October 29, 2011
Greebo got totally spoiled
He got presents from @morriscat, @MrTibbsatAP and @patlockley
Here he is, after having tasted the catnip snacks (thanks Tibbsy, he thought they were amazing), and the smelly cheese paste (he loved this Morris), investigating the moulded cheese and cat snack mouse (made by Pat). He was literally drooling as he licked the mousie.
He got more parcels this week than I did..... You are all very generous and Greebo says Thank You to all of you. He says he feels humbled by your kindness.
March 21, 2011
For Greebo fans - it's been a while
Greebo's gallery has been rather bereft of new entries of late, and he had quite a fan club at one point before he got really bad dermatitis last year. He seems to have recovered more or less fully, and is almost back to his photogenic self. He also has a new set of fans on Twitter (where he is @greeboblackcat), who see him quite regularly. So for you knitting RSS types and blog scanners, here he is in all his glory. Mrowwwwww! (Purlpower, we're looking at you).
March 18, 2011
Greebo is enjoying today's sunshine, and recent box acquisition. He is perfectly positioned under the bird feeders. Cat TV in the fresh air. And endless giggling entertainment for me due to his incessant chittering. Kitty chittering is hilarious. Not that I let him see me giggling. Oh no. That would hurt his feline pride. It is an absolutely beautiful day here today, and I am not at work. Perfect spring morning. I love days like this, fresh, clean, new. Tea, knitting. And a happy cat in a box. What more could I possibly want?
March 8, 2010
Spring, more BAMS7, kitty and a national treasure
Bulbs are starting to spring. This is the rest of my BAMS7 parcel - Dutch smellies. Nice!
Greebo looking happy with yarn, and Patrick Moore on the telly. Why? trying out taking pictures of the telly with my camera..... And he is a national treasure.
December 22, 2009
Merry Christmas from Simon's Cat
December 14, 2009
Ironing board - mine
November 2, 2009
My bedside table contains...
October 20, 2009
My boy is handsome again
The Greeboid one had an awful scabby, itchy, sore, summer. He seems fully recovered now, and his fur has grown back beautifully. He looks as handsome as he did before all his skin problems, and boy, does he know it!
August 12, 2009
Cat tent - BIG success
From IKEA. Greebo has been living in his ever since Sunday. Even with reintroduced bucket he is a happy pussycat.
August 10, 2009
Simon's cat - Fly guy
June 17, 2009
Cat in a box - now with added baldy and crusty bits
Poor thing. At least he still likes the box. Ah me the lure of the box....
May 24, 2009
Oh! The indignation!Poor Greebie is in a buster collar, following him giving himself some awful skin injuries in a vain attempt to provide relief from flea allergy dermatitis. I thought I had caught the little buggers in time before they bit him, but I hadn't. Poor cat must be in itchy agony. Hopefully a few days with a bucket on his head will allow the wounds to heal, and the steroid injection provide some respite from the itching. Needless to say he has had antibiotics too.
May 10, 2009
Greebo likes the ironing board
Shame I don't iron that often.... this was out because I needed to press seams on the skirt I made yesterday.
Edited to add: Pic of skirt, courtesy of The Sibling.
Edited once to say thanks to Lucy for reminding me to add: Skirt came from a Clothkits kit, designed exclusively for Clothkits by People Will Always Need Plates. I merely cut out and sewed up. These kits contain everything you need except scissors, an iron and a sewing machine....
April 26, 2009
Kauni shawl progress
Only a few pattern repeats to go... it has been a really quick knit - even with 323 stitches!
I am still on the first ball of Kauni - it's going a VERY long way!
October 18, 2008
When the nights draw in...
Greebo likes to snooze....
... preferably on a Colinette Perugino throw, with some comfy scatter cushions. I would like to come back as a Greebo.
September 30, 2008
Greebo likes to help
Having a cat who likes to help with a bit of decorating is nice isn't it?
September 8, 2008
Not much to do other than knit, sleep and take pics of sleeping cat when you are laid up.
September 6, 2008
I love watching Greebo do his ablutions. He is so thorough and ends up so sleek and shiny.
August 12, 2008
Simon's cat - TV Dinner
May 28, 2008
And Greebo was shocked.
I don't iron very often - about once in every 6 months I guess. The ironing board is obviously a new(ish) place from which to survey the living room, and boy does he like sitting on the old board.
Do you think he is getting portly? Is he more rotund? Should I put him on a diet?
May 5, 2008
Greebo likes the sun too...
March 23, 2008
New chairs, but can I get the cat off them?
I bought two chairs for the balcony, in the hope that the weather will be better this year for sitting out there after work with a glass of wine, or a nice cup of tea at the weekend, whilst knitting in the fresh air.
I have a problem though.
Greebo likes them rather a lot.
I haven't put them outside yet, because the weather has been so poor, and despite them being under cover on my balcony, the wind has been ferocious of late and I want them to have at least a modicum of protection until things calm down a bit.
In the meantime......
March 18, 2008
Greebo likes his new bed
March 10, 2008
Simon's cat - Let me in
March 9, 2008
And time for a cat break.....
Altogether now.... aaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh!
January 30, 2008
December 14, 2007
Robynn - did you mean this one?
December 12, 2007
Greebo - a cat of discernment
My cat, Greebo, is a strange sort of a puss.
He ain't a lapcat. He very rarely sits next to me on the sofa in fact.
Usually, when he deigns to share his space with me, I try to photograph him and post on this blog. It is a rare occurrence.
Tonight, I sat down to watch Russell Brand on the road - redriving Jack Kerouac's route across the US with his erstwhile sidekick/partner Matt Morgan.
Greebo sat next to me and watched the whole thing. Was he interested in sitting next to me, because I have been away and he has spent lots of time on his own over the last week or so? Or, was he sensing something that meant he really wanted to sit next to me and experience this documentary with me, because sensed some sort of cateradarey or something?
Who cares?! I had an hour of cat lurve next to me, whilst watching Russell and Matt experience the strange excesses of the US landscape. Like the salt flats.
Greebo last sat next to me to watch an episode of Dr Who. He really likes David Tennant's Dr Who. At least I think he does, as it's the only Dr Wo he has seen, and the only one he has sat next to me to watch.
Perhaps I exude something he likes at times like this..... Usually he only sits next to men.
Well done BBC4 for commissioning and showing this fascinating and entertaining programme. Brave in asking RB to do it, they were, but he did a good job, with Matt, I think. It must have been OK to make Greebo sit in one place (next to me on my sofa) for a whole hour.
November 13, 2007
For Greebo fans
November 8, 2007
Catnip - its effects on Greebo
Greebo LOVES catnip. He usually likes to eat it. He recently realised that rolling in it had a different effect.......
He loves olive wood too, purring really loudly and rubbing himself on the olive wood. The nutcracker is one of his favourite things to drool on and cuddle.
I sometimes fill the cavity in that olive wood nutcracker with catnip...... as a special treat ....
October 16, 2007
Cat alarm clock
October 7, 2007
August 10, 2007
July 11, 2007
Same size cat - smaller box
... even if one is none too keen to be immortalised in pixels.....
Cats and boxes
Cats have a weird affinity for cardboard boxes..... They can sit in them for hours..... Greebo is a prime example....
And then after a busy day sitting in his box, he seeks comfort and lounging somewhere a little softer...
It's a hard life being a cat.
May 28, 2007
More cat pics
Greebo is so friendly and cute at the moment it seems a pity not to share him a bit.....
May 24, 2007
Greebo watching Dr Who, and Greebo getting a breath of fresh air...
December 24, 2006
I think I might have one of them shiny bows on that present first
'Scuse the washing on the radiator. It's gone now.
December 23, 2006
Christmas tree and festive Greebo
November 14, 2006
October 19, 2006
August 20, 2006
Greebo likes hiding and luxury
Find that cat....
There he is!
And he seems to like the new bedding....
I bought this Swirl bedding whilst in Leeds recently as we don't have a Habitat near here. It is beautiful, 100% cotton jacquard in bright fuschia pink and orangey red. Lustrous and silky soft, and warm too. And Greebo likes it. He is truly a cat of fine taste and discernment.
June 19, 2006
King of the castle
February 27, 2006
Where IS that cat?
February 19, 2006
Mad few minutes for the Greeb
Greebo often ticks me off severely for spending too much time knitting and blogging, and not enough time and attention on him. He is a housecat (I live in a flat, but flatcat sounds like he has been in a Wily Coyote steamroller accident) and has cleverly devised his own weird indoor fitness routine which involves running round the walls at high speed, totally avoiding the floor, and jumping up and down from the tallest bits of furniture he can find.
Here is is on top of the kitchen cupboards, well, on top of the fridge actually. There is less that 6 inches between the top of the units and the ceiling. And Greebo is a big cat. Lord only knows how he gets up there.
February 18, 2006
The greebometer says its cold tonight
When Greebo gets cold, that is the only time he sits on my lap. Tonight must be very cold. Not only did he sit on my lap, he let me photograph him too. Note to self - add an extra blanket to the bed tonight.
September 11, 2005
He will not leave me alone this weekend.... this cat who does not like cuddles.....
August 20, 2005
Greebo gets his revenge
I have suspected for a while that the girls tease my cat Greebo mercilessly whilst I am out of the flat. This morning I came into the living room to find Greebo doing this.....
I suspect he was indescriminate about which girl he chose to persecute, since Markku is normally an animal loving equal rights buddhist hippy sort of a girl who tries to stop Merrell from instigating stuff. Brenna kind of goes with the flow, and tends to get caught up in Merrell's bad behaviour by default rather than design. Or so I thought. Perhaps I need to reassess my girls in light of this awful incident this morning. Greebo, by the way, has lived here the longest, is a very tolerant laid back cat, and is not easily stirred. So I am ont blaming him for any of this.
Markku and Greebo are both fine, and neither cat nor girl were hurt or mistreated in the making of this blog entry (I really did catch this by chance).
June 5, 2005
Greebo - 'helping' block a Noro cardie....
He has finally discovered that the glass table can be sat on.....
May 29, 2005
Quand je retournerais chez moi....
I got a parcel from my SP from round 4....
which contained a card, some notelets with flip flops on them, a little book of Knitticisms and Other Purls of Wisdom, a skein of gorgeous Alchemy Yarns bamboo in Forest Waltz and an ingenious and very lovely bracelet that doubles as a row counter, with matching stitch markers.....
... and a beautiful mobile/windchime...
... and a small box entertained a large cat! Always amusing. Thanks Amy for the lovely box, I always feel a bit blue when I get back from nice times abroad with chums, and this parcel really brightened my return! I have no idea where you find these lovely knitty things, or how long you must spend choosing the things to send me, but I really do appreciate the thought and care you put into each fabulous parcel.
January 9, 2005
Help! I'm being hypnotised by my kitty!
He's staring at me and willing me to do something.... note the tail curled on top of the ceramic dish he is guarding.....
December 23, 2004
December 20, 2004
Yes I think this one may be for me....
I will just carefully remove this curly ribbon to check.....
Hmm they can't ALL be for you...
I'll just check....
Kitties like presents.......
December 19, 2004
This is what is right next to me as I knit a last minute Christmas hat in Colinette Point 5, Cherry.
But how I can I concentrate with a cat looking so adorable next to me and four balls of said yarn?
December 18, 2004
Here's a pic of the finally lined Unbiased bag in recycled sari silk from Nepal. I added about four inches to the bottom of the bag to make it deeper, and lined it in purple cotton. I sewed the handle to some purple petersham ribbon so it wouldn't stretch. It's really strong and is very comfortable to wear across my body. I am really pleased with this project.
My cat, Greebo is inspecting my handiwork. Hope its up to standard!
The Boy Claims The Loot
My cat has claimed my SP gifts..... perhaps he wants to start knitting....
December 13, 2004
Cats like boxes don't they? Well mine does anyway.....
November 14, 2004
Meet The Biggest Boy!
This is Greebo. He lets me share his house.