Friday, January 18, 2008

Tasha - Formerly Feral

Hello kitties and others, it's Tasha here. I thought that I'd try a "glamour" shot today in honour of Formerly Feral Friday. Let me know what you think...
We've been a bit quiet here this week 'cos Mum wasn't feeling so good. Gypsy and I really put in the purrs, and she's feeling better now.
Now a few of you wondered how much Gypsy and I liked watching the Australian Open tennis on TV. Speaking for myself, I don't mind a game of "chasing the little people across the screen" every so often. Tennis is good for that, along with numerous animal programs. Loud noises are also good for getting my attention, and some of the tennis players go all out with weird 'grunts' as they hit the ball. Gypsy generally becomes very geezer-like in front of the TV, decides he has to conserve energy and "views" most of the tennis through his closed eyelids.
Today (Friday 18 January) was a big day for young Aussie giant killer Casey Dellacqua when she beat yet another seeded player, #18 Amelie Mauresmo in the 3rd round. That was after she beat #15 seed Patty Schnyder in the 2nd round. Mum says that's great 'cos it's nice to see someone start really believing in themselves, especially when that someone is an Aussie.
Serena and Venus Williams have both been playing well, Maria Sharapova sent former champ Lindsay Davenport packing, and Justine Henin has come here hungry this year. It looks like it's going to be tough, whoever ends up winning the women's title.
On the men's side, Lleyton Hewitt is still flying the Aussie flag in the singles, but he'll have a tough match on Saturday when he comes up against Cypriot Marcos Baghdatis.
Roger Federer has been in pretty devasting form so far - he hasn't even looked looked like losing a set, let alone a match. Rafael Nadal has also been playing well, but Sir Roger's going to be very tough to beat. American Andy Roddick's having a tough time against German Philipp Kohlscheiber at the moment, but Mum thinks he'll come through. In case you're wondering, Mum's a bit of a sports nerd, so we're watching quite a bit of tennis this fortnight.
I've got to go now 'cos I'm exhausted from all this typing...Ciao kitties.

***2.00 AM Melbourne Time Update - Mum was wrong - Philipp Kohlscheiber did end up beating Andy Roddick in 5 sets, 8-6 in the fifth set.***

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16 comments:

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

That is a lovely glamour shot, Tasha. :) Very pretty! Sorry to hear your mom wasn't feeling well - glad that she's doing better now.

Have a good weekend!

Tybalt said...

Phew . . . that's a lot of tennis watching, Tasha!

Beautiful glamour shot! My sisters will be jealous. ;)

I'm glad your mommy is better!

Kelly Cat said...

You look lovely today, Tasha!

Hope your Mum is feeling back to normal soon...

Captain Jack and Sir Dante said...

We think your glamour shot is very nice. You look quite lovely!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a perfect glamor shot. I think you have captured your effect very nicely.

Daisy said...

Tasha, that is a beautiful glamour shot! It almost looks like you are floating a little bit.

DEBRA said...

Gypsy

That is a lovely lovely picture of you. We think you should do more glamour pictures.

Purrs

Abby

Artsy Catsy said...

Tasha you are SO glamorous! We like to chase little people across the screen, too, especially when we can get close enough to touch them

Purrs,
Rocky

Eric and Flynn said...

You look furry glammerus in your pikchur Tasha. We hope your mum is soon feeling better.

JB's Big World said...

Thanks for visiting me! It is really nice to meet you!!
--JB

Team Tabby said...

Tasha, your glamour shot is....well, glamourous! You and Gypsy are both great looking kitties. Thank you for dropping by our blog and introducing yourselves. Guess it's summer where you are.....winter here.
Hope your mom is feeling better.

Moe & Mindy

Diamond said...

thank you for visiting my blog Tasha and Gypsy. It is exciting to meet some other cat bloggers from Australia. I have made you an
award of Bloggers of the World. You can pick it up from my blog.

Tesla said...

what a pretty picture of you!

Christine and FAZ said...

We love tennis in our house (especially as we live in Wimbledon) so we've been watching as many of the highlights as we can. FAZ

muffinmidi said...

My mommy is a big tennis fan, too.
We don't have cable, so we've just seen highlights on television. She likes Davenport and Roddick and the Williams sisters. Venus an Serena don't live too far from us.
Thanks fo visitig me blog.

moshix2/aka: sachie said...

Hai guys. Me hope your mum feelz better nows. You can lick hrr and put hands on hrr face and puurrr where she hurts make her good. What iz tenniz? is it yummy?