Thursday, 16 May 2013

Budget Reply

Mr Bumpy gives his Budget Reply.
Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

It's the second night after the Budget was announced, which means it's time for the Budget Reply Speech.

For some reason the tv stations are showing Mr Abbott's reply, instead of mine, but really, mine's the most important.

The Federal Budget was a total fiasco.

There was nothing for anything really important - no catnip supply for cats who can't afford it; no funding to help homeless cats adopt humans; no funding to train humans in service to cats; and absolutely no funding for more green tape to protect the environment.

What can I say?

The humans have totally failed again.

A future Feline Pawty Government will get its priorities right. Our Budgets will focus on what's really impawtant.

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

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord,
Feline Pawty Prime Minispurrial Candidate.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Australian Politics, Budgets and Disaster Movies

"I'll be looking at the budget very closely." - Mr Bumpy.
Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

I know the election is still a long way off.

But there's still things happening that a savvy politicat like me has to watch.

For example, it's budget day today. You can bet I'll be looking at that very closely.  I'll be especially looking to see if the humans have yet decided to provide subsidised catnip for poorer cats, and funding for education in caring for cats properly.

That second point, educating humans in caring for cats properly is extremely important.

My humans are a good example of poor education in cat care.  Would you believe Mum moved me last night, when I was settled down comfortably and sound asleep? All because Mr Woof was crying about not being able to get into his bed. She's actually got a degree, a couple of them in fact, but her education completely skipped over the point that a sound-asleep cat should never be bothered.

That story gets worse.  Would you believe when I woke up this morning, my Friskies dish was empty?

The other thing I want to watch closely is all these other new parties in Australian politics.  Unlike the Feline Pawty, some of them seem a bit strange.

The latest one is Clive Palmer's United Australia Party.  Mr Palmer is the super-rich mining magnate who bought a high class golf course and resort, and stuck a life-sized animatronic dinosaur in it.  He wants to fill it with more dinosaurs and have his own Jurassic Park.  He's also building a replica Titanic, the Titanic II. I think Mr Palmer likes movies, but maybe he doesn't watch them all the way through and see how they end.  Anyway, my point is that if the latest force in Australian politics likes to reproduce disaster movies in real life, maybe Australia needs the Feline Pawty even more than I realised.

I'm off to have a long nap, so I'm ready to give my full attention to the budget when it's announced tonight.

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

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord,
Feline Pawty Prime Minispurrial Candidate

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

The Cat's Out of the Bag

Hello out there in the Bloggosphere,

Have you ever heard the saying "the cat's out of the bag"?

Mum says it comes from old times, when people would sell piglets in bags, called pokes.

The problem with buying a pig in a poke, was that some farmers would put cats in the bags instead, so when you got home with your pig, and let the cat out of the bag you'd find out you'd been tricked.

That's what she says, but cats in bags pretending to be pigs in pokes sounds silly to me.

This is what I think letting the cat out of the bag means.....

Actually, I didn't want to be let out of the bag.  Mum says the bags need to be thrown out now we're finished unpacking from our move.  But I think they make great cubby houses.

I was so annoyed at having my game interrupted, I had to have a swipe at Mr Woof.

You may have noticed.

So that's how you let the cat out of the bag, but don't do it if he doesn't want you to. Or the dog gets it.

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

Mr Bumpy,
Supreme Feline Overlord,
Feline Pawty Prime Minispurrial Candidate.

Friday, 3 May 2013

Super Ted

As you know, I've got limited cat-puter time at the moment, but I need to share with you this story from the Qld RSPCA Facebook Page.

Meet our miracle two-legged cat, Super Ted! 
Super Ted's lost two legs and half a tail,
that won't stop him.

This young boy came in as a stray to our Toowoomba Animal Care Centre. He was found by a man on side of road with his back left and right front legs partially missing. He was caught in an engine, and was lucky to escape with his life. Lucky for him he had no other internal injuries. 

He was kept comfy over the weekend at West Toowoomba Vet Surgery to wait to see if an owner came forward but we had no luck. So, we made the decision. We would do everything possible to give this guy a second chance despite his horrific injuries.

This little guy went through serious surgery with the wonderful team at West Toowoomba Vet Surgery. He has lost two legs and part of his tail, and has made miraculous progress.

He is getting around well, and is a very affectionate boy. We are hoping to raise $1,000 to help us pay for the surgery. If you would like to donate to Super Ted, please phone us on 07 3426 9972. (+61 7 3426 9972)

If you want to watch his progress, check out West Toowoomba Vet Surgery's Facebook page for video of him walking around :)

Much love Super Ted, and we look forward to visiting you tomorrow at the vet clinic! ♥

Here's the link to a video of Super Ted on the move.

Story shared with permission of RSPCA Qld Inc.