Tag Archives: Swansea

Paws On The Pooter: 8

10 Dec

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I think today’s my last chance to get my paws on the pooter box for a while. I’m Sparta Puss and my simian servants have been away for a few days, getting some sunshine. Idiots, all they have to do is lie on a cushion in the window if they want sun! I’ve been allowing you to see pictures of my and my roomie, Ming The Merciless while the monkeys are away. Here’s Ming, taking it easy on one of our beds. The apes think the beds are theirs. What do they know? Hah!

It’s been nice chatting, but I have far more important things to do now. Like convincing the kitty sitter to give me the rest of that packet of treats before my pet monkeys come home. Ciao Miao!

 

Paws On The Pooter: 7

9 Dec

cross and purring

Sparta Puss here. The hairless monkeys are away for a few days and Ming The Merciless and I have a kitty sitter, a pleasant enough she-ape who can be persuaded to give me bigger portions than my simian servants do. My usual she-ape calls herself an artist which means that she stares at me while rubbing a tube with dirt in the middle of it onto a piece of paper. Then she shows it to me and says, “Look Sparta, that’s you”. What an idiot. No wonder I look so cross 😡

Paws On The Pooter: 6

8 Dec

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The bald monkeys are still away and I’m getting bored. The kitty-sitter is nice enough but I can’t wind her up too much in case she withholds my treats. I like winding up the hairless apes. It’s fun. I like the noise the she-monkey makes when I throw rats at her. A high pitched screaming. And she jumps on chairs. It’s sooooo funny! She’s an idiot. This is a watercolour she did of someone else’s cat. I don’t like it. It’s not me.

 

Paws On The Pooter: 5

7 Dec

sleeping cats lie

The hairless apes are still away so I’ve been trawling through the photos on the pooter box to find some of me. And my homie, Ming The Merciless. Here I am catching up with some sleep and the she-monkey has drawn me. She says that I’m a poser. She’s an idiot.

The kitty-sitter is a nice she-ape who can be prevailed upon to give me treats. I just act like that kitty on the Shrek film. He’s got it sussed. She can’t resist me.

Paws On The Pooter: 4

6 Dec

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I Am Sparta Puss! And my simians are away for a few days and they’ve left us with a kitty-sitter, a hairless she-ape who gives me treats on demand. She’s well trained. She’s lived with cats before, I can tell, she knows her place. Here’s one of my places, lying flat out on a pair of monkey legs in front of a fire. The monkey complains that her legs hurt. She implies that I’m a bit on the heavy side! She’s an idiot.

Paws On The Pooter: 3

5 Dec

cat and cut

 

Sparta Puss here again, monkeys-who-can-read. You’re quite clever really, for simians. I’m clever too. Here I am helping the hairless she-ape to cut something called lino. She makes stuff called art from it. She’s an idiot.

I’m off to exploit the kitty-sitter now. Toodles!

Paws On The Pooter: 2

4 Dec

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Hello again Hairless Apes. The monkeys are away and the kitties will play! I Am Sparta Puss! I thought I’d take over the pooter box while the apes aren’t around and show you some drawings of me and my roomie, Ming The Merciless. Here she is, dozing on top of the bed on top of a blanket on top of a cushion on top of a rucksack in front of the radiator. The bald she-ape called her The Princess And The Pea. I don’t know what that is. She’s an idiot!

I gotta go now and convince the kitty sitter that I need more cat treats. Ciao Miao!

Paws On The Pooter: 1

3 Dec

Greetings Hoomins. Sparta Puss here. The manky monkeys have gone away for a few days – for some sun, they said. Wimps. Why don’t they just grow a fur coat like me?! So I got my paws on the pooter box and I’m going to publish a few drawings – of me of course. And maybe Ming the Merciless.

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Me when I was a kitten. I’m adorable. They called me the fourth kitten of the Apocalypse. I don’t know why.

Don’t worry about me and Ming. They’ve arranged a kitty-sitter, a very nice hairless ape who can be manipulated into giving me bigger portions 😀

 

Cube Head And Bright-eyed Aliens

21 Nov
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A Cubehead, based on a photograph by Kathryn Trussler

 

Husb and I went to Santa’s Parade in Swansea’s City Centre on Sunday evening. I thought the best float and costumes were the ones with @Swansea2021, our city’s bid to be UK City of Culture in 4 years time. Lots of artists made costumes to go along with the float, which was a gigantic mirrored cube on the back of a lorry, very effective. Which is why the artists became Cubeheads.

 

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The @Swansea2021 Cube and bright-eyed aliens turn out for Santa. Photograph by Melvyn Williams.

 

I drew from a photograph by artist Kathryn Trussler into my A5 lined notebook, the Cat’s Meow Journal by Peter Pauper Press using a biro (ballpoint pen).

Waiting For Santa

19 Nov

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Santa arrived in Swansea this evening and Husb and I went along to watch Santa’s parade through the city centre. I love this every year. Big cities get fancy, expensive floats sponsored by big business but the thing I like best about our annual parade is that so much of it is home-made and a little bit wobbly. The dance troupes are sometimes not as choreographed as they might be and the marching bands a little off-key and the costumes definitely on the enthusiastic amateur side, but that’s the charm and fun of it all. And it makes no difference at all to the huge family crowds who turn out to watch. The kids are besides themselves with excitement.

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Of course, I had a few scribbles. Little kids are fun to draw, enormous heads, scrunched-up faces and impossibly skinny Bambi legs. I drew into my A5 lined sketchbook with a biro (ballpoint) pen. My favourite float was the huge mirrored cube that’s travelling the city to raise support for Swansea2021, our city’s bid to be the next UK City of Culture. We’re in the final four and should know the result in about 3 weeks. Fingers crossed.

 

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