Friday, August 29, 2008

While Mum's Away...

Real emails between Plumpy's Mum and his Auntie Casey while Mum is away in another country:

From: Auntie Casey
To: (Mum)
August 23

Hey [JLS],

Finally got the Plump here :) Him and Harry haven't fought yet and I hope it stays that way! Here's a photo of their first meeting :) Plumpy tried to drive his way home (didn't have a cage and he wouldn't sit on my sister!) He was so funny :) He's checked out the house and he seems to be happy - it's Harry who seems to have packed a bit of a sad... I'm sure everything will be fine though. Hope all is well in Texas.


From: Mum
To: Auntie Casey
August 24

Thanks for the photo! Did Ginge pass my wee note on along with the food? Let me know how that goes!

Glad he remembers you, you were obviously more comforting that your sis ha ha and goodness me does this mean Plumpy might actually be the boss cat for the first time in his life? Sorry to hear that Harry isn’t so happy though. I hope they come to an arrangement.

Let me know what and when I owe you for more food etc.

From: Auntie Casey
To: Mum

Yes, I got your note - he's no drama to feed as well. I thought he'd be into Harry's food every chance he got but he's been quite good! He still goes for Harry's meat but I just have say 'oi'! and he he runs off cos he knows he's not allowed it!! He's fit in real well - like he's lived here for ages! Neither of them are the boss cat as such - it's just that Plumps doesn't mind when Harry's around, where as Harry will wander off if he Plumps is around cos he's not quite as comfortable. They're all good though - they are both always waiting on the porch for me when I get home :) We found Plumps a new bed as well - Em bought one for Harry but he doesn't like it, so I put it outside for Plumps last night and he was in it pretty quick smart!!

Plumps will need more food soon so I'll let you know how much it costs.

Talk to you later!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Jackie Got Caught

From: Ju's Little Sister []

Sent: Thursday, 1 May 2008 6:37 p.m.
To: ''
Subject: Frog ID


I found this wee kung fu master in my house on Wednesday night. I suspect my cat brought him/her in.

I tried your ID chart, but couldn’t really be confident as to which kind of frog had visited me. As far as I could tell the frog was pretty much 60mm in length which didn’t help much with the greater than / less than comparison. It’s certainly the largest specimen I have ever encountered!

I managed to use a plastic container to return Jackie Chan to the small lot of native bush behind my house, but wondered if you would be able to spare a moment to let me know which frog I have encountered?

Also, I have locked the cat door to allow Jackie a clean get away, just in case.

Thank you for your time,


-----Original Message-----
From: froginfo []
Sent: Tuesday, 3 June 2008 5:39 p.m.
To: 'Ju's Little Sister'
Subject: Re: Frog ID

Hi [Ju's Little Sister]

Your Jackie Chan was Litoria aurea - the green and golden bell frog - hope you
gave your chat a good chastising!?


-----Original Message-----
From: Plumpy []
Sent: Wednesday, 4 June 2008 5:39 a.m.
To: ''
Litoria aurea

Hi Phil.

I have developed an interest in the local wildlife around my home as I often hear some beautiful music at night but until now have not known what sort of creatures made these wonderful songs. I have recently encountered the lovely green and golden bell frog, and through extensive research of my own I have even learnt its latin name - Litoria aurea. This is such an interesting creature and I find myself fascinated by its song, its appearance and the interesting way it jumps rather suddenly when you touch its tail.

Would you be able to send me some more information? I would be interested in its day and night-time habits, choices of habitat, the food it eats, and the best way to observe one in its natural environment. Especially how to find one without it knowing you are there, just so that I can see how it really lives. Because apparently they aren't allowed to live behind washing machines or in shoes. That's what Mum says anyway.

Thank you for your help.


Monday, March 31, 2008

Techno Mantis

The filming isn't very good, because Mum's no good. But T-Rex isn't the only guy around here with musical friends.

It's a pity he got away, Mum sent it out the door.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Present from Kiwi Mother

Kiwi Mother gave me a cup. It has a picture of me, AND Scaredy on it!!! I'm not so sure about being called Fat, though. That's a bit unfair.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Now we're getting flash!

Here's our latest creation!

The lighting was horrid when I filmed this, and as Plumpy mentioned earlier we have an awful motion picture recording facility so I apologise for the yukky quality. Nevertheless we worked hard at this with fading scenes and all!

Plumpy chose the soundtrack!