Friday, December 24, 2010

Prof Dr Angelina's Xmas Speech

Ladies and Gentlemen, felines and canines, and all other creatures of the world,
First of all, let us sing Happy Birthday. Ready?

Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday to me
Happy Birthday Angelina Jolie
Happy Birthday to me!!!!!

*claps*

Thank you...thank you.

On this auspicious day, I want to wish you all Merry Christmas, joy to the world, peace on earth, blah blah blah blah.
Someone erected this tree in my neighbourhood. Nice, eh? 
Secondly, I'd like you all to reflect on what gift you've bought for your loved ones. I hope it's something meaningful....like a kitten or a puppy. However, such gifts come with great responsibility.
We saw these kittens for sale at a neighbourhood petshop. Cute but they come with tremendous responsibility.
Consider these:
1. Do you, as the giver, have enough knowledge about the animal you're giving to another? This is to make sure you can answer questions that may be asked by a precocious child.
2. Is the recipient of an age where animal care is not a burden? It's important to get the parents' consent as they may end up as the carer.
3. Can the recipient afford to take good care of the animals? Well, vets are not cheap, as well as food, litter and toys.
4. Can the recipient afford the time to spend in the company of the animal? It would be hard on a puppy if it ends up with a master that prefers Wii or XBox than walking the dog.
5. Have you done enough research on the mental health of the recipient? It's very painful to hear of cases where pets become victims of abuse.

Ladies and Gentlemen,
Remember, most of these animals are helpless against humans. Even in cases where animals attack humans, most times it's because they were provoked in the first place.

So, if you hesitate when you see that cute kitten, think whether you should purchase that living being or just get a plush toy. After all, the plushies come in many shapes and sizes now, and they don't need to be fed.

That's all for today. Thank you for listening.

Once again, Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to ME!!!!! purrrr.....meow!


Mama, am I getting birthday or Xmas pressies?

28 comments:

Pi Bani said...

*yawn*
(oh, I always yawn during any speech... probably even mine if I have to give one!)

masterwordsmith said...

Dear Angelina

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Merry Christmas to you! Mine is tomorrow :-). Take care and have a blast!

Salam

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pi,
That's it. Zero marks for you for sleeping in my class. purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Paula,
I hope I will. We have parties to attend! purrrr.....meow!

Mr Puddy said...

Happy Birthday Dear Angelina and Merry Christmas to all of you and your lovely family

xxxxxxxx
Puddy

Caren Gittleman said...

HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Thank you for that most important post!

(((((hugs))))

Nana said...

Nice lecture Prof!
It's a problem everywhere. In Japan, they have found tarantula, vipers and rare species fishes in the river that were not originally from Japan due to some irresponsible pet owners. They have even found garfish in the river. Sad, sad...

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Mr Puddy,
Here's wishing you lovely weather and Merry Christmas in Melbourne. purrrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Caren,
((((HUGS)))) to you and Cody too. purrrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Nana,
To all irresponsible people out there, I hope you'll get your just dessert. That's why I also advise people that if you are really set on getting a pet, purrrlease adopt from SPCA or rescue a stray. purrrr....meow!

Madam Tai Tai No More said...

It's no fun sharing a birthday with another special day in the year. I bet you that you are just going to get one gift that covers both celebrations. :-)

Happy Birthday sweet Angelina Jolie and Merry Christmas!

Monyet King said...

5 very valid questions. Having a pet is a major responsibility, which many conveniently forget. They also forget to teach their children about this responsibility. Glad that you brought this up.

I amsterdam said...

Happy birthday to you Angie :D

Have u received any christmas present from your mama? Hmmm... NO?? No wonder, I read somewhere on the internet that cats are least likely to receive christmas presents however clever they are... unlike dogs. But I'm sure you have a nice day, :D

Pat said...

Happy birthday, cutie-pie! I hope you had a good time at Christmas, and that you got both birthday and christmas pressies!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Gina,
But Mama also buy me pressies whenever she feels like it. It could be her birthday but I get the presents instead. So, it's not an issue even if she doesn't buy me a birthday present. But she has. purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
I'm just doing my duty as a citizen of the world. Now is a bad time for the good people at RSPCA as people just dump animals with no excuse. purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Mother of Ilham,
That's because a cat is the greatest gift a human can ever have. Ask my Mama. purrrr.....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Aunty Pat,
Yeah...we went to two parties today and came back late. Oh...we got pressies too. purrrr....meow!

Lady of Leisure said...

Dear Angelina,
Happy birthday to u.. wish u all the happiness in the world... lots of love from Arri and Molly! Meowwwwwww..! rrrr rrr rrrr hehe

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Arri & Molly,
Thank you....thank you... best wishes to you and your mom too. purrrr....meow!

Wan Sharif said...

Du'as and istighfars for Angelina to always be blessed with good health and be awarded with strong Iradah to succeed in all her future undertaking.. blah blah blah...

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday n Merry Christmas to you, lovely cat. Don't eat too much.. Maintain, Ok..?

Mak Nda

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Ayoh Wang,
Thank you! Thank you! blah blah blah.... purrr....meow!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Dear Mak Nda,
I'll try not to be like Pingu, OK? purrr....meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Someone should print out your X'mas speech and post it as notices outside all pet stores and pet markets. Pets aren't expendable and they're not toys! I wish more people were as wise as you, Prof. Dr. Ange!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Oh and a very happy birthday and meowy kismet to you!

Cat-in-Sydney said...

CO78,
Thank your for your compliments. Oh yes....I am the wisest feline in the world. Woohoo! purrr....meow!

tireless mom said...

Happy belated birthday Angelina. Sorry I missed your birthday, sob sob. I was purring away in the Lion City. Should have gotten you birthday and Xmas pressies kan. Can postpone to next year's one or not?