Archive for the ‘Cats’ Category

About as old as Moef

January 29, 2010

Yaaaay! Cats ‘n Stuff is three years old today. And it’s also the day on which I met Moef for the first time. And she is about three and a half years old. Yes, a bit of a stretch, but there’s the connection for you.

And like Moef, Cats ‘n Stuff has her dark moments…


….a habit of ignoring annoying people…


…and a tendency to not back down from an intense staring contest.

But only I have, and will continue to make the greatest art form in the world: the animated GIF.

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A happy and naggy 2010

January 3, 2010

It’s the third day of the new year, and it’s slowly dawning on me that we live in 2010. What a weird feeling. Feels all fresh, starting anew in a year that ends with a zero. And on the other hand it’s of course totally meaningless and just a sense of time that we bestow on it. Anyway, before we get all nihilistic, let me wish you all a very happy new year. May it be filled with nice people and good food.

Rummaging through my cat picture archive I found some nice ones of Roefes. Time to digitally dust those off! In these pictures he’s ignoring me, nagging and sunbathing. In other words: the usual.

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Food coma

December 27, 2009

Cats ‘n stuff is in a wonderful, delirious food coma. Not that I’ve eaten that much during Christmas, but it’s plenty to induce a state of catatonia. So no long post, but an animated gif that represents my current state of being.

Thanks for the pics Fedor!

The Snow Cats (They’re so wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully wonderfully pretty!)

December 24, 2009

It’s Christmas time! For Cats ‘n stuff this means baking lemon meringue pie, chilling with loved ones (including Arie and Bernard) and doing absolutely nothing productive for the coming three days. Which in turn will make me more productive in the long run, so it all works out.

It has been all wintery around these parts the last week, which has lead to snowball fights and snowmen popping up everywhere. One of my colleagues was creative enough to make two very special ones: snow cats!

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Happy Sinterklaas – Annoyed Kitty Day

December 5, 2009

Aaahh, it’s that time of year again, 5 December, Sinterklaas. When people lie to their children and say that there is a man with a white beard that brings them gifts. That this Sinterklaas lives in Spain, and comes to The Netherlands with his black-faced helpers to spread gifts, chocolate letters and pepernoten. Now, don’t forget to leave carrots the old man’s horse, which he rides across rooftops. I know, it’s a little confusing and hard to explain, but that in a nutshell is Sinterklaas.

Since I don’t celebrate Sinterklaas at all, but don’t want to miss out on the holiday cheer, I decided to start my 5 December own tradition: Annoyed Kitty Day. Feel free to share your annoyed cat pics with me, ’tis the season! Astute readers may say: “But catsnstuff, for you, every day is Annoyed Kitty Day!”. Very, very true indeed. My answer to you is that AKD will be celebrated throughout the year, but that on December 5 each year one truly peeved cat will feature prominently here. Now shut it and let me get to these great inaugural Annoyed Kitty Day pictures.

This photo series started with me stalking a cat in the streets, a.k.a. business as usual:

This was followed by my standing in front of the cat in order to get a good shot. This was no mean feat:

I know, these pictures are not up to scratch to the level required to celebrate Annoyed Kitty Day, but they serve as an instruction as to how to get the cat to the stage where the annoyance reaches a true great level. Follow me…

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World domination kitty

November 15, 2009

Many cats plan on taking over the world. The only problem is that they are too lazy to do it. But sometimes you catch one in the (perpetual) planning phase.*

This young kitty Kätze was so close to being the first feline to actually rule the planet. Thankfully, I had a piece of string ready… Crisis averted!

* Yes, I love the word ‘perpetual’ and alliteration. Combining the two makes me happy.

Perpetual paws

November 7, 2009

Ok you guys, I’ve got nothing. But also, I don’t want to leave my beloved blog empty for too long. Therefore, I shall entertain you with the mesmerising gif of a happy kitty:

(nb: original link here)

 

Roefes goodness

October 18, 2009

I’m sure I will post more pictures of Roefes, since I’m tending to his needs until the end of October, but a mid-term overview of his best facial expressions so far seems only reasonable. The first one is a bit fuzzy, but does capture the general attitude he has:

He also does a great job ignoring me:

I mean, I really got into his face here, but it had no effect whatsoever. From a distance the effect was roughly the same:

This facial expression calls for a zoom, it’s just that good. Ammirite?

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Moef mocks me

September 27, 2009

One of my colleagues has a Siamese cat. This is great, great news of course, because they have that regal yet condescending character that I love so much. My dear colleague was kind enough to send me some snaps of said cat, Moef. Even though I’ve never met her, she manages to mock me from afar.

“Okay Moef, I’m going to take your picture for my cat-crazy colleague.”

“Seriously human, you must be joking. Miss Moef does not pose for just anyone.”

Do you see that look? That is a crash course in mocking if I’ve ever seen one. The joke is on Moef though, because I revel in being mocked. So there!

Festival cat

September 17, 2009

Recently I went to a lovely, cosy festival on the Dutch West Frisian Island of Vlieland called Into the Great Wide Open. Great atmosphere, great food, great group of friends and really great music. To my surprise, I even saw a cat that did not mind to get some cuddles and love from a smelly festival-goer. That would be me. Smelly. How did I accomplish this? Well…

Sneaking up:

Being spotted:

Purposely ignored:

Grudgingly acknowledged after petting:

Back for more cuddles:

In short: the usual approach to cat behaviour in five easy steps!