Friday, December 31, 2010

A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO EVERYONE!



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Actually before I start this very brief blog which will probably thank the people who have helped me to become an even bigger star this year and hopefully will propel me to even greater heights next year I would like to qualify the title of this blog.

I do sincerely wish a Happy New Year to all of those who have helped me and to all of those who have starred as characters in my book, my blog and my website and most especially to my loyal and really very cuddly readers who have bought my book but I am damned if I am going to wish a Happy New year to those who haven't bought my book which can be purchased here Amazon.com quickly if you want to be included in this New Year's wish.

So happy New Year to Lena, Tina, Tanya, Dave the Cat, Burt the Black and White Cat, Ginger, Topsy, Fluffy and George, I hope where ever you all you enjoy the celebrations and those with fur are far away from the noise, lights and bangs that humans seem to like so much at this time of year.



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Now I don't do this very often but it seems right to sign this blog.

Purrs,

The Cat





PS

'Purrs' in Cat language is like 'regards,' 'sincerely' and the like in human and does not mean as some people think that my name is 'Purrs' as in 'Purrs the Cat.'


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Thursday, December 30, 2010

I Don't Know What To Say!

Very occasionally I am lost for words! Yes really I mean it, I think it is because I write so many words so often that sometimes they just slip away unnoticed and disappear and then I am flummoxed and don't know what to say, although it occurs to me if a Cat, no matter how clever, who is currently lost for words can come up with the word 'flummoxed' then there is no hope for mankind who's children seem to be leaving school these days in their teens with reading and writing ages of children half their age - but then as usual I digress.

Back here at the point for a moment - I am occasionally I am lost for words! When I find that I can't think of anything to type either for my amazingly wonderful blog or my latest blockbusting book (which is a Travelogue and yes there is still time for you to pay to have your country 'removed' from my incredible book that some say is the most truthful account of what a travel might experience in any of a number of countries) I do a bit of casual 'web surfing' - if they call it that these days - to see if I can find an idiot or two to expose, or indeed something note or news worthy that my lovely cuddly readers may have missed along their way - obviously the titbit of information has to be animal related and preferably Cat related.

Today I was surfing the web to do exactly that and guess what I found - no you would never guess in a million years it is so stupidly ridiculous.

I found a website which offers information, tips, hints and so forth on magic - ok so far that doesn't constitute 'stupidly ridiculous' I agree but I think you will see what I mean by "stupidly ridiculous" when you start to read the BLACK CAT HAIR page. Especially when you discover that you can buy - how can I put this - 'a sample' I suppose is the best way to describe what the seller calls the - 'Lucky Mojo Black Cat Hair Curio Pack' he or she offers for sale.



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Now to this casual and extremely untrained connoisseur of Cat hair or 'fur' as we like to call it, although obviously witches differ, the 'sample' looks more like humans pubes - if I can say that on a website that attracts children - but then as I stated above they probably can't read or understand what I am on about so I think I will be able to say 'pubes' don't you?

Still does it matter if the bag contains pubes (hopefully human) to be honest! It's bad enough if the product being offered for sale is real "Cat hair" (please call it fur) because if there is any demand there must be hundreds of bald moggies shivering across the west coast of America, the home of the producer of 'Lucky Mojo Black Cat Hair Curio Pack', but believe me the outrage of this item goes much further than either relieving hundreds of black Cats of their fur or snipping of clumps of black pubic hair and bagging it for sale, oh yes it definitely does.

The charlatan who previously probably sold a 'patent cure' from the back of a covered wagon says about the amazing product that black Cat hair has the following amazing properties -

  • Black Cat hair is lucky for Gamblers
  • Black Cat hair is used in a bottle spell to make a couple break up. (I suppose that the couple in question aren't gamblers and what is a 'bottle spell' when it is at home?)
  • Black Cat hair can (only because it is associated with black Cats as far as I can ascertain) grant Invisibility or the Return of a Lost Lover. (Which is the opposite oddly enough. But that isn't important, what is important is the reason why I say that black Cat hair must, in this case, be useful because it is associated with black Cats and that association enables the magic spell. Why is that well as every practitioner of magic knows it's the magic or lucky bone that a black Cat is suppose to have that does that 'trick.' However it isn't really lucky for a black Cat to possess such a prized bone because the only way to get at it, and presumably the luck it contains, is to get to the bone after boiling the black Cat alive!


The website does say "Obviously this spell is cruel and we do not endorse it. For folks in search of invisibility after a fashion, we offer Law Keep Away." This Cat wonders what are the ingredients of 'Law Keep Away?' You'll notice that they don't say that this spell is gross, cruel, distasteful, daft and most importantly of all like all other spells from any religion, craft just doesn't work!

I bet you are dying to know how to use the black Cat hair that you are just about to purchase to make you so much luckier a gambler than you currently are aren't you - well for those with very good glasses the directions and some of the above are printed on the very unappealing label of the evidence bag style packaging that your black Cat hair comes in. But for those slightly less well endowed optically I have transcribed it below. Mind you I bet if you dig around in this unsavoury website you will probably find a potion that will sort out your eyesight once and for all.

So here is what you must do to become rich beyond your wildest dreams - do nothing - the black Cat hair it would seem does it all - whatever that is. Unfortunately there aren't any clear instructions for use of this magic black Cat hair.

But if you want to cause lovers to Quarrel and Separate and in that order I suppose - although personally I have discovered in the normal world when you quarrel and separate you then do a lot more quarreling after the separation, all you do is this - mix the black Cat hair with Black Dog Hair, 9 Coffin Nails, 9 Needles, and 9 Pins (not of the bowling variety I presume) simple!

The page of the website I was reading didn't say if it sold black Dog hair and the coffin nails etc., but I expect they do don't you?

Oddly enough after the enormous effort of accumulating all of the ingredients there is no 'method' no explanation as to what to do with what amounts to a pocketful of trash.

Or indeed thinking about it - they don't say what you do once you have done what you are supposed to do with the ingredients if you follow me and frankly I think I got lost there somewhere, but I think you know what I mean! The people who wrote the label don't say that you have to mix the ingredients together and then they follow that lack of instruction by not saying what you have to do when you have done what they haven't told you what to do - my head hurts now does yours? Yes - let's move on then.

I just imagine a lot very annoyed witches and I suppose an equal number of dissatisfied warlocks staring down at the crap they have in front of them and thinking - huh!

By the way do let me know if you give this a try - well let me rephrase that! Do tell me if you try this at home because then I know I can blacklist you and block your rabid emails because you obviously must be insane or desperate to try this and either way you have to be very dangerous har ha.






  • Of course I can add one or two more facts about black Cat hair and so I will:
    Take black Cat hair (or fur hrrumph) from a black Cat without asking nicely and you will probably lose one of your thumbs you humans are so proud of.
  • Black Cat hair should be called Black Cat fur.
  • Humans will buy any old rubbish if they are told it will bring them luck.
  • Humans think that they are highly evolved.
  • Humans are probably the most gullible species on the planet and the only one which believes in a God I might add - but maybe I shouldn't.
  • Some humans think that Sarah Palin cares about them and is electable.
  • As a Cat I think that it is really odd that these sorts of potions and magic thingy's never include bits of humans because humans don't seem to have any qualms when they lop of bits of animals to create their magic, or is it that everyone knows that this sort of nonsense is just that and so it is better to use a bit of Cat, Toad or Newt because they tend not to sue the magicians?







As you can see for yourself the 'product' if you can grace it with that description has a 'small print' caveat - which the maker of the label couldn't be bothered to actually make small or I suppose didn't actually have the right spell to hand to do the job for them - or maybe he/she did and it didn't work. So here it is using the same odd combination of capital letters as the author does across the whole of the website -


"We make no claim for BLACK CAT HAIR, and sell as a Curio only."

You can tell that this was rubbish was collected for sale in California can't you - it is probably the worst place in the world to sell such a thing because it is probably the only place on the planet where disgruntled witches or warlocks would actually sue the supplier because the rubbish they bought didn't work and be taken as seriously as they took the seller in the first place.






For those ultra curious the black Cat hair - oh I do wish the idiots would call it fur - retails at a mere $3.00 however the book of spells that explain what to do with the dreadful stuff is $14.95 you'd have to be mad to buy that rubbish when you can buy my book at Amazon.com or my www - wickedly wonderful website www.thecatsdiary.com wouldn't you!








PS
The Disney movie 'Tron Legacy' may well be dreadful if you listen to the critics but do, if you get the chance, take in the soundtrack by Daftpunk. It is really very good indeed.




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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Only A Dog Could Be This Daft!

Just look what this dumb Dog did!

Rebel an eight month old German Shepherd Dog was heading for trouble when he decided to check out an interesting looking hole in the wall.

As you can see from the first picture 'clever' Rebel somehow managed to squeeze his head into a really small hole in the wall of his garden in Los Angeles, California, and then the curious bone headed bow-wow got his head well and truly stuck.




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Unfortunately Rebel's owner was out and it was only when a friend of the owner heard Rebel whining, whimpering and generally expressing a wish not to have his head sticking out of the wall that he found the pitiful pup, in what could be described as "a bit of a tight spot" he took pity on him and called the authorities.

County Animal Services officers arrived and decided the Dog was not in serious danger and obviously thought that the dim Doggie was making a song and a dance out of his predicament so they decided that if Rebel could get his head into the hole then he could jolly well get his head out of the same hole - with a bit of help of course.

Obviously the County Animal Services officers' main concern was not to hurt Rebel, with officers on either side of the wall, they tucked in the silly pup’s ears and gently pulled him back and forth for about 30 minutes before they managed to free him.

Happily no one, either canine or human was hurt and as you can see from the next picture Rebel seems to have rather enjoyed the experience, proving that Dogs are really very dumb!




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Well I don't know about 'a rebel without a cause,' this Cat would say the this was 'a Rebel without a clue.'

Sadly I have a lot of experience with German Shepherd Dogs and I would caution anyone who believes that German Shepherd Dogs are 'intelligent' they really aren't and the ones that appear to be are pretending I promise, as you will know if you have read any of my blogs, my book or indeed my www - wickedly wonderful website my German Shepherd Dog 'Ben' is how can I put this in the most flattering way possible err - 'challenged.'

If you didn't get my book for Christmas don't worry there are plenty here Amazon.com or if you want you can order one from my website here www.thecatsdiary.com.

I hope that eventually everyone will have a copy of my book 'Getting Out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and not only because that will make me 'J-K-Rowling-Rich' but also because unlike Harry Potter my books will make you laugh and therefore the world a brighter place.


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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Some Red Signs!

Obviously if you see a sign and it is printed in red it has to be important!

Here are two of the most 'important' signs I have ever seen.



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PS

The Circus sign comes from Austria - you think they would know better wouldn't you? I won't even bother to tell you where your children, if left unattended, will be sold to the Circus because the writing is a dead give away and the Chinese are not only really dreadful at manufacturing err 'anything' they are really rather cruel. Oops I seem to have told you the country anyway - silly me!





About the Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Cat kind, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet such as.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."



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Monday, December 27, 2010

10 Great Things About Being A Cat

As the New Year approaches and I complete my list of people who have made my life a little brighter and of course vice versa I seem to have slipped into reflective mode and while there I have been thinking just how wonderful it is to be a Cat and of course in particular how wonderful it is to be 'this Cat.'

All of which led me to the title of this little blog, in fact to tell the truth I could have come up with a list of 100's of great things about being a Cat which involve things such as not being a Dog.

But I know just how short the average human attention span is (I only have to look at the average length of a visit to my www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com; and so a list of 10 great things about being a Cat seems about right and better still for those humans still reading I'm going to publish the '10 Great things about being a Cat' or indeed '10 best things about being a Cat' depending upon how you look at it, occasionally and here as logic dictates is the first great thing about being a Cat.

1. Cats don't have fingerprints like humans.

Fingerprint.pngAt first if you are keen on the human philosophy of 'identity' and 'self' and indeed 'self importance' then the lack of fingerprints seems not to be an advantage, but if like most Cats you like to go to places that are how can I put this "off limits" then not having fingerprints is a distinct advantage.



Imagine being able to rife an ex-partners apartment and not leaving an incriminating mark! Imagine being able to permanently 'borrow' shiny, useful, expensive objects and quickly call them your own. No wonder humans are often envious of Cats.

The benefits go on and on but I think I should stop there and let your imagination take over - I don't want my nice cuddly readers to think that this Cat is err, how can I put it - 'has criminal tendencies' do I!


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Sunday, December 26, 2010

I Was Going To Have A Day Off!

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As the title says I was going to have a day off today - but the Czech rubbish men's rubbish collection on Christmas Day both impressed me and shamed me into stirring into a some sort of action today - yes it took me a whole day to even consider working on what should be my day off - am I lazy or just a feline committed to the 'old ways,' I prefer to think that the latter is the case if it is all the same to you!

But you have to be impressed with the dedication of those orange boiler suit clad warriors fighting against full rubbish bins making their third collection of rubbish in a week, they are amazing - where else would that sort of dedication occur? Not in any of the 'civilised' countries I know of like err England, France or even the good old US of A.

So unfortunately I couldn't sit here - well lie here - next to a radiator waiting for a warm human lap to appear and then lazily plonk myself on it and beg for Prawns could I?

By the way there were Prawns aplenty yesterday you could say that the place was "awash" with Prawns. I have to announce proudly that I had more than my fair share and managed to keep them down, although I did have dreams about the sea last night! I wonder if there's any connection?

Anyway that is enough deviating from the point that I know I haven't made yet. The point I want to point out is this latest outrage from those spoilt spongers who call themselves the "Royal Family of Great Britain and Ireland" or whatever today's title is.

Just look at the person who calls herself "queen" in this snap taken in Norfolk land of the yokel and windmill! The dreadful old wrinkly is wearing a Cat as a hat - that is awful - some poor animal suffered there it would seem and worse the equally dreadful camellia 'queen of pies' seems to have got wind of the fact that the oldest royal wrinkly was going to wear large parts of an animal on her head and has joined in the 'fun' wearing what looks like 'Bambi' above her very prominent facial lines on her face that could only be described as a face that a plastic surgeon dreams of renovating.



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There is worse to come as well - not that the snaps of these women of a certain age are not awful enough on their own - take a look at the older woman's handbag in the picture below. The logo in particular - does CC stand for 'culled Cat' are the royals - known for their mass murder of all animals in the name of hunting now turning to persecuting only Cats? Has my campaign against these over privileged spoilt brats who have no idea about the real world got them rattled? It looks like it doesn't it!



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A WORD FROM DAVE THE CAT

"It's going to be more than one word I can tell you." Pause for long explanation. "Oh sorry I didn't know that the title of my bit was just an English phrase - my English isn't as good as yours and I still don't know why I can't write this in 'Cat?'

"Anyway all I wanted to say was that that pair of wizened old ladies should be told that hats are for Cats and should not be made of them - that sounds like a really bad idea and what may I ask happens to the poor Cat whose fur you decided to use as a hat?"

"Furthermore!"

(Cat's note; sorry about this but when Dave the Cat starts to talk he is difficult to shut up).

"I would imagine that Cat's make really poor hats because they do tend to wriggle in their sleep and could easily slip off some old queen's head, fall to the floor and if they were fast asleep get left behind, and I know that some Cats like me for instance are very sound sleepers and if, goodness forbid, some old queen wanted to use me as headgear I would probably slip off and get left behind."

"Personally I think that the oldies in this picture are really unkind and callous..." "What do you mean I have to stop there - I have loads more to say..."



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Editors note

Sorry Dave the Cat would have rambled on for hours if I hadn't accidentally unplugged his laptop, it's actually the first time he has ever used it, well apart from turning it on and either sleeping on top of it as it heats up to a level of spontaneous combustion or lying down wind of the hot air being extracted from inside with his nose pressed up against the fan grill and a really weird and not very nice look of satisfaction on his face that may contain at its root a smile of contentment.

Dear cuddly readers Dave the Cat wanted you all to know that the hat colour is "protest red" and I thought that I should pass that on because I was convinced it was a sort of 'santa's little helper red' as it is Christmas, but he got very angry when I told him, I think he is worried about becoming a hat against his will - like the rest of us decent law abiding Cats.





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Friday, December 24, 2010

The Happiest Of Christmases To You


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Although I am a superstar and probably now 'bigger' than John Lennon - a reference which I hope my older will appreciate and of course before they throw rotten tomatoes at me is a joke - I never forget the people who have helped me become 'immense.'

Not only would I like to thank Ginger, Bert the Black and White Cat and of course Dave the Cat I would like to thank all of my loyal and adoring fans who I hope like me because I am a great writer and make them laugh and not only because I can act like a very warm furry stole on their knees which is handy now that the dead fur stole variety is out of fashion. Which of course makes me wonder whatever happened to all of the queen of England's furs? She had an amazing collection and presumably inherited her Mum's even bigger collection.

So after getting side tracked a little I would like to say "thank you to all my fans and the three aforementioned moggies, this year has been a wonderful 'whirlwind' and next year with all of your help I am expecting a 'tornado' of a year especially with the new book.

I sincerely hope that your Christmas is as good as the one I will have and that the new year brings everything that we hope it will.


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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL


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About the Author



The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Cat kind, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Thanks & Happy Christmas

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So as in most households over the world the presents are wrapped, the tree is dressed and is twinkling and makes strange robotic Christmas Carol sounds, the vegetables stored, most of the chores are done and the Turkey is looking decidedly worried and keeps checking the calendar.

We, it would appear are ready for Christmas and that means that we have a few guests here at Cat World HQ and a place will be set at our table of a few good friends and of course some of the relatives that either no one else will entertain and indeed they must have came up with much better excuses for not inviting to their Christmas lunches.

It is at moments like this when you are surrounded by family and friends that Cats like me want to escape, but unfortunately that's not always possible and so one has to get on with it - Cats can't grin and bear it because 'grinning' is very much like smiling and that of course as I have explained a few times on my wonderful blog and in my peerless masterpiece of feline literature, 'Getting Out - Excerpts from a Cats Diary,' is because 'smiling' and don't forget 'grinning' makes Cats look sinister.

So before I lose the plot and the point of this blog I would like to just take a moment to thank everyone who has bought, read and liked my book and been kind enough to leave such nice comments about it and of course done the same with my blog.

I would also like to thank all of my fans for so much because I know the best way to show appreciation these days is with loyalty and last but by no means least I want to mention my 'special' but never retarded friends, Ginger, Dave the Cat and Bert the Black and White Cat who individually and as a rather shabby group make me smile when I report to a wider world the things that they do. Each one has a special place here at Cat World HQ the trouble is that they won't stay in it.

It is possible that I could go on forever thanking people and patting them on the back, massage a few egos and generally sound all smarmy but I think I will save that for my Oscar speech because I have just thought of something that happened years ago, it made me laugh and I hope that it raises a smile with you.

Back in the days when television wasn't quite tuned in properly and the pictures always seemed to be in black and white I was minding my own business dozing lightly on the arm of a sofa thinking to myself that someone aught to tune the TV in properly so that the picture was in colour when a Dog race started and I forgot all about the complaint I was going to make.

I was transfixed, here before my eyes was the perfect use for Dogs but as with all things Doggie after a few minutes of barking and racing around a track trying to catch what was obviously an 'electric bunny' and never going to be caught I started to lose interest.



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It might have been minutes or hours later, I am not sure, but when I woke up the races were over and a winner had won something called 'The Grandstand Greyhound Cup' which was odd because even in black and white I could see that not all of the hounds were grey. Oddly enough appears to be a sort of race of superfast racing Dogs and not a description of the colour of their fur

As with all sporting events it wasn't the winner who was being interviewed it was the trainer, but then an interview on live TV with a Dog might not be as funny as what happened next.

The trainer of the winning 'Greyhound' was doing what trainers of athletes, no matter whether they are human, equine or canine, do - he was taking all of the credit. But this trainer had several handicaps, he was overcome with emotion, he was on live TV and he was Irish.

When asked the question "I suppose you have a lot of people who you would like to thank!" - which of course wasn't a question, the trainer's mind either went blank but he was being 'interviewed on TV' and we all know that if someone points a TV camera at you, holds out a microphone and asks a question they they must be important and deserve an answer if you don't believe me just ask a TV reporter or interviewer they will tell you they are.

So with the glare of the TV lights on him and the Greyhound loving world holding their breath to hear what the trainer had to say, he said.

"Yes that's right I have a lot of people to thank!" The interviewer wanted more though and waited patiently for the trainer to continue - he didn't and a few glorious embarrassing seconds of live TV ticked by.

The interviewer cracked first as the crowd around him surged and swelled. "There must be one person who you would like to thank above all!"

"Yes that right there is!" Replied the trainer.

"One person who you owe it all to." It was clear that the TV interviewer knew more about this mystery person than the trainer.

The trainer closed his eyes for a moment in what might have been confused as thought to the causal viewer but was really due to another surge from the crowd of people surrounding the cameras wishing to be filmed on live TV.

Suddenly the trainer remembered that he indeed 'had' to thank someone special, someone in particular for his success which is just what he did next.

"I would like to thank someone very special." It was obvious that he had started the sentence well. "That someone has ensured that we were successful tonight." He paused. "That special person is why we are here now."

The crowd were excited they wanted to hear who this very special person was, millions of TV viewers held their breath and the interviewer pushed his microphone closer the the Irishman's lips.

"I would like to thank that special person for everything he has done. I can't remember his name at the moment but I owe everything to him."

Can you imagine Johnny Depp or Kate Winslet at the Oscars or Ange Jolie or little Brad Pitt at some fashion award ceremony giving a speech like that? Of course not, but then those simple uncomplicated days of black and white TV are gone forever and that is a little bit of a shame because memories are like the stars that make them these days 'instant.'

Happy Christmas to everyone I hope to keep you all smiling and laughing for a long time to come.



About the Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Cat kind, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet such as.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."



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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Signs That Make You Laugh

Most of the photographs of signs that 'friends' send me or I have 'snapped' on my travels are from countries where English is probably not even a second language and where speakers of our (well my adopted) tongue twisting language try their very hardest to create a sign that is understood by the rest of the planet and of course fail.

But even if those brave souls who spend such a long time scratching their heads trying as hard as the can to communicate in English fail surely there is no excuse for people who have spent their life speaking, and one hopes writing, English is there? And with that question I bring you a photograph of a sign from a small village in England; mmh 1 out of ten and that mark was only awarded because the writer had remembered to bring paper!


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Of course the next picture is one, for me at least, to treasure! As an author I have always been interested in any place, house or indeed flat where there is a sign that says that the author of 'Great Expectations' and so many other wonderful books lived. And as someone who is that interested in old Charlie I am never disappointed because he was always one step ahead of the debtors and moved around an awful lot.

Still I had, until now of course, never seen his birthplace, no wonder Charlie wrote so eloquently about poverty, he was born at a bus stop! Knowing that explains a lot!



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Today's last and in my opinion oddest sign comes from the good people of Egypt where one feels that they don't really know about Prawns and that in this Cat's book is a crime and even putting aside what can only be described as the 'peculiar' sandwich on the right the one on the left look awful, those Prawns have never been shown a grill have they?


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About the Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Cat kind, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet such as www.pawsperouspets.com.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."


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Monday, December 20, 2010

Is It So Hard?

You would think that if a Mouse and a Cat could make peace at Christmas and agree to share the same territory for their mutual benefit (in this case a Christmas tree) then you would expect no less than all of the argumentative humans around the world especially the ones who allegedly believe in 'peace.'

And frankly I'm not going to waste my breath on pointing out who needs to try and live peacefully either with their neighbours or indeed with the rest of the world - you all know who you are!

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All I will say is that all of you 'intelligent' humans could do better and follow the example of us 'dumb' animals.






About the Genius Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in history, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."

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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Can't Get Out For Xmas Shopping? Don't Panic!

It sounds as though my fans in the UK (especially) but all across europe are having a torrid time trying to do just a little bit of Christmas shopping.

The UK seems to have suffered worst of all and there is panic breaking out to do last minute shopping for Christmas according to all of the major newspapers and that is where this clever Cat can come to the rescue - by delivering all of your gift requirements before Christmas with my very cunning plan.

My cunning plan, like all good plans since the Norman invasion of England in 1066 is simple - then it was bash everyone on the head and take over - but this plan is less Gallic and violent and so simple it will work like a dream and the result will be that everyone gets a gift at Christmas even though people can't get to the shops.

The first part of my very cunning plan is to go to my either my www - wickedly wonderful website www.thecatsdiary.com or Amazon.com and download an ebook of my masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting Out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary,' my site has them in lots of options including a pdf version which can be read on any computer no only ebook readers and of course Amazon.com have the peerless Kindle.



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The second part of my plan is possibly even better and more cunning than the first part and you have to admit just the first part of the plan was a winner!

Everyone knows that although electronic or ebooks are wonderful, easy to read, weight nothing, immediate and best of all you can get thousands of them on your reader, there is nothing like being able to give someone a present that is wrapped up and to watch them unwrap present on Christmas morning their eyes growing wide and their complete joy as they realise that you have given them a copy of my amazing book 'Getting Out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary.'

So while you are following the first part of this very cunning plan and ordering the moderately priced ebook, which of course can be delivered immediately, simply order a copy of my amazing book 'Getting Out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' at the same time from either my www - wickedly wonderful website www.thecatsdiary.com or Amazon.com for the same person, that way even if you can't get to the shops, or copies of my book can't be delivered because of the snow or any other disasters natural or unnatural, you will be able to wrap my book when you get it and happily give it to someone safe in the knowledge that they are already reading your first present a copy of my brilliant ebook.

Just for you from now until Christmas morning I have a team of people working 24/7 ready here at Cat World HQ to take your order and then send you the ebooks you need and the great thing about my shop here my online store is open 24/7 and if you don't like clicking links just copy and paste this address into you browser to be whisked to my store - http://www.thecatsdiary.com/store.

Here at my brilliant store, which as I said is open 24/7 until Christmas morning, we not only offer a guaranteed service backed up personally by me - The Cat but we also take all major credit cards and you can if you wish pay using the excellent and safe Paypal payment system. And of course we can send the ebooks immediately to any email address anywhere meaning your gift will be guaranteed to be delivered before Christmas.

Oh and my translator Mr. John Woodcock also asked - well begged - me to tell you about a pair of his ebooks which I graciously sell online at my store 'Trams of Prague - Tram No 6'

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'Astromouse'

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If you want to have a look at either of these excellent books or read a synopsis then simply click here my online store is open 24/7 or as I said above if you don't like clicking links just copy and paste this address into you browser to be whisked to my store - http://www.thecatsdiary.com/store I am sure that anyone would love any all or all of the ebooks that you can find at my amazing store.

So once again this clever Cat comes to the rescue and makes the difference between not having something to give someone at Christmas and being able to give on 'the day' and then remember 'the day' afterwards when you watch someone open their second present.

I wish you all a warm and very Happy Christmas!



PS

I watched George Clooney in 'The American' last night and here's a tip if you haven't seen it - don't bother it's dreadful! The best thing about the movie is George's hair cut though unfortunately his side burns are like the movie is far too long! Even the Italian scenery is dull, grey and dreary - and that is an amazing cinematographic accomplishment because Italian countryside is normally lovely.

The Cat's tip for the holiday season until my movie comes out is 'Despicable Me' it's fun, funny and everyone can watch it and find something to enjoy!



About the Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Cat kind, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet such as www.pawsperouspets.com.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."




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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cat Related Expressions

Isn't it odd how humans use a lot of Cat related expressions to describe how they feel and their surroundings. There is the extremely distasteful expression that the area, room etc., is "not big enough to swing a Cat around in!" As if anyone would want to swing a Cat?

Mind you having said that there have been quite a few really awful people exposed this year by my good self and other areas of the media - the dreadful cow who dropped a Cat in a wheelie bin comes to mind and that terribly ugly woman who drowned some poor defenceless Kittens. I just hope that these people were the few and that their actions are the actions a very small minority of humans and that they have a really awful Christmas and the worst New Year don't you?

You have to hope that they suffer in other ways because the punishment that these dreadful women have received has been balloon-like in it light handedness.

The Cat related expression which triggered this little 'blogette' (another made up word of mine meaning 'small blog') was "has the Cat got your tongue?"

It's such a dreadful expression isn't it when you think about it, and I know that because I have thought about it a lot recently and before that when I was writing my bestselling masterpiece of feline literature "Getting Out Excerpts from a Cat's Diary" which I feel duty bound to say is available here Amazon.com well one has to pay for the lifestyle one has become accustomed too and of course keep one's book at the very top of the bestsellers list doesn't one? Well this one does!

So back to the expression "has the Cat got your tongue?" What was the person thinking when they asked that question originally and almost as importantly who asked the question in the first place? Who knows the person who first said has the cat etc., is long gone and forgotten happily or he would be Dogged by Cats if you see what I mean!

But what does it mean when someone asks "has the Cat got your tongue?" Well they just they want to know why you are not speaking when they think you should! Isn't nosiness annoying? It's not only nosey but it spawns dreadful expressions too!

So here to prove that Cats don't need your tongue because they almost always have a more than satisfactory and generally superior one themselves thank you is a picture of my friend Burt the Black and White Cat taking a moment to enjoy his tongue - 'nicely!'



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I hope you appreciate and like Burt's whiskers too - he does!



About the Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Cat kind, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet such as www.pawsperouspets.com.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."


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Here Are Some More Signs For Christmas

There are some wonderful scenic areas in Tyne and Wear in the north east of the UK - I promise! That means that there is no reason at all for the Leisure Services Division of Chester-le-Street council to use hype or other forms of unnecessary marketing devices to get people to look at their surroundings but they obviously do! Or is that shamelessly they do!



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I personally can't say I like this next sign; but I do wholeheartedly agree with its intentions which I think are designed to stop this sort of 'behaviour' because this sort of 'behaviour' is extremely unsavoury and of course it almost goes without saying is a national past time for men in the Czech republic and it should be stopped. I believe that because like most Cats I tend not to want to behave like this in public, we are very private waste product providers - it is a little like our charity work 'anonymous.'



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Mind you probably the worst thing about this sign (sent to me by a 'friend' in Namibia, a country that if my geography etc., serves me correctly has a majority of Black residents/nationals), is that the person... err 'performing' is clearly a white man (might be Elvis in a boiler suit was my first thought).

Why, may I ask, when logic dictates that the people perpetrating this frowned upon or possibly illegal behaviour which obviously carries such a stringent penalty as detailed on the sign, is the guy having a pee white?

I am pretty sure that this sign would be considered racist in the Western World - but then what do I know I am only a humble Cat! Ok I don't believe the 'humble' nonsense either har ha!




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This wonderful sign, made to the usual high and exacting standards of manufacture that the country is renowned for was sent to me by 'ashamed' of China - I supposed it touched him!


PLEASE READ WITH A JAPANESE ACCENT "Lough wha the sign writer done now!"



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About the Genius Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in history, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."

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Friday, December 17, 2010

I Have Won A Prize

Isn't it nice that I have won a prize for the best way to describe a wonderfully funny, clever and extremely entertaining website.



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I have to say that it is only what I would expect being a "pure genius" as a reviewer said about me on the back cover of my excellent bestselling book - 'Getting Out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary!'

So now 'www - wickedly wonderful website' the phrase I have always to refer to my amazing website www.thecatsdiary.com is officially considered the best way to describe a really great website by the Web's Governing body - how cool is that? How clever is this Cat?

Personally I would also add honest, kind, good looking and modest to any list of compliments referring to me, but then as some cosmetics brand once advertised that's"Because I'm worth it!"

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Oops! I originally typed a question mark at the end of the sentence above instead of an exclamation mark - maybe I was influenced by the way that the famous stars said the line in the ads - now I am imagining thousands of "Cuts" sigh! and "let's do that one more time" as the ad was filmed - they wouldn't have had the same problem with me I promise har ha.

Actually when you look at the models from l'Oreal Paris you start to wonder if they are "worth it" they aren't the most attractive models in the world are they? They have rather large Jerry Hall type mouths I think, but then I am a Cat and this young Bengal lady Cat is more to my liking.



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Oh! I nearly forgot if you haven't do! Sorry let me explain, if you haven't bought my book and you want to click either here Amazon.com or here  www.thecatsdiary.com and you'll be able to buy my book at either Amazon.com or my award winning site www - wickedly wonderful website, either way you are in for hours and hours of laughter and fun - more fun that you would normally expect from a book even though I say so myself.

You know I occasionally dip into my wonderful book and even I laugh at what is happening in spite of the fact that I was there and it was all happening to me! Obviously the sign of a great book.




About the Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Cat kind, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet such as www.pawsperouspets.com.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."


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We All Believe In Something!

As the title of this blog says "we all believe in something!" You humans believe in a white bearded, chubby old fella in a red suit with a posse of elves and little helpers, this old fella in the red suit is not very organised and instead of delivering presents over a period of a year he chases around on Christmas Eve trying and hopefully succeeding to deliver presents to children the world over in one night.

On the other paw we Cats believe in 'Santa Cat' who isn't that chubby but does wear a red suit, fortunately we Cats don't believe that all presents should be delivered on the same day and so as you can see Santa Cat is able to work in a very relaxed manner.

Actually I am really excited because just as with 'your' Santa our Santa Cat is rarely seen and almost never photograph and so when I came across a picture of Santa Cat on the internet I was not only astonished but excited, obviously the reason why we Cats rarely see Santa Cat is because he is almost always curled up somewhere comfortable catching up on sleep he would have missed by briefly waking up, stretching, yawning and falling asleep again.

I'm so excited I thought that I should share the picture with you especially as Christmas is almost upon us and I expect your Santa's blood pressure is at record levels. Have a very Merry Christmas!




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About the Author

The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Cat kind, his sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet such as www.pawsperouspets.com.

Copies of the Cat's masterpiece of feline literature 'Getting out - Excerpts from a Cat's Diary' can be purchased at a bookstore near you or at Amazon.com or at what The Cat calls his www - wickedly wonderful website here www.thecatsdiary.com where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as "exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic."


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Thursday, December 16, 2010

A Very Big Thank You From A Humble Cat

"Here is a very big thank you from a humble but good looking Cat," there that is a better description of my good self, I wanted to add clever, genius, wonderful and so much more but frankly it seemed a little 'mauve' of me. But having said that the 'thank you' is very, very sincere - I won't smile here and if you are reading (or have read) my book I know you will know why - Cat's look just a little sinister when we smile unfortunately - I personally think it is the teeth some say it's the whiskers though.

I'm thanking everyone who has bought my book and launched it, and in turn me, into the rarified atmosphere of the top 100 books on Amazon.com.

So of course we are celebrating here at Cat World HQ now that my book is where it belongs in the top 100 humour books on Amazon.com

It goes without saying that I will be delighted if you all leave glowing reviews after you have read it and of course make sure that you bully your friends to go to Amazon.com here Amazon.com and order my book - and you can still get it before Christmas, which is pretty good isn't it?

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So thanks again I do really appreciate you all spending your hard earned folding stuff on the work of a wonderful and tremendously talented Cat - I hope you do exactly what I intend with the book and laugh until you have to put it down and look on the internet for a cure of hiccups!



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