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Sunday, May 22, 2005

Just Cattin' Around

Carnival of Cats!

Big cats do qualify for the carnival of cats. This has to be the worst news story about cats ever. Can we just say stupid all around?! The guy who set this up was stupid, but the midgets were even worst to put their lives in danger!

Spectators cheered as entire Cambodian Midget Fighting League squared off against African Lion

Tickets had been sold-out three weeks before the much anticipated fight, which took place in the city of Kampong Chhnang.

The fight was slated when an angry fan contested Yang Sihamoni, President of the CMFL, claiming that one lion could defeat his entire league of 42 fighters.

Sihamoni takes great pride in the league he helped create, as was conveyed in his recent advertising campaign for the CMFL that stated his midgets will "... take on anything; man, beast, or machine."

This campaign is believed to be what sparked the undisclosed fan to challenge the entire league to fight a lion; a challenge that Sihamoni readily accepted.

An African Lion (Panthera Leo) was shipped to centrally located Kampong Chhnang especially for the event, which took place last Saturday, April 30, 2005 in the city’s coliseum.

The Cambodian Government allowed the fight to take place, under the condition that they receive a 50% commission on each ticket sold, and that no cameras would be allowed in the arena.

The fight was called in only 12 minutes, after which 28 fighters were declared dead, while the other 14 suffered severe injuries including broken bones and lost limbs, rendering them unable to fight back.

Sihamoni was quoted before the fight stating that he felt since his fighters out-numbered the lion 42 to 1, that they “… could out-wit and out-muscle it.”

Unfortunately, he was wrong.

When I was in middle school in english class we were studying Carl Sandburg. We had to read the poem called Fog. I loved it then and I still love it now.

The fog comes
on little cat feet.

It sits looking
over harbor and city
on silent haunches
and then moves on.

Old Wives "Tails"
Have you ever heard that old wives tale that cats can get jealous of babies and have killed children by suffocating them? I had heard this old wives tale when I was a child. I did not believe it. When I had dirty Fila, I our course had a cat. Not the one I have now. That was a big concern of my aunt. She was always telling me to never let the cat in the babies room because of that and she really believed it. (It was crazy) She was alwasy after me about that.

Then some time ago I was watching the si-fi channel or some late night show about this very thing. It might have been OUT OF THIS WORLD. I can't remember. It explained how the myth came about. Well as it turns out there are little trolls that we cannot see that kill the babies. The cats are actually the protectors of the babies and they ate hunted and ate the trolls. The trolls would kill the babies and the cats would actually get up on the babies and breathe life BACK into the babies.

Now when they were in the process of doing this, the mom or dad would come in, mid process and shoe the cat away before the process was complete and the baby would not recover. Humans then began to think that cats were taking the lives of babies when in fact the babies were already dead. The cats were just trying to help bring the babies back to life.

Did you see that show? It was amazing. After that I began to check the closet and under the bed for little trolls!

The worst cat internet hoax ever!
We cat loves most likely all know of it: The Bonsai kitten site. I remember I first got this email about 4 or more years ago or so. I did not know at the time if it was a hoax or not. I had not heard about it and was totally appalled! Seeing those kittens in those jars and supposedly bent and shaped to the jars forever. After looking at the entire site, I decided that this must be a very bad joke in poor taste. After seaching on line I realized it was a hoax. The designers of that site did a very good job in making it look real!

Interesting cat facts

Johannes Brahms - (1833 - 1897) One of Brahm's favourite forms of relaxatin was to sit at an open window and attempt to kill neighbourhood cats with a bow and arrow

Napoleon Bonaparte - Napoleon was once found sweating with fear and lunging wildly with his sword at the tapestry-covered walls. The source of his fear was a small kitten

Dwight D. Eisenhower - (1890 - 1969) Eisenhower's loathing for cats was so great, he gave his staff orders to shoot any seen on the grounds of his home

In some parts of the old world, the cat was placed in the empty and waiting cradle of a newlywed couple in the belief she would quickly grant their wish for children. The Pennsylvania Dutch continue that time-honoured custom today.

In the eerie mountains of Transylvania and other Eastern European countries, it was common wisdom that if a cat jumped over a dead body, the unfortunate corpse was doomed to be a vampire forever.

Imagine the stress this dilemma caused the early American colonists: They believed that a broth made from boiled black cat had the power to cure tuberculosis. However, what horrible evil might happen to the person who killed the cat and made the soup?

101 Reason Why a Cat is Better than a Man

During my single years when I was without a boyfriend or had just broken up with a boyfriend, I often consoled myself with cats. If I broke up with someone what would I do? Adopt a cat. If a boyfriend broke up with me, it was time for what? Time to go to the shelter and get another cat. That was how I got all my cats. Have a breakup-get a cat! Cats would give me unconditional love--Unlike cheating boyfriends or people who just were not going to work out as far as the relationship was going. Cats would love me no matter what was going on.

And of course, it was love me, love my cats after that for whatever new love came along. No love for the cat? Get to stepping and fast! After the 2nd breakup I decided that 3 cats would be too much so I resorted to books on cats. The only one I still have today is called 1001 Reasons Why a Cat is Better Than a Man! This book used to be my bible and consolation. Here are some of my most favorite reasons. These are in no certain order :
  1. A beautiful woman needs lots of shoes. A cat thinks you should have lots of shoes!
  2. Cats don't leave the toilet seat up.
  3. A cat would never use YOUR razor for his face.
  4. Cats are loyal. They don't just give their affection to just anyone who strokes them.
  5. A cat would never wear a pinky ring.
  6. Cats love to cuddle.
  7. Cats adapt well to mood swings
  8. A cat doesn't need to go out in the woods with other cats, beat drums, light fires, and dance to get in touch with his cathood.
  9. Cleavage doesn't interest a cat uhnless it's big enough to sleep in.
  10. Cats don't exaggerate the truth.
  11. You never have to entertain your cat's boss.
  12. Cats know good grooming take time.
  13. You will never hear a cat burp at the table.
  14. Cat's don't pick their teeth with matchbook covers.
  15. Cats don't keep secret bank accounts
  16. A cat would never ask you to have "his" litter.
  17. Cats know when they have had enough to drink.

Cat Eyes:

Just pictures of cat eyes! Here are some of my favorites:

What I do is kick them in the pants with a diamond buckled shoe!
~~Aileen Mehle~~

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