The night twinklers

It was a late, warm summer evening and Mr Midnight and Sir Winston had both meandered over to their favourite spot in the corner of the garden. They sat in front of the garden shed and enjoyed the warm air gently stroking their fur.

It´s not bad for this time of year is it, Sir Winston?

Can you smell the warm air angels tickling your nose Mr Midnight?  They are especially active upon nights such as these. Yes, it´s a great night tonight.


Mr Midnight looked up towards the dark sky and then suddenly moved his back right leg to have a little wash.


Who do you think puts the twinklers on Sir W?

The twinklers?

Yes, the twinklers. They switch them on every night, but sometimes they are not as bright as they are tonight.

I suppose the humans sometimes attempt to save their electricity; but not tonight!

Do you mean the shiny, illuminating things in the sky?

What else could I be talking about Sir Winston?

Well, humans have lots of twinklers all over the place. They even have their twinklers sometimes working when it isn´t even dark.

I believe English-speaking humans call twinklers stars. I`m not sure how they work though. Perhaps they switch them on and off with their invisible cables or something.

Well, the twinklers, or stars if you please, do look very nice.

I didn´t think that humans were any good at creating such beauty. The beauty on our planet often appears to get torn into tatters by their misdoings.

Still, you live and learn.

I do not think that they are human twinklers in the sky Mr Midnight.

I thought so. The twinklers up in the sky are way too pretty.

They are natural twinklers. They just like to come out at night to say hello. I love observing them.

The other twinklers, or should I say, blobs of light, must be the human-made type of light. I´ve heard that humans have a problem with their twinklers because they cause so much light pollution. The natural twinklers up in the sky can not shine as bright when the humans turn on all their blobs of light.

Pollution. I`ve heard that word before. It´s such a dirty word. I hope we don´t have too much pollution in our neck of the woods.

I believe that light pollution is more of a problem in large towns and cities. Our little village appears to be quite safe, at least that´s what I think.

There´s a lot of the blobs of light shining along the path where the smelly vehicles drive at night but at least we do not have any advertising boards in our kingdom.

I really don´t know why the humans have to light up the whole planet every night. Speaking as a cat, I don´t find it necessary but there again, I´ve got good eyesight!

Perhaps the humans don´t want to look at the natural twinklers so they decide to blend them out with their light sources.

Oh well, everyone seems to do what they want to do anyway these days Sir Winston. Even us cats!   🙂

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“A Helping Paw”

“A Helping Paw” by Allan Gilmour

” . . . a truly inspiring story . . .”

Tredition UK “Book of the Month” May 2019

 

      Aren´t you both a little excited about your new venture lads? Look at the video:-

       To tell you the truth daddy, I´m as frightened as hell about the very prospect of it all, especially because my paw appears on the cover. I don´t know why we started such a thing.

       I just hope the poor people still like us after they have read our little book. We cats are not used to writing books.

       I´m sure everything will be alright, after all, our new book is not much different than our blog.

       So why did we do it?  If it´s not much different than our crazy blog then there doesn´t appear to be much reason for producing such a thing.

      I wish you both wouldn´t keep referring to our new book as “a thing”.

I`m sure somebody out there loves pussycats and will be interested to learn a little bit more about themselves. We only released the book 6 weeks ago and it is has already become a UK “Book of the Month” May 2019. I was just as surprised as you two. That gave us a buzz didn´t it?  The publisher has even written a nice review of our work. Here is the link:-

https://tredition.co.uk/book-of-the-month-uk/book-of-the-month-may-2019/

 

       I just hope we haven´t gone over the top on this project daddy. You know we cats like to keep a low profile.

       Purrrhaps nobody is really interested and we can keep our low profile.

      Which would have been a waste of time now wouldn´t it?

Try to embrace the challenge. I have faith in what we do.

       Well, although I´m a little uneasy about it all, I´m still rather curious to find out what happens. Perhaps somebody will like what we wrote.

       Curiosity killed the cat, as they say Sir Winston.  Still, I’m game if you are all game.

Let me show you the cover, Sir Winston, and then I can get some household duties done.

Here we are:- “A Helping Paw”

Available on all major book websites; for e.g. Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk or wherever your favourite bookstore may be.  🙂

 

And here is another promotional video:

 

It would be nice if some of you nice people out there would like to buy our book about our latest adventures.

We will hopefully see you next month.  Bye bye, purr purr and a large meow for now.  🙂

 

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A curious cat

Sir Winston and Mr Midnight were in the cellar, waiting patiently for their evening meal. Sir Winston thought he would use the time to have a small wash while Mr Midnight stared at the rows of cat food tins and pouches aligned neatly on the shelf opposite.

May I interrupt you for a moment Sir Winston?  I have a small question which you may be able to answer.

Sir Winston was in the middle of his evening wash but he stopped just to say;

Fire away Mr M. I`m just finishing the last final strokes to my early evening care program.

It was playing on my mind, but do you think our food grows in those strange flimsy, slippery things daddy opens when he serves us our food?

There´s also the long, twiggy food he gives us as a snack.  That also seems to be carefully protected in shiny, slippery, unedible stuff.  I`m not sure if it grows on those big, graceful things, like in the garden, but I do know that the heavy, shiny things do not grow in our green kingdom. Daddy said that the heavy food containers are produced by humans.  I think he called them tins.

Listen! He´s coming down the stairs to feed us.  What a great sign!  I will ask him before we wolf our food down our necks.


Hello daddy, and purrr purrr.

Good evening Mr Midnight. Are you alright?  You usually trip me up, wrapping yourself around my legs when I arrive at this time in the evening.

Before Sir Winston and I commence our evening banquet, I was curious to know what our food containers were made from. I don´t mean the things Sir Winston said were called tins. Do the other containers grow in a green kingdom somewhere foreign, because they look strange to me?

You mean the cat food pouches?

They are also man-made, especially for you cats.

So, Mr Midnight was right when he said those pouch things appeared to be a little strange.

I know you cats are fussy sometimes, but does it really matter? The food tastes alright doesn´t it?

I try and vary your diet as best I can.

Oh yes, we love the stuff you dish up. We were just curious to know that´s all.

I once read that cat food pouches, just the same as toothpaste tubes, although we won´t talk about toothpaste just now,  are made from a thin layer of aluminium and a substance we call plastic.

What´s aluminium?

And what is plastic?

Aluminium is a light metal and is one of the commonist metals in the Earth`s crust.

So, it is a natural product?

In a way, yes it is. It is mined from Bauxite and is a man-made natural product. We like to make things out of it, such as part of your cat-food pouch.

And Bauxite?

Bauxite is a stone, so it´s a natural product.

And the plastic stuff? What about that?

Plastic is a synthetic material and is man-made.

Do women make it as well?

I´m sure they do Sir Winston.

Plastic, and its byproducts, are harming our environment. We use way too much of the stuff and most of us humans take plastic for granted. I suspect we rely on it so much because of convenience – it is relatively cheap and light in weight. However, some of us humans are now coming to terms with the problems associated with plastic.

My food doesn´t seem so appetising now daddy. It´s wrapped up in stone stuff and strange synthetics.

It won´t harm you, I´m sure. That´s why I try as best I can to vary your diet.

Well, my tummy´s rumbling so aluminium layers, synthetic stuff or not, I would like you to dish out the “mains” now daddy.

Thank goodness I forget stuff so quickly. You´re right Sir Winston, let´s eat and be merry!

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Mobile phones, television sets, soccer and automobiles.

       What´s all that about – mobile phones, television sets, soccer and automobiles?

       I´ve no idea Sir Winston. I suppose they could be linked to the human races survival packet.

       But I thought a human survival packet was similar to a cats survival packet – you know; plenty of exercise, good nourishment, lots of nice sleep and time for play.

       Well, I haven´t seen many human beings using that kind of survival pack Sir Winston. If they did, most of them would be more balanced, healthier and much happier human beings. I`m afraid I don´t see many of those kind of humans when I`m on my travels.

I really think that the humans have swapped their instinctive survival pack for the one you mentioned above.  They can´t seem to live without mobile phones, television sets, soccer and automobiles.

       I see what you mean. You could be correct in your assumption Mr Midnight. I suppose most human beings would really be lost without such items.

How would they cope?

They would have to write down messages on paper, create their own sources of entertainment, move about a bit, and move about even more!

How terribly old fashioned.

       Just imagine, a human being would sit down (with a nice cup of tea or saucer of milk) and write a letter (with a pen, not a touch screen) to a friend, asking them if they would like to go for a nice walk to watch some form of entertainment in the village.  It doesn´t bare thinking about does it?

       I can imagine most of the poor darlings would get out of breath just thinking about such a notion.

       But, don´t you think they´d realise that somethings not quite right somehow?  You know, their constant illnesses possibly getting on their nerves, their short concentration spans, their dissatisfaction’s and their aggressive mood swings becoming intolerable?

       I very much doubt it Mr Midnight. It seems to be a human thing to want to suffer in life. It possibly has something to do with the learning curve. That´s how some of them wish to learn and experience things in the long run.

It appears easier (and certainly less time consuming) to write hacked-up messages on a machine or to take a moving vehicle on the shortest journey. The poor darlings. You have to feel sorry for them don´t you?

       Human beings have so much going for them, what with their technology and extensive knowledge of the planet. On the technology side of things, we cats have absolutely no idea.  Humans are incredibly intelligent creatures; it seems they just choose to not show that intelligence so often.

We cats haven´t got a hope of a chance of becoming as advanced as the human beings but then again, feline creatures (as of all creatures of this planet) are usually a lot more healthier, satisfied and more intact with their environment.

Oh well, I suppose it´s all a human thing. It seems that everyone is on their path.

Perhaps we can help the humans a little more on their journey through life – that´s why we wrote our little book; “A Helping Paw“, which daddy informs me should be on the market in March 2019.  Maybe a reader of two would be interested.

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A New Year . . . . .

       Apparently, another year has commenced; but speaking as a cat – I´m not too sure what a “year” is exactly.

      I think “a year” is a human instrument for measuring “time” Mr Midnight.

       Is that why it´s so terrifyingly loud when this “year” thingamajig starts?  Human instruments are always quite loud and as a rule, not very nice for cats ears. I´m not too keen on all those flashing lights and loud bangs either.

       I didn´t mean that “a year” was a musical instrument Mr Midnight. “A year” is a way for humans to measure how much time they´ve been living on the planet.

       Well, I can´t remember how long I´ve been here this time around. It seems like ages. We´ve had quite a few cold spells that´s for sure. Perhaps we could measure the time in “cold spells”?

       The reason you don´t know how long you´ve been here is because you have no interest in counting those years.

       When my time is up, it´s up, and I can then go back home again to wait until my next journey. “Time” is not really all that important is it?

       The humans seem to think it´s important. I´ve heard from Mrs Hedgehog that some humans even get their mid-life crisis when they edge towards certain age groups.

       But how do they know they´re at a mid-life point? Do humans have powers we cats never knew they had?

       Beats me Mr Midnight. I didn´t think one knew when one went “back home” again but apparently, some humans get into a right faff about their mid-lives.

       Isn´t it better to live life in the moment?  After all, that is where life is at and only the moment is true to now.

       Well, it´s now the start of another year so maybe some people will make a resolution to live their lives in the moment.

       That sounds quite pawsable; sorry, I meant plausible!

This “New Year”” thingy can be used to turn a new leaf with which to try and enjoy life a little bit more.  We all have problems in life, even us cats, but that is what life is all about – to discover the beauty of our souls and planet and to find solutions to those tasks which seem sometimes, so impossible.

       Yes, life is truly magnificent if one doesnt`t take it all too seriously.

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 from your Mr Midnight and Sir Winston!

 

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Jingle Bells, animal style.

       The three of us want to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2019!

We especially wish to thank all of those kind people who have followed our blog over the past year and Mr Midnight, Sir Winston and myself really love to receive your comments!

Thank you so much for your support and patience with our topics.


As a little treat, Mr Midnight and Sir Winston thought it would be nice if they showed you a short Christmas video they managed to find while trawling the internet.

They both said that all animals want to wish human beings a very nice festive season, although Mr Midnight pointed out that most animals haven´t really got a clue as to what Christmas is all about. Animals don´t really need Christmas, he said, but it´s nice for animals to observe humans being a bit kinder and happier with one another.

Here´s the link:-  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRzhd3eUyO8

(You may have to “copy and paste” into the browser)

 

See you all hopefully, next year!

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What´s the purrrpose?

       I´ve asked you this question once before Sir W. but I´ve gone and forgotten again.

What do you think is the purrrpose of our existence on the planet?

       I think I´m here this time around to simply look after you Mr Midnight.

       Well, that´s quite nice because I thought exactly the same; that is, not that I came here to look after myself but to take care of you.

I believe we cats are quite good at taking care of things.

Let´s ask daddy what he thinks about his purrrpose in being here. Purrrhaps he´ll say that he´s here to look after us two. That would be quite nice wouldn´t it Sir Winston.

Daddy, what do you think is the purrrpose of your existence?

       I´m not quite sure Mr Midnight. Perhaps I´m here with which to gain further experience for some future life.

       That sounds quite plausible for my ears. Gaining experience is always a necessity if our souls are to progress.

       And you really believe that human beings will believe in such a notion Sir Winston?  I suspect that the majority of human beings living in our neck of the woods would appear to believe in something quite different.

        Quite true Mr Midnight, but there are some people dotted around the planet who share a similar concept to ours.

       Well, nobody really knows do they? If we did keep coming backwards and forwards then we all seem to forget so easily. I wonder why we cannot remember anything about our previous lives.

       Purrrhaps our minds are going. In my opinion, some people seem to have already lost their minds, but I´m only speaking as a cat and am therefore, a little biased towards human observation.

       There must be a purpose for our existence.

      Why?

Do we really have to have a purrrpose?

       I think we must have a purpose because otherwise, life wouldn´t make much sense to me.

       Purrrhaps a purrrpose for our existence is to simply have fun and to enjoy our experience.  That´s why I love feeding time. That cat milk daddy dished up the other night was super-dooper.

       Drinking nice milk is perhaps a reason to exist Mr Midnight but whatever the reason for our existence, we should all try and make the best of our short stay on this wonderful planet of ours.

       Okey dokey! I´m heading straight for the kitchen.  It looks like daddy´s going to make my life even more pleasant.

       Who mentioned anything about feeding time just yet?  I certainly didn´t.

       You know how easily Mr Midnight gets confused daddy.

       OK boys. I will make your existence even nicer.

       Goody, goody!

 

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