Welcome to the March edition of Meezer Musings!
Here in the UK we're still in the grip of winter - many parts of the country have had snow in the last week, and it's coming down in flurries outside as I'm writing this.
Bandit doesn't like the cold; he avoids 'that white stuff' - it bites his feet and it bites his face.
Instead, he spends much of his time in the warmest places he can find, curled up in a ball with his paws wrapped around his nose.
the topic of this month's newsletter, which is all about Meezer behaviour.
A photo from our Facebook page sparked lots of Likes and comments about how other people's Meezers did the exact same thing.
A pair of Meezer eyes peering out from under a blanket.
(With thanks to Susan Sacks)
I happened to comment that while Bandit starts the night on his own blanket at the foot of the bed, he'll very often sneak his way under the covers as soon as we're asleep.
He'll cuddle up to me in a friendly 'lets-all-keep-warm-together' kind of a way, then he takes over my space, and then he leaves me dangling over the edge.
Well ... many of you took the time to stop and comment that your cats did the exact same thing, with some expressing surprise that this was so common!
So if your Siamese cat insists on sleeping under the blankets with you, it's quite normal - one benefit of living with a Siamese cat is that you don't need a hot water bottle!
And we've had stories (so many stories!) from you about all the different things your cats do.
We've had movie-watching cats, high-fiving cats, tail-chasing cats, shoulder-riding cats, hunting cats, dog-chasing cats, cats that solve problems, cats who turn on lights and drink from straws, spider-killing cats, communicating cats, retrieving cats, lots of Siamese cats who think they're dogs, and even a cat who broke into a cop car!
And cats that love to play with Q-Tips and hair ties and strings of beads, raccoon tails and guinea pigs and dogs, cats that drop their toys into their food or water bowls.
For a list of all the pages about all the cats and the different things they do, go to this page and scroll to the bottom - you'll find all the links there.
Perfect entertainment for your next coffee break!
Alice and her friend Quiz the Guinea Pig, from Tamara in Vancouver, Canada
Alice Chooses What She Eats (and it's not Quiz, in case you were wondering!)
In keeping with our theme for March (and also appropriately for those of us with snow still around us) our 'Meezer of the Month' (whose story was actually sent in to us last year) is ... Snowy!
Snowy, according to his owner Ronel who lives in South Africa, very appropriately thinks he's Mufasa the Lion King and "sleeps like a human, eats like a little pig, plays catch like a dog and attacks his toys like a crocodile".
He also has multiple personalities, is an aerial artiste and has blessed all those around him with the full force of his very typical Meezer personality!
Below you'll find a selection of cat shows coming up in Australia, the States and the UK - April's shows are in blue so you don't miss them.
As always, if you're involved in organizing or showing at a show that isn't listed here, please let me have the details and I'll include it in the next newsletter.
For more details contact: 4579 7180
27 October (NSWCFA)
5 October (NSWCFA)
For more details contact: 9628 3077
Caird Hall, City Square
Stantonbury Campus Leisure Centre Milton Keynes, Bucks, MK14 6BN
Bracknell Leisure Centre
Samuel Cody Specialist Sports College
Thanks so much to those of you who follow us on Facebook; we're now over 1700 strong and it's always lovely to see your photos and comments popping up on the page.
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We'll finish with one of the great photos shared with us this month; this is Benny with his favourite Ikea rat (don't you just love the expression on that rat's face? And Benny's?)
Benny and friend
(With thanks to Leanne Stables)
Hope you all have a wonderful month, wherever you are in the world.
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