Secret Scotland

If it's secret, and in Scotland…

Rain don’t keep meeces away

After a few days’ respite, it looks as if curiosity killed the mouse this morning, and they’re back.

Although I’m hardly suggesting they were ever away, just not trying to get in.

We’re rather soggy at the moment, with more rain than we’ve seen in a while, and I wondered if would keep the little invaders away – clearly not.

No pic evidence of this morning’s catch – our garden bin collection was on the way (we have a selection of wheelie bins to segregate our assorted wastes into) and since I’m fed up digging graves I wanted to make sure I caught this collection since I had filled the bin and it was ready to go this morning.

However, it gives me a chance to include a pic I got from someone who was having a problem getting their ‘little friends’ to obligingly wander into the waiting traps, and they consulted a local ‘expert’ who advised the following.

Occult Mouse Trap

Occult Mouse Trap

I think…

I’ll pass on this one.

Many years spent watching education films produced by Hammer Films suggest this is actually more likely to conjure up a giant demon mouse, rather than attract any ordinary one to the trap!

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October 20, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Do what cat says – cat never lies

Spotted this variation on a pic that has been circulating for a while, and couldn’t resist pairing it with another.

Press here kid, will be fun” (cat said):

Will Be Fun Cat Said

Will Be Fun Cat Said

Did the cat’s conscience bother it afterwards?

You decide:

Bad Dog Vs Bad Cat

Bad Dog Vs Bad Cat

October 19, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | 2 Comments

Hurricane Ophelia – informational cat supplement

It’s windy out there…

Hurricane Cats

Hurricane Cats

Local weather post.

Windy Cat Post

Windy Cat Post

October 16, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Why cats have nine (more) lives

Thank (another) anonymous benefactor for this follow-up to a recent graffiti post.

Reminder (click for bigger):

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti

If the hint that came with it was accurate, then this is an example from the Netherlands.

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti 2

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti 2

September 29, 2017 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , , | Leave a comment

I stopped laughing (or crying) so you could start, at this attempt to make a pic

I really thought this was a joke when I first saw it, but then realised a news service (which shall remain nameless so I don’t get sued or something) must have given the newest minimum-wage intern, or work-experience student, or whatever they are called these days, the job of making a pic of a VW Scirocco that was apparently set on fire, or maybe even petrol-bombed, or something…

What they got was a pic of the street concerned with a random VW Scirocco pasted on top, with no attempt to match perspective or… anything! Looks more like a crash. It’s not even on the correct side of the road, but would be facing oncoming traffic.

Seriously, please try not to laugh too hard at this – I’d hate to be the cause of your first hernia, or maybe aggravating an old one.

Scirocco Over Google

Scirocco Over Google

September 20, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

When you’re handsome and you know it

Handsome boy

Handsome boy

Not my pic of course, and ‘Mom’s hand looks a bit rough.

September 8, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Cats – still the same after 100 years. Mr Peebody is still on patrol

The pic below may be modern, only found online last night, but it seems the spirit of the message is unchanged, even after 100 years of inspiration in the east end of Glasgow.

In this case, the scene is my grandfather’s newsagent’s shop (long long gone, but was in Fielden Street).

Business is carrying on as usual, until…

There’s a SCREAM from one of the female shoppers!

Once again, Mr Peebody had struck silently… and accurately… as she removes her shoe and pours out the cat pee which has run down her ankle and into her shoe.

She gives my grandfather a ‘piece of her mind’, but he just shrugs his shoulders and points out that it’s not his cat (it’s too lazy, and just sleeps on the nice warm piles of newspapers), and just happened to wander into the shop to do… it’s ‘business’.

The attacks were deadly as the slightly warm stream was not noticed at first. Victims only became aware of events after it had evaporated a little and started to cool , By then, it was too late,

Mr Peebody was either finished and already heading out the door, or was about to run like hell as soon as the scream came.

Apparently he didn’t confine his fun to the shop, and it seems he knew that a group of gossiping women in London Road would be too busy to notice his arrival (until it was too late), so the scream was often heard there too.

Mr Peebody

Mr Peebody

It’s nice to know the old traditions are being upheld today, even with variations:

Peed On The Hamster

Peed On The Hamster

September 8, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Why cats have nine lives

While you won’t find me supportive of graffiti or murals that are nothing more than vandalism of people’s property (whatever did happen to that Australian snot that vandalised a number of places in Glasgow and was threatened with deportation after trying to become famous as a graffiti artist – I never saw a follow-up in the news), I do have a soft spot for the fairly harmless and small cameos that pop-up in odd corners.

Sadly, this particular one was not spotted in Glasgow, probably not Scotland, or even the UK, but being a little gem on the them of cat humour (and quite clever) I couldn’t resist giving it a mention.

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti

Mouse Axe Cat Graffiti

Anonymous via a huge image sharing site.

September 7, 2017 Posted by | Civilian, photography | , , , | Leave a comment

Ask Grumpy Cat

Could be a regular feature – ‘Ask Grumpy Cat: Your Problems Solved’.

Actually this was just a coincidence, and these two pics happened to come up online in different places around the same time, yet they just seemed to be made to go together, so why not?

The Problem:

Cat Piglet Prob

Cat Piglet Prob

The Solution:

Piglet Prob Solved By Grumpy

Piglet Prob Solved By Grumpy

Seems legit:

August 31, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Cat power – covers more than the Internet

Another spooky coincidence…

After seeing yesterday’s ‘King of the Internet’ cartoon – another arrived that seems to suggest that cat’s influence extends just a tad further than that.

(I wonder if I am being used?)

Cats May Be Universal

Cats May Be Universal

I suppose it would depend on which one said “Take me to your leader”.

Or if the phase “This belly ain’t gonna rub itself” was uttered instead.

Sorry, but again this came cropped as seen, so I can’t offer credit to the creator, but it wasn’t me.

August 19, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

King of The Internet

King Of The Internet

Nice.

Pity whoever decided to share this little gem managed to crop out the signature or source.

Deserves proper credit.

August 18, 2017 Posted by | Uncategorized | , | Leave a comment

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