Bedtime Fears

What should you do if your cat says he’s too scared to go to sleep? Keep your cat away from scary TV shows, movies or stories that may add to his fears. Use your imagination and be creative.

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Your cat should stay in bed and find out for himself that he really is safe so that he can learn to overcome his fears.

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PS: This post was possibly inspired by actual events.

Looking for Dad

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Come out, come out wherever you are,
I know, I know you’re not very far!

I was a freediver in my younger days, Mr. Bowie. I can hold my breath for a long period of time. I’ve actually never met a mermaid in the ocean, though.

Same Place, Another Time…

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Black, hot and pure. My espresso machine broke down and it is no longer profitable to have it repaired. I went to the Antwerp Nespresso Boutique to buy a new one. What is a man without a cat, chocolate or an espresso machine? Lost and helpless.

While I was waiting, someone caused a huge commotion amongst the customers in the Nespresso Boutique Bar.

Mr. B is inside

Not this time, my girl… It was George Clooney or Matt Damon. I’m not sure…

What Goes In…

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…Must Come Out. It’s a nasty law of life, what goes in must come out. Sometimes we need to define things that people don’t like to talk about — like bodily functions, dirt in a cat’s ear and a cat in a teleportation machine.

EU Customs

Drug control. The E.U. Customs Service has three major missions: collecting tariff revenue, protecting the E.U. economy from smuggling and illegal goods (such as Nepeta cataria) , and processing cats, dogs and goods at ports of entry.

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I swear Mr. Bowie, I don’t know where the stash of catnip is hidden…

Catnip Plantations

Shocking news from my hometown. The police recently, due to information given by persons within the community, located several catnip plantations which seemingly have been increasing. During this investigation, a total of 377 catnip plants and a large amount of farming equipment was found and confiscated.
No one has been arrested as yet as a suspect in this case. Mr. Bowie, what have you been up to?

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Mistral

Benefits of owning a cat. All neighbourhood dogs are barking at emergency vehicle sirens, annoying ice cream car melodies, fireworks in the neighbourhood and hot air balloons in the area. Mr. Bowie is a cool cat. He doesn’t even meow.

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Nice oversized cat bed though…

The King of Belgium

Newsflash. Oh no! I have to unexpectedly postpone the Puddingfest a.k.a. my birthday party on 21 July. In a national televised address, our 79-year-old monarch said he would step down on 21 July, Belgium’s national day. He said it was time to “pass on the flame”. He will be succeeded by his son, Crown Prince Philippe, 53.
In my opinion this is unsatisfactory. Mr. Bowie was ready for the job. I say, Mr. Bowie for President!

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Teaching Cats Patience

How to be patient with cats. Patience is a virtue that can be instilled in cats. Patience teaches cats the value of delaying gratification, a skill necessary for maturity. Here are a few ideas that can help you teach your cat to wait without whining:
Be a role model. Teach cats patience behavior by showing them how. Be aware of your words and body language when you have to wait for something. Keep your expectations reasonable. Patience level for every cat differs at each age. Observe your cat to understand what comes natural to him. Try not to fix everything immediately. Whenever your cat asks for something, ask him to wait for a brief period. Start with 15 seconds and gradually increase it to a minute over a week.

Mr. Bowie, 3 seconds later… ‘You may open the fridge now!’

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Based on an eHow.com article.

Goodcats

The conversation. I’m currently working on a scenario. Writing a good dialogue is one of those key elements of fiction that a lot of writers struggle with. We’ve all read scripts or seen movies where we thought, “Nobody talks like that.”
I wrote this dialogue from scratch. A good dialogue sounds like real-life conversation but I think I’ve heard this one before, somewhere…

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Herman: You’re a pistol, you’re really funny. You’re really funny.
Mr. Bowie: What do you mean I’m funny?
Herman: It’s funny, you know. It’s a good story, a good blog, it’s funny, you’re a funny cat.
[laughs]
Mr. Bowie: What do you mean, you mean the way I walk or meow? What?
Herman: It’s just, you know. You’re just funny, it’s… funny, the way you tell the story and everything.
Mr. Bowie: [it becomes quiet] Funny how? What’s funny about it?
Sis: Mr. Bowie no! You got it all wrong.
Mr. Bowie: Oh, oh, Sis. He’s a big boy, he knows what he said. What did ya say? Funny how?
Herman: Jus…
Mr. Bowie: What?
Herman: Just… ya know… you’re funny.
Mr. Bowie: You mean, let me understand this cause, ya know maybe it’s me, I’m a little crazy maybe, but I’m funny how, I mean funny like I’m a clown, I amuse you? I make you laugh, I’m here to amuse you? What do you mean funny, funny how? How am I funny?
Herman: Just… you know, how you tell the story, what?
Mr. Bowie: No, no, I don’t know, you said it. How do I know? You said I’m funny. How am I funny, what is so funny about me? Tell me, tell me what’s funny!
Herman: [long pause] Get the hell out of here, Mr. Bowie!
Mr. Bowie: [everyone laughs] Ya creep! I almost had him, I almost had him. Ya stuttering loudmouth ya. Sis, was he shaking? I wonder about you sometimes, Herman. You may fold under questioning.

Drug Abuse

Signs and symptoms of drug use. There are many signs, both physical and behavioral, that indicate drug use. Each drug has its own unique manifestations but there are some general indications that a cat is using drugs: sudden change in behavior, mood swings, withdrawal from other cats, careless about personal grooming, loss of interest in mouses, changed sleeping pattern, loss of control, euphoria, false sense of power, dilated pupils…

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I told you before Mr. Bowie, leave my drugs alone!

Police Cats

How Police Cats Work. People often wonder if cats sniff out hidden drugs because they want to eat them, or because they’re addicted to drugs themselves. In fact, the cats have absolutely no interest in drugs. What they’re actually looking for is their favorite toy. Their training has led them to associate that toy with the smell of drugs.
The toy used most often is a catnip mouse. Police cats love to play a vigorous game of tug-of-war with their favorite mouse. To begin the training, the handler simply plays with the cat and the mouse, which has been carefully washed so that it has no scent of its own. Later, a little bag of marijuana is rolled up inside the mouse. After playing for a while, the cat starts to recognize the smell of marijuana as the smell of his favorite toy. The handler then hides the mouse, with the drugs, in various places. Whenever the cat sniffs out the drugs, he digs and scratches, trying to get at his toy. He soon comes to learn that if he sniffs out the smell of drugs, as soon as he finds them he’ll be rewarded with a game of tug-of-war.

Based on a HowStuffWorks article.

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I’m sure there’s marijuana stashed away under that 17-50 mm standard zoom lens…

Sleep Center

Catching some zzz’s. Here’s a picture of Mr. Bowie and the guy behind the cat. They are both proofsleepers. Proofsleeping means examining a new duvet to detect and correct production-errors. Proofsleepers are expected to be consistently accurate by default because everybody deserves a good night’s sleep.

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PS: The blond pillow thief didn’t show up. Bummer.

Exploding Head Syndrome

BOOM! Exploding head syndrome is a form of hypnagogic auditory hallucination in which a cat sometimes experiences a sudden loud noise coming from within his own head. The noise is brief and is usually likened to an explosion, roar, gunshot, door slamming, loud voices or screams. This noise usually happens at the onset of sleep or within an hour or two of falling asleep, but is not necessarily the result of a dream. Someone watching the movie Black Hawk Down can be the cause.

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Can you please turn down the volume!

Inspired by a Wikipedia article.

Batcat

The influence of movies on cats. There is no denying that movies have a great impact on the life of cats nowadays. Cats may watch action movies, and the violence in these movies also has an effect on their minds. They may watch their favorite actors do other things that are disliked in society. Their favorite actor and character may dress up in a dark animal suit, which influences the cats and they may begin imitating this actor because they may think that it is cool or it will raise their social status.

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We had a movie marathon yesterday while we were waiting for the end of the world. We watched Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. Great movies, but I think Mr. Bowie got carried away…

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PS: We decided to cancel the Alien movie marathon – or, perhaps, to postpone it for later in Mr. Bowie’s life.

Beginning of the End

Locus

Oh no… I’m all shook up! While I was driving home, this giant locust fell out of the sky, right on my windshield. I was way too upset to zoom in. Sorry. It’s happening right now… Goodbye cruel world.

But wait a minute… I just received this tweet from New Zealand. Thank you Thomas D. Honey roasted locust, anyone? Mr. Bowie?

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Last Day on Earth

This is it. This is the last photo of Mr. Bowie. Tomorrow will be the day the Earth will be destroyed. Big deal, you might say. Everybody having a good time? Sit back and relax.

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NASA scientists took time out to assure the people that the world will not end on 21 December. But I don’t believe in science. Where are special agents Mulder and Scully when you need them?

Eye for an Eye

The daily hygiene of cats and babies. Sometimes, your cat’s eyes may get runny or weepy and a crust may form. If this crust is allowed to remain, it could block the tear ducts and become an infection. Consequently, it is important to know the proper way to clean your cat’s eyes in order to keep them healthy and infection-free.
Although your cat is very fastidious about personal grooming, he might need a little help around the eyes. Once every couple of days, dampen a soft washcloth with distilled water (room temperature), and gently wipe your cat’s eyes. This is especially helpful for breeds prone to “tear staining” (such as Persians), and may be done daily to help reduce the problem.
(Source: How To Clean Stuff.net)

I needed a sterile, physiological solution for cleaning Mr. Bowie’s eyes.The pharmacist asked me how old the baby was. I said, ‘ Three years old. It’s a boy. His name is Bowie but you can call him Mr. Bowie.’

Stay-at-Home Cat

Camping is unpleasant, dirty and boring. Camping feels like pretending to be homeless. Mr. Bowie don’t like camping. He actually don’t like discomfort, the bugs (the biting or stinging kinds), the temperature drop at night and the sleeping on hard ground, the fear of mountain lions and serial killers. Mr. Bowie also detest wilderness toilets and peeing in the bushes.

Mr. Bowie is a stay-at-home cat. Mr. Bowie is a sleep-on-my-bed cat.

Analysis

Analysis has always been the key to the unknown. Mr. Bowie believes that his mission is to provide peace of mind, and to maintain safety and contribute to human health through the development of new technology and ideas. Mr. Bowie’s water analysis are highly precise, extremely reliable and easy to operate.

Continuous simultaneous and high-precision measurement of the temperature.

 

The goal is to investigate the influence of smell on taste.

 

Generate safety and efficacy data for health interventions.

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