Sunday, May 19, 2013

Another Week Flies By

Hallo, Effurrybody!

It's been a while since our last blog, because Mummy (very inconsiderately) decided to write her own blog before helping Us. Imagine that!!! What could She have to say that's so impawtant, it needs to be written before Our Weekly Reports? All she did was post pictures of some statues!

Anyway, she says maybe some of you (or your Mummies and Daddies) would like to drop by there and look at the pretty pictures, before she gets back to her usual subjects, which are mostly pawlitical.

Talking of Pictures - she has been purr-suing Us non-stop with her Flashy Box this week. Does the concept of Purr-ivacy mean nothing these days?! One can't even make one's toilette or have a little catnap without the Paparazzi turning up on one's doorstep!

How do you like Caspurr's blankie? It's hard to tell where the blankie ends and Caspurr begins, isn't it? (mol). It used to be My blankie, but I think it suits him much better, don't you? Besides, I sleep on the Bed, next to Mummy.

Speaking of Caspurr - he does Me (his Teacher) great credit. He passed his Elementary Level Birdwatching exams with flying colours, so I judged him ready to progress to the Intermediate Level. He does still have a tendency to be over-excitable, but I see this as a sign of his immense enthusiasm for the subject:

However, he needs to learn that climbing the mesh screens will not bring the Birdies any closer and will, in fact, lead only to the creation of holes in the screen which will allow those pesky mosquitoes in (not to mention upsetting Mummy).

Caspurr really enjoys playing with all my old toys, which I have grown out of. For my own entertainment, Mummy has provided some cardboard boxes which are not only great for hiding in, but also for exercising my formidable claws:

I would like to add a word about My Pupil's "company manners". Mummy had all her family (about 14 people) round for a buffet lunch on Shavuot and her little nieces (the twins who are 9 and the Littlest One, who is 6) were absolutely entranced by Caspurr, who let them pet him and stroke him without the least embarrassment. Now, I wouldn't dream of letting strangers paw Me like that on our very first meeting, but that's a Mancat for you. I am happy to say that I remembered I am a Ladycat - with the emphasis on Lady! I was purr-fectly polite, but I made it clear that our acquaintance is, as yet, too slight to purr-mit of such familiarity. As for the next time - well, we shall have to wait and see.

Have a Good Week, Effurrybody!

Trixie the Black Panfur (with a Little Assistance from Caspurr Kitty).

Friday, May 10, 2013

Weekly Progress Report

Hallo, Effurrybody!

It has been brought to my attention that, as Caspurr's Purr-sonal Trainer and Tutor, my duties include preparing a weekly Progress Report. So - bearing in mind the fact that his success is My Success - I want you all to know that he is a fast learner and has already mastered Wrestling and Smackypaws Boxing. 

This week, I have been teaching him the basics of Birdwatching. Our Human tried to capture all this with her Flashy Box, but the Birdies were too quick for her, so you can only see Us here (well, that's the Impawtant Part of the picture, anyway):

I believe my pupil displays a natural aptitude for the subject. He is eager and willing to learn:

He does, occasionally, display a tendency to be too easily distracted:

However, when called to order, he quickly settles down again and gives his full and undivided attention to his Teacher:

I have every expectation that, once he learns to overcome the natural impatience of Kittenhood, he will prove to be a Fine Birdwatcher - 

-  almost as good, in fact, as his Teacher:

Now, I shall be taking a little catnap, to recuperate my strength after attending to my arduous Duties, and I shall allow Caspurr to snoopervise while Mummy prepares the Shabbat meal.  

Shabbat Shalom to you all. Have a lovely Weekend!

Trixie the Black Panfur (with a little help from Caspurr Kitty)

Friday, May 3, 2013

Getting Back in the Groove

Hallo, Effurrybody!

Well, I had my stitches out yesterday and I am recovering nicely. Today, Mummy moved my private bathroom back to its usual place and, as of tonight, everything will be back to normal.

Caspurr is almost twice the size he was when he first arrived, just three weeks ago and yesterday afternoon, Mummy took him to the nice lady v-e-t to have his first shots. Now it's up to Me to continue his training. My Human TOTALLY relies on Me for that - because who is better qualified to teach him proper kitty ways, after all? It is a Great Responsibility which I have graciously consented to take upon Myself.

Mummy has taken lots and lots of  pictures of us with the flashy box that she talks to sometimes. That is ever so strange, isn't it, kitties? Why would she talk to her flashy box? 

Be that as it may, some of the pictures were quite nice, so maybe you'd like to see them. Here is a small selection. Enjoy - and have a peaceful Shabbat and a lovely weekend!

Trixie the Black Panfur (with a little help from Caspurr Kitty).