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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyThu 12 Mar 2020, 15:11

It is being quietly established that in the event of a total Cabinet collapse that Larry will take over the leadership role for which he has long prepared..... but  possible not been prepared.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyThu 12 Mar 2020, 15:55

Indeed. Larry tweeted this yesterday:



Some people are asking what the contingency plan is if the majority of the cabinet get coronavirus; you’re looking at him:




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Cometh the hour; cometh the cat.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyFri 13 Mar 2020, 10:22

It's good to know that in this mixed-up world we live in there is something we can rely on.

Yesterday when I went to the Spanish class I found that the teacher and his wife are looking after a cat for one of their daughters and her husband while they are on holiday.  In colouring he was not unlike my Tilly (tabby and white but more tabby than white) but he was massive.  I thought Tilly was a big cat but this boy IS a big boy.  He made Tilly look quite small.  He's a something forest cat - Tilly is just a domestic moggy, no particular breed.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySun 22 Mar 2020, 15:21

I think I mentioned that I had unscrewed the cat flap - I haven't remounted yet it because I've had an ache in the small of my back and don't want to make the ache worse.  To keep Tilly in at night (which Cats Protection advise) I'd leant the cat flap against the hole in the door and put something else in front of it.  Yesterday I woke up and found that Tilly had done the feline equivalent of 'shouldering' it and got out.  I was worried first thing yesterday but she found her own way home fortunately.  The cat which teacher of Spanish and his wife have been looking after is called a Norwegian Forest Cat I believe.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 11:44

Things are getting rather deep and philosophical over on the Art/Cartoons/ Spoof Art threads so, as we stoically live through Day 34 (?) of the UK Official Lockdown, here is a bit of moggy light relief. Larry Number 10 Cat has organised a #CatNamesWorldCup contest over on Twitter. We are still in the Quarter Finals round. I have just voted for Schrödinger whom I have supported throughout. Here is a useful chart - don't know if it will reproduce satisfactorily here, but will give it a try:


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Oh, the writing is a bit small - you have to click on "Enlarge this image" to make out the names. Some of the early entries were a bit pathetic: I wish I had entered Bosworth now. What a fitting memorial to a very fine cat that would had been - especially if he had won! I'm going to call my next cat Norfolk after the Duke of Norfolk (Tudor one, not the present toff).
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 16:01

Elvis Purrsley is out - beaten easily by Schrödinger who is goes forward to the semi-finals. Schrödinger will meet either Chairman Meow or Marmalade who are playing as we speak. CM is in the lead at the moment.

Actually Erwin would have been a better name.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 16:20

I was disappointed that my 2 favourites didn't even make the finals but were eliminated in the qualifying round. Moffa the tabby (ship's cat from Liverpool, currently whereabouts unknown although believed to be in Zanzibar or Bombay or Shanghai or San Francisco or some such) and Woody the black cat who was actually disqualified by FINF (Fédération Internationale des Noms Félins) for being a suspected witch's familiar. Talk about persecution.

Of those remaining, then I guess I'll have to hold my nose and put my money on Marmalade but against my better judgement. He's even got a smug grin on his face. I bet he's from Nantwich.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 16:32

Chairman Meow 59.8%

Marmalade 40.2%

6,609 votes

22 hours left.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 11:30

The naming of cats is ever interesting and best done once you have the cat and not before. The right name just comes to mind. Not in this competition but a friend's impressive choice for her sleek Siamese was Beau Tie.  My ever irritable madam of a cat  called herself Miss Moffat and delighted us with her scowls and self indulgent ways. Her kitten was red and none too bright - the only cat I have ever seen to fall and land on his back, she named Murphy. Another one later I cannot name here. he became so well known  that strangers arrived at the gate asking to see him. An extraordinary anilmal who used the toilet, tried to flush it, opened fridges and doors, sat in chairs like a lounge lizard, fought every other cat in the area and usually had some part of him bandaged. He caught his own fish from the pool, preferred swiss emmental cheese above all other food and bit any guest he did not like.... sometimes hiding in the dining room and finding their feet under the table to attack. ,,, and so on. he was a daily and constant delight -and when we were out of station, he had several servants to tend his several needs.  he ignored us for many days when we returned - and sat angrily spitting  in suitcases when one next was opened.
I had taken him in as a young cat (a stray they had taken in) when his family was posted to Mogadishu and did not think he would adjust there... actually,.he would probably have been KIng of the Mogadishu Mogs.  We have not had a cat since because the agony of losing him to illness - or as his personal and oft visiting vet remarked, an exhausting life style, has remained with us.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyTue 28 Apr 2020, 10:01

Marmalade is toast - Chairman Meow won easily.

Jean-Clawed Van Damme is playing Catmandu today for a place in the semi-finals.

Oh dear, all this is a far cry from the demanding historical/religious/philosophical debates of old, but these are strange times. If Trike and Nord can post rude album covers (that "Planets" one, Trike - honestly!!), I can post nonsense about moggies.

PS Mog of Mogadishu is a good name. If I lived in Khartoum, I'd have a cat called Gordon.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyTue 28 Apr 2020, 10:59

deleted..... daft post. I mean dafter than usual.  Medication melt down syndrome...… for hay fever, nothing more sinister. The weeds are fighting back.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyThu 30 Apr 2020, 10:44

Schrödinger beat William Shakespurr in an incredibly close semi-final. Went to penalties after 50%/50% split in votes at full-time.

Chairman Meow is now playing Catmandu - four hours left to vote. It's got to be Meow v. Schrödy in the final!
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyThu 30 Apr 2020, 20:53

The real star of Alien, Jones the Cat:

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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySat 02 May 2020, 11:10

I suspect few here are following the World Cup (Cat Names) competition with the same avid interest as myself. However, just in case, here is an update.

Play-off for third place was completed yesterday: William Shakespurr takes the prize, with Catmandu  a worthy loser in fourth place. The voting was 54.6% for WS v. 45.4% for Catmandu. I think the latter name was Larry's personal favourite, as he commented that it was "sad" when Cat was eliminated.

Excitement is mounting as the voting is now taking place in the FINAL. It is Schrödinger v. Chairman Meow. I have just voted for the former and was mortified to be informed, after casting my vote, that my choice is losing at the moment: present voting stands at 46.4% for the cat who manages to be and not to be (beat that, Wobblepaw!) and 53.6% for the People's Republic moggy. There are 24 hours left before the winner is announced.

All this may seem to have nothing whatsoever to do with Res Historica's mission: the examination and discussion of historical topics. I would suggest, however, that we are history in the making. Future generations will wonder how the UK coped during the global pandemic of 2020: agonising over cat names has been vital to keeping the nation reasonably sane. Well, me at least.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySat 02 May 2020, 15:17

@Temperance wrote:
All this may seem to have nothing whatsoever to do with Res Historica's mission: the examination and discussion of historical topics.

The Pub is generally exempt from that proviso Temp. If you’re looking for an historical (and topical) angle on the Cat Name World Cup, however, then Mao-Tse-Tung was actually the name of a rat. The notorious rodent was the leader of scourge of rats plaguing the grain supplies aboard the British royal navy sloop HMS Amethyst serving on the Yangtze river in China in 1949. That was, however, until ship’s cat Simon got their measure and despatched them all, including Mao, to the great red rat resting place in the reeds. Later, during shelling of the ship by land-based forces, Simon sustained life-threatening injuries but the plucky moggy pulled thru. Being born in Hong Kong, however, he had to undergo quarantine when first setting foot on English soil after the ship returned home to Devon and a hero’s welcome. Sadly, Simon died later that year from an unknown viral infection believed to have been picked up either from shrapnel in his wounds or maybe even a Parthian shot from Mao himself.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySat 02 May 2020, 16:08

Vizzer, what one learns here everyday on this board...
Kind regards from Paul.
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptySun 03 May 2020, 20:03

An important announcement from Number 10:




Six weeks ago the #CatNamesWorldCup started with 128 entires - now just one remains.

Ladies and gentlemen, cats and kittens your winner is...
CHAIRMAN MEOW!






PS Vizzer - thank you for the information about Simon - a Cat Hero of the British Empire indeed (think it was still going - just about - in 1949!)
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyMon 04 May 2020, 10:14

Larry is showing signs of full-blown narcissistic personality disorder. Not even Trump has tweeted anything like this:




With the #CatNamesWorldCup over, we need a new competition. Time to get creative with #FelineFineArt

I’ll post a picture of myself every Monday, to take part just reply with your drawing/painting/sketch of it and I’ll select my favourites on Sunday.



Here's this week's picture.


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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyThu 07 May 2020, 10:27

But he is magnificent - our Constitutional Moggy. A rare political comment from our beloved Lazza this morning:



The only thing this government is testing is my patience...
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PostSubject: Re: Moggy Thread 3   Moggy Thread 3 - Page 11 EmptyThu 07 May 2020, 11:10

Magnificat. Larry,   taking it all in his stride looks resplendent.  He must have supreme confidence to look as self satisfied as that.... or has a personality disorder that many a Top Cat feline and otherwise owns to.

As his Res His publicity agent, keep it up, Temps. It's very comforting to see something unchanged by the current kerfuffle. 

Is he tested daily? Cats can get Covid 19. I am not sure what the testing is about because the results are not immediate and only show that you did not have  it a couple of days ago...... but then you might have got it since.  So 64 million tests a day might just help a bit. And if we include cats a few more then.
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Quezon City in the Philippines, cats using the social distancing markers:


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