The purrrfect thread. Because nobody's purrrfect, unless they're a cat.

bernardina

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Γάτα με τις εννιά ζωές και με τις ροζ πατούσες,
τη γούνα τη βελούδινη και τα χρυσά μουστάκια,
που σκύλοι δέκα χαρτωσά δεν πιάνουνε μπροστά σου,
τρίψε μου το μουσούδι σου, νιαούρισε ν' ακούσω
να μου γλυκάνει η καρδιά, να φύγουν τα φαρμάκια.
Κοίτα με τις ματάρες σου, τα πράσινα σμαράγδια,
βαθιά μέσα στα μάτια μου, κλέψε τα μυστικά μου.

Κι αν φας και το μπιφτέκι μου, σε μπέικον τυλιγμένο,
κι αν ρίξεις το ποτήρι μου με το γλυκό το γάλα,
κι αν σκίσεις το καλτσόνι μου τ' ακριβοπληρωμένο,
χαλάλι σου, γατούλα μου, χίλιες φορές χαλάλι.
Μέχρι και το κανάρι μου αν θέλεις... χάρισμά σου,
φτάνει ν' ακούω το γλυκό γλυκό γουργούρισμά σου
από το μοτεράκι σου που έχεις στο λαιμούδι.

Μάσε και τον ποντίκαρο που μου 'φερες πεσκέσι,
και μην κοιτάς που απ' τις φωνές δε σήκωσα τον κόσμο:
είναι που σκιάζομαι, καλή, ρεζίλι να μη γίνω.
Kι αυτός ο κατσαρίδαρος που σερβελντά* ακόμα,
τα πέταλα δεν τίναξε. Για άντε και ξηγήσου.
Κι αφού θα φας, κι αφού θα πιεις, κι αφού θα σεργιανίσεις,
χωρίς σ' εμέ λογαριασμό, χωρίς να δώσεις λόγο,
πλύσου παντού καλά καλά, να φύγουν τα μικρόβια,
κι έλα και γείρε δίπλα μου να θέσουμε αντάμα.

*σερβελ(ντ)άω-ώ = έχω πέσει ανάσκελα και σφαδάζω κουνώντας χέρια-πόδια.

ΥΓ. Και για όσους δεν κατάλαβαν, πρόκειται για το επίσημο γατόνημα της Λεξιλογίας, με επίτιμο χορηγό τον αόκνως πουσαπίζοντα γαλιδέα.
 

natandri

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Έχω να προτείνω ένα καλό κι ένα κακό. Το καλό πρώτα:

http://www.youtube.com/user/simonscat

Και το απείρως καλύτερο κακό -συγνώμη, Bernardina!-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/101_Uses_for_a_Dead_Cat

Και, για να σοβαρευτούμε λιγάκι, αντιγράφω την αρχή από "Το βάφτισμα των γάτων"

Το να βαφτίζεις τα γατιά, έχει μια δυσκολία...
Δεν είναι επιπόλαιη κι ανάλαφρη ασχολία
Καθόλου δεν τρελάθηκα, και δεν το λέω αστεία:
Κάθε μια Γάτα, ΟΝΟΜΑΤΑ ΠΡΕΠΕΙ ΝΑ ΕΧΕΙ ΤΡΙΑ!

T.S. Eliot, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
σε απόδοση Παυλίνας Παμπούδη και Γιάννη Ζέρβα, Άγρα 2000
 

daeman

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Staff member
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The Black Cat (1934)


The Black Cat is a 1934 horror film that became Universal Pictures' biggest box office hit of the year. The picture was the first of eight movies (six of which were produced by Universal) to pair actors Béla Lugosi and Boris Karloff. Edgar G. Ulmer directed the film, which was also notable for being one of the first movies with an almost continuous music score.



The Black Cat, Edgar Allan Poe (1843)

FOR the most wild, yet most homely narrative which I am about to pen, I neither expect nor solicit belief. Mad indeed would I be to expect it, in a case where my very senses reject their own evidence. Yet, mad am I not - and very surely do I not dream. But to-morrow I die, and to-day I would unburthen my soul. My immediate purpose is to place before the world, plainly, succinctly, and without comment, a series of mere household events. In their consequences, these events have terrified - have tortured - have destroyed me. Yet I will not attempt to expound them. To me, they have presented little but Horror - to many they will seem less terrible than barroques. Hereafter, perhaps, some intellect may be found which will reduce my phantasm to the common-place - some intellect more calm, more logical, and far less excitable than my own, which will perceive, in the circumstances I detail with awe, nothing more than an ordinary succession of very natural causes and effects.
...=>
 
ΓΑΛΙΔΕΩΝ ΠΡΟΜΑΧΟΥΣΑ ΒΕΡΝΗ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΤΥΩ
ΚΥΝΟΦΙΛΩΝ ΛΕΞΙΛΟΓΩΝ ΕΣΤΟΡΕΣΕ ΔΥΝΑΜΙΝ
 
Δαεμάνε, ξέχασες να επισυνάψεις τον απαιτούμενο χρόνο για να (ξανα)δούμε τις ταινίες. Νιαρρρρρρρ.
 

daeman

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Staff member
Δαεμάνε, ξέχασες να επισυνάψεις τον απαιτούμενο χρόνο για να (ξανα)δούμε τις ταινίες. Νιαρρρρρρρ.
Άσε, Θέμη, there's not enough time to swing a cat :s:


If looks can kill, I ham dead now.
 

daeman

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Staff member
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Charles Mingus Cat Toilet Training Program

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First, you must train your cat to use a home-made cardboard litter box, if you have not already done so. (If your box does not have a one-piece bottom, add a cardboard that fits inside, so you have a false bottom that is smooth and strong. This way the box will not become soggy and fall out at the bottom. The grocery store will have extra flat cardboards which you can cut down to fit exactly inside your box.)

Be sure to use torn up newspaper, not kitty litter. Stop using kitty litter. (When the time comes you cannot put sand in a toilet.)

Once your cat is trained to use a cardboard box, start moving the box around the room, towards the bathroom. If the box is in a corner, move it a few feet from the corner, but not very noticeably. If you move it too far, he may go to the bathroom in the original corner. Do it gradually. You've got to get him thinking. Then he will gradually follow the box as you move it to the bathroom. (Important: if you already have it there, move it out of the bathroom, around, and then back. He has to learn to follow it. If it is too close to the toilet, to begin with, he will not follow it up onto the toilet seat when you move it there.) A cat will look for his box. He smells it.

2

Now, as you move the box, also start cutting the brim of the box down, so the sides get lower. Do this gradually.

Finally, you reach the bathroom and, eventually, the toilet itself. Then, one day, prepare to put the box on top of the toilet. At each corner of the box, cut a little slash. You can run string around the box, through these slashes, and tie the box down to the toilet so it will not fall off. Your cat will see it there and jump up to the box, which is now sitting on top of the toilet (with the sides cut down to only an inch or so.)

Don't bug the cat now, don't rush him, because you might throw him off. Just let him relax and go there for awhile-maybe a week or two. Meanwhile, put less and less newspaper inside the box.

3

One day, cut a small hole in the very center of his box, less than an apple-about the size of a plum-and leave some paper in the box around the hole. Right away he will start aiming for the hole and possibly even try to make it bigger. Leave the paper for awhile to absorb the waste. When he jumps up he will not be afraid of the hole because he expects it. At this point you will realize that you have won. The most difficult part is over.

From now on, it is just a matter of time. In fact, once when I was cleaning the box and had removed it from the toilet, my cat jumped up anyway and almost fell in. To avoid this, have a temporary flat cardboard ready with a little hole, and slide it under the toilet lid so he can use it while you are cleaning, in case he wants to come and go, and so he will not fall in and be scared off completely. You might add some newspaper up there too, while you are cleaning, in case your cat is not as smart as Nightlife was.

4

Now cut the box down completely until there is no brim left. Put the flat cardboard, which is left, under the lid of the toilet seat, and pray. Leave a little newspaper, still. He will rake it into the hole anyway, after he goes to the bathroom. Eventually, you can simply get rid of the cardboard altogether. You will see when he has got his balance properly.

Don't be surprised if you hear the toilet flush in the middle of the night. A cat can learn how to do it, spurred on by his instinct to cover up. His main thing is to cover up. If he hits the flush knob accidentally and sees that it cleans the bowl inside, he may remember and do it intentionally.

Also, be sure to turn the toilet paper roll around so that it won't roll down easily if the cat paws it. The cat is apt to roll it into the toilet, again with the intention of covering up- the way he would if there were still kitty litter.

It took me about three or four weeks to toilet train my cat, Nightlife. Most of the time is spent moving the box very gradually to the bathroom. Do it very slowly and don't confuse him. And, remember, once the box is on the toilet, leave it a week or even two. The main thing to remember is not to rush or confuse him.

41596_12328480814_588_q.jpg Good luck. Charles Mingus


Pussy Cat Dues - Charles Mingus Septet

Jimmy Knepper (trombone), John Handy (clarinet), Booker Ervin, Curtis Porter (tenor sax), Horace Parlan (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)

Η αυτοβιογραφία του όμως είχε τίτλο Beneath The Underdog, που μεταφράστηκε «Χειρότερα κι από σκυλιά». :whistle:
 

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bernardina

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ΓΑΛΙΔΕΩΝ ΠΡΟΜΑΧΟΥΣΑ ΒΕΡΝΗ ΔΙΑΔΙΚΤΥΩ
ΚΥΝΟΦΙΛΩΝ ΛΕΞΙΛΟΓΩΝ ΕΣΤΟΡΕΣΕ ΔΥΝΑΜΙΝ

Ου γαρ είει με καθεύδειν το των κυνοφίλων* τρόπαιον!http://lexilogia.gr/forum/showthread.php?9184-Τα-κυνόλεκτα :devil:

*αλλά και τα των συστερικών τε και ιπποπροσώπων τοιαύτα, οσαύτως!:D




Έλα μωρέ, χρειάζονταν και τα γατούνια ένα νηματάκι. :eek::wub: Μη δίνεις σημασία σ' αυτό! Είναι της προπαγάνδας...
 

Elsa

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Έτσι προσπάθησα, αλλά όταν έβαζα το url μου έδινε μήνυμα λάθους κι όταν ανέβαζα το gif από το δίσκο μου, το έδειχνε σαν ακίνητη εικόνα. Κάτι λάθος κάνω, αλλά τι;
 

bernardina

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Έτσι προσπάθησα, αλλά όταν έβαζα το url μου έδινε μήνυμα λάθους κι όταν ανέβαζα το gif από το δίσκο μου, το έδειχνε σαν ακίνητη εικόνα. Κάτι λάθος κάνω, αλλά τι;

Πρέπει να ξετσεκάρεις το τετραγωνάκι που έχει κάτω αριστερά. (Retrieve remote file and reference locally)
 
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