Sunday, 1 March 2015

In a Shady Part Of The Garden

 Oh, hi.  You want the cubby house? That's fine, I'll go lie over there.  Have fun.

 I do like baby Joey, but, a Feline Overlord also needs his space.

It's quite a nice day out here in the garden, under the trees.

I wonder how long it is until stinky fish time?

Ah, well, hello again.

You can have the cubby house now if you want. Really, I'm fine out here.

Oh, you wanted to see me?  Well, of course, I am quite a fascinating cat.

All right, I'll give you a little smooch, if that's what you want.

Woa! Hey, I said a little smooch!  Don't leave baby drool on the hair, OK.  Look I love you and all, but this is a bit much.

My fans, they're just all over me.  That's what happens when you're really attractive, and in the public eye. Ah the cost of being Supreme Feline Overlord!

Thanks to our special guest photographer Arttu Elomaa.

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Hello Tabs

Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

Remember Curtis?  Yes, the little guy did look a little insecure in his photo.  He's found a home now.

Tabs is a slightly more mature
lady, but she's a very attractive cat.
He sends his thanks to everyone who shared his story.

So now, it's back to the RSPCA, to see who else I can be a buddy to.

Well... hello Tabs.

Here's her basic information:

Well hello, my name is Tabs. I am 8 years old, single lady, looking to meet the family of my dreams. I do have a lot of love and life left in me. I love to have cuddles and will curl up on a ball on your lap. If you have a lap and room for me in your heart. Please come visit me at Wacol RSPCA. Adoption Price $120


Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Gender: Female
Age: 8 years 3 weeks 
Desexed: Yes
My ID: 842240
Adopt me from: RSPCA Brisbane

If you follow the address to the RSPCA, you could make Tabs your very own forever cat.

Remember, if you don't have cat hair on your furniture, you're just not living life to the full.

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord,
RSPCA Challenge Buddy

Oh, and if you're on the Gold Coast, at the moment, the Animal Welfare League on the Gold Coast has reduced the cost of adopting a cat to $50. (Not sure I like special deals on animals at the shelters - that's how we got Fanta.)

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Help Curtis Find a Forever Home

Curtis, the six month old kitten.
Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

Yesterday, I asked you to help find a home for beautiful Bella.  Well, the good news is Bella now has a home.

Yes, that was quick. Well, she is a cutie, and I'm sure her new family absolutely adore her.

So now, I'm buddy for another cat who needs a forever home.

Meet Curtis, he's still a young fellow.  He's about the same age as I was when I adopted my humans. I remember all the mischief I got into at his age, oh those were good times.  Actually, I still get into a fair amount of that mischief.

So here's Curtis' story:

My friends and I are here at PETBARN, waiting for our furrrever home. Petbarn are having a 'Pet Dating' event, Saturday 14th Feb...yes, Valentines Day, from 11am - 3pm so if your looking for LOVE, and can offer us an INDOOR lifestyle (so we stay healthy, happy and safe), please pop in to meet us. We're all Desexed, microchipped and up-to-date with treatments. Adult Cat adoption price $120-$180, kittens $199 or better yet, two for $299


Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Gender: Male
Age: 6 months 
Desexed: Yes
My ID: 824311
Adopt me from: RSPCA Brisbane
If you think you'd like to make this young fellow a part of your furmily, follow the link to the RSPCA, and find out more about him.  Remember your couch and clothes will look better with cat hair.

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord.

PS: You can go be a buddy too.  Just go to the RSPCA website for information.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Tricky Animals

Image: Fantasia Dog lying on a bed, across two pillows.
When Mum's out of the
room, Fanta steals the
Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

Did you know that Fanta and I are both very good at practical jokes?

Fanta's jokes are fairly simple.  She does things like leaving her toys in places Mum is likely to trip over them if she gets up during the night.

She also has a trick where she sits with Mum on the couch, or lies beside her on the bed, and when Mum has to leave the room for a minute, Fanta spreads out over the couch, or the pillows on the bed.  When Mum gets back, there's no room for her, because Fanta's taken up all the space.

My trick is a bit more clever than that. (No, not the time I left a dead mouse among the presents under the Christmas tree, or a corpse in Mum's shoe - which Fanta copied recently.)

My best trick is to hide, and when Mum's not expecting it, to launch at her, and stick my claws and teeth into her.  A variation of it is when Mum goes to put my toys away in my hidey-hole, to grab her hands and sink the claws in. Another variation is to smooch up to her, purring, and then suddenly grab, claw and bite.  Yet another variation, is to lie on the back of the couch, behind her head, and just suddenly decide to do her hair with my claws.

Did I mention that the best tricks make Mum yell?

Well, Minions, I hope I've given you some ideas for great practical jokes to play on your humans.  Remember playing tricks on your humans helps to keep their minds functioning, and their reactions fast.

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,
Image: Mr Bumpy's paw.

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord.

Beautiful Bella Needs A Forever Home

Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,
Lily has a
home now.

Remember Lily? Lily was the cat from the Wacol RSPCA, who I was helping to find a home for.

Well, good news, minions. The RSPCA just emailed me to tell me that Lily now has a forever family, and she is a very happy cat.  Thank you all for helping share her information.

So, now, how about another cutie who's also looking for some love.  (And it's Valentine's Day tomorrow, you know you need a kitty to love for ever and ever.)

Meet Bella.

Here's Bella's vital information:

Beautiful Bella
Hi there, my name is Bella. I'm a real livewire! I love to play and pounce and bounce!? Yawn ... but now I am getting sleepy, time for my kitty nap. Come to RSPCA Wacol and meet me. I am eager to meet you and go to my forever home. Adoption Price: $180


Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Gender: Female
Age: 3 years 1 month 
Desexed: Yes
My ID: 634427
Adopt me from: RSPCA Brisbane

Now, doesn't she look adorable?  Wouldn't your home be better off with a bit more cat hair?

Are you interested in meeting Bella?  You can find the link above.  Tell them Mr Bumpy sent you.

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Love Is In The Hair

Image: Mr Bumpy cat, relaxing beside a human's legs.
I have very dedicated, and well-trained humans
who love me very much.
Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

Did you hear that Valentine's Day is coming up soon?

It's a day to give presents to someone you love.

Well, I know that means all you minions out there are falling over each other to send me presents.

Can I give you my list of favourites?

If you're close by you could stop over and give me brushies.  I only like being stroked when I'm in the mood for it, but brushies, I'm in the mood for all the time.

If you're in another part of Australia, you could give me Temptations, or stinky fish, or cream.

If you're overseas, please don't send me food for presents. The nasty people at Customs will only eat them.  (That's what happened to one of my presents from Switzerland.) So jingle balls, or other cat toys will have to be what you send me.

If you're a dog who happens to live in my house, what you could give me that I would really love, would be to go back to the shelter you came from.

If you're a human who happens to live in my home, just follow your training, and give me everything I feel like, as soon as I feel like it.

So what am I giving you?

Well, for my on-line minions, I give you the opportunity to see pictures of me, read about my adventures, and generally adore me.

For the humans who live in my house,  I give you lots of my hair over your clothes, beds, towels, couches, absolutely everywhere.  All humans need cat hair, and lots of it. After all, you don't grow enough hair to insulate your own bodies. Oh, and, of course, I give you plenty of opportunities to serve me and adore me.

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,
Image of Mr Bumpy's paw.

Mr Bumpy,
(very romantic) Supreme Feline Overlord.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Can You Love Lilly

Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,
Lovely  Lilly is looking for love.
If you think you could love her forever, contact
the RSPCA.

I have decided to be an RSPCA buddy.

What buddies do is to help find a home for a homeless RSPCA animal.  

Meet Lilly. 

This is her personal message and information: 

Hi, I'm Lilly. I am looking for either a sea-change or a bush-change for me: I'm now looking for my new forever home. I've had the sniffles(cat flu) but I am all better now. But, so I stay healthy and happy, I need to be an indoor kitty. I love pats and cuddles and I'll jump up on your lap if you invite me. I'm bonded with my Bestie Raindrop (AID 782865). We make excellent companions for each other especially when you're out and we're no more trouble than one cat to look after. Please come and meet us at RSPCA Wacol. Adoption Price $200 for the both of us


Breed: Domestic Short Hair
Gender: Female
Age: 2 years 9 months 3 weeks 
Desexed: Yes
My ID: 777192
Adopt me from: RSPCA Brisbane

I haven't personally met Lilly (or her best friend Raindrop), but I think all cats deserve homes where they are loved, and have servants, I mean humans, who give them food and clean their litter and all the other things cats need. 

If you think you can love Lilly, the green link will take you to RSPCA Brisbane   where you can find all the details on how to adopt her. Tell them her buddy Mr Bumpy sent you.

Now, would you like to be an RSPCA buddy too?  Help a homeless animal to find a loving home?   You can check out the Buddy Challenge here. They're looking for 21000 buddies to help animals find new homes.

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord.

Monday, 26 January 2015

The War on Cane Toads

Go, brave humans, we're right behind you.
Who am I kidding?
We'll sit this one out.
Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

Miss 22 came in with some terrible news yesterday. (Actually, let's start calling her by her initial, she's getting a bit old to be referred to by age.) Miss C came down with terrible news yesterday.  She had seen five cane toads in our back yard!

Mum and Mr 20. Er, Mum and Mr D were horrified by the news. Actually, Fanta and I had known about the problem, but kept it quiet in case it meant we would be confined to quarters.

Cane toads (for those of you overseas who have never met one of these hideous creatures) are among the most evil creatures on the planet.  Their skin is poisonous, and can kill any household or native animal that dares to have a taste. They can spray poison from a great distance, and can kill you with their evil stare.  They poison water holes, and intimidate innocent animals. Fences don't keep them out, because they turn themselves into toxic ooze and pour through the tiniest gaps.

Toads were introduced to eat the cane beetles in Queensland sugar cane farms.  The toads weren't interested in cane beetles, or in staying on the cane farms, and have spread all over the state and started encroaching on other states, in a terrible invasion.

Well, my humans were willing to let someone else deal with the toads encroaching on the rest of Australia.  But our yard is meant to be a safe place for us, and for baby Joey, to play. Toads invading our yard means only one thing: war!

Mum and Mr D began to plan strategy.

They discussed all the "traditional" toad eradication methods: golf clubs, spraying Dettol on them, driving the car over them.  When Mr D suggested the whipper snipper, Mum turned a shade of green I've never seen on any human before.

Then Mum checked the RSPCA's website. Yes, cane toads are so evil that even the RSPCA wants them exterminated. The RSPCA used to recommend catching cane toads, putting them in plastic bags and putting them in the freezer.  They stopped recommending that when they discovered that hypothermia wasn't a painless death after all, but rather a kind of toad torture.  Mum says she'd never put toads in the freezer with her food, anyway.

The website recommended three styles of toad execution.

One was to stun and decapitate them.  Mum turned green again.

Another was prolonged exposure to carbon dioxide - that didn't seem practical.

So, it has to be the third method, a product called "Hopstop", to be sprayed on each individual toad.

Today is Australia Day, and Mum and Mr D plan to celebrate with that most Australian of all traditions - killing cane toads.  The plan is to buy some "Hopstop" and go and spray cane toads. Then, with a bucket and the pooper scooper, to do the corpse retrieval and the doggy poo clean up all at once.

Of course, like the invasion of Afghanistan or the Gulf War, the war on cane toads won't be over in a day.  All they need is water and a single female toad can lay something like a million eggs. (Oh, 30,000 eggs, well that's close to a million.)  That means almost a million more toads the next day.  This war could go on for the entire wet season.

Go, valiant humans, fight the good fight, for glory, for the love of your family and animals, for the knowledge that you are protecting Australia! Fanta and I are right behind you.  Who am I kidding? We'll sit this one out. Let us know when the yard's safe again.

Enjoy your Australia Day.

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord.

Sunday, 25 January 2015

No Corpses in the House

My doggy sister, Fanta.
Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

As you know, I really didn't need a doggy sister, and Fanta is surplus to requirements.

However, I do have to admit she did something quite awesome the other evening.

If the humans had sensible rules, of course, I wouldn't encourage anyone to break them. However, my humans have the most stupid rules.

One of the ones that makes the least possible sense is the "no corpses in the house" rule.

This rule is just hypocritical.  The humans go to the shops and come back with bits of corpses they cook, or put in the freezer to cook later.

When I kill some fresh meat, Mum freaks out and all of a sudden I'm a "bad cat".  I'm an especially "bad cat" if I bring my fresh meat into the house.

So I was, reluctantly, impressed with what Fanta did the other evening.  Not long before night time lock up, Mum walked into her bedroom to find Fanta sitting quietly beside a pair of her shoes.  Inside a shoe was a headless possum.  Fanta was very proud.

Mum threw out the shoes, and Fanta was called a "bad dog".  It was just fantastic.

Fanta was unhappy about being called "bad", when she'd got such a great present especially for Mum. That of course, made it all the more awesome.  Mum went nuts, Fanta was upset, and a stupid rule was broken all in one go.

What a night!

I wonder if I can convince Fanta that "bad dog" actually means Mum loves what she did?  That would be so great. It could give me all kinds of entertainment.

I can just imagine it now.  Yes, Fanta, go and chew up Mum's special teddy bears, if she says "bad dog" it just shows how grateful she is. Do you think she would fall for it?  She's just a dog, so she's not very bright.

Excuse me, I have to go....

Oh Fanta!  Fanta! Miss Fantasia Dog my beloved doggy sister! Here doggy, doggy doggy....

Until next time we meet in the Bloggosphere,
I remain,

Mr Bumpy,
Evil  Mastermind,
Supreme Feline Overlord.