Wednesday, November 28, 2007

One of my students couldn't do his homework this week

Can you see why? The name of our class homework website is The Cat Ate My Homework.

But it's OK - I can still read it. And he got all the answers right.

I have to tell you, I am SO impressed with this student. We have been working on photo composition and he went home and got his Lumix camera (I have the same one!) and took these photos for me and brought them in to class. Oh how I love my work!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

It's my favorite time of year...

Santa calls me... his little Vixen!


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Wanted - forklift

Help! I'm reading the yellow pages, well ripping them up, looking for a forklift company.

Our BIG, FAT Trixie is sitting on top of our mom and squishing her flat! Can anyone drive a forklift?

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thank Heaven - for little girls

"Thank heaven for little girls
thank heaven for them all,
no matter where no matter who
for without them, what would little boys do?"

Oh Maurice Chevalier - you've still got it!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

My Box of Life

List your treasures and tag other kitties and their humans also, as many as you like. Let this reflection spread through out the world. We need to count our contentments as Blessings!~~~What do you look back over and treasure enough to place inside your BOX OF LIFE?~~~Here are some things I treasure enough to place in my Box of Life.
I' d like to tag MoMo. I was tagged by Mickey.

In my Box of Life, you will find:

My sisters, wise old Tigger and big Trixie. Also the memory of their beautiful Persia. Rest in peace, I hear you were very beautiful and so very loved.

My two boys. I love them so much.

My gran who came down from Brisbane on a plane the day I arrived. She's coming again soon just to see me have my first Christmas.

She who loves me and lets me wake her up at 5.30am even on work days.

My Christmas stocking. It was Persia's. It is mine now. It has an angel on it. It's a close and warm family time and I like that they share with us and we have more presents under the tree than them.

All my mice. I have eleven and a rat and a ferret and a rabbit from Dubai.

My songs. You know how someone called Sharona has a song written about her? Well, I have two.

"Gonna find my baby, gonna hold her tight
Gonna grab some Pyewacket delight.
Pyewacket in flight, afternoon delight...
Pye, eye, eye,
Pyewacket delight..."

And the one from Fiddler on the Roof, you know, the Matchmaker song:

"Pyewacket, Pyewacket, make me a match,
Find me a find, catch me a catch,
Pyewacket, Pyewacket, look through your book
And make me a perfect match..."

Monday, November 19, 2007

Pyewacket in Flight - c'mon, sing with us

You should see the family singing this to our girl. It's such a sight. Just sing "Pyewacket" loudly, instead of "afternoon".

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thank you so much!

We are so happy to receive this award from beautiful Momo in Sydney. Trixie and I are even sitting together and looking at it. *ouch!*
Well, we were...

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Beautiful Miss Peach came by

We are all so happy this evening. We are Trixie and Pyewacket from topcatrules and also Tigger the FBI cat. You see, Miss Peach was well enough to come and see us on our new blog. We are going to celebrate this evening. A small drink for Her, and a new packet of our favorite food for us.

Do you know, we took on the city's Department of Education to have Miss Peach's blog available to students as it has an incredibly high standard of photo composition that She wanted to use to inspire Her students with digital photography work.

A silly moo from the department saw the tiny little "chat box" and took it off the air just as She was starting a lesson in the computer lab! We put one on the first topcatrules site and at school, it showed a huge red sign on it saying it wasn't allowed due to "chat". She jumped up and down, told the principal and got it reinstated. (She has had Her favorite Beatrix Potter sites and Winnie-the-Pooh sites treated like this before so She is actually used to it.) You'd think they would spend more time watching what the high school students are downloading and not interfering with Her teaching.

They take off ALL Her best sites. Then She has to jump through hoops to get them released so She can teach with them. *sigh* But Miss Peach was worth it. We are more pleased than we can say about her getting well. She is such an important cat to so many. We both share an appreciation for the art of Nastasha Wescoat, and I'll bet we have a lot more in common too.

She is also using Zoolatry to teach and inspire students and Daisy's posts are also becoming regulars on the class homework website - The Cat Ate My Homework.

Again, we thank God for Miss Peach's feeling better and we are so relieved.

It's MY blog

And I WON'T share.


*hiccup* *sniff* "I'm in trouble now!" *wail* *sob*

Sky rockets in flight

Happy birthday to the very talented lady at Zoolatry!

Under construction

Hi from me. I'm turning into a big cat now and I'm working really hard on my new website. I want you to know that I really value some of my old posts, so I am going to put them up on here because I want to close down the old site.

So I really hope you don't mind if you've seen some before, but I need to do this for my personal record. Thank you for your patience.

Thursday, November 15, 2007


Pyewacket is an Old Style Siamese kitten. She taught herself to play fetch with her toy mouse. Her favourite time to play this game, is in the middle of the night! And she doesn't like to play alone!

Thursday haiku

Written by one of Her students - S.

I have to chase mice,
I don't like that much at all.
I walk gracefully.

The young artist Natasha Wescoat is a new favorite of ours.

Pyewacket arrives on a 'plane

It was mid May when Pyewacket came up on a 'plane from Victoria. The whole family turned up at the airport to greet her. Well, the other two cats stayed home.

Gran came to stay to meet her.

Pyewacket is named from the 1959 Jimmy Stewart and Kim Novak movie, "Bell, Book and Candle" in which Pyewacket was the witch's familiar. She is a sealpoint Old Style Siamese. She comes from the Rosemarie Cattery in Shepparton, Victoria.