I hope you’re all well and your working week has started off ok for you. My weeks are usually pretty similar – lots of play, naughtiness, eating and cat-napping! Ahhh! Such is life 😆
Anyway, as you all know, we were at the cat show on Caturday. It was a double show with two cat clubs sharing the same venue so we had twice the amount of judges looking at us, but that also meant we had the potential to win twice the amount of classes!
So how did we do? Well, I needed 2 Premier Certificates to earn the title of Premier Cat, and that is exactly what I got! So all my mummy needs to do now is officially claim my title!
Lula was already a Premier Cat so was trying to earn Grand Premier certificates, you need 3 of these to earn the title of Grand Premier cat. The competition can get tougher the higher you go, but Lula was successful in gaining one certificate 🙂 She then got a Reserve certificate, which is the runner up – a lovely white Sphynx cat beat her 🙂
We had some mixed results in our side classes – I got a couple of first places and a couple of second places. Lula got a couple of first places too and got a second place out of a huge class of 11 cats of different breeds!
Here’s some pics!
Our granddaddy was at the show too, and set a great example for us! He won Best of Variety and went forward to the Best in Show finals where he finished second! We’re sure you’ll agree he’s a handsome chap! Here he is in his Best of Variety special pen 🙂
So a great day was had by all, but it’s our very favourite show coming up next, the Bengal Cat Club Show which is taking place on 28th July – we can’t wait 🙂
My mummy is very excited… she ordered a new camera only on Sunday and it arrived yesterday! She said that Daddy’s camera is very good, but it is so advanced that she doesn’t know how best to use it (plus I think she’s also scared she might break it, but she didn’t tell Daddy that, so please don’t tell him, will you?) 🙂
Anyway, what this means of course, is that we’ll have twice as many piccies taken of us, what with both Mummy and Daddy clicking away 😆 It’s a good job we don’t mind, isn’t it?
My mummy is also thinking of maybe going on a Beginner’s Digital Photography course… our neighbour also got a new camera today (there must be something in the water :D) and she is thinking of going on a course at the local college so Mummy kind of invited herself along 🙂
But here are some of Mummy’s first attempts at taking pics with her new camera! I think she might do better if she actually read the instructions, but I know what you hoomins are like, you never do things like that properly!
Do you like mummy’s pictures? Or do you think she should stick with the day job? MOL!!
I hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend! I can’t believe how quickly the time is flying by – it’ll soon be time for our next cat show which is only just over a week away now! And after that, only two short weeks until the Bengal Cat Club show, we’re really looking forward to that one – the competition will be very tough though! 🙂
I’m talking about the rain again today… I wouldn’t usually be so obsessed with it, but my mummy told me that summer was meant to be nice weather! I was only a baby last summer, so I was hoping to do lots of sunbathing this year, but we have had so much rain it has been impossible! It seems to have been raining since May 😯
But it does mean my daddy can get some quite nice pics – here are a few of my favourite ones:
I know I talk about the weather a lot on here, but it is something of a British obsession 😆 But we really can’t get our heads around this “summer”!
We are in July now, and it is still raining! Can you believe it?
We do like to get out when we can and, as you know, one of our favourite activities is to climb the oak tree in our garden 🙂 So I thought I’d share with you some pictures of us taken up there! I hope you like them.
Personally, I’ve gone off climbing up the tree recently, and have decided I quite like walking along the top of the fence instead!
You know, my daddy is so good – he takes so many great pictures of us and spends hours waiting for the perfect shot. So I thought for today’s post, I’d put together a little album of some of my favourite pictures that he’s taken over the last few months. I must say, though, that it was difficult to choose just a few as there are so many great ones in our collection!
So this is a little tribute to my lovely daddy and his photographic skills – I hope you enjoy it and maybe see one or two you’ve not seen before.
After all that rain, we’ve had a couple of reasonable days and we’ve managed to get outside much more often! Lula would be out from dawn till dusk if she was allowed, whereas I prefer to have a bit of a wander, then come in for a cat-nap and then go out again 🙂
We’re still only just over a year old, so learning new things all the time! Though I must say that Lula still hasn’t learnt that bees and wasps sting and that she shouldn’t catch them 😯 I stopped doing that after my paw got stung, and it was so badly swollen, my mummy had to take me to the cat doctor! Now, he is a nice man, but he’s not the kind of chap I want to visit unless it’s absolutely necessary – don’t you agree?
Anyway… we don’t need to go to the cat doctor at the moment as we are both fit and well, despite our chimney adventure! So what have we been up to?
Well, with the weather being a bit warmer, our mummy and daddy opened the downstairs windows quite wide to let fresh air in the house. We realised that when we are at the front of the house, instead of walking all the way to the back door to come in, we can come in through the front window instead! It was Lula who first showed me how it’s done, she’s usually much more adventurous than I am, so I let her take the lead 🙂 Then if it all goes wrong, she’s the one who gets into trouble! Haha! I am such a good brother 🙂
Here’s Lula in action….
Awww… she’s such a clever girl! Needless to say, I followed her a little while later 🙂
It’s been such bad weather here in the UK recently… we are meant to be in summer time now, but all we’ve had over the last few days is rain, rain and more rain! Some parts of the UK are flooded again which is not very nice for those poor people and their pussy cats I’m sure 🙁
I was watching that screen thingy that shows all the moving pictures with my mummy the other day, and there were people camping out at music festivals, but it was just all a mud bath! I don’t think I’d want to walk in that, my paws would get so dirty and it would take a lot of licking off! Or – perish the thought – even worse, my mummy might have to give me another bath 😯 Oh no! I don’t want that. I think perhaps I won’t complain as much after all when I’m stuck indoors…. 😆
But one good thing about all this rain is that it brings out all the greenery in the garden and the countryside, and it can look very lush and beautiful! It’s also a great backdrop for our daddy to take lovely pictures of us cats, so here’s some of my favourite ones that he’s taken over the last couple of days:
I hope you liked these photos as much as I did: my daddy takes such lovely pics, doesn’t he?
For those of you who’ve read my blog before, you’ll know that the innocent-looking cat in the photo above is my twin sister, Lula. I say that she looks innocent, because there is a definite naughty glint in those baby-blue eyes! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but in the picture above is a little bug – one of Lula’s hobbies is chasing bugs and flies.
Mmmm… there’s nothing wrong with that, is there? Of course not – just like there isn’t anything wrong with any of her other hobbies either! These include:
Watching the fish in the pond
Playing “hide-and-seek” (albeit badly :lol:)
Waiting to pounce on flies
But she was really very naughty earlier on today! Much naughtier than anything she has done before…
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about an incident where Lula went into next door’s garage and hid behind some boxes and wouldn’t come out… Well today she went one step further ! Our neighbour, Jill, was sorting out some things in her garden and had left her back door open. When she went back indoors, who should she see sitting calmly on her sofa, licking her paws?? Yes – you’ve guessed it, it was Lula!!
Mind you, Lula got scared as soon as she saw Jill (though she isn’t a scary person!) so Jill came over to our house and asked mummy to come and rescue her (again!) as she didn’t want to stress her out!
I don’t know what I’m going to do with my sister sometimes! 😆 What do you good folk think?