Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cat-o-bar-roo

Oooh...how time flies. It was last weekend when we were in Kota Bharu (new spelling = title) and I haven't finished telling stories from there. Better late than never, eh?

Anyway, I think all strays at the market came out in full force to welcome us. And they willingly pose for my resident pawpawrazzi.

I believe this chap had just had his meal of the day that some hoomans kindly gave.
Look carefully. I believe it's a tuxie kitten that this boy was concentrating on, rather than his trade.
Mr "Black-is-Beautiful" has an enviable job....let's zoom out a bit.......
Aaahhh....can we trust him to guard those treasures from the sea?
Black-and-White beauty snoopervising....
She must be salivating at her "chargers" - those delectable dried fish and steamed crackers...
This tuxie won't budge....
...from the front tyre of our rental for the day...
...cheeky! So, we had some drinks at a stall nearby while waiting for HRH to move away...
Angelina's note: We saw a courting couple that deserves an entry of their own...teeheehee...also thanks to HRH Monyet King for coming up with the new spelling of Kota Bharu. His version: cat-o-baru. Our version: cat-o-bar-roo (the last bit shows my Aussie origin). purrr...meow!

25 comments:

Kitcaboodles said...

Those cats certainly know a good spot to hang out!

Katnip Lounge said...

If we worked in a fish market we'd be fat as a bear!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Kitcaboodles,
They certainly do. Cats are clever. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Katnip Lounger,
We'll be living the fat cat lifestyle as well. purrr...meow!

Monyet King said...

mintak royalty sikit.... for the new spelling of the town's name

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Your Royal Monyetness,
No royalty for you...but wang ehsan ada, mau ka? purr...meow!

Au and Target said...

Love the new spellings: let's put a motion forward in parliament. Efurry town should be a catty town!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Au, Target & Guido,
I agree with you 500%!!!! The Sarawakians should get an award for getting it right all these years. Kuching is the epitome of a catty town. It should be the role model for all. From now on, I'm calling KL Kuala Lumpurrrr...meow!

CaroScat said...

Love Cat-o-bar-roo spelling. Austin has headed off for the fish market in Holyhead based on your post. I expect he will be a fat cat when he returns lol x

jul said...

awesome "cat-o - bar- oo"! abes tergigit lidah nak menyebutnyae

tireless mom said...

Cat-o-bar-roo, that is really cute. Ingat kan somethg to do with Kangaroo!

meowwmania said...

alhamdulillah suka tgk org2 berniaga ni tak lokek kongsi rezeki dgn bebudak bulus :)

Brad said...

It's good to see well fed kitties.
Adorable ! And all that seafood, yum!
Brad

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Caro,
Holy cow! Austin has gone to Holyhead market? We purray he'll be a fat cat soon. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Jul,
If I were ruler of the world, I'll change the names of all towns in the world. How does Cat-o-can-a-ball-loo sound? purr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Yatt,
You're almost right. The "roo" is because I came from the land of the kangaroo. purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Aunty Meoww,
Diaorang sedar yang bebudak bulus ni akan mendoakan mereka supaya murah rezeki, kan? purrr...meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Heya Brad,
Oh yess....all that seafood... purrr...meow!

aby said...

thats one of the reason why people like to let go cat in the market area. plenty of food around for mieow survival ..

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Uncle Aby,
Well, that's what we saw. The cats may look scruffy but they were all fat. purrr....meow!

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

It's a good life for cats, just like the ones I see in fishing villages. They are well-fed and they have their freedom and friends. There are not many cars around to pose a major threat to them.

Sandy said...

so many stray cats :( , well... glad to know they have lots of fishes to munch.
Haha i thought cat-o-bar-roo is some aboriginal or Maori name

Cat-from-Sydney said...

CO78,
If they stay within the market's compound, it's OK. But quite busy outside. Not everyone will wait for a cat to move away (like us) before driving off. purrr....meow!

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Tante Sandy,
I've given the town an Aussie sounding name. How about jack-car-ta for your city? har har har...ooops... purrr...meow!

Sandy said...

sounds good hahaha :D