Thursday, February 28, 2008

Thursday Thirteen: Egypt

Friday, our humans leave for Egypt. Our mom is very interested in ancient Egyptian history, and she is really looking forward to seeing the Pyramids, the Valley of the Kings, numerous ancient Egyptian temples, and other sites.

We think we should be allowed to go with them! So here are 13 reasons why we should be allowed to go to Egypt with our humans.

  1. The ancient Egyptians were among the first people to domesticate cats, so we want to see where it all started!

  2. The ancient Egyptians worshipped cats - we want to visit the place where people knew that we deserved to be worshipped!

  3. We want to see the ancient temples of Bast and Bastet, the cat goddess.

  4. We want to see all the cat mummies!

  5. The desert is one giant sandbox!

  6. We are Sphynx, so we want to see the Great Sphinx. (Note the difference in spelling. Sphynx are a breed of hairless cats. Sphinx are the statues with the body of a cat and the head of a human, common in ancient Egypt and ancient Greece.)

  7. We want to see some ancient Egyptian cat statues. The Sphynx breed was named by a cat show judge, who said that we reminded him of the cat statues he had seen in Egypt. So we want to see these statues that our breed was named after.

  8. Our humans won't be able to sleep at night without us curled up next to them.

  9. Our mom will be worried about us the whole time they are gone, and that's not healthy.

  10. We've never been on a plane before, and we think it would be a great adventure!

  11. Merlin has never been in a foreign country. (I, Dragonheart, went to Switzerland with my humans, so I've been outside of Germany.)

  12. We both love the sun, and there is lots of sun in Egypt!

  13. Although we will be sharing a large, private room in a luxury cat hotel, where we will be well looked after, we are going to miss our humans.

51 comments

goldenshade said...

How exciting!!!!!! I know you'll miss them and they probably won't sleep one wink without you two beside them but a luxury cat hotel. Wow!!!! Keep lots of notes and report later about it all!! I want to live vicariously through you two!!!

~Goldie

Daisy said...

Oh, Egypt sounds very exotic and interesting. I think you are very right: you should be allowed to go, too. How long are they going to be gone? I hope you have a fun stay at your luxury cat hotel.

snowforest said...

Yup we agree you oughta go with them. Visit all those historic sites and our kitty forefathers!

Parker said...

Wow! I'd want to go too! I would love to see where it all started for us cats!
ps - We do think you are beautiful - and no matter how much we tease Rudy about his upcoming grooming, we do know that bald is beautiful! We just aren't sure how beautiful it's gonna be on the Rudster!

Maggy & Zoey said...

We think "while the humans are away, the cats should play"... so in light of the fact that they have refused to take you along on their soon-to-be-fabulous and exotic vacation... the two of you should just make them jealous by having a fabulous time at the cat luxury hotel and treat yourselves to all kinds of special things.
And by the way: we think you are both quite beautiful... I, Zoey, am upset that my sister does not seem to know who I am... but I did look in the mirror yesterday and said to myself, "ah yes, bald is beautiful"... besides, the Dad in this house is bald, and he'd be upset if we spoke out against beautiful baldness. One other thing, the Zoolatry Human says I now feel like velvet, like butter, so amazingly soft and smooth; she rather loves to caress me. It's just not the normal thing for me, so I do get a wee bit upset at being "not me" just now. I have nothing to groom! So... all of you, two footed and four footed, have a wonderful vacation holiday... we luvs Dragonheart and Merlin. After all, Yul Brynner was quite bald, and he was a KING.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Wow, that sounds like a marvelous trip. Mom enjoys watching TV shows about Egypt, abd has been to museums with Egyptian exhibits, but has never thought about actually going there for a visit. She's hoping your humans will bring back some pictures to share!

Gattina said...

Oh that's wonderful for your humans ! It's such a beautiful and interesting place. I have been there 8 times already and last time in November last year where I visited again Luxor and surroundings. If you want to see some pictures they are here
and I am sure you will also spend nice holidays if you can stay together, what I suppose !

Nermal, Nico, Virgil, and Maggie said...

Thank you for all the wonderful Egyptian facts. Wow, we are so excited for your beans!! Now Mom and Dad want to go, ehehe. Our mom says she empathizes with your mom, cause she worries so much about leaving us to go somewhere too. We'll all be here sending our purrs to make sure that while they're away, both of you will be just fine!

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Isis said...

Not to mention the fact that you have friends who've got Egyptian names and are thought to be descendants of the cats of Ancient Egypt?! Though I currently think being related to a pair of famous movie stars is cooler... ;)

Millie said...

I agree with you. I would love to visit Egypt.

Monty Q. Kat said...

You can't go??? Aren't cats worshipped there? And they aren't going to bring you?

Expat said...

Dragonheart, I feel so sad for you. Egypt is a very nice place for traveler like you. Your human should not do like this. Specially with Merlin.

Forty Paws said...

Those are perfectly great reasons why you should be allowed to go with your humans.

Luf, Us

michico*Adan said...

Michico wants to go to Egypt so badly. That is one of her biggest dream~!!!!
I hope one day you could go~! It will be the best travel!

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

I LOVE Bast, the cat goddess. I have a statuette of her in my family room. My kitties sleep next to her, she protects them. She's a goddess of motherhood and she did a great job.

Your people are going to have an amazing time!!! Plus, the food is great.

Princess said...

Lucky beans that they get to go to Egypt. Mom wants to go there!

I will not worry about you two. you have each other and that is such a good thing. Buddies are so precious, and you two are my special friends!

Happy travels to your mom and dad!

The Furry Kids said...

They are going to the land of the Sphinx and they're not taking you guys?! We are not happy about this news. A cat hotel is ok, but it's not Egypt!

Kaze, Latte, & Chase said...

Wow, your humans get to visit the BEST places!! I'm glad that you get your own suite at a pet hotel, it will be nice for you to be together. But you totally should go with them. Just bring some sunscren!

Kaze

Tybalt said...

I agree that you guys should definitely be allowed to go with your humans. How could they NOT take you to Egypt?

My mommy wanted me to tell your humans that she is jealous of their trip, and she can't wait to hear all about it when they get back . . . because she knows they are going to share some great stories with you guys!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Egypt sounds like it will be very fun. I like the sand. We will look forward to what your person learns about such an enlightened society as to worship cats (although there were a few less savory things that happened--did you know that in the British Museum they say some of the cat mummy cats were killed so they could be buried with their masters?)

Junior said...

I think all cats should be able to visit Egypt! That is very cool that your beans get to go.

I do hope you have a good stay at the luxury cat hotel. Meowm is kinda looking for one of those for me for when she goes on vacation in May.

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Egypt sounds like a very cool place to visit. They should take you along too so you can see all the neat stuff. I'm sure you will be well cared for at the luxury cat hotel!

catsynth said...

Very exciting. We'd love to visit Egypt!

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I read something recently that said that cats may have been domesticated over 9,000 years ago, and not by the Egyptians. However, no one is arguing that domestic house cats as we know then came from the Egyptian wild cat stalk. I need to look up that article and post it, it was pretty interesting.

Scooby, Shaggy & Scout said...

The sun and giant sandbox sound so wonderful!
Tell your mom & dad we expect lots of pictures!

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

I hope they have a very good time in Egypt. It sounds like a very exciting trip. I hope they take lots of pictures of the Sphinx, too.

meemsnyc said...

Oooh have fun in Egypt. We are so jealous, we want to go too!! Post some photos when you get back, we'd love to see them.

Skeeter, LC, and Ayla said...

That's too bad ya wont be goin ta Egypt wif yer Beins. They'll be missin you both though, we are sure.

We hope the cat hotel is as luxerious as promised. They sure better gif ya lots a treats an attention when the return!

Sunny's Mommy said...
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Sunny's Mommy said...

Oh no :( I'm so sorry they'll be leaving you to go on a trip. A trip that you two really want to go on also.

At least now you have each other. So I hope you won't be as lonely.

Queen Snickers and Empress said...

So cools is going to Egypt! ME would want go too! Me wants to see my ansestors pictures on da walls! Course airplane ride not so funs unless u goes first classes. :(
~ Empress

The Meezers said...

How 'aciting!! HAF FUN!!!

PB & J said...

Oooh that sounds like an exciting trip - too bad you're not going with them. The luxury cat hotel sounds like a good vacation too though...

Mickey said...

Egypt!!!!! Oh wow! Mom is jealous,heehee I think you & Merlin should be going too!! We cannot wait to see the pictures and hear about the trip!!!!
Darn it! You should be going too :) !!!!
Purrs Mickey

Pixel said...

My mom is so Jealous it is a dream of hers to go to egypt

Derby said...

Bummer that you don't get to go along. Hope they bring you good stuff home. Like a Bast!

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

Those are excellent reasons, and of course you absolutely should go. But, you forgot one of the most important reasons. The people of Egypt should not be deprived of getting to meet you two handsome boys. We sure hope you get to go! Purrrrrrrs!

The Devil Dog said...

Oh wow, your parents are getting to go to all sorts of neat places. Mom would love to go to Egypt. Tell your beans to enjoy it for her, too.

Roxy

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Luxury hotel, huh? Can yoo order room service, massawjes, cable moovies? If yoo can yoo should, and invite all of da blogosphere over fur parties in yoor room! Dat would teach dem to leave yoo and not take yoo on vacation with dem.

Chairman Mao said...

Oh wowie kazowie, how ecksiting! Egypt sounds like a superduper place to visit. Anyplace where kitties were worshipped has gotta be a great place! I hope yur beans have a fabyoolus time! And we can't wait to see pickshures!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Camie's Kitties said...

We are so sorry that your humans are going to be leaving you. That isn't fair, especially because you are sphynx. You should go to the country your name was inspired by. We hope they have fun, but miss you lots.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Oh wow! How fabulous, that your beans are going to Egypt! I hope they have a marvelous time. I know you will miss them and they will miss you, but they will have so many wonderful things to share with you when they get back -- and we Ballicai can't wait to see pictures!

Have a safe and fun trip, Merlin and Dragonheart's beans!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

Lux said...

The one place in the world my mom most wants to visit is Egypt! We hope your beans have a fantastic time!

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The most thing that i am interested on Ancient Egypt are the Pyramid and the encryption of languages. Hope your mom gonna love the tour. And create some post after they return with the information of Egypt.

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Chris Stormer said...

Some times it happens that our parents are going somewhere and we also wanted to go with them but they are not ready to take us with them. We try a lot to convince them but they don’t agree. Then we give some reasons and sometimes they agree with us and take us with them.