Monday, November 27, 2006

These are not pictures of me.

These are pictures of my spoiled rotten cat.

When it's the fourth day of a cold snap, with an expected high of -24C and a windchill of -38C, it's only the stupid humans who get up and go to work.

Cats, being the true rulers of the world, know enough to stay under the covers ...

... and catch a few more hours of quality time.

And when that gets boring, there's always the toy box ...



... which needs a thorough investigation.


I had a flashback to grade 1 today, as I was leaving work, head bowed against the north wind for the trek across the three million acre parking lot. I passed a lamp pole and had an almost uncontrollable urge to stick my tongue on it to see if it would freeze onto the metal.
Now I can understand why Shirley Boulege got her tongue frozen to the top rail of the shoe scraper right after the teacher told us not to do that.
Because people are dumb-asses.
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Here's something that will warm the cockles of your heart during this frigid weather, though. It's our friend Ruhee, who is not only an Adorable (Henry Faberge and the Adorables, that is), but a solo artist in her own right. Check out her rendition of Moxy Fruvous' King of Spain, in which she does all the a cappella parts. It's pretty amazing and just as cute as she is.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a cutie. I can see why the cat decided to stay wrapped in the comforters, they make you want to dive right in and snuggle up.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You have no idea how hard it was to leave that bed, Toccata. And my cat is a complete bed hog.

Allison said...

I clicked the link to Ruhee's myspace, very nice!

I think since I started blogging I've become more of a cat person, you and Mel posting cute pictures helps I'm sure!

Cold snap, I'd say?? Is it normally that cold this early? Forgive my central-Canada mind. Its cold and raining here, but nowhere near that cold. I'm willing warmness your way. Or at least nice hot drinks to go along with the cold. I always loved shoveling the snow, then coming in and having hot chocolate. Which reminds me...about the poll and tongue. In grade school my brother was voted, 'most likely to get his tongue stuck to a poll'...sadly, somethings never change.

mellowlee said...

Awww, that was AWESOME! I added it as a favorite so I can go back, cause I know I will want to listen again :)

Sorry you have to put up with the cold snap. I sure don't miss those!! I love the kitty pix! Makes me want to go snuggle down under my blankies now!!!

Ben Heller said...

Doesn't the cold snap make you appreciate the home just a little more ? I bet it does.

The rain had woke me up at 5.00AM this morning, what a bummer. If I was a cat I'd still be in snuggleland. They've got it right, they don't give a shit.

Karen said...

For a change, Edmonton and Calgary are going through the exact same thing, weather wise. I can't believe that it's only November and yet we're already getting this kind of weather. Brrrrrrr. Your cat looks very comfortable wrapped up all cozy-like in his, I mean YOUR bed.

Your cat has his own toy basket? Shhh. Don't tell my cats - they'll want one too (and toys to fill it).

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Didn't Ruhee do a great job on King of Spain, Allison?
"most likley to get his tongue stuck to a pole" - that is precious! Your parents must be so proud! But no, this is unusual for November; I'm told the usual overnight temp for this time of year is -11C. But you guys get the heavy wet heart atack snow, at least we did in London. Yoiks!

Ruhee will be so pleased to hear you say that, Mel! It is a really fun song isn't it?
One more day of this cold and then the weather is supposed to break! Yay! I sure hope the cold doesn't come your way.

Yes, Ben, I love the thought of staying home and reading the newspapers with another cup of coffee when the weather is like this. Sadly, I will be crawling along the well-polished icy roads with a million other people.
At least the snow is not loud though!

It's true, Karen, all rivalry is put aside during this weather.
The toy box was a necessity, as her toys were all over the house. She's good at picking out the toy she wants, not so good at putting it back. Just like my child!

Anonymous said...

When cats finally succeed in taking over the world, they will rule from our beds. I know mine will anyway, Fatso and Sammy rarely get up in this kind of weather! The most disturbing thing is they spoon...and they are both males...

Mrs. Ritchie

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's funny, Mrs Ritchie - they don't look the type. Seriously though, is there a creature that can look more comfortable than a cat? And some would argue of course that they have already taken over the world - I know mine has anyway.

Leazwell said...

My cat isn't much of a bed cat. But hey, you gottat love 'em.

It's 70 here today, he, he.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I am hopping on the next plane, Leazwell. Please set a place for me at the dinner table.

Ruhee said...

Those photos are fantastic. Your cat seems like quite a character.

Also, thanks for the blog-linkage, and thanks everybody for the comments :D

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Have you never met Sputty, Ruhee? You'll have to be introduced over Christmas (if she ever gets out of bed again, that is).

Glad to promote such a talented individual as yourself - a real person making real music!

Will said...

cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! you know i am just a sucker for some cat photos. and yes, they do rule the world. i'm sure mine is laying somewhere as i write this.

being in california, that whole lamp post thing never seemed to apply. it did make a christmas story confusing the first time around.

kees said...

Sigh. I have real cat envy at the moment. When I left home all those years ago I felt sure it wouldn't be long before I got a cat. Stoopid landlord, and stoopid flat with nowhere for a cat to go to cat-toilet. The day we get our own place I'm getting a cat. Even before we've unpacked the boxes.
She looks SO comfy. Lucky sod. I REALLY enjoyed The King Of Spain - muchos respect to Ruhee. I had a little grin on my face the whole way through :)

Evelyne said...

Cats are smart, really, they understood that they have to be lazy to be happy...

I like those cat pictures, it reminded me of my cat (Chechu is living with my parents)... and think that she spent her whole life sleeping in my bed or somewhere in my room or close to the warmest place of the house.

John Mutford said...

-38? That's even colder than Iqaluit! Not to worry, when we plummet to -65 later in February, you can throw it back in my face.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh yeah, I guess if you've never experienced frozen metal, then the whole cultural reference in A Christmas Story would sort of lost on you, Will. That's my favourite Christmas movie btw.

There's nothing sadder than wanting a cat and not being able to have one, Kees! And yet some of the PEOPLE to whom landlords willing rent ...
I'm certain Ruhee will be most pleased to hear she made you grin. She makes me grin too.

Chechu - that's such a great name for a cat, Evelyne! I agree thatcats are waaaay smarter than we are - I don't see them going out to work every day and yet they seem to have very good lives.
Happy Birthday btw!!

I would never throw -65 back in your face John. I can't even imagine. I remember a trip to Manitoba one Christmas though when it was -40 (base temperature - not counting windchill) for several days and my dad kept the house so hot with the wood burning furnace that you had to wear shorts!

John Mutford said...

I once saw -74C (with the wind chill) in Rankin.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's just stupid cold, John. There's no need for getting that extreme, is there?

michelle said...

Um, can I come jump on your bed? 'cuz I'm totally seeing why Sputnik is lounging around on that fluffy comforter of yours...

Actually, I don't want to jump & destroy all that luxuriousness. I just want to roll around in your bed for a few days. I promise to launder afterwards.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Mi casa et su casa, Michelle! If you want to come and roll around here, I will take the week off work and roll around with you!

Will said...

It never gets old at holiday time ... the movie that is.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It's a classic, Will. Right up there with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.