We apologise for not posting for a few days. I've been terribly busy snoopervising decorating and building works. I have to say, little Jasmine hasn't even really noticed whats going on that much. She just enjoys lots of places to hide and play around. Anyway, now mummy has found her camera under all this chaos, hopefully things can get back to normal again :)xx
Hi efurryone, I thought you might like to see a picture of me with my big brother Figero (Figgywigs as he was lovingly known as). He was the bestest big brother ever. He really looked after me and taught me all I know. I still miss him and I know the hoomans miss him very very much.
I got on well at the v.e.t's yesterday. She said I was healthy and then she, she, she, she jabbed me! She was very nice though and said I was very cute. Mummy thought I complained all the way there and all the way back! Well, I wasn't, I was asking to go shopping with her and do some Christmas shopping. Of course, she didn't realise and took me straight back home again. I got some lovely Dreamies as a treat and then I spent hours snoozing to get over my ordeal.
Or so I thought! I have to go to see that V.E.T person for my yearly check-up and boosters. I said that maybe it's for Simba but, if you biggyfy, if has my name in the bottom left corner. Humph. If you want me V.E.T person, come and get me zoooooooooooooooom
The garden furniture is covered up for the winter now. It makes a great place to hide under, especially if it starts to rain. Sometimes other kitties take shelter under here and I get to make new friends. Sitting on top I can hide from Simba and play peek a boo with mummy through the window. It's important to keep your hooman amused huh :)
Look at the yummy firework cupcakes I helped my hooman sister make this weekend.
Look at the pretty colour explosion inside hee he
Phew, that was so exhausting baking all those cakes. I'm just going to rest up here for a while zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
For all my friends who aren't familiar with Guy Fawkes and Bonfire night, here's a brief history of why the hoomans set the whizz bangs off.
November 5th is known as "Bonfire Night" or "Guy Fawkes Night", and all over Britain people fire off fireworks, light bonfires, and burn effigies of Guy Fawkes. Guido Fawkes was an Englishman who, in popular legend, tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament with barrels of gunpowder. He was caught, imprisoned, tortured on the rack, and finally executed, as we'll see.
400 years ago, Guy Fawkes was a co-conspirator in the "Gunpowder Plot" of 1605 in England. He and his cohorts decided to blow up the both Houses of Parliament in Londonand kill King James I upon the inaugural opening of the Parliament, and succeeded in smuggling several barrels of gunpowder into the basement of the Parliament.
This "Gunpowder Plot" occurred two years after King James I (of the "King James Bible" fame) ascended to the throne. A group of English Catholics, of which Guido Fawkes was a member, decided to kill the King because it was felt he had reneged on his promises to stop the persecution of Catholics. To this day, it is the law inBritain that a Roman Catholic cannot hold the office of monarch. And the Queen is still Supreme Head of the Church of England.
The plot was foiled at the eleventh hour; some of the plotters escaped, some turned King's Evidence and reported on the rest. The unlucky Fawkes was taken in chains to the Tower of London. He was hanged, drawn and quartered. After Guy was hanged, he was torn asunder and drug through the streets of London behind a horse cart. The charge was treason, though some people in England prefer to remember Guy as "the only man ever to enter Parliament with honourable intentions."
To this day, one of the ceremonies that accompany the opening of a new session of parliament, is the searching of the basement, by a bunch of men in funny hats. Parliament somehow made political capital out of the close call, and poor Guy Fawkes is burned in effigy every November 5th on bonfires all over Britain. They sell a lot of fireworks too, and children beg for money on the streets to buy them. The children usually exhibit the "guy" or dummy that will be put on the fire. "Penny for the guy, mister?" is a common refrain at this time of year.
In the last dozen years or so however, with the pervasiveness of American television and culture in England, the custom of celebrating Halloween is in the ascendancy, and many children are now going for the double treat: candy on October 31, money for November 5.
Remember, remember, the 5th of November. Today its Guy Fawkes night. There are two big displays going on this evening not far from our house. Me and Jasmine will be staying in and maybe watching from the window. I wonder how Jasmine is going to react??? Will she watch or wills he hide?
I'm back, hiding under the little table. For a start I can see Simba out in the hall trying to "trap me"!! But, more importantly than that.............i'm hiding under here because of the "whizz bangs" that are going to be going off tonight and tomorrow night. Mummy said I sat on the windowsill with Simba and watched them last year! We are definitely not allowed out, said mummy. Well, guess what? I don't want to go out haa. Its pouring with rain and I most definitely don't want to be a soggy moggy hee he
I'm hiding from Jasmine. I know she wants to jump out on me and try and scare me. I thought I would gather some things and make a trap for her. See how I tempt her with some nommy food? She will come running like a mad thing any second now. Will she slide into a shoe, a boot or the mumsters wet swimming costume hee he????