International Cat Day (so moi’s a bit late …)

As many of you may know, it was International Cat Day on Tuesday 8th August. And yesterday was International Lion Day. So, in my role as Dame Queen Fiona, I thought it appropriate that we should take time this evening to pay our respects to our true masters and mistresses …..

The Felines (lol)

First, in honour of a very special large cat:

Then (it almost goes without saying) there’s Grumpy Cat:

Shinakano the Zen cat:

and for a little ‘awwwwww!’, remember this?

not to mention the Husky kitten:

and possibly best of all, blind labrador Terfel and his guide:

Enjoy your evening, and remember …


805 thoughts on “International Cat Day (so moi’s a bit late …)

  1. According to the Buzzfeed podcast that also featured the Eric Abetz ‘people will marry the Harbour Bridge’ rubbish Liberal politicians have been wandering around the Press Gallery telling anyone who cared to listen that no Liberals have been caught in the citizenship mess.

    I’d like to hope that is because the Liberal Party. like Labor, has been doing their checking properly. Much as I’d like to see a Liberal front-bencher or two turn out to be dual citizens I really don’t think that will happen. I’d be delighted to be proved wrong.

    The Nationals, though, have been unbelievably sloppy. So have the Greens and PHON. It seems those parties accepted anyone who put up a hand, without question and without vetting. Saying ‘I was told I was not a dual citizen’ is not good enough. Laws change, family members have NFI, you never just ‘assume’.

    This really isn’t a mess of Turnbull’s making, it’s a mess mostly made by the National Party. Turnbull, though, is going to cop all the blame from the ill-informed public, who will leap onto the ‘all politicians are the same’ bandwagon.

    The podcast is here, the relevant comment is around teh six minute mark.

    I have only listened to the first ten or fifteen minutes.

    • Yes, he should have. He should have treated all the Nats in the same way. It seems nuts that Canavan resigned from cabinet until the High Court makes a decision, but Barnaby and Nash are still kept in cabinet. . They have all committed the same ‘crime’ and should all have given up their ministerial positions and their voting.

      Instead of at least insisting on equal treatment of all the offenders Fizza has been making excuses based on dodgy legal advice from the solicitor-general. t all comes down to the necessity of keeping Barnaby’s vote in the reps, I suppose.

    • Oh God, we’re not STILL talking about this are we? It’sso… uhm… day-before-yesterday.

  2. On indulgence…

    Update on the Travails of HI

    6 weeks ago HI was forced (“invited”) to attend a meeting with the Big Cheese of HR for her department. This was the person who had already reneged on the offer of a year’s pay to just…go away.

    Big Cheese said that “We have to follow and complete The Process’, meaning HI was asked to formally submit reasons why she should not be dismissed.

    (Parenthetically: I thought, “THAT would be a first!”)

    “Never mind,” said B-C,”We’ll find you not-guilty and reinstate you. Just a paragraph or two will do. Just say ‘I’m not guilty’ and we’ll look after the rest.”

    Hands up those who would trust these people to do ANYTHING they say they will do?

    I thought not.

    So we went in boots and all. We listed everything that had gone wrong with their precious process, including: broken written assurances, falsification of evidence, outright WRONG evidence, incomplete and/or out-of-date documentation, secret witnesses, fabrication of allegations and unlawful deletion of evidence from the record.

    Everything we claimed was documented with multiple sources. There was a lot more that wasn’t documented, but we didn’t claim that. Just the stuff we had on paper. Bang to rights.

    As I said, that was 6 weeks ago.

    We have heard not a word in reply. $30,000 down the public tube since we heard of the “adverse” finding (itself delayed by a further $30,000 worth of salary in getting to us,on top of $130,000 worth of no communication for 18 months), and we still don’t have a clue what is going on.

    If you read this far, thanks.

  3. bushfirebill

    Oh God, we’re not STILL talking about this are we? It’sso… uhm… day-before-yesterday.

    Why indeed. It’s a Turnbull government so the day before yesterday would be two farces a farrago 1/2 a schemozzle and 3 fluck ups ago.

  4. Not to everyone’s taste but it works for me.

    Back in 1935-6, Carl Orff wrote a three-part cantata. The first is the well-known Carmina Burana>. The second was Catulli Carmina. This is the third. I think it totally brilliant. Aphrodite’s last exultation was brilliant.

  5. 😆 Saw this headline in the NZ Herald and thought WOW I did not think the country was that bothered with Jules+Barn Yabbie. “Aus-NZ relationship may never heal” .Opened it up and…….

    A festering sore that was opened last year when the All Blacks found a listening device in the team room of their Sydney hotel is going to continue to poison the relationship between New Zealand and Australia for the foreseeable future.


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