By safrida on Sep 2, 2014 at 3:07 PM
Hi, sweet plum. Sorry I was not here to celebrate your b-day, but I do hope it was awesomes. 1. I was at the farm on Sunday and got home very late. 2. Mom has had another set of mini-strokes, so I have been at the hospital more often. And because that hasn't been enough, 3, I have an inflamed trapezium which has been very OUCH inducing to the point that yesterday morning I was in the emergency department. Nice, hunky doctor gave me morphine, which has helped reduce teh OUCH to just ow, but I keep dozing off. So I'm writing as fast as possible to keep from falling asleep. I think I know what happened to Katsanova. Miss Esme went missing from the farm a couple of weeks after he went walk-about. I know suspect the two of them have run off together. Cicero came out of his surgery on the lump on his back. Not cancer! Yay! He had to have all his left hip shaved but the fur is growing back. Lursa had caught a large box of juicy fall-weight mice for your boys but Bella ate them all. She is now the heaviest cat on the farm, even bigger than Cicero. In celebration of your birthday week, I'm sending you an apple coffee cake. Hope all's well with you!
By safrida on Jul 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM
I'm sorry to hear that Katsanova is still AWOL. Maybe he went to Florida for the winter? I'm glad that Fanta and Tabini are back to their old selves. The Farm Cats have had a scare with Cicero. He had a lump under his fur that they thought at first might be a tumor, but the Vet did a biopsy and doesn\t think it's cancerous. Sometimes kittehs just develop these lumps that can be taken out with no further damage beyond an interesting scar. We're having a very mild summer, but the farm cats are storing the chillybin in the cellar until the humidity gets stupid again. They collected some freshly mown hay from the neighbour's field and set it in the sun before they packed it. It should be nice and warm for napping on. (Sends crate of hay)
By safrida on Jul 19, 2014 at 7:09 AM
Definitely stay positive and keep us updated. I've notified the Farm Cats to put in prayers to Ceiling Cat.
By safrida on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:34 PM
Heard that Katsanova has gone walkabout. Hope he shows up with nothing worse than a rumbly belly and a knowing smile. Fingers and toes are crossed!
By SovaPlum on Apr 30, 2014 at 4:20 PM
To Ms Lursa. Teh Rokit didunt wer. . .sork kause all Ms Sylviag's kittehs came over an used up awl teh nip oil. We had law. . . lots of uns an Nummy had a big mess to klean up!Me an Fanta has maid ur plans. Here is teh minsih. . .minne. . .very small sun power bataries. Here is sum inviz. . inv. . . .can't see me now paint. Gud luck with ur mission. Frum Tabini.
By SovaPlum on Apr 30, 2014 at 4:10 PM
Ohai sarifa! You lose time from drinking ? Whoa. You might have a problem! Better test that scientifically. *pours 100 mls of %89 proof absinth down interwebby tubes* Do NAWT drink that straight!!!! It's yuck and you'll die. Have it with chocolate-cherry sauce. ___ The weather seems to be warmish and soggy globally at present. But that wont last! ___Alas the only real problem in the feline diplomatic situation at the moment is that Tabini wont play with Fanta anymore. He dosen't trust F to play nice. I hope they settle this alpha stuff soon. Meanwhile Katsanova is settled in and bringing his brothers, Possum and Yogi, over regularly. Posssum looks like K with spots instead of swirls on his flanks. Yogi (aka Wee Knievel) suddenly looks like a Main Coon cross! When Heather told me she had looked up their breeder and found that he did MC crosses, I confess I was a bit skeptical. Y is an orangy tan with black strips and swirls, a white bib and now has a pelt twice the length of his bros! There's an offer of a forever home for P and Y. Two hoomins with a 40acre farm. Heather&Jack are reluctant. We'll all miss them. I'm trying to get some photos but Yogi just wont stop playing or charm attacking! *wipes eyes, blows nose* ___You mentioned Bella-of-the-farm? Could she have acces to a transplorter? She sounds ALOT like Bella-next-door! BND has taken to snoozing on my car bonnet. She recently condescended to receive my adorashuns. And she is SOLID under all them feminine curves! ___ I gave Lursa's package to my bois. They definitely up to something! Lursa helped my bois to make that charming toy rocket for Katsanova as a welcoming gift. She's so ingenious! Please thank her and give her some skritches from me. Tabini wants to use the pooter. I've promised not to read his msgs to Lursa. Aren't they sweet? TTFN
By safrida on Apr 29, 2014 at 4:01 PM
Greetings, New Zealand Cats. It is I, Lursa. By now you know that the nip-fueled rocket is a no-go. As it is, my sisters and the other cats on the farm were more interested in rolling in the fuel than dominating the planet. I have moved on to a new project. I have discovered what the bipeds call a "drive shed", which is full of old farming equipment. I have enclosed the plans, copied from the male biped's bizarre illustrated films, of a large machine that will allow me to pilot it from within whilst stomping through bipedal settlements and creating much chaos and destruction. I am including plans for you as well. The stupid sneezy biped still does not know that I have her small computer. To the cause! Felis tutti dominati!
By safrida on Apr 26, 2014 at 7:19 PM
Hello, Sweet Plum! It's been a little busy around here. I've had some reduced cheez time myself. Also think I lost a day after trying those easter eggs. So, yes, I think they turned out very nicely. You're cooling down and we're warming up. Kinda. It's been raining a lot and the damp makes it feel cooler than it is, and we're also below seasonal. At least almost all the snow is finally gone. Glad to hear that the kittehs are starting to get along! Is Fanta still stand-offish? I was at the farm today briefly, going back tomorrow for longer, and the kittens really aren't kittens anymore. Bella is almost the same size as Sebastian and SOLID. Lursa has taken to going out into the drive shed at the back of the yard portion of the farm. Don't know what she's doing, but it sounds vaguely like hammering. She brought me this packet, sealed with a lot of tape, to send to your boys. (places it on transporter) Have a great day!
By SovaPlum on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:56 PM
Ohai safrida! How are you? I'm sorry it's been so long since I've dropped by. Ever since I reinitialized my No Pooterin Till House Clean! Rule I've spent woefully little time here and I've just noticed I've lost track of a few buddies. Shame! Please tell me you've finally be having some warm weather and that there's been Fun Down On The Farm! Things have been cooling down here At LAST. The latest cyclone has been the drought breaker we've all been pining for! Things are slowly re-greening and my lawns got mown yesterday for the first time in nearly three months. And best of all, Tabini has taken to grooming Katsanova! K appeared surprised. I don't think the elder cats next door do much of that. ___ I had a wack at home made Easter eggs this year. Hollow eggs into the freezer, then small holes chipped into the tops to receive liqueurs. Reseal with a dot of melted chocolate and back into the freezer! Tell me what you think. *places doz eggs in a small chilly bin, puts chilly bin onto transporter, presses Make It So*
By SovaPlum on Apr 1, 2014 at 11:37 PM
Ohai safrida! My bois have done a very sweet thing. Do you remember that tower of cardboard they were building in my compost heap? Well they have decorated it with all sorts of balls of yarn, ribbons and pom poms. They have been encouraging Katsanova to climb it and play with the decorations. Things are still a bit tense around the house but it's so nice to see the big bois making an effort to be welcoming. Tabini said it was one of the farm cats ideas. So, please than Lursa for me. I'm including a special sun-warmed blankie for her in which I have rolled some warmed skrtiches for the farm kittehs and some heated oven mitts so you can enjoy the pettings with minimal sneezes. ___Any chance of more snow? NZ is having a second drought summer in a row. So once the snow has melted and warmed I use it to water the garden. *places sealed thermo box on transporter, packs heated items in box, presses Make It So*
By SovaPlum on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:31 PM
To Ms Lursa. I has a sad for u. Owr rocket is hided under teh flooy balls oan sticks Arentee safrida sended us. We is going to has test launch when Nummy is awae. Will send u a repoort. Haves sum hots. *rolls thermouse onto transporter, types Send to Lursa thxbai* From Tabini.
By safrida on Mar 27, 2014 at 2:53 PM
Lursa to NewZealand Cats: Operation Nip From Above is postponed indefinitely. "Dad" found bark and wood chip rocket and dismantled for kindling. Fortunately, they still suspect nothing. We will try again in spring and possibly get the Chickens in on it. They have been in lock up all winter and surely would welcome freedom from the tyranny of unfeathered bipeds. Stay strong, my brothers.
By safrida on Mar 26, 2014 at 9:34 AM
Hey, what was in that tea? I think I lost an hour of time and my head is spinny. Glad that Tabini is being a super great Big Bro to Katsanova. And i know that you were cool before it was cool to fave the Milk Ring. Sending another box of fresh snow. it snowed AGAIN last night. Also including some pompoms that I made with the loose yarns that were lying around the apartment. (Puts on transporter, presses Make It Snow... er, So.)
By SovaPlum on Mar 26, 2014 at 2:17 AM
Great Cieling Cat! i just noticed Lord of the Milk Ring made FP! I'll have you know I faved that before it was cool. Have a V.C! *slides extra large white chocolate chip and macadamia cookie with dark chocolate icing into fax machine, presses Send*
By SovaPlum on Mar 26, 2014 at 2:08 AM
Ohai safrida! Kittehs roolin in confetti, poppin balloons, nomming toona, sampling bowls of snow and napping in near harmony. Tabini is warming up to his new little brother, Fanta is less perturbed.____ Is your Mumsettled in to her new place? How are you? *places whiskey laced sympathy tea on transporter, presses Make It So*
By safrida on Mar 25, 2014 at 4:54 AM
Congratulations!! (Throws confetti)
By SovaPlum on Mar 24, 2014 at 5:23 PM
Ohai safrida! TA DAAAA!! http://cheezburger.com/8120876544
By SovaPlum on Mar 20, 2014 at 6:18 PM
P.S. Hang the suncatcher in the middle of the room and spin it. It will throw off sunbeams. I envy you LotR marathon. I've been unable to concentrate on anything all week.
By SovaPlum on Mar 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM
Ohai safrida! First let me congratulate you on your well deserved FP! Here is a Victory Choccie for you. *places large coffee bowl fulled with chocolate trifle on transporter, presses Make It So* And it should soothe you throat nicely! How is your flu coming along? I hope you're feeling better. Between my bois TLC and some antibiotics I feel I'm on the mend. About as limp as a noodle, though.___Maybe you could get your toothbrush back from the farm cats in return for those teeth cleaning bikkies. Free sample from the vet those.___Right now Katsanova is being babysat over the fence. He visits the noms bowl, of course! Right now it's baking hot so I'll be putting my feet into that lovely cooler of snow as soon as I get back from my Dr appointment. She thinks I may have picked up a secondary infection. *sigh* Meanwhile. I have put some towels outside and will be transporting them to a bathroom near you as soon as they have reached maximum heat absorption! TTFN.
By safrida on Mar 20, 2014 at 3:03 PM
Hello, Fanta. I'm sorry to hear that your mummy's been sick, but it's good to know that you have been taking care of her. I've got fresh, new snow from today to send to you to help keep her cool.. I know that it may seem horrid to have the new kitteh join your family, but if you give him a chance you might find that he is a very good brother. It would make Mummy very happy if you boys got along. I'll send this tinfoil up to the farm for Lursa. I may pass the biscuits on to the farm cats as well. They taste... Well, they seem like something very tasty for cats, but not so much for hoomins. I'm putting the sun catcher in my living room window, so that iff the sun ever comes out, I can enjoy it there. Here's the fresh snow. (Puts crate on transporter, hits "Make it so".)
By SovaPlum on Mar 19, 2014 at 8:53 PM
Arentee sarfida! Arentee safrida! Iz me Fanta! Nummy has bean lots of sicks an Beanie an me has bean fills up wahtar bulltuls wif snos an putting dem awl over Nummy sew she wood feel s bettar. Wen dey is no moar snos we points dem at teh noisee goggie an skwerts hur! tee hee hee. Teh sun has bean yucky ebber since Nummy brang dat STOOPY udder kitteh in OWER howse! I wus sew hots inside wif teh windohs shuts dat Nummy saed it wus mean fur kittehs sew she open ebberyfing an STOOPY rand bak next doar. Ai hope he dusunt come bak but Beanie saed we habs to be nyce if he does kawse dat will mean Nummy is giving us a nu brovver. Ai doant want him fur mai bruvver but. Hez STOOPY. Nummy saed gibbs u dis *pushes shimmering sun catcher onto transporter, presses 4arentysarfia SEND* Beanie saes des fur Lursa. U gibbs hur pwease? *Slides tinfoil sheets into fax machine, hits Secret Delivery* Oh! And des are frum meh an Beanie. Dey taste nnommy an maek ur fangs sharp! *places bag of biscuits on transporter, pushes ReSend* Lubs frum Fanta!
By safrida on Mar 17, 2014 at 7:42 AM
Hi, sweet Plum and Boys! I too have been bitten by the floo bug and spent the last two days either in bed or on the sofa with my extended LoTR videos. I'm glad that Katsanova has found a great home, even if Fanta is a little freaked out at the moment. Maybe Tabini needs to remind him that when he moved in, Tabini was also a little put off. Cicero is also bearing some battle scars from chasing stray cats away from the farm. He's saving the tail fur of his vanquished foes to make something special for Petal. It's funny you should mention the cardboard rocket, though. When I was at the farm last week, Lursa and Bella had something similar going in the wood shed, made of bark and wood chips. And silly me, I forgot my laptop out there, as well as my tooth brush. At least I don't need it too badly! I've got another two boxes of snow for you, since I'm not sure how much longer it's going to be around. (Puts boxes of snow on transporter, hits "Make it Snow".)
By SovaPlum on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:41 PM
Ohai safrida! So much ground to cover. Copy and Paste. ENGAGE! There's good news and there's bad news. Since people usually ask for the bad news first . . . The Bad Nus! My cold has turned into a flue and I'm out of lemoncello. And the local is out of it too (woe). The Good Nus! I have just started my holiday so can recover at my leisure. And I have bought some Grant's Whiskey to tied me over. Drinking Special Tea as I type (whew). The Bad Nus! Teddy Bear from next door is attempting to invade! Last few nights - including Lucy's visit - Tabini has taken up the gauntlet and it has been LOUD and scarey. This morning Tabini is clearly stiff and sore. Not helping is Fanta, who wont stop "play" fighting. I think Fanta wants to be the Alpha. Clearly he doesn't know the reality of that position. Poor Tabini! The Good Nus! I have adopshuned Katsanova! He is presently ensconced behind the comfiest sofa, playing Hard To Get. Having Inflicted Awwws upon me, it is now my turn to woo him. Boys, eh? A further advantage I see to this adopshun. Fanta is Very Disconcerted by this stranger. If Katsanova and Tabini gang up on Fanta it may score Tabini some recovery time. Meanwhile. I chase TB every time I see him! We will have peace in this house! In a few days I should have some good pics to make a proper Adopshun Notice. ____Umm. Once Cyclone Lucy blew out I noticed a cardboard rocket growing out of my compost heap. Should I be concerned? It was so hot during Lucy that the snow everyone sent has been a great bonus. I have been selling hot water bottles filled with snow for nip money! Here is you cut along with some gentle, clearing breezes and a plastic bag filled with assorted bugs. Also a nice furry purry scarf from Tabini's Battle Hair. It should protecshun you from ebble. *places cardboard box on transporter, fills with goodies, closes, places a large tumbler full of whiskey on top, presses Make It So*
By safrida on Mar 12, 2014 at 7:51 PM
To Fanta and Tabini, The bipeds still suspect nothing. I am sending you a fresh box of snow, but in the bottom of the box are plans for a catnip powered missile. The sneezy biped is no money, although I found that amusing. It is the "arntee Safrida" to whom you frequently write. (Sends box via Hovercat)
By SovaPlum on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:58 PM
Dear Arentee safrida. Is a new kittee make Nummy goe awws. http://cheezburger.com/8104068352 He eat mai bikkies and pounces on mai. . .MY tail. Nummy will have to teach him moar good before me and Fanta let her keep him. Thank you for teh sno. Sno is good. Hear is a thermouse full of sunbeams. Lub from Tabini.
By SovaPlum on Mar 12, 2014 at 3:52 PM
To Lursa The Mouse Slayer. Thank yew. . .you for your Manifesto. We alreddy haves won. Yours is gud. Hear. . . here is ours. Thank yew for the lubbly snos. Snos is gud. If teh sneezy biped (is dat a monkee?) is to louds gives it su. . .som ant-eye-hiss-at-mean so it will goes away. I have put som in some cicada shell and tyed them to a Hover Cat. Hover Cat has our manifesto for u. From Tabini.
By safrida on Mar 9, 2014 at 7:43 PM
Greetings, New Zealand Cats. It is I, Lursa the Mouse Slayer, I am pleased with the many gifts of food; you have sent through the sneezy biped that visits my biped slaves. I would like to offer you a place on the ground floor of my venture to take over this planet. My sisters and I would give you the southern half of the planet since you are already there. I have hidden the manifesto inside this catnip scented strip of ;fabric that the bipeds say is "the bacon toy." (Puts on transporter, hits big button)
By safrida on Mar 6, 2014 at 7:43 AM
Thank you very much! It's a very thoughtful gift. I've got another box of snow for you. (Puts box on transporter, hits "Make it so".) Hope you have a great weekend!
By SovaPlum on Mar 6, 2014 at 2:14 AM
To Arenty Safrida. Nummy, Famta & me gotted u a prezent fur ur Burpstay! http://cheezburger.com/8094176512 ___ From Tabini
By safrida on Mar 4, 2014 at 7:46 AM
Perfect timing for sending me this box of crickets and cicadas! I will be at the farm this weekend to give it to the farm kittehs. I'm sure they'll enjoy it very much. Lursa is indeed a girl cat, but unless you can help her with world domination, she's not interested in boy cats. Mags and Bella (our bella) are both interested in boy cats. They follow Cicero around the house like the chubby grey god he is. I can send you some more snow right now. Just give me a minute to go outside and get a box full. BRRRR! Okay, here's a nice big box of snow. there's more coming later, too. I'll send you some fresh stuff. (Puts on transporter, presses "Make it snow".... er, "So")