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A Spring in our Steps? Perhaps not :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you all had a lovely Easter and a lovely weekend too?

 

We have been chilled out this weekend and surprisingly good! My mummy is muttering something about some kind of calm before a storm, but I honestly can’t see any kind of cloudy weather in the sky, let alone storms, so I think she is finally starting to lose it 😯 I just hope she remembers to keep buying our favourite treats because life would be so empty without them! 😆

 

But going back to the weather… it has been a beautiful day today in our World! After a bit of a chilly start, the sun came out, and we were therefore out in our garden! Now, you may know that I’m not too big a fan of the outdoors when the air is too fresh, but today it was just purrfect! Not too hot and not too cold.

 

It takes a bit of getting used to after a long winter, so we were content to just chill out in the cat garden! Spike soon remembered just how much he likes Lula’s hammock…

 

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Spike is loving the hammock!

 

Annie was keeping her fur in tip top condition on top of the plinth

 

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Make sure you clean behind your ears, Annie!

 

And what a good job she did too – she looks lovely with the sunshine glistening on her coat! No wonder a judge at a show recently said they could see their reflection in it! 🙂

 

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Sparkling Annie

 

Meanwhile, I was enjoying a refreshing drink when I thought I heard pawsteps behind me….

 

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Mmm… what a nice refreshing drink

 

And sure enough, there was Lula thinking about how she misses her hammock now there’s a pesky in it all the time, so she just had to come and tell me all about it!

 

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Hmmm…. yes, Lula, I completely agree with you…. *sigh*

 

But she seemed to get over it pretty quickly as she was then being silly on the decking outside my mummy’s office

 

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Silly girl

 

But before we knew it, it was time for our dinner and then a nice catnap with some lovely treats in the evening … so perhaps my mummy hasn’t lost it after all as she knows how to look after us 🙂

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

Girls’ Day Out!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I know what you’re thinking … you’re wanting to know all the news from the cat show that Lula and Annie went to yesterday, aren’t you? Well…. it’s a good job I’m here to tell you! 😆

 

So, like normal, it was an early start to the day – Lula and I were in the big bed and didn’t want to get up when the hoomins rudely awoke us – who wants to eat breakfast at 4am? 😯 It’s a good job the others left some for me to eat later is all I can say 🙂

 

Once everyone was preened and cleaned, it was time for Lula, Annie and the hoomins to set off, leaving us four boys to look after little Friday, though she says she’s old and wise enough to look after herself! 😀

 

After a short detour to pick up Sue our breeder and vet for the show, they made their way up North to Preston. It was quite nice, dry weather until just before they reached the venue, when it decided to rain quite heavily – typical British weather! 😆

 

It was therefore a mad dash into the building to get through vetting in, which they both of course passed with flying colours and then into the show hall itself! Daddy got Lula and Annie settled in their pens whilst mummy had to brave the horrible weather again and unload the car of all the trade stand equipment and products!

 

A couple of hours later, the stall was set up, Annie and Lula were snoozing in their pens and morning judging started so all the owners had to leave their cats and let the judges do their thing! 🙂 Luckily, though, and for the first time ever, Annie’s pen was opposite mummy’s stall, so the hoomins could keep an eye on her all the way through! 🙂 She was very well behaved and made them both very proud 🙂 Lula was a few rows away, so she could only be heard and not seen – ha ha! (don’t tell her I said that, will you? 😆 )

 

Then, after an impatient wait, the results started to trickle in, and again made my mummy and daddy very proud of their girls! Here’s the full lowdown 🙂

 

Lula was unplaced in the Olympian class, which wasn’t really any shock as it’s the toughest class in the show; but she did win Best of Breed, and in her side classes, was first out of two in one; 3rd out of 7 in another and unplaced in the other – pleasing results! 🙂 She got a nice aqua-coloured rosette “Olympian Contender” which we think is a lovely touch to recognise the achievement of even being in this class. And her Best of Breed rosette was fun too, it’s a special Easter Bunny themed one! 🙂

 

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Lula – wanting to chat to the neighbours 🙂

 

Now over to Annie…

She was awarded a Master Cat certificate, which was her third, which in turn means she has now earned the title of Master Cat! She then brilliantly beat two boys to win Best of Colour – these two boys were far more qualified than her: one was a Grand Master Cat and the other was an Olympian Silver Imperial Grand Master Cat! 😀

 

The great results continued in her side classes: She came first out of four for “Cat with the glossiest coat”; first out of seven for “Cat with the most unusual pattern” but “only” second out of seven for “Prettiest Exhibit” What?? That judge clearly has no taste (though he absolutely loves Spike, he’s the judge who gave him first in his tough class at the Supreme).

 

So Annie was just one placing away from having a “red card day” – being first in all her classes, and winning Best of Colour 🙂 But even so, I’m sure you will agree, they are results to be proud of and she just charmed everyone she came into contact with and drew lots of admirers when the show was opened to the general public 🙂

 

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Annie chilled in her pen

 

Then, after a busy day on the stall too with lots of lovely customers, everyone was tired and it was time to pack up and make the journey south back home.

 

We greeted them with lots of head bumps and kitty kisses and loudly told mummy it was way past our dinner time! (or at least I did!). So we all had our favourite pouch and a little run around the cat garden in the dark and then it was time for more catnaps before bedtime 🙂

 

The next show is in two weeks, though on Sunday rather than Caturday, which is always very confusing 🙂 It’s a double show, with Spike entered in both shows – he’ll be competing in the Grand classes for the first time so will be judged against a few other breeds to try and earn the Grand certificate. I will of course let you know how he does as soon as I can! 🙂

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

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Those darned Peskies….

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Phew! What a day! Spring has definitely sprung and it’s the first Spring for the Peskies in our World! They are of course Spring babies, but they were too young to remember Spring last year so this is their first proper one 😆

 

And I reckon the dawning of Spring and our recent solar eclipse has unleashed an even naughtier streak in the Peskies … or in Spike at least! You’ll never guess what he did today…..

 

I was there in the sunshine in the cat garden, minding my own business, when suddenly I found myself surrounded!

 

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Brown spotty triangle

 

So I told the two of them that it was rude to surround their elders…. Annie soon went away but Spike stood his ground! I therefore had to try and teach him the difference between polite and not-so-polite behaviour in my sternest possible tone…

 

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Do I look stern? 

 

But he still wasn’t listening, so I decided to show a helping paw to try and make him go away….

 

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My helping paw

 

But then he attacked me! What a naughty boy! 😯

 

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Hey! Watch those claws!

 

So we had a bit of a play fight for a while (which I of course won 😆 ) and only then did he go away!

 

Annie, meanwhile, had decided to watch it all from under the cat house 🙂 She’s just too skinny and little 😆

 

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Under the cat house

 

Lula’s too big to fit under the cat house, so she stayed by the bamboo and watched the entertainment (mental note made that she didn’t try and help me…. twin sisters, eh?) (Maybe it’s because I pounced on her yesterday?)

 

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Ringside view for Lula

 

But pretty soon, it was all over, and Annie went back to chasing Spike, Lula kept her eye out for some early bugs and I went and had a nice catnap in mummy’s office 🙂

 

I hope you all had a lovely day!

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

Cat Show Update :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

As you may have already seen, Lula and Spike were at the cat show yesterday 🙂 It was a long day and I didn’t get much of a chance to update our Facebook page when everyone got home, so as promised, here’s the full report! 🙂

 

It was yet another early start… the hoomins woke us all up at 3:45 in the morning 😯 I really couldn’t decide between eating some breakfast or staying asleep! So in the end I had a few mouthfuls and then went back to bed – the best of both worlds 🙂 (It was dry food, so there was plenty left down to keep us going through the day).

 

As soon as everyone was ready, they all went off to in the car which meant that Annie and I could be naughty good cats at home 😆 But you don’t want to know about us, this is all about Lula and Spike! (Phew! Our secrets are safe, Annie!) 🙂

 

After a little diversion to pick up Sue, our breeder and the Duty Vet at the show, they were soon well on the way to Warwickshire in the heart of the UK. They were one of the first there so daddy looked after Lula and Spike whilst mummy set up her trade stand. They were both soon settled in their double pens:

 

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Chilled out Spike

 

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What’s that on the floor?

 

Pretty soon more and more people started arriving and the large hall filled up. This was a double show with nearly 550 cats entered, so it was one of the largest ones of the year.

They also had an option that we’d not seen in other double shows previously, but that we think is an excellent idea! You could enter one or both shows in full, but there was also the option to enter one in full and the title class only in the 2nd show. So this is what mummy did for us! It saves on the amount of times we’re handled and the title class is the most important one.

 

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Spike still chillin’

 

As the clock struck 10am, all the human owners were asked to leave their pens so that morning judging could commence. Under GCCF rules, they’re allowed to stay in the hall and browse round the trade stands, but are not allowed to be with their cats in the morning as judging is meant to be anonymous for the title classes especially which are the ones that take place in the morning 🙂

 

Luckily, mummy’s trade stand was very close to both Spike and Lula’s pens, and daddy managed to get this pic of Lula being judged! You can see her talking at the judge in the pic! The lady holding her is the judge’s steward, the lady with her back to us is the actual judge. Overall, though, despite being chatty, Lula was very well behaved so my mummy and daddy were very pleased.

 

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Shhh, Lula! 🙂

 

Then it was an anxious wait for the results, and they were worth the wait!

 

Lula didn’t get placed in either of her Olympian classes, but this was pretty much expected. It is the top and toughest class, and she was up against 10 other female neuter cats, of all breeds. However, she did win Best of Breed in one show, so the hoomins were very pleased with that and she came 3rd in both her side classes which was quite nice and she did get some nice yellow rosettes as a result 🙂

 

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Best of breed Lulabelle 🙂

 

Spike, however, had a stunning performance… He’s no longer in the kitten classes, so is now aiming to qualify as a Premier cat (to compare, Lula’s title is Imperial Grand Premier). He needs 3 Premier certificates from 3 different judges to earn the title and he managed to beat another fantastic boy to win his certificate in both shows yesterday! So he only needs one more and he will be a Premier! He then also won Best of Breed in one show, beating 6 other great cats, and won his side classes! Wow! Not sure how impressed he was with all that though….

 

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Yum yum!

 

But then, towards the very end of the show, the hoomins learned of even more exciting news! In one of the shows, Spike won Best Foreign Neuter! In a cat show there are different categories of breeds, and in the ‘Foreign’ section there are lots of breeds as well as Bengals. There are Egyptian Mau, Sphinx, Abyssinians, Russian Blue, Cornish and Devon Rexes, Tonkinese, Snowshoe … and others too! So out of all the male and female neuters from all of those breeds, many of them with titles already, Spike was judged to be the Best of Variety! 🙂 This is quite amazing for a 10 month old, and Sue said he was the youngest of her cats so far to do so! Proud? You betcha! 🙂

 

Spike was already in Lula’s pen by this time as it was getting towards the end of the show when it was announced, but here’s his pen with his Best Foreign Neuter rosette and his 2 premier certificates.

 

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Has Spike turned into a lilac catnip mouse? 🙂

 

So after all that excitement, it was soon time to pack up and hit the road for the journey home, via Sue’s house again 🙂

 

But there is a twist in this ‘tail’ my friends! All us other cats hadn’t been forgotten because daddy had bought us a lovely present from the show! We didn’t know about it until the next morning because it was too late when they got home to sort it out….

 

Daddy had bought us a lovely extension to our Tigga Towers cat tree! That’s one of the many wonderful things about Tigga Towers trees – you can buy as much or as little as you like, and then add to the tree over time if you wish as they are modular and easy to extend!

 

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Brownies checking out the cat tree extension

 

Annie and I are in the new part, whilst Spike’s in what used to be the highest perch 🙂 There’s also a new hammock to hang from one of the perches but we’ve not had that fitted yet 🙂

 

So a great weekend has been had by all! We hope yours has been equally as nice 😉

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

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Spotlight on … Lula

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you’ve all had a nice weekend? I expect you will have all guessed by now that the next kitty in line for Spotty’s Spotlight is my very own sister, Lula!

 

So here’s a few facts:

 

Lula was born on 14 May 2011. There were only the two of us in our litter, so we have always been very close.

 

Lula is a snow spotted Bengal, also known as a Seal Lynx Point which you can tell by the shades of her colouring and her bright blue eyes 🙂 You can also get Seal Mink and Seal Sepia Snow Bengals but they don’t have blue eyes and are darker from a younger age.

 

Lula’s full pedigree name, including titles she has earned from cat shows is – deep breath – Imperial Grand Premier Tobysden Tallulahbelle!

 

Lula loves showing off at cat shows, but can also quite often be found to be sleeping in her litter tray, as you can see here from the biggest cat show we go to, The Supreme!

 

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At The Supreme cat show in 2012

 

Of course, Lula’s biggest enjoyment in life is to be out in the cat garden, whatever the season! In the spring and summer she loves to chase bugs and just sit in the sun, whilst in the autumn and winter her attention turns to watching the birdies which she can see much better when there are less leaves on the trees!

 

Here she is, enjoying the great outdoors 🙂

 

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Keeping an eye out on the garden

 

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Oooh! Watch out bug!

 

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Taking time out to sunbathe!

 

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Keeping low in the long grass of the summer

 

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Loving the sunshine on her back

 

In more recent times, Lula has learned that she can have the best of both worlds, especially when it’s cold! She can watch everything that’s going on in the cat garden, from the warmth and comfort of my mummy’s office! 😆

 

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Please let me in!

 

Of course, she still enjoys a nice catnap on the comfort of our lovely Tigga Towers tree, and from here she can watch the world go by in the big garden – some might think we’re all spoiled for choice!

 

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Keeping an eye on the big garden

 

So that’s Lula! Only four more cats to go … Who will be next?

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

A Year in our World – Part Four

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Welcome to the final part of my review of the year which covers October to December and what a busy three months it was! I have really struggled with choosing the photos for the blog today – it was so hard deciding what I should leave out as there are so many I could have shared 🙂  But being as I posted a random pic of me at the start of the last post, here’s a random pic of Lula to start things off today! 😆

 

 

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High five, Lula!

 

October

 

Early October saw Lula, Spike and Annie go off to the Tabby Cat Club show in Warwickshire 🙂 This was Spike and Annie’s second competitive show and I don’t have enough fingers and toes to count which number show it was for Lula. Once again, her Olympian class was very tough and she wasn’t placed, but in their subsequent reports, one of the judges said that she is: “A super gentle girl with plenty of star quality” so that was quite nice 🙂

Spike did very well at the show, he won his breed class and two of his large side classes and was such a good boy, but was overshadowed slightly by Annie who not only won all but one of her classes, but also went on to be judged Best in Show Pedigree pet so was up for the final Best in Show Judging! There she beat the Best in Show Non Pedigree Pet to win Best in Show Overall Household Pet! What an achievement at only her second show! We were all so proud 🙂

 

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Annie in her Best in Show pen!

 

Also in October, that mysterious building I mentioned last time was finished, and it turned out it was a nice office for my mummy! 🙂

 

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Mummy’s office 🙂

 

But even nicer than that, it also meant our cat garden could be re-modelled and was made twice the size, incorporating the office too! So we now have even more space to run around in and more things to explore! 🙂 And mummy can keep her eye on us if she’s in her office, though when we get cold or tired, we of course also go in there and have a nice catnap on the sofa 🙂

 

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Checking out the new building

 

November

 

We had two of our favourite cat shows in November – the Bengal Cat Club Show and the pinnacle of the show calendar, the Supreme!

 

At the Bengal Cat Club, Spike again did very well, winning almost all of his classes 🙂 Again he was a very good boy too, except for when he spilt his water all over his pen 😯 It’s a good job mummy takes spare blankets with her 🙂 But again, he took it all in his stride…

 

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Spike is chilled out

 

We didn’t dare believe that Annie would do as well as she did in her last show… but that’s exactly what she did! She won Overall Best in Show Household Pet for the second show running! What a clever girl! 🙂

 

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Annie in her pen plotting escape!

 

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Best in Show judging

 

Three weeks later and it was time to go to the Supreme! Lula went on exhibition for the Bengal Cat Club and was impeccably behaved all day, she does like to show off though 🙂

 

 

Annie and Spike both again did tremendously well! Annie won the special fun kitten class, beating lots and lots of other kittens; she came first in her breed class and also won best of breed too! 🙂

 

 

Spike didn’t come anywhere in the special kitten class, but like Annie he won first place in his breed class and Best of Breed, but the difference was his breed class was one of the largest in the show! Such an achievement at that level to beat so many other wonderful Bengal kittens, again we were so proud, though Spikey was his usual chilled out self 🙂

 

 

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Spike looking relaxed

 

Phew! What a busy month that was!

 

 

December

 

We decided we’d be on our best behaviour in December as we wanted to make sure the nice man in red visited us at Christmas, though I’m not quite sure Spike got the memo saying that!

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Lula and I are wondering what Spike’s doing up there?

 

I thought I’d at least pretend I liked the two peskies and allowed them to share my perch 🙂

 

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Brown Bengal Bubble

 

It’s not like I do like them, you understand, but they just seem to follow me everywhere! 🙂

 

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Brown Bengal gang, in size order!

 

Pretty soon, it was time for our final show of the year, the National! Again, Spike and Annie went and were very good kitties. They had an excellent show, though not as good as previous ones. Mind you, you’d be forgiven for thinking otherwise if you looked at Annie’s pen!

 

 

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Annie’s pen at the end of the show (Spike had joined her in there)

 

The weather was quite reasonable most days, so we spent lots of time in the cat garden

 

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In the cat garden

 

And we also managed to get together for our very first group photo of all seven of us!

 

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All seven of us

 

And then we had Christmas when our good behaviour paid off and we got lots of yummy treats 🙂

 

Which pretty much brings our review to a close, my friends! I hope you enjoyed travelling the journey with us! Let’s hope this year brings lots more exciting things and here’s to a happy and successful 2015 to all of you!

 

Take care!
Spot

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A Year in our World – Part Three

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Welcome to the third and penultimate instalment of my review of last year 🙂 I must warn you in advance that this post will probably feature those two pesky kittens quite a lot, so here’s a random non-kitten photo to start off with 😆

 

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

July

 

Hmmm… I’m trying to recall…what was that big thing that happened in July? Oh yes! That was the month that not only one but TWO kittens invaded my World! 🙂 In the last episode of my blog, I revealed that the hoomins were only going to bring Spike home… a few visits to Sue’s house later and it had been decided that Annie would be living with us after all! What a palaver! 🙂

 

So on Friday 18th July, one day before they were 13 weeks old, the two peskies arrived here 😯 At first it wasn’t too bad as they stayed in their own room; I could hear but not see them which was fine by me! Mind you, they made enough noise in there, they sounded like a herd of elephants at times, not two little kittens 😀

 

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Spike soon loved this toy!

 

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Annie wants to explore outside!

 

But then, just a couple of days later, they were allowed out into MY cat garden! The cheek of it – no-one told me that would happen! 😯

 

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Spike exploring in the bamboo

 

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Lula keeping an eye on things

 

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I’m not sure about you!

 

But after a little while, I decided they probably weren’t so bad after all. Lula decided she liked them within a couple of weeks. Harry and Friday had accepted them quite quickly, though Robbie took a couple of months! But we knew he’d be like that, even before they were brought home – he’s a funny old chap sometimes who doesn’t like things to change.

 

We had another new arrival in July too – our Tigga Towers tree had proved such a hit and was such a wonderful place for us to rest in the kitchen/diner area, that it was decided we could also have one in the conservatory to watch birdies and the cows in the field and generally watch the world go by from in supreme comfort! Even Robbie decided to forget he didn’t like the kittens sometimes to have a snooze on it 😆

 

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Our lovely new Tigga Towers!

 

August

 

From lovely weather in July, August was a little less summery, though the Peskies continued to make themselves at home… *sigh* … 😀

 

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Zzzz…Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

Their big event this month was their very first show! They were going to The Pet Show on exhibition, along with Lula, to show off the Bengal breed to all the visitors. There was no judging involved, and although busy, my mummy and daddy were able to be with them 100% of the time, along with Sue our breeder, so they had a familiar face to look at and a cuddle whenever they wanted… Mind you, nothing phased them and they took it all in their stride!

 

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Taking it all in their stride

 

While they were snoozing in their exhibition pen, mummy and Lula went for a wander around the show hall, and who did they see? The very lovely and famous Bob from the best selling books by James Bowen of how they went from the streets to worldwide fame! Here’s Bob chillin on the chair!

 

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Bob the street cat star

 

James was meant to be signing books, and had a very long queue, but when he saw Lula, he decided to get up and say hello! He had a very long chat with both Lula and mummy (Bob stayed on his chair as he doesn’t like other cats). After a while, his agent had to drag James back to his chair as people were getting impatient for their books to be signed, what a very lovely man he is!

 

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James chatting to Lula (and mummy)

 

September

 

September dawned and Spike and Annie went to their very first competitive cat show! They did very well, both winning nearly all their classes 🙂 My mummy and daddy were very proud! 🙂  They were so well behaved too and were a real hit with judges and visitors 🙂

 

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Spike – first in all his classes except one 🙂

 

They also went to another exhibition show – the National Pet Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Again, they behaved impeccably and were real ambassadors for the breed 🙂

 

But the thing they most enjoyed? Spending time in MY cat garden 😆

 

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Handsome Spike

 

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Oh Annie!

 

But pretty soon we noticed changes on the other side of the fence from our garden! Whatever could it be? A mysterious building was emerging (my daddy was actually building it, but “emerging” sounds a lot more mysterious 😆 ) …

 

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Mysterious Building

 

We will no doubt find out in the next episode what that turned out to be, so tune in then folks! 🙂

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

A Year in our World – Part Two

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope you all enjoyed your New Year celebrations, whatever or wherever they may have been. As I said to Edna on our Facebook page, I’m only three years old so I couldn’t stay awake that late and was enjoying a lovely little catnap by the time the clock struck midnight 😉 Luckily there were hardly any fireworks around us so I didn’t get disturbed 🙂

 

Thanks for all your lovely comments for yesterday’s post – we’re glad you enjoyed the first part of our year in review; let’s hope you like the second just as much! Quite an important event happened in this episode, one that would change our World for ever!

 

April

 

Easter fell in April this year. And something magical happened on Easter weekend… On the morning of Saturday 19th April, three little furry babies were born to Flirtie who I showed you in the first part of our review yesterday 🙂 She had two gorgeous spotty girls – a brown and a snow – and a brown spotty boy too!

 

Our breeder, Sue, was very pleased that all three kittens seemed healthy and happy and Flirtie gave good signs of being a wonderful mother, looking after them with lots of care.

 

You’ll no doubt notice that I said these babies were born on the morning of the 19th…. In the evening there was a bit of a surprise! Just when everything seemed settled, another baby decided to make an appearance – 10 hours after the others! This was a BIG boy, and seemed to be quite a light, almost blue colour, though neither parent carries the blue Bengal gene so this shouldn’t have been possible.

 

But my mummy and daddy weren’t too perturbed by all of that because they were due to have the brown spotty girl and got regular updates from Sue as to her progress 🙂 Here’s the babies when they were a couple of weeks old

 

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Awwww…..

 

Pretty soon all 4 babies were named – my mummy and daddy chose the name Annie (pedigree name Tobysden Tsarena Anastasia) for their girl, whilst the snow girl was called Mia and the boys were called Vladimir (chosen by Andrew, his future daddy) and Coco.

 

Mummy and daddy went to see Annie as soon and as often as they could and it soon transpired she was a bit of a cheeky girl! 🙂

 

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Annie having a little nibble

 

May

 

The kittens continued to make good progress and Flirtie turned out to be a wonderful mother! 🙂

 

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Flirtie enjoying motherhood

 

The babies were starting to explore their surroundings out of the nest, though they did sit still long enough for a group shot now and again 😀 Coco had developed rich brown colourings by this time, he had clearly come out of his Blue phase 😆

 

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L-R: Vlad, Mia, Annie and Coco

 

Whilst visiting the babies, my mummy and daddy also met Lucy, another of Sue’s stunning kittens who was then around 5 months old, though she was big for her age!

 

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Sue’s beautiful Lucy

 

Meanwhile, back in our world, Lula and I enjoyed playing in our cat garden as the weather was so glorious!

 

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Lula enjoying the Spring weather

 

June

 

Time flies by so quickly and pretty soon, June was upon us! With it came some bad news…. mummy and daddy thought they wouldn’t be able to have Annie any longer 🙁 But all was not lost as Sue was happy for them to have Coco, the boy she was originally going to keep for herself. So very reluctantly the decision was made and not long after that, my mummy and daddy chose a different name for him – Spike – though his pedigree name (Tobysden Tereschenko) had already been registered and couldn’t be changed, though this was not a problem anyway.

 

However, my mummy and daddy were very sad that Annie wouldn’t be joining our World as they had become rather attached, mummy in particular….

 

But show time was here again and this time it was off to Ellesmere Port for the Merseyside show! Neither Lula nor I got placed in our title classes though Lula did win best of breed (again) 🙂 Little Lucy who you met earlier won not only Best Foreign Kitten but overall Best in Show Foreign Exhibit – a superb achievement!

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Lula and her BoB rosette

 

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In reflective mood….

 

After the show, I had a word with my mummy and daddy. I told them I didn’t really enjoy going to shows at the moment, so they agreed that I could have a break from them. We’re not sure how long for but we’ll see how it goes….

 

And so that’s the first half of the year in a nutshell my friends! Join us for more reminiscences in our next instalment!

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

A Year in Our World – Part One

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Happy New Year to you all! 🙂

 

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You may recall in my last post on Sunday, I said I’d be writing an extra special blog this week to celebrate the New Year? Well, that’s exactly what I’m going to do! In fact, I’m not going to write just one, my friends, but indeed I think I will write FOUR 🙂 I’m going to take you all on a journey down memory lane with a review of 2014 in our World, starting with January to March today and doing the rest of the year as the week progresses! Does that sound OK? 🙂

 

January

The year started off quite quietly… much to Lula’s disgust we had absolutely no snow to play in though that was more than made up for by the fact that we got a different play area! We got our first Tigga Towers cat tree, and oh what fun we had exploring it! Four of us five kitties loved it straight away, Harry always takes a while to realise he likes new things so he wasn’t sure (though he loves it now!). Here we are exploring it within minutes of daddy putting it up 🙂

 

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Lula loves the igloo!

 

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Do you come here often? 🙂

 

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Friday’s wondering what she said to upset the catnip toy?

 

February

 

Despite keeping a close eye on the weather forecasts, February didn’t bring any snow to our World, in fact the weather was quite mild for the time of year!

 

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Catching the rays…

 

Lula and I went to our ‘local’ cat show – the Shropshire Cat Club show, though, as in previous years, it’s held in the neighbouring county of Staffordshire and not in Shropshire at all! 🙂 I got a Reserve Imperial Grand Premier certificate and Lula, who was competing in the higher class of Olympian, wasn’t placed though she did get a nice rosette to show what an achievement it is to compete at this level 🙂 She also won Best of Breed so not all was lost, I suppose 🙂

 

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Reserve Imperial Grand Premier

 

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Best of Breed and Olympian Contender

 

March

 

Guess what? Still no snow in March so we’d pretty much given up on it by then… *sigh* ….

 

So instead we watched birdies in the sunshine from the comfort of our warm conservatory 🙂

 

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Here birdie, birdie! 🙂

 

Around the middle of the month, we had some wonderful news confirmed! Our breeder, Sue’s queen, Flirtie, was definitely pregnant – yay! We were excited because she had had a few false alarms, and also we were hoping to have a kitten from her litter, so this was very good news indeed 🙂

 

Here’s a pic of Flirtie when she was a kitten herself – she’s the one at the front, she always was a very confident girl 😆

 

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Flirtie (front) as a kitten

 

Meanwhile, the new Tigga Towers was still a huge hit with most of us, though Harry still hadn’t got the hang of it, so Robbie (his best mate) kept him company in the big bed 🙂

 

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Zzzz…Zzzz…Zzzz…

 

And on that sleepy note, that’s where we’re going to leave it for now! Please come back tomorrow for Part 2!

 

Take care my friends!
Love from Spot

xxxxxxx

We’ve got a point to prove…

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

How are you all? We hope you’re well?

 

You may have noticed that there’s a small thing called “Christmas” just around the corner, and I’ve been chatting to all the other kitties in our World to work out a plan…

 

You see, we think sometimes people might think we may be a bit naughty now and again – which of course is never true – but we need to make sure a certain visitor who has a red suit and white beard doesn’t get the wrong impression.

 

So we decided to put together this little compendium of a few pics from this year that show how good we’ve all been! Good thinking, eh? And what better way than to show how well we’ve all accepted those two new peskies this year….

 

When the peskies first arrived, I showed Annie how to play with Dave the Dragonfly

 

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This is how you do it!

 

Friday has also been patient with the pair of them

 

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Friday with friends

 

Harry makes sure they’re ok when they go in the big garden

 

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Harry keeping watch

 

And Lula often teaches Spike the ways of the world

 

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Words of wisdom

 

Robbie has been a good boy by finally accepting them (It took a while…!)

 

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Robbie on his best behaviour 🙂

 

Meanwhile, the peskies have been good this year too, and settled in very quickly!

 

Spike “helps” daddy out when he’s taking photos for our store!

 

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Spike is a good little helper

 

Annie is good when just being cute!

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Annie being cute

 

They were both well behaved when trying out their harness jackets for the first time!

 

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Spike and Annie wondering what’s in the field

 

But, like Robbie, I suppose they’re on their best behaviour when they’re doing this….

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

So do you think we’ve done enough to encourage the big man to visit in a few days my friends? I hope so!

Merry Christmas to you all

Spot

xxxxxxx