I read somewhere ages ago that cat's only meow at humans and it stuck in my mind.
Therefore when the question came up on 'The Chase' I got it correct.
Tom at home and Bradley on the Chase were not aware of this and I'm sure not many people are.
The cat's meow is her way of communicating with people. ... Meowing is an interesting vocalization in that adult cats don't actually meow at each other, just at people. Kittens meow to let their mother know they're cold or hungry, but once they get a bit older, cats no longer meow to other cats.
Willow one of our cats follows me around all day meowing, it would be touching if it was't so irritating as I don't know what she's trying to say.
I have a fairly old Epson xp215 printer that is a bit temperamental but is still working.
The good thing about this printer is that I can buy new cartridges from Ebay at a smidgen the price that the proper cartridges cost and they work perfectly.
£35.48 for 4 Correct cartridges.
£10.99 for 14 Ebay compatible cartridges.
I have been using these for several years with no detrimental effects on the printer.
Of course there is a little box that pops up tells me that I am not using the correct ones but I ignore it.
This printer is upstairs together with my old desktop along with my craft stuff but sometimes when I am downstairs on my other (how lucky am I to have 2 desktop computer's, lol) I want to print downstairs.
So I bought a relatively cheap printer for downstairs thinking that I could again get cheap ink.
Oh no, I cannot find compatible ink anywhere and am not prepared to pay an arm and a leg for the recommended stuff.
The manufacturers have cottoned on and are making it difficult to find compatible ink for the new printers.
So I connected the upstairs one to WIFI but am having all sorts of trouble.
Sometimes it behaves and sometimes it doesn't, causing me to keep going upstairs to see what is happening.
Thank goodness for a stair lift or I might possibly have expired by now, lol
Why is printer ink so expensive?
Because they know that we can't do without it .
Finally, thank you for all the lovely comments yesterday.
I know we are not the only one's coping with problems and life isn't easy when you are 'mature' and have various bits falling off. lol
I was surprised when reading comments on the last post about catnip that some people did not know the effect it has on cats.
I found this piece on the internet that explains it fully.
A cat's behavior can change dramatically when they are introduced to catnip. ... Catnip also seems to make most cats more playful and more interested in toys. After a certain amount of time, cats under the influence of catnip seem to calm down and get sluggish and sleepy. Catnip has been found to be relatively harmless.
I do not give it to them often simply because of the effect but I took the box out of the drawer to put a bit in the crochet mouse and they were there like a shot, lol
Wish is worked on humans, we could both roll about having fun and then zonk out, lol