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PostSubject: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Fri 12 Oct 2012, 20:22

I have been enjoying the Moggie thread, ID your picture above reminds me of a neighbour in Aussie who had a cat and a cockatoo, she kept the Cocky's cage out on the verandah floor where the cat had a habit of lying on the top of the cage and teasing cocky through the bars. then one day pussy fell asleep after her teasing session. Cocky saw his opportunity and took a lump out of the cat with his big beak, cat jumped 4 feet in the air screaming and never teased the Cocky again.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Sat 13 Oct 2012, 11:35

A catte indeed!

But who could the nasty ginger moggy shown here possibly be? (Two choices perhaps?) And who's the poor, wee timorous beastie being toyed with?





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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Sun 14 Oct 2012, 06:02

Two guesses who these are

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Sun 14 Oct 2012, 09:45

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Sun 14 Oct 2012, 15:18

The catte on the cushion was the work of Mary Queen of Scots. The ginger beastie was Elizabeth Tudor, but I've often thought MQS had Bess of Hardwick (who was also a redhead) in mind too.

Mary presents herself as the little hunted mousie.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 17 Oct 2012, 10:03

A dust-up in Downing Street as Freya of Kensington,residing at number 11, calls Larry of Battersea,of number10, a pleb;

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 17 Oct 2012, 18:16

Should Larry resign?

His incompetence as Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office is after all well known in government circles, and this disgraceful public brawling with a female is surely the last straw.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/david-cameron/9611897/Police-called-to-break-up-violent-cat-fight-in-Downing-Street.html
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 17 Oct 2012, 18:26

Good grief, the police had to be called to break up a cat fight? What is wrong with throwing a bucket of water out the window? Surely less expensive.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 17 Oct 2012, 18:36

@Islanddawn wrote:
Good grief, the police had to be called to break up a cat fight? What is wrong with throwing a bucket of water out the window? Surely less expensive.

Larry holds an official position and is therefore regarded as a civil servant.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chief_Mouser_to_the_Cabinet_Office

Throwing a bucket of water over the combatants would have been quite inappropriate.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 17 Oct 2012, 19:13

I'd have thought brawling and howling with the neighbours in public would be quite inappropriate for a civil servant too. So in this case, a bucket of water would definitely have been called for.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 17 Oct 2012, 19:22

I'd prefer to throw a bucket of water over their respective owners.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 17 Oct 2012, 19:26

Good idea ferval, in fact, all politicians should undergo a shock treatment of a cold bucket of water at least once in their careers. And some more often than others.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 17 Oct 2012, 19:44

Here is Larry in a more dignified moment.



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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Thu 18 Oct 2012, 17:32

A blast from the past. Gawd, the jewellery affraid And the britches affraid affraid

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Thu 18 Oct 2012, 17:37

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Fri 19 Oct 2012, 08:22

Ginger and Fishcakes; HMS Hood's ships' cats, kia 24th May 1941.

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 18:36

This delightful one from Beatrix Potter's The Tale of Samuel Whiskers. Where Tom Kitten is prepared as roly-poly pudding.

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 18:54

Another of Beatrix Potter's exquisite illustrations, Tabitha Twitchet giving her naughty kittens Moppet, Mittens and Tom a wash.

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 19:05

You've reminded me that's there's a Beatrix Potter exhibition of illustrations just down the road from me and I must go. It's tied up with Emma Thomson's new book. Have you seen Peter's highland relative Finlay McBurney,?

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 24 Oct 2012, 20:14

Heavens, Finlay is....er....rather large. Must be all that mountain air!
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Thu 25 Oct 2012, 13:25

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Sun 28 Oct 2012, 21:11

Something to appeal the slightly more bookish cat lover http://www.sporcle.com/games/Tahnan/catreviews
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 31 Oct 2012, 17:54

Since we've got a werewolf, it's only fair to have a werecat too.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Thu 01 Nov 2012, 15:48

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 07 Nov 2012, 14:26

Apparently we can even decorate our moggies for Halloween

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 07 Nov 2012, 14:37

Halloween's over, cat decorating now has a different theme. They don't enjoy it any more though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 07 Nov 2012, 15:22

There is always next year! But who would bother holding the cat down whilst spray painting all those bloody bones and teeth?

Too early here for the Xmas malarky, it doesn't start here until around the 10th Dec. Very sensible.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 07 Nov 2012, 16:49

I tried to find a really revoltingly sentimental Victorian Christmas card with a Tiny Tim type moggy; but this is the best I can come up with, I'm afraid. Don't think she's very Victorian.



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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 07 Nov 2012, 16:59

What an ugly child. No wonder the cat is levitating.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 07 Nov 2012, 17:04

Don't be unkind, nordmann.

But it's only November 7th! Moving swiftly on from Christmas themes. Here's a proper Victorian cat - one of Alice's moggy's kittens.



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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 07 Nov 2012, 17:39

The Xmas card looks more 1950s.

But the cat looks really pee'd off.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 14 Nov 2012, 10:03

Oscar aka "Unsinkable Sam", a patched black and white cat originally German, who survived the sinking of Bismarck, Cossack and Ark Royal after which he was retired to a seaman's home in Belfast. Oscar died in 1955.

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 14 Nov 2012, 14:10

It is not Unsinkable Sam, Trike. That's Simon from HMS Amethyst who was awarded that medal for courage.

There is a pic of Unsinkable Sam and some of his history on the first moggy thread here https://reshistorica.historyboard.net/t317-the-moggy-thread

The two cats are similar, but the markings are slightly different.


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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 14 Nov 2012, 14:28

That me messing up again.

This is Mrs Chippy, though he was actually a male, the name stuck. from Shackleton's ship,Endurance

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 14 Nov 2012, 14:47

Mrs Chippy is on the first moggy thread too Trike!
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 14 Nov 2012, 16:03

Note to self, check before posting.

The Norse goddess Freya, on a chariot drawn by two large cats;

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Mon 19 Nov 2012, 15:19

The life of Sir Henry Wyatt, father of the great poet, Thomas Wyatt, is supposed to have been saved by a cat.

Wyatt was imprisoned and tortured - then left to starve - on the orders of the well-known villain, Richard III. But the evil of that dastardly tyrant was - at least according to Wyatt family legend - foiled by a moggy's devotion:



"He was imprisoned often; once in a cold narrow tower, where he had neither a bed to lie on, nor cloaths sufficient to warm him, nor meat for his mouth; he starved there had not God, who sent a Crow to feed his prophet; sent this his country's master, a Cat, both to feed him and to warm him ---- it was his own relation from whom I had it ---- A cat came one day down into the dungeon unto him, and, as it were, offered herself unto him, he was glad of her, laid her in his bosome to warm him, and making much of her, won her love. After this she would come every day unto him in diverse times, and when she could get him one, bring him a pigeon; he complained to the keeper of his cold and short fare; the answer was, he durst not better it; but said Sir Henry, 'If I can provide any, will you promise to dress it for me?'. 'I may well enough' said the Keeper, 'are you safe for that matter' and for him from time to time such pigeons as his Acater (caterer) the cat, provided for him. Sir Henry in his prosperity would ever make much of a cat, and perhaps you will never find a picture of him anywhere, but with a cat beside him."


The cat which had providentially saved Sir Henry from starvation was indeed (apparently) included in a later portrait, an image of which, alas, I cannot find.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Mon 19 Nov 2012, 18:40

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Thu 29 Nov 2012, 15:53

One up for the moggies

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Fri 07 Dec 2012, 14:05

Something seasonal
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Tue 11 Dec 2012, 14:19

Mmm, every cat owner should have a cow, no more cleaning curdled milk from bowls.

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Tue 11 Dec 2012, 14:37

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Sat 15 Dec 2012, 14:44

A South American Ocelot. Gorgeous markings and looks much like a domestic cat. With the lovely black eye liner he is rather reminiscent of an ancient Egyptian.....

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Sun 16 Dec 2012, 00:07

You do find some great cat pics, ID. Having a kind of odd rapport with them, I would very much like to be owned by one again. This thread helps.
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 14:34

Try this - I dare you!
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 15:09

Did they drug that cat?
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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Wed 19 Dec 2012, 15:25

And from one who attempted to wrap the cat....

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PostSubject: Re: The Moggy Thread 2.5   Sun 30 Dec 2012, 05:01

Just opening a tin may not be quite enough at feed time

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