We’re going to be taking a trip down memory lane today 🙂 My mummy says we have lots of new followers who’ve not seen some of our baby pics before, and indeed a lot of the photos I’m going to share have not been seen by even the longest standing of our friends 🙂
So it’s all about me today! 😆 But my mummy said I need to include Lula too, so I suppose it would be nice to do that 🙂
Lula and I were born on 14th May 2011, we were the only two in our litter and we’ve not spent a night apart ever 🙂
We came to live with mummy and daddy in August 2011 and we soon settled in.
We found lots of new games to play like “playing with the scratching post that doubled up as a door post” – I bet you’ve not heard of that game before have you?
We also soon discovered the lovely new tunnel that the hoomins had bought for us
We loved our scratching post too, though it didn’t last all that long and is now replaced by our Tigga Towers 🙂
It was also good for snoozing on… at least I liked to snooze, Lula always has been the more alert out of the two of us 🙂
Even when she lay down, she didn’t always sleep!
But she did give in and have a nice catnap now and again, and we both looked so innocent!
When we weren’t sleeping, we explored around the house, Lula liked the bath
When the water wasn’t switched on, she found a more conventional way to have a drink 🙂
Meanwhile, I liked to practise the camouflage look in the houseplants!
Sometimes I spent some time alone on the cat tree
And Lula snoozed on the sofa!
At the end of the day, it was all about being cute, and here I am trying to be just that! 🙂
Can you believe it’s Sunday already? It’s amazing how quickly a week passes, isn’t it? We’ve had some nice things happen this week and of course some not so nice things…
You may recall at the start of the week, our Spike decided to worry the entire household by staying out overnight when he shouldn’t 😯 Luckily, he came home the next day, but he would still like to escape given the chance. Here he is plotting his next move, naughty big pesky 😆
I had a much nicer week though 🙂 As you probably know by now, I do like a little catnap now and again and I do like my comfort. All for research purposes, you understand 🙂
Quite often, though, I have a little person helping me with my “research”…
This week, I was able to put my research powers to good use – see! I knew there was a reason for me purrfecting my snoozing skills all these years!
My mummy’s nice friends at Tigga Towers gave her one of their new memory foam cat pillows, and asked if she could see what us cats thought of it!
Well! Of course, I’m always happy to oblige if it means helping others, so I waited patiently for mummy to fluff it up and position it, and there I was – straight on the case to see what it was like! 😆
Mind you, it didn’t take long for the little pesky to join me – it’s a good job there’s room for two!
So I asked Annie what she thought and she said it was very comfortable indeed, and for a change I actually agreed with her! I can see us me having lots and lots of nice snoozes on it – its so lovely and soft yet supportive at the same time! And just the purrfect size for us 🙂
Then we asked our mummy what she thought…
She said that the main thing is that we like it which we clearly do. Lots of people buy beds that their cats hardly ever use, but this wasn’t the case here.
She then got all sensible about it, saying how practical it is as the outer cover is easily removed and washed, and there is wipe clean surface covering the inside pillow in case of little accidents. Not that I would have any ‘little accidents’ of course 😯
She knows how well the Tigga Towers covers wash from looking after the coverings on the towers we have 🙂 So compared to some other cat beds, it’s very easy to take care of.
I must admit, I did start to drift off a little here as I think practical is a bit boring if I’m honest 🙂 All I know is that it’s comfy and snuggly and is now my favourite bed if I’m in that part of my World 🙂
In the meantime, Lula was outside enjoying a cat nap in her hammock for a change as Spike wasn’t occupying it 🙂
And then Annie decided it was time for some fresh air, so she went to catch some rays
This week has also seen our Friday cat going somewhere we don’t like going – to the Cat Doctor! She had a poorly mouth with sore teeth and gums. Well, she is 18½ so she’s had those teeth for a long time 🙂
Luckily, the Cat Doctor was able to give her some meds which have helped a lot, so hopefully we can avoid her needing to have surgery which is a bit of a risk at her age.
When she came back from that place, I was nice and let her sit on my new bed and Lula kept her company 🙂
In fact, I have been very nice and let Lula and Harry use my pillow. And both of them have had the little Annie pesky join them on it too! There’s no escaping her 🙂
So the only cat in our World who I’ve not seen on my new bed is Robbie.
Robbie likes the simple things in life and often sleeps in a cardboard box which has a pillow in for him, though I think I need to educate him on trying something new 🙂
Meanwhile, I settled down for a nice snooze. Accompanied by you-know-who 😆
So that’s a week in our World, my friends! I hope you enjoyed catching up with all seven of us 🙂
What a wonderful few days we’ve had in our World recently 🙂 We’ve certainly made the most of it by spending lots of quality time outdoors and even I enjoyed a nice bit of fresh air and had at least an hour’s less catnapping time compared to normal 🙂
We’ve been making the most of our wonderful garden and I’ve been taking time out to appreciate all the lovely things the hoomins provide for us in there 😉
We have lots of platforms where we can chill out and watch the world go by…
And we can sometimes get a little carried away and go even higher by climbing on the roof!
Though of course Lula usually prefers to have a little snooze inside the house rather than on top of it 🙂
There’s things to keep us in tip top condition, like lots of scratchers
And we never go hungry as we can eat al fresco!
There’s lots of grasses for us to hide and play in
And Lula in particular adores the patches of catmint that are dotted around
Annie likes to be helpful on laundry day by making sure there’s nothing left behind in the wash basket when the hoomins are hanging out the washing
We haven’t had any snow for a long time, so the hoomins put this on one of our perches to make it look like there was some!
…. though they said it was to make it more comfy for us 😆
If we ever want to be extra comfy, we can of course keep an eye on our cat garden from inside mummy’s office 🙂
And we’re so excited about our new addition, which is still to be finished – our new waterfall!
But after all the hard work of enjoying the garden, the best thing to really do is chill out and maybe have a nice catnap or two 😉
I’m just hoping the weather stays nice for a few days so daddy can finish the waterfall and we can inspect his work and make sure it meets our standards 😆
As you may have seen on our Facebook page, my twin and I celebrated our 5th birthday yesterday! Yay! I had lots of nice chicken treats and some yummy tuna cat food for tea… though I get those most days so perhaps my mummy should have made a bit more of an effort on reflection 😯
As seems to be customary on these occasions, I’ve been looking through the archives to find some baby photos that my mummy said I had to share. I’m not sure I like it, but you know me – I’m a good boy and always does as I’m told *crosses paws behind back* 😆
So life started off at Sue the breeder’s house and after a few weeks our new owners – i.e. mummy and daddy – started to visit us quite regularly. We made sure we pulled off the cute look 🙂
Then after 15 weeks we went to our new home and soon settled in 🙂
Lula made herself at home on the kitchen table lol 🙂
And she also liked to have a good look around the bathtub
Though I preferred it when there was water in it
I told mummy off for taking pics of me with green bits in the way
So she made me move and took another
Lula started off her successful show career before I did
Whilst I stayed at home and helped mummy with her iPad (which were quite new out at the time) 🙂
Friday, Harry and Robbie came to tolerate us quite quickly (as long as we didn’t try and eat their dinner 😆 )
And after a nice dinner, what better thing is there to do than have a nice catnap? (some things never change 😆 )
So there’s our first few weeks/months in a nutshell! Doesn’t time fly?
I’m back after a little break – my mummy and daddy went off to some place called ‘Portugal’ so I wasn’t able to write my blog last week as the house sitter lady doesn’t know how to help me 🙁
I’m sure you didn’t miss us too much 🙂 though we’ve not really done a lot to report on since mummy and daddy returned, we’ve just been chillin’ out now the weather’s getting warmer and spending lots of time outdoors in our cat garden 🙂
I love to have a sleep in Lula’s new favourite place, the cat house 🙂 But I keep a close ear out for her….
… and when I know she’s coming, I make a quick exit ….
… and she’s none the wiser! 😆
Meanwhile, Spike was chillin’ out on the old cat house that daddy was doing some maintenance on, or trying to at least 😯
And Friday was having a nice sleep in mummy’s office 🙂
Annie also wanted to have a snooze in there, her favourite place at the moment seems to be Geoff the catnip Giraffe cushion 🙂
So Spike took advantage and decided to check out Annie’s favourite mouse in a ball toy 🙂
But soon decided that he preferred the grass instead 🙂
Meanwhile, Lula had wandered off back indoors, so I took full advantage of that and settled down for a nice snooze of my own 🙂
Well, we have had no snow to report in our World which is most disappointing. Or at least Lula thinks it is anyway. Did you know that The Peskies (Annie and Spike) have never even seen proper snow? 😯 They saw a light covering last year, but as soon as it was here, it was gone again! I didn’t even get enough time to wake up from my nice catnap before it had disappeared 🙂
This has been an unusual weekend for us – no shows, nothing very exciting happening either. My daddy was still getting over the little bug he had in the week, so the hoomins hardly went out at all!
The Spike Pesky was very happy as this meant he spent lots of time with mummy in her office whilst she worked on things for the store and packing up the orders. Spike is very much a mummy’s boy because she gives him lots of cuddles and treats. I allowed my mummy to give me some cuddles and even a kiss or two today, seeing as it’s Mother’s Day here in the UK, but usually I draw the line at her giving me some nice treats and that’s it 😆 Unless I’m in a cuddly mood of course, which happens more than I care to admit 😀
Meanwhile, the rest of us pottered around really! Here’s some snapshots of our weekend 🙂
When Spike wasn’t smooching around in mummy’s office, he enjoyed a bit of birdie watching in the garden
Daddy put together the cat tree that Annie won for being Best in Show recently – it’s a purrfect fit!
Meanwhile, Friday was birdie watching from the Tigga Towers in the conservatory – a much more comfortable way of doing so!
Whilst, I had to share the top bunk with Harry (again…!) It’s not like there isn’t enough space, he always has to come and sit on me when I’m up there! *sigh* 😀
Robbie had the right idea and went up to the heated floor in the bathroom for his nap in the squidgy purple bed 🙂
Whilst Lula concentrated more on a bit of purrsonal hygiene in the old cat tree by the door 🙂
So another Monday is nearly upon us, and I wonder what this week will bring? I’m thinking some nice tuna and some of my favourite chicken treats would be a good start 🙂
I hope you’re all having a lovely Valentine’s Day! ♥ ♥ ♥
Instead of you all having to listen to me rambling on in today’s blog, I thought I’d do a photo blog, sharing some of our favourite pics of pairs! Pairs of us lot of course, to celebrate this romantic day 😉 Though not all of the pics are very romantic 😆 But they fitted the theme … kind of! 😯
I’ve just woken up from a nice catnap in the warmth, listening to the wind howling outside and the rain pelting down. I’m so lucky to have a snuggly place or two to rest my weary head 🙂
Anyway, I woke up to tell you all about the show yesterday where Annie was competing and Lula was showing off! 😆
I knew something was going on the day before the show as my daddy decided to give Lula a bath! Lula wasn’t all that impressed by it, but she seemed to scrub up really well! Annie had had a bath earlier in the week after she’d been out in the cat garden and rolled in some unimaginable things: they were not pleasant and quite smelly – silly girl! 😆
So the two girls were all dressed up with somewhere to go when Saturday morning (very early morning I might add) arrived and the hoomins were up way before the crack of dawn doing their usual hoomin things. Then it was time for me to have some peace and quiet and some nice catnaps as they were soon gone and a nice calm re-emerged in my house 😉
The show wasn’t too far away, and they battled through the stormy weather to get there nice and early. They were soon settled in their pens – Annie in her usual show pen which has to be all white and anonymous, but Lula in her posh exhibition pen where she once again strutted her showgirl stuff!
Lula is retired from competitive shows, but still really likes to go out and show off, so it was really great for her to have the opportunity at this show 🙂 She was also right next to mummy’s stall so she had company all day long 🙂
When she wasn’t strutting her stuff, she was either going out for a walk and checking out all the stalls…
…Or she was just chillin’!
She had a lovely rosette provided by the show which shows her posh pedigree name which my mummy loves! 🙂
Meanwhile, whilst Lula was showing off to the visitors and trade stand holders, Annie was being judged in the competitive classes! She is now in the very top class – the Olympian! There are three levels to Olympian – you have to get 5 Olympian certificates from 5 different judges to earn the title ‘Olympian Bronze’; then 5 more for Silver and then 5 more for Gold! As you can imagine, it is very elite to be Olympian Gold as not only do you have to win all those certificates, but you’re also up against a lot more cats than for previous titles.
So this was Annie’s first attempt to win an Olympian certificate… and win it she did! What a clever girl! Here’s her certificate so you can see what it looks like! 🙂
She was then up against a lovely boy for Best in Colour, but guess what? She won that too! 🙂
Then it was her side classes and the first one was the one that mummy always wants her to win – Prettiest Female! She was against a very pretty girl for that, but she only went ahead and won it! 🙂 Sweet!
Then, in her final class, she was up against 3 other cats for ‘Best Household Pet under 2 Years Old’… they had to wait a while for those results, but it was worth the wait as she went ahead and won that class too! Clever poppet!
Here she is in her pen with all her achievements on show!
And here’s her Olympian rosette which is now also in mummy’s office 😉
So Annie had what is known as a ‘red card day’ which means she won every class she was entered into 🙂 What a little star 🙂
Then, it was time to pack up and head home with the weather even worse than it had been in the morning, though no-one was too worried about that 😉
Our next show is in a few weeks where not only will Annie and Spike be going, but also little old me! It will be a brown spotty day out 😉
Phew! What terrible weather we’re having in our World recently! It’s been so bad, I’ve been forced to stay indoors a lot of the time and have lots of catnaps 😉
We therefore don’t have many tails to share this week, so we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane to November 2014!
We started off by going to one of our favourite shows – the Bengal Cat Club show which we also went to last week and I wrote about in my previous post 😉
Last year, Spike did very well, coming first and winning Best of Breed 🙂
But Annie did even better, winning first place, Best in Class, Best in Show Pedigree Pet and then Overall Best in Show Household Pet!
Of course, we also spent time in our cat garden as the weather seemed so much better than it does this year!
I never managed to quite get away from those peskies…
We were all still quite curious about mummy’s office, as it had only recently been finished
Or at least, some of us were curious….
Annie seemed to think that praying for nice things to happen was a good move
But she enjoyed hanging out in the fresh air not doing much too 🙂
Spike meanwhile continued to show off his laid back skills
And then, at the end of the month, Annie and Spike went to our other favourite show, The Supreme! It was held later than it was this year and again both did very well with them both getting first place and best of breed in their respective classes
But at the end of the day, what we all really enjoy most is a nice catnap, and we found a lovely spot in mummy’s new office where we could all indulge together! 😆