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Six things to do on a sunny Sunday! :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

What a wonderful day we had today! We had some lovely sunshine to remind us that Spring will soon be here! Though we do remember this time last year, when we had so much snow, it almost stopped us from going to one of our cat shows! We all know how the weather can be, so we can’t rule that out again, can we? πŸ˜†

 

But just in case you were twiddling your paws, and not really sure what to do to make the most of this fine weather, here’s Spot’s handy guide to six things you can do on a sunny Sunday!

 

First of all, you can take advantage of people going in and out of the back door more often and escape into the big garden! πŸ™‚

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I’m in the big garden! πŸ™‚

 

Of course, our Harry cat is allowed in the big garden all the time and loves to chill out!

 

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Chillin’

 

Maybe you’re more of a poseur… so how about showing off your profile for everyone to see?

 

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Is this my good side, do you think?

 

Or, if you’re feeling a bit more energetic, how about some ‘exercise’ on the treadmill?

 

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I think this is broken, it’s not going very fast πŸ˜‰

 

If you’re stuck indoors, you can always watch the birdies πŸ™‚

 

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Hello birdies!

 

Or… of all of the above is too much, how about you just sit there and look beautiful?

 

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Beautiful Lula!

 

We hope you all had a lovely Sunday too, my friends?

Take care!
Love from Spot

xxxxx

 

So many cat trees!

Β ~ This post is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend,Β Linda Carlisle Jenson. We were deeply saddened to learn of her unexpected passing. ~
~ Rest in peace, Linda ~

 

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Our weather still continues to be a bit naughty, most days are still quite windy and rainy – we hope that Spring will be here soon! But we were thinking that we are such lucky cats because even when the weather is bad, we still have so many wonderful places to hang out!

 

First of all, there is the very first cat tree that my mummy and daddy ever bought – long before any of us five were even born! It did have another bit on the top, but that has long since disappeared, it still makes a great place for us to sit on and either sleep or watch the world go by outside though!

 

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Two tiers for double sleeping!

 

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Or, we can fit on the top together! (at a push!)

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

Then, when we want something a little bigger, the second cat tree they bought is now also in the conservatory so it makes a great place to scratch on, play on, sleep on and of course watch the outside world on! It too has missing bits, but we don’t mind πŸ™‚

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz… x 2! πŸ™‚

 

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I think there’s quite a lot of sleeping going on around here! πŸ™‚

 

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Lula watching the birdies outside

 

But of course, for ultimate luxury, nothing beats our new Tigga Towers tree! It’s so comfy and there are lots of different places to chill out in or on!

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Robbie likes the platform with the squidgy bit in the middle!

 

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I quite like the hammock!

 

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Friday likes the squidgy platform too!

 

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Lula can look down on the world from the igloo!

 

And of course, when the weather gets a bit nicer, we also have lots of places in our cat garden to sit on!

 

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Just one of our cat garden platforms πŸ™‚

 

As I said at the beginning, I think we are very lucky cats indeed! πŸ™‚

 

Take lots of care, my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx

 

Bengal Cat World Advent Calendar – Day Twenty One

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Gosh! We’ve had a bit of an exciting day today at the cat show! I’ll write a full report tomorrow when my daddy has downloaded the photos – we’re a bit tired now as it was a long day πŸ˜†

 

Anyway, back to our advent calendar and here’s today’s pic! We’d just like to say that Harry as a kitten always was a messy chap! No matter how much he was cleaned, he always managed to look dirty! So he’s purrfectly happy and healthy in this pic, even though you may have thought otherwise at first glance! <3

 

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Baby Harry

 

You may have been able to guess the phrase which is…. “Having kittens“! This saying is used when someone has been very scared or anxious πŸ™‚ Of course, they didn’t literally have kittens… the phrase, like so many of the ones we have shared, has its origins in the mists of time long gone by! πŸ™‚

 

Years ago, when cats were associated with witchcraft and were considered all mysterious, women were actually worried sometimes that a spell had been put on them and they would have actual kittens instead of a baby! 😯 In fact, in the latter part of the 17th Century, a woman was in court in Scotland for trying to have an illegal abortion and her excuse was that she thought she had kittens in her tummy rather than a hoomin baby! What silly people! Us cats would never want to be born in such a way! πŸ˜†

 

Not long to go now until Christmas! And hopefully tomorrow you will get TWO blog posts! Our advent calendar AND our full show report! I’m going to be a very busy kitty indeed – better get a few catnaps in before then πŸ˜‰

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx

 

Bengal Cat World Advent Calendar – Day Six

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you’ve had a nice week, not long to go now until the weekend! Yay! My favourite day is Caturday πŸ™‚

 

If you’ve been following our blog recently, you’ll know that we’re doing a special daily Advent Calendar! Each day we’re exploring different feline phrases – finding out about their origin and sharing a pic to illustrate it πŸ™‚ Β Harry decided he wants to illustrate it today, though we think you’ll guess what it is quite easily πŸ™‚

 

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Harry on location πŸ™‚

 

You don’t need me to tell you that today’s phrase is put/set the catΒ among the pigeons! This is quite self-explanatory for its meaning: to say or do something that makes a lot of people very angry.

 

It’s thought it originates from colonial India when they would deliberately put cats into a dovecote and take bets to see how many birds the cat could catch with the swipe of a paw – that sounds like quite a lot of fun to me, but my mummy said they don’t do things like that any more as it’s quite cruel…. I suppose pigeons have feelings too! πŸ™‚

 

We hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see what phrase we share then!

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx

 

Ten things kitties shouldn’t do… But when did that stop us?

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you’ve had a lovely weekend, we’ve spent most of it indoors because the weather has just been quite damp and miserable. Β We do like being nice and snuggled indoors, like on the cuddle pics we share last time, but it does make us a bit bored and sometimes a bit naughty too!

 

So I thought I’d share with you my thoughts on ten things kitties shouldn’t do… but we do anyway! πŸ™‚

 

1. We shouldn’t climb into household appliances. This can be very dangerous so you should always check them before you switch them on.

 

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There’s nothing very exciting in here!

 

2. We shouldn’t bite our sister! πŸ™‚ Luckily I was a kitten and only had baby teeth at the time!

 

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Ouchie!

 

3. We shouldn’t stand on frozen ponds, we don’t know how thick the ice is, Robbie!

 

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I bet your feet are cold, Robbie!

 

4. We shouldn’t pull all the towels onto the floor and then use them as a bed to sleep on!

 

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Zzzzzz….. Zzzzzzz….

 

5. We shouldn’t escape into the big garden and then run around and not let our hoomins catch us! πŸ™‚

 

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Yee-ha! πŸ™‚

 

6. We shouldn’t have our back to the camera when our hoomins are trying to take a photo of us!

 

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Harry thinks this is his best side

 

7. We shouldn’t steal Daddy’s bit of the couch when he wants to sit down…

 

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I like this chair!

 

8. We shouldn’t try and sneak up on our friends when they’re up the tree!

 

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Scary Robbie

 

9. We shouldn’t go hunting for all the baby frogs and toads in the pond like little Friday loves to do!

 

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They’re all in there somewhere!

 

10. We shouldn’t attempt to mow the lawn

 

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C’mon Lula – we could do it together!

 

I’m sure there are lots more things your kitties do that they shouldn’t? Feel free to share in the comments πŸ™‚

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot xxxxx

 

12 of the Best Cuddle Pics

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Brrrrr…. It’s getting chillier by the day, and what better way is there to keep warm than to have a nice cuddle with a good friend? Or even a sister? πŸ˜†

 

Here’s twelve of my favourite snuggly cuddle pics from all of us in our World! We hope you enjoy them! πŸ™‚

 

First of all, we’ll go back a few years when Robbie was a little baby…

 

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Friday and Robbie smooching in the sunshine!

 

But his best friend is Harry and he loves a nice cuddle with him too!

 

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Chillin …

 

Now it’s our turn…. here’s Lula and me as babies

 

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Sweet and innocent babies!

 

And just a few weeks later, look how much we’d grown!

 

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Yin and Yang? πŸ™‚

 

But sometimes I like a cuddle with the other cats too!

 

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Hmm… Lula feels left out?

 

And Friday is so little, she needs a warming hug from time to time

 

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Little sweeties

 

We can cuddle anywhere – one of our favourite places is the squishy-down bit of the sofa!

 

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Cuddling any time of day!

 

You see what I mean…? πŸ™‚

 

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This squishy down bit is very popular!

 

But Harry and Friday don’t quite seem to have got the hang of it!

 

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Sort of cuddling…

 

I’m not sure I like Harry trying to take over my bed by the radiator though…

 

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Hey Harry! You’re on my bed πŸ™‚

 

Lula and I even cuddle when we’re in our cat house in our cat garden

 

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We like to cuddle even when outdoors πŸ™‚

 

But nothing beats a snuggly hug from your sister at the end of another hectic day…

 

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Zzzz…..Zzzzz…

 

We hope you enjoyed our photos and I’d like to send you all a lovely virtual hug!

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx

 

Ten Reasons why you Love Cats

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you’re all well πŸ™‚ Now the clocks have gone back, I can’t believe how quickly it gets dark around here! So I thought I’d try and brighten up your day by sharing some of the reasons I think you love cats so much… because I’m guessing you do, otherwise why would you be reading a feline blog?? πŸ˜†

 

1. You love us because we like to do impressions of things we see around us.

 

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Is someone behind me?

 

2. You love us because we keep the bed warm for you when you’re not in it

 

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Zzzz….zzzz….zzzzz….

 

3. You love us because we like to check things are ok in the garden

 

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I found it first, Lula!

 

4. You love us because we are very clean and like to look our best!

 

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Lick lick lick

 

5. You love us because we like to sing to you!

 

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OK… you can stop now, Lula! πŸ™‚

 

6. You love us because we chase all the nasty bugs away

 

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Get that bug!

 

7. You love us because we keep watch over the territory

 

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I’ve got my eye on things πŸ™‚

 

8. You love us because we like to make sure things are ok with the trees

 

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What you found, Lula?

 

9. Β You love us because we “help” with the gardening

 

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Any juicy worms in there?

 

10. Last, but not least, you love us because we are just so cute!

 

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Is this my good side?

 

I think these are only a few of the reasons why you love us cats, I’m sure you could think of some more? πŸ™‚

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot

xxxxx

 

Harry: Seven facts and seven pics!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

As you may already be aware, today is Black Cat Appreciation Day which aims to promote black cats and dispel the myth that they are bad luck! Did you know they are the least likely colour to be adopted in shelters, both in the US and the UK? Β We’re not sure why as we think they’re so sleek!

 

Now, we know our Harry cat isn’t all black, but he’s the closest we have to a black kitty, so we thought it would be appropriate to write our promised article on Harry’s story like we did for Robbie and Friday and co-incide it with this special day! πŸ™‚ I hope that’s ok with all of you?

 

So here are seven facts about our gentle boy:

 

  1. Harry was born in August 2004 in a semi-feral colony on a farm. The local cat shelter (Cats Protection) were working with the farmer to try and reduce the number of cats he had, but he wasn’t getting any spayed or neutered, so Cats Protection were allowed to step in. They removed Harry and his sisters from their mother when they were just 2 days old.
  2. Harry and his calico/tortoiseshell sisters were hand reared by Cats Protection foster carers before going to live with mummy and daddy when he was 8 weeks old.
  3. Due to his early life, Harry is extremely affectionate, but he does like to give the odd friendly bite and scratch – he wasn’t taught by his mummy that he’s not meant to do that! Though he doesn’t hurt very often πŸ˜‰
  4. When Harry was a year old, he got a very serious virus which he had to fight very hard (despite being vaccinated). He was ill for about 3 months and was going to the vet once or twice a week, every week 😯 He even had to go in the night time as an emergency appointment on a couple of occasions as he was so seriously ill.
  5. Harry is a complete home boy and will defend the territory on behalf of all the other cats. But he also hates any hoomins who come on to his territory, and will hide or run outside if any visitors come to the house – only mummy and daddy ever see him!
  6. Harry and Robbie are best friends. It took a couple of weeks for Harry to accept Robbie, but something just seemed to “click” one day and they started playing and have been best buddies ever since.
  7. Harry is the largest of our cats, weighing 5.8kg (around 13 pounds) but he likes nothing better than a cuddle on mummy’s lap and a tickle under his armpit! πŸ™‚

 

Here’s some of our favourite Harry photos which we hope you’ll enjoy looking at!

 

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Baby Harry
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Harry loves the garden
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But he’s not so sure when there’s snow on the ground!
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Keeping an eye on the territory
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Watching the world go by…
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Can I go outside please?
Tuxedo cat
Shining in the sun

 

So there we have it! You have now learned a little more about all the non-Bengal cats in our World! We hope you enjoyed the read πŸ™‚

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot xxxxx

 

 

 

Seven more photos to make you smile :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you’re all well πŸ™‚ Lula and I are looking forward to the good weather we’re promised over the next few days, though Lula will be at her next show on Caturday, so I’ll have the cat garden all to myself!

 

Friday goes in there sometimes – she doesn’t need the hoomins to open the gate for her as she can fit through the gap between the gate and the wall 😯 Β Harry and Robbie could come in our cat garden if they wanted to, but they prefer the freedom of the big garden and the field πŸ™‚ Last time Robbie went in there, my mummy didn’t notice and he ended up being stuck in there for a couple of hours! He was OK, but he was ready to come out when my mummy realised where he was πŸ™‚

 

Speaking of Harry, Robbie and Friday, I promised you last time that I would do 7 photos of them to make you smile, so I hope these ones are to your satisfaction!

 

 

Cute cat photos
Funny Friday πŸ™‚

 

Cute cat photos
Baby Robbie

 

Cute cat photos
Harry and the flowers

 

Cute cat photos
What’s Robbie seen?

 

Cute cat photos
Friday enjoying the sun

 

Cute cat photos
Harry at one with nature

 

Cute cat photos
This is the result of falling in the pond! πŸ™‚

 

Did you like these pics?

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot xxxxx

 

 

Sunshine in our World!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

What a lovely Caturday we’re having! I can’t believe that only a week ago, our cat garden still had a good covering of snow on it:

 

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I like to watch the world (and the birdies) go by from under here

 

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Lula loves the scratch posts in the garden – whatever the weather!

 

Today? A completely different Caturday! The sun is shining, there’s hardly a cloud in the sky and the winds we’ve been having have calmed down too! I think I might even forgo some of my cat naps to make the most of this weather πŸ™‚

 

I can watch the world (and the birdies) go by from on the roof of our cat house!

 

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I can see more from up here!

 

Whilst Lula still loves those scratching posts!

 

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Enjoying a good manicure!

 

And the other cats don’t miss out on the opportunity for some lovely fresh air either!

 

Little Friday can get a good view of the field from the top of the fence post.

 

Friday's watching the birdies
Friday’s watching the birdies

 

Robbie chills out on the patio

 

Keeping an eye on the territory
Keeping an eye on the territory

 

Whilst Harry ponders whether or not to explore in the field!

 

Should I go for a wander...?
Should I go for a wander…?

 

I’m sure we’ll all be ready for a nice dinner and catnap later on though!

 

I hope you’re all enjoying your weekend as much as we are πŸ™‚
Love from Spot

xxxxx

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