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Sophie (10 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Wednesday, June 10, 2020,

Jasper's had two blog posts to his name already, so I thought Sophie deserved a turn :)

We adopted Jasper in 2016, and Sophie in 2018. They're very different cats, but apart from the occasional biffo we are very lucky that they get on so well.

Sophie is an endless ball of energy and a mischief making machine. But she is also very affectionate, and incredibly pretty *heart eyes*

In this pic she looks surprisingly regal atop the bedhead ...

Regal Sophie

Take care, Sally XO

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Jasper takes a stand (9 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Tuesday, June 9, 2020,

Sometimes in the evening our black cat Jasper will sit in front of the television screen to let us know it's time for his dinner. We think it's especially funny when he does this while the TV is turned off :)

Tonight we were watching Masterchef, and Jasper looked especially emphatic against the flaming backdrop!

Jasper wants his dinner, and he wants it now! 😈👹😹

Take care, Sally XO

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Office colleagues (4 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Thursday, June 4, 2020,

Oops, I missed a day already. I had a late night yesterday prepping for a work presentation, and something had to give.

Speaking of work, here's an example of the kind of behaviour I have to deal with from my working-from-home colleagues:

It's okay, you can have the rest ...

To be fair though, Jasper is usually pretty well behaved in my home office. He likes to sit on the printer/scanner and occasionally runs off a few blank photocopies if I'm not careful. Or he'll sit on my lap and make my legs go to sleep :)

Sophie on the other h...

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LOL cats (in felt)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Thursday, September 29, 2016, In : Creativity 

If you follow me on Instagram or Flickr, you might remember seeing these guys earlier in the year ...

LOL cats

I created these LOL cats for a 3D typography assignment. I was (and still am) really happy with how they turned out. I think they're colourful and cute and fun :)

I also enjoyed the whole process of making them - coming up with the designs, brainstorming different ideas for construction, creating the pattern templates, choosing the colour scheme, drawing and stitching the embroidered details, a...
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Rest in peace Roxy

Posted by Sally Cummings on Friday, May 29, 2015,

Our beautiful girl Roxy has passed away after a sudden illness.

Her last day was a beautiful, sunshiney day. Tim and I both stayed home with her, and had lots of cuddles and pats.

Roxy soaking up the rays in our garden. You couldn't ask for a more beautiful last day.

It was such a privilege that Roxy chose to share her life with us. She had such a friendly nature, and we loved her to bits. She was our first and only pet, and her absence is felt deeply every day.

Cat on alert

Tim built a beautiful little wooden box for her, and I wrote a long letter which we both signed and buried with her. She'...
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Posted by Sally Cummings on Sunday, February 3, 2013, In : Travel 

Tim recently complained about me steaming up the bathroom with my hot shower. Fair enough too - the last thing you want in this humidity is to have more steaminess added on top of it. Except I hadn't had a hot shower. I'd had a cold shower. Just like I have every day for the last 2 or 3 months (though the cold water is never really cold at this time of year). Darwin is a very hot and humid place right now.

This wet season has been disappointing - not very wet at all. We've had one really lovel...
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YouTube stardom? (18 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Monday, June 18, 2012,

Hmm, I'm not doing a very good job of daily blogging this year. I took the weekend off, a much needed break :) But now I have some catching up to do!

So I'm going to start getting back on track with a post about my cat - of course, you should know by now to expect blog posts about Roxy on a fairly regular basis - and her YouTube stardom.

Perhaps I exaggerate when I say stardom, but although I've posted a few videos of Roxy on my YouTube channel, there's only one that's really taken off in terms...
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Tired (17 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Friday, June 17, 2011,

I have no energy for writing a blog post today.

Roxy snoozing on my pillow

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String! (10 June)

Posted by Sally SetsForth on Friday, June 10, 2011,

The internet is made of cats.

Therefore, whenever I upload a video of my cat I am strengthening the foundations of the internet - yes? Just performing a community service really :)

String. It gets Roxy pretty excited sometimes.

If the video is too small, you can expand it to full screen or view it on my YouTube channel HERE.

If you want more kitty goodness, I've added all of my videos of Roxy (I mean, contributions to the foundations of the internet) to this YouTube playlist.

P.S. I put tonight's ...
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Good things about today

Posted by Sally Cummings on Wednesday, March 9, 2011,
I really need to write the sequel to my last post about the tropical low that became Tropical Cyclone Carlos on 15-17 February, but I felt like writing this post today instead.

It's kind of a gratitude post I guess, but really I just wanted to write about some of the things that were good about today. It hasn't been a perfect day by any means. I started the day dog-tired, I'm finishing it dog-tired, and it was crazy-busy in between. But it was good too.

Good things about today:
  • Rain. We got a th...

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#Octshowntell Week 1

Posted by Sally Cummings on Monday, October 18, 2010, In : Technology 
First there was #blogeverydayofjune. Then there was #1pic1thoughtinAug. Now it's time for #Octshowntell :)

#Octshowntell is a challenge to explore a variety of digital storytelling tools - one each week in October - and share the results on Twitter, using the #Octshowntell hashtag. As well as being great fun, it's a terrific idea to get to know these tools, and to consider how they can be used in both personal and professional contexts.

My first effort was using Animoto, which creates beautiful...
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Roxy (27 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Sunday, June 27, 2010,

We have a cat. Her name is Roxy. I love her.

Except when she throws up on the carpet, scratches the furniture, sheds hair all over my clothes, sprays on the laundry hamper (only once, when she was stressed), won't swallow the darn tablet, causes an allergic reaction when she scratches me, hogs the doona, and rips up the carpet at the front door so that we can't get into the house.

But then she snuggles up to us in bed each night, follows us around the house because she likes to be in the same r...
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Manic (25 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Friday, June 25, 2010,

Yesterday was manic. So crazy, so busy, so packed, that if I tried to tell you all about it I would probably collapse in an exhausted heap just from thinking about it!

Anyway, something had to give, and in this case it was my daily blog post. I'll do an extra one over the weekend to make up for it :)

Tonight, I'm having a deliberately unproductive night. I'm going to make a pizza and watch Poirot telemovies on the couch.

Then I'm going to make like the cat and sleep, sleep, sleep ...

Roxy sleeping 2

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Simon's Cat (16 June)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Wednesday, June 16, 2010,

I'm tired and this is a lazy post.

But if you haven't met Simon's Cat yet, then you're in for a treat :)

You can see more videos at the Simon's Cat YouTube channel and at the official Simon's Cat website. Oh, and there's an app for that.

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Advent Calendar - Day 25 (Christmas Day)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Thursday, December 24, 2009,

Merry Christmas!!!

A very Roxy Christmas (2007)

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Advent Calendar - Day 13 (Roxy's 15 Minutes of Fame)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Sunday, December 13, 2009,
I can't think of anything to blog about today.

So I'll link to someone else's blog entry instead ;)

First Blog on the Moon - Reader's Pets (10 July 2009)

Earlier this year, Crikey's lovable cartoonist First Dog on the Moon put out a call for photos of reader's pets. I responded, and - voila! - our cat Roxy was featured on his blog! I was far more excited than she was, of course :)

P.S. If you do go and have a look at First Dog's blog, make sure to pass your mouse over the pics for more funnies ;)

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Advent Calendar - Day 5 (lolcats)

Posted by Sally Cummings on Saturday, December 5, 2009,
I have a real soft spot for funny or cute animal pictures and videos. And yes, I love lolcats - those silly photos of cats with captions attached :). I visit I Can Has Cheezburger? every day for a dose of lolcat fun. Here's one of my favourites (so hard to choose!) ...

see more Lolcats and funny pictures

YouTube is a great source of funny animal videos, and Roxy's reaction to cat noises that she can't locate the source of can also be pretty hilarious :). I'll leave you now, with what is possibl...
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Animal Kingdom is now open for visitors!

Posted by Sally Cummings on Tuesday, May 5, 2009,

If you look over to your left, you will see a new menu item called Animal Kingdom.The focus of this page is on animals, with particular emphasis on our cat, Roxy, and animal welfare issues.

At least, I think that's what it's going to be about. I hope that the 'static web pages' on this site will never actually be 'static', as I'll be updating them and adding new content regularly (I'll probably mention any major updates in my blog entries). So the focus of some of the pages may change over ti...

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