Thursday, 5 March 2009

Cats And Moving: A Piece By Me From Yesterday's Independent


A generous photo spread of his grizzled mug on page 46 and 47 of a national newspaper clearly doesn't impress The Bear, although it does provide a good makeshift place mat on which he can drop his gribbly bits.

He is far more enamoured of his new "Kitty Disco Pole" scratching post. Here he is (I know - I could have done with having the flash on) doing his David Blaine impression on it. For The Bear, to just scratch it would be far too simple:

8 comments:

jmuhj said...

Well, it's gotta be the most stylish place to leave gribbly bits.

Liz said...

I have moved house 4 times in the 3 years that Squeaky has been living with me and telling me what to do. All the flats I have moved to I have chosen based on cat suitability and safety. This goes for flatmates too - Although I have found there is a big difference between flatmates who 'like cats' and flatmates who understand that Squeaky is the Boss Of Them.

Angie Bailey said...

Great article Tom, and I love the disco pole :)

meemsnyc said...

That is an amazing balancing act of the disco pole.

Natalija Harbinson said...

Gotta love the bear!

Ok. I’ve murdered more lyrics. This time for my cat, Luca, who is bullied by my resident cat, Rocco….this morning Luca pooped on the upstairs carpet…so here’s to you Luca!

Suzanne Vega Luca Lyrics:
My name is Luca
I live on the second floor
I live in the spare bedroom
Yes I think you've seen me before

If you hear something late at night
Some kind of trouble. some kind of fight
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was
Just don't ask me what it was

I think it's because I'm a Battersea rescue cat
I try not to miaow too loud
Maybe it's because I'm a strayer
I try not to act too proud

My feline sibling only swipes with his paw until I cry
And after that you don't ask why
You just don't poop on the floor anymore
You just don't poop on the floor anymore
You just don't poop on the floor anymore

Yes I think I'm okay
I walked into Rocco’s litter tray again
Well, if you ask that's what I'll say
And it's not your business anyway
I guess I'd like to be alone
With nothing broken, nothing scratched

Just don't ask me how I am [X3]

Elena said...

Hey Tom - think you'll really enjoy these incredibly cute cartoons called 'Simon's Cat'.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rb8aOzy9t4&NR=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s13dLaTIHSg

Really looking forward to reading your book!

Elena

Tom said...

Hi Elena. Hope you enjoy Under The Paw. Yes, the Simon's Cat vids are great. I put them up on the blog a while ago, but my cats are planning to review them soon, so look out for that. Re the cat t-shirt, it's from Threadless:

http://www.threadless.com/product/821/Jump

Anonymous said...

I love the Bear.