To Cat Or Not To Cat

…that is the question…that Gareth Morgan is asking of us….

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….Gareth Morgan can be found here…

http://garethsworld.com/catstogo/

…he’s got a point, but maybe could’ve been a little more subtle…

… A. Kittys’ got his number.

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Orokonui Ecosanctuary On A Wet Day

…what better use of a wet day than going somewhere with an umbrella…

…and having it pretty much to yourselves…

…especially when you are approached by endangered species like the Takahe…

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…sure look tasty , but there aren’t that many left, so they’re off the menu…

…the counter staff said we would of been lucky to see one, let alone be approached by two!!!…

…my good friend Dee is a critter magnet….

…I won’t bore you with lots of grainy, rain soaked piccys of native song birds (apart from the ones of Dee below)…but I’ll say that it has been a couple of years since we went up there and it is amazing to see what “predator-free” has done to bird population as well as what the lack of “four-legged-grazers” has done to the undergrowth…

…New Zealand, the way it used to be…

…(except for the steps, Dee, & the umbrella)…

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…damn glad I’ve got stuff like this in my back yard…

…if you’re in the neighbourhood, check it out…

http://www.orokonui.org.nz

…then come down the shop and buy a record!

Free Licence In Every Box

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….mmmm….Cardboardies.

…Oh!…almost forgot…Sundays post coincided with a whole year of being registered with wordpress…and after 400 some posts …and over 170 pieces of finished art….I think I’m here for awhile….thank y’all for stopping by and continuing to “like” & comment…..

…now…. where’s my cake?

Last Minute Wedding Gits

…was accosted last week by these be-suited ragamuffins…

…off to a wedding they were…or a was it a bank heist?…

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…anyway… that wasn’t enough of an excuse to excuse them from “Dunedin-muscians-in-red-wigs” duty…

…last seen heading up the North East Valley in vintage buses…

…possibly off to Bethunes Gully for an outdoor ceremony…

…it pissed down 29 minutes later.

No Octopi Featured

…but a largely water based theme running through out these classic Maori folk tales…

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…love those Sixties illustrations…

..is 4 the whole set?…

…where’s a “trainspotter” when you need one.

What If

…Jesus were suddenly attacked by a giant octopus…

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…would he be able to defend himself with his special death-ray hands…

…or would that be un-chistian of him with St Francis day just past and all?…

…(it occurred to me while doodling for the tryptic series of a couple of weeks ago that the hand position Jesus is often portrayed as holding could be tipped on its side & used to represent a hand gun…like we did way back in school  when we couldn’t find an appropriate stick… and being as how he’s Jesus, he’d be able to shoot fire out the tips of his fingers…

…it would probably smell of brimstone…

…”pew” is a time honoured vocal imitation of a gun firing in NZ…

…and before the regulars ask….yes, I ran with this idea…

…see you back here tomorrow…).

Hump Day

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…five things at once today….no time for witty repartee and rejoinders, witty or otherwise, are definitely off the menu…

….um…take your animals to church.

I’m Game If You Are

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…with the recent influx of “followers” I feel it wise to point out that if you’re are finding these strips a bit “in-jokey”, you can see them all in reverse chronological order by scrolling to the bottom of the page and hitting “UK Toons” in the list of categories….

…this has been a public service announcement.