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Cat-man Do Furs-Day – No. 4 – a Good Scratch & a good Bed

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a new column by Shandy cat

Well, I had most of this post ready for the last Thursday in JUNE, yes June 2013, but Mum forgot to post it back then.  Now not only the last Furs-day in June has passed, but also the last Furs-day in July.   When I at last pointed this out to Mum and politely asked her if she wanted me to continue my Column, she gave a gasp and said “oh no, it’s Cat-man Do Tues-day today, what shall I do?”   She had obviously gone “cuckoo” so I advised her why not wait until the next Furs-day and then post my Post even if it was not the last Thursday of the Month.  In this case, it is the first Furs-day of August.

This confused poor Mum no end.  After some blank looks, then looks of bewilderment, Mum muttered “I suppose I can do that, and then – you can still do your regular post on 29 August or if not, then in September or something or other.”  I tell you !!     So, here it is.  Stand by please, for my monthly Furs-Day post, and blame Mum for it being very, very LATE.

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Cat-man Do Furs-Day – Number 3 Techno-cat

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a new column by Shandy cat

PART ONE

I wish mum and dad would be so kind as to get me my own door.  They are forever letting me in and out of the house and Mum makes a fuss over it and tells me off for going outside then banging on the screen door to be let back in a minute later.  I tell you if I had my own little door then it would save everyone a lot of trouble.

The trouble is that I heard Mum telling Dad that if they ever did try to get me something to give me private access by a convenient pet door, it would have to be the type of door that I open with a magnet on a collar around my neck!!  That is totally laughable as I HATE things around my neck.  Mum and Dad tried putting ordinary Collars around my neck and were truly amazed because I managed to get every single one off.  I can be clever if I want.

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The “Life of Pi” Book Review

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If you read this book, it will quite likely not leave you un-changed.  I have a beautiful slip-cased copy of the book, illustrated by Tomislav Torianic.  It is signed by both the author and the illustrator and is copy number 1173 of a limited run of 3,000 such books.  Published in 2007 by Canongate, Edinburgh, it consists of 449 pages.

Here is my very own personal review of the novel written by Yann Martel, “The Life of Pi.”  Please do not read, unless you really do want to know what I thought about the book upon reading it.

Please be warned that there are “spoilers” at the end of this review.

If you are squeamish and want to avoid gory details and even another gruesome twist right at the end of the story, which wasn’t in the movie, then DO NOT read the book.

First, let me say that I eagerly rushed out to watch the movie, directed by Ang Lee, and while I can’t say I really enjoyed watching the movie, because as anyone who knows something about the movie (and the book) it was about survival at sea; I found the movie evocative and amazing.  Now, onto the book.  I really wanted to read it to see if there was an elaboration of Pi or the author’s connection to God in the book.

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The 100th Post & a Give Away

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This is the 100th post on “Fascinating Animals”, since I started this site in March 2012 (due to my appreciation of and love for animals).   Thank you to the loyal supporters of Fascinating Animals.

Breeze Speaks

Bosun Dawg

Playamart – Zeebra Designs  ( Z )

Johno – Freshwater Fish Fanatics

Young Nature Lovers

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Cat-man Do Furs-Day – War of the Petzz

A regular monthly feature will start today on this blog, and appear every fourth Thursday.

The subject of the new column is –    SHANDY CAT !

My companion of thirteen years, Shandy cat, is a sweet little cat, whose story about how he came to live with us can be found on  THIS  page.

Well, I have decided to hand over the keyboard to Shandy, whom will write his own post on the last Thursday of every month, only if he can have a special treat that week.

So, here is Shandy’s first post !  Take it away, Cat-man Do.

What my Cat taught me

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1.  It is important / essential in life to care for and look after another sentient (living) being.

 2.  Cats can smile.  They have feelings and emotions. 

 3.  Each being knows what he or she needs and is entitled to it and should go for it intutively.

 4.  Every person is responsible for his or her own decisions, as is every cat.

First of all, so I don’t have to write it out again here, please see this post   here   ( on the Our Animal Friends main tab ) to read about our cat Shandy, and to see photos of him.

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