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I am continuing the blog of Diamond, cat sage and haiku poet.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


I am just about to go outside for a property inspection.
It is cool and cloudy and the turtledoves are cooing. Probably one of them is a chick that grew up in the grapevine this year. Some sparrows too are twittering. Another few bites of my  crisps. I am staring out the window already, but that isn't enough. Let's be off. I have to get Lynettea on the halter first.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

And now I get to promote the blog?

Lynettea still hasn't helped me to make any personal posts on my blog. And now I get to promote a new blog. She says I can help her with The Norwood Cork Tree blog The Norwood Cork Tree

I thought we had finished with that campaign, but no. The tree is saved for now, but she worries all the time that Coles may appeal to the ERD Court or that they may devise a new sinister plan to lodge that will dispose of the cork tree. It is a bit like living in the Land of Oz and fighting one of the witches after another (I think).
I would prefer to contemplate the rainbow or the sunset, where there may be moths flying around for me to swat at.
I went for my walk this morning. Lynettea had to stop me running after two small dogs. They were not together, even I would hesitate to run after two dogs. We followed one down the street a short way and then I saw a dangerous looking baby human in a stroller, so took Lynettea inside for her own good. She is more wary of dogs. Small humans are completely unreliable and how do I know what a baby will do next. Lynettea said it was strapped in the stroller and can't hurt me.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

We saved the Norwood Cork Tree

The Norwood Cork Tree is now officially saved. The Development Assessment Panel tonight decided not to approve the Coles application.
 Lynettea was there waving her poster. Thank goodness she didn't wear one of the silly tree balloon hats provided by the Transport Workers Union. Why does she have to be in the thick of these things and neglecting me?
I have supported the movement on my blog, but haven't been able to make any personal entries for a long time. Lynettea has been standing in the street collecting signatures and rushing around putting leaflets in letterboxes and doing lots of emailing.
I am glad the cork tree is safe. Until Coles puts in another application. We hope they do not threaten the cork tree again. I am hoping it does not come to Lynettea chaining herself to a tree and neglecting me.
Lynettea isn't in the photo below, as she took it.

Some of the original cork tree supporters at the Norwood Cork Tree


Friday, February 14, 2014

Save the Norwood Cork Tree

The Norwood Cork Tree, in Adelaide South Australia is a beautiful tree. Lynettea begged me to help her with her plans to save the tree. After all my work with my FIRST BIRTHDAY and VALENTINE'S DAY I would prefer to lie on my special futon that I have just been allowed to use. It was left to me by that wonderful cat DIAMOND, who used it for many years. He would have his Adobe beach towel on top and pretend he was on the beach without getting sand in his furs. Adobe sent him the beach towel as a thank you gift for buying so many of their products.
NORWOOD CORK TREE: I wondered why I would be interested in this, but Lynettea said, 'You love birds, Sasha, and they live in trees.'
She said she could imagine that the people who first lived in our house many years ago in the 19th Century would have been able to see the cork tree in its youth and she thinks it is wonderful that we can still see it and enjoy its beauty. She said if you stand close to the tree you can see its wrinkly cork bark. The cork bark could be used to make wine bottle corks, but this tree has never had its cork harvested. It is a very precious tree.
The Norwood Cork Tree in Coles Car Park is at least 122 years old and Coles want to build a car park under it.

If Coles Supermarket digs under the cork tree and chops off its roots it will die. We think they will try to cut it down so they can build their car park and put shops all over the top. Lynettea thinks they can do better than that. SAVE THE NORWOOD CORK TREE.
There is an online Community petition on the GetUp  website that you can sign

and there is also a Facebook page where you can find out more about the tree.

Soon we will be back to real cat stuff. Cat and Cork Tree start with the same first letter, says Lynettea.
I don't regard that as an excuse, but I don't like to see her upset. 

Valentine cat

Happy Valentine's Day from Sasha to all Kitties

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sasha's first Birthday

Dear Sasha, we love you. We don't mind that you have a lot to learn as our guardian. You are
 one year old today and we hope we will be your friends forever.
Princess Aurora (Shubunkin) for The Pond Fish

Dear little cat, Sasha, I wonder at your energy when you don't have a charger to sit on all day. It is your first birthday now and you have brought a lot of joy into our lives. Please remember that you are heavier when you jump onto my hard red shell. I sit here like a hermit crab watching you and your antics.
Millie RoboMaid.

Dear Sasha, congratulations on your first birthday. You are a dear little lively and loving cat. I suppose I must call you that, although in my heart you will always be a kitten.

I want to play with all my new toys and try my adult cat food. We just had an evening walkies in the street and some of my admirers said what a beautiful cat you are. Lynettea told them I had a blog and they laughed (RUDE). One of them offered to be my Publicity Agent. But Lynettea forgot to take down their email address. So I expect I will have to forge ahead on my own.

is this picture upside down?

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Soon I will be one year old

My birthday is on 13 February. I have to prepare for this big step from kitten hood to teenager. My diet will have to change from kitten food to adult cat food. Lynette will have to walk to the shops to get my new diet for me. She worries a lot about that sort of thing and is marking off the days in her diary.
 She tried to get me to eat all different types of kitten food so I would not get fussy. Now I will have the chance to reject all the different types of adult cat food that are not up to my standard.
Quality control, that is what I am about.
When I am one, will I feel different?
It will take a lot of time to think about that and I only have a short time. Already I feel sad about not being a kitten in a few days.