who fell out the window?
She was ironing the curtains.

(fnaar, fnaar, snort).


p.s. apologies to Marilyn Monroew

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

How to avoid hunger pangs at 4.30 AM

I was blogging with 'me old mucker' Pablo last
week and he mentioned there was often a bit of family tension when he had to wake up his human (Kate) for an early morning snack.

I know from other blogging pals that their humans also seem to get upset with these early morning wake up calls for some reason.

This device is how my human resolved our little early morning contretemps.

I now get fed 'automatically' at 4.30 AM every morning which just about keeps me going until 7.30 AM.

SNARF!

Monday, August 06, 2007

I accept the challenge

It's a bird. I haven't met him yet but I have put a little house in the tree for him to live in. I will make him very welcome and invite him round for dinner once he's moved in (burp). Pardon me, for some reason I was thinking about food.

love FAZ

This is a SQUIRREL FREE ZONE

Here's me on Squirrel Patrol on Sunday. The local squirrels have been getting very brazen and using MY garden to bury their nuts. I have to keep alert and chase them away as soon as I spot one.

My back was turned for a second and next thing I know Cheeky Squirrel is on my lawn ...

but, it only took me a second to chase him up the tree next door (can you see him hiding in the branches giving me the evil eye?).

Another successful day, job well done! Time to go home for a nap.


Love FAZ (Squirrel Surveillance Co-ordinator)