Saturday, 4 October 2008

Chacun cherche son chat

Forget the financial crisis, what the fuck is happening to the cats in my neighbourhood? Is it ninja lady?

I tell you, this doesn't happen with tortoises. Or, more importantly, with sausage tailed bee tigers. Look! He's right were we left him about 6 weeks ago. He hasn't clawed anything, demanded food or crapped on the floor.

Clearly the time is right for my felt based cottage industry. This is what the world needs - more cats made from tights.


La Belette Rouge said...

I am at present in the market for a fur ball. As much as I love your crafting skills, and you know that I do, I am going to go with un chat vrai.;-) Perhaps chat nouvelle would like a "sausage tailed bee tiger" to play with. As soon as I find one I will ask him/her.

Hope all of your neighbors find their cats. I do wonder if Mexican wrestling tortugas are natural enemies of cats? I'm just asking?;-)

justme said...

I DESPERATELY want a British Blue.....there is one in your missing cts pics....but I stole him not! Honest!

Mr Farty said...

I don't suppose there's a Korean restaurant opened recently in the neighbourhood? Although they're better known for wokking the dog...

Lulu LaBonne said...

The hunters shoot cats round my way. But being in a more urban situation I'm with mr farty on the Korean restaurant theory for you.

Persephone said...

Our neighbourhood in Ottawa is littered with missing cat posters. Always has been. We have raccoons and the occasional fisher, even in our quite urban neighbourhood. In my hometown of Victoria, we had raccoons and cougars, even downtown. We've kept "indoor cats" for the past dozen years. They certainly live longer. (Also, outdoor cats decimate the local songbird population, wherever you live.)

Daisy said...

Oh god. It's so obviously the Ninja lady. The Housecoat of Horror strikes again. Cat! Die! Floor!

katyboo1 said...

I expect housecoat lady's housecoat is actually lined with cat fur and collars, much like Mrs Miggins spectacular cat fur cape made for Mr Blackadder.

If you look in housecoat lady's fridge it is probably full of ice cube trays with cat's heads frozen in them, all staring at you as you move around the room.


peevish said...

I particularly like the poster with the drawing. How accurate can that possibly be? How likely are you to be able to identify a lost cat based upon that drawing??

Jaywalker said...

Peevish - I'd have to say 'not at all likely'. "So you've lost, what, a pole cat? A fox? A baleful squirrel?"

Katyboo - Ooh, that has conjured up a really great mental image. However she didn't look like the kind of woman who would be into organised freezing. More, rip the head off with your teeth.

Daisy - Hmm. Mystery. I will have to investigate.

Lulu/Mr F - must follow this up. Maybe cat is a Belgian delicacy? I always wondered what 'cannibale' was when I saw it on a menu. Maybe cat?

Justme - maybe you should come over with a tin of tuna and try your luck?

Belette - the tortguas are innocent! I thought you were contemplating a dog?

KSV Woolfoot said...

Hi Jaywalker -

Just catching up here and, my my, you have been a busy blogger! There are a couple of things I want to know and I hope you won't mind me asking.

1. Did you feel conspicuous while standing on the sidewalks of Bruxelles and snapping pictures of the missing cat posters? Did anybody ask what you were up to? The Gendarmerie perhaps?

Don't get me wrong, I am glad that you took the pictures - brilliant -I love the artist's rendering especially. I just wondered whether you felt strange in so doing and whether you worried people might think you were somehow connected to these disappearances, like a Belgian cat stealing version of Cruella De Vil.

2. Can you explain a little something about that be-wigged bust, or whatever it is, over on your sidebar? It is giving me the whim-whams. You say you can't really explain about it but I would feel easier about reading your current posts if you put a hostage-bag over it or something. I am finding it hard to avert my eyes.

Jaywalker said...

Hello KSV

1. Yes, I did slightly, especially since nearly all of them are on the corner shop on our street. But noone questioned me.

2. Aha. It was in my amazingly luxurious mistaken hotel from my last trip to London. I have been meaning to post about it but haven't. This convenient wig stand was provided.

(Very) Lost in France said...

Well, it's obvious. As the credit crunch bites, the kitties have become a) a useful new ingredient in Stoofvlees b) nice warm housecoats for those who can no longer afford their heating bills. VLiF

Jaywalker said...

VLiF - Are you in fact a Belgian private investigator? Are you Hercule Poirot????

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