I’m sorry I haven’t posted for a couple of days, but we’ve had quite a busy weekend! We went to a cat show yesterday which meant we were up very early in the morning and didn’t get home until quite late. It’s quite a tiring day so we went to bed not long after eating our evening meal… as you know, I do like my cat-naps!
Lula did a little better at the show than I did – she won her breed class and so got her second Premier Certificate, whereas I came second in mine and didn’t get the certificate 🙁 (please see my Cat Show Corner page if you want an explanation of these terms 🙂 ) But mummy and daddy were still very proud of us and said that they’re sure it won’t be long until we both get the three certificates we need to have the title of Premier cats!
Then, I suppose, we’ll need to make a start on getting our Grand Premier titles 😀
I’m going to publish our full show results on the Cat Show Corner page as soon as I get a chance, but it’s such a busy life being a cat… there’s only so many hours in a day! I have to fit in chasing flies, eating my breakfast, chasing Lula, eating a mid-morning snack, having a cat-nap, splashing in the fountain, chasing the cows, having a cat-nap, eating my tea, chasing Robbie, having a cat-nap, and playing with my feathers before my proper night time nap!! Phew! it’s exhausting being a cat 😆
Anyway, I’ll leave you with a picture of Lula and me playing, so you can see who’s the boss in this relationship 😀
Hello my lovely readers! I hope you’re having a good day 🙂 I’m sure you must be as it’s very nearly Caturday – my favourite day of the week!
I’ve had a lovely day today – I’ve been out in our special little cat garden and I’ve tested out that fountain! It’s been a little too chilly or rainy recently for me to have much of a play in it, but as soon as the weather warms up, I don’t think you’ll see me very far away from it 😆
Lula didn’t seem that bothered by it, perhaps she’s more of a fair-weather-fountain-player?
I am in such a good mood today because it’s our birthday – and our first at that! We’ve never had a birthday before! 😆
Mummy has promised that as a special treat, she’ll put some new feathers on the Da Bird toy (my favourite toy, ever!) and her and daddy will spend as long as we like playing it with us (apart from all the hours when they’re at work…. :().
I think we’re going to get our favourite food later on as well – Reindeer in Gravy, yum yum! 😀
Here’s the e-card that mummy made specially for us:
Lula and I have decided we quite like having birthdays – perhaps we should be like the Queen and have two a year, so we don’t have to wait so long until the next one? Does anyone know how we can make that happen? 😆
I know you hoomins have a saying about time flying, but I think you may have a point! We’re fast approaching our first birthday and I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone!
We seem to have packed a lot into the first year of our lives, so I thought I’d take this opportunity to look back and review in pictures the year we’ve had – I hope you’ll accompany me on this journey 🙂
Of course, it all started off with us being born, on 14th May 2011, and here we are with our cat mummy, Pandora 🙂 There were only two of us in the litter and Pandora was a fantastic mum!
We were bred by Sue from Tobysden Bengals who is a brilliant breeder: we’ve stayed friends with her since and go to cat shows with her on a regular basis. She’s a veterinarian and a very clever lady 🙂
Our hoomin mummy and daddy first saw us when we were about 2 weeks old, but they didn’t know then that we were going to be their special fur-babies!
This photo and the next were taken when we were about 6 weeks old … this was the first time mummy and daddy saw us after it was known that we would be theirs.
It seemed so long after this that we were ready to go to our new home as Sue doesn’t let any of her kittens go until they’re at least 13 weeks old.
What made it seem longer was that mummy and daddy were on holiday in the USA when we hit 13 weeks, so we were nearly 15 weeks old by the time we left Sue, though mummy and daddy did visit us a few times in between.
When we got to our new home, it didn’t take me long to work out that the squashy bit of the sofa was a good place to sleep!
Lula soon made herself feel at home too 😆
One of our biggest challenges was being introduced to the three cats who already lived with mummy and daddy.
A good way of doing this was at feeding time, though it was all done very gradually and we were all given our own space to make sure no-one felt threatened.
As kittens, there’s nothing better than having a play, though sometimes it could look a little rough! (but we love each other really!)
We had to get used to all the new things in the house… and in the garden!
We were supervised when we first went out to make sure we didn’t wander… but I still managed to fall in the pond! (as Lula did too on a different day!)
I quickly discovered that the tree was a good thing to climb up, and the first few times I did it, I scared my mummy so much!
Luckily, there were no falls or injuries: well, I am a cat after all 😆
Mummy took us to cat shows from when we were about 5 months old. She started off by entering just one of us per show to see whether we liked it or not …
Lula was the first to go to a show and did really well – you’ll be able to see all of our results on my “Cat Show Corner” page when I’ve updated it!
Then it was my turn to go to a show a few weeks later, and my mummy was so proud of me! I did far better than all expectations as my mummy didn’t think I’d like it!
Then Lula went to the Supreme cat show!!
My mummy would have entered me if she’d known how good I was at my first show, but the entry deadline had passed by then 🙁
We’ve been to lots more shows, but back at home as we got older we were given a little more freedom to explore the great outdoors and the field next to our house.
And so, to the present day! In March we set up our website, Facebook and Twitter pages, and YouTube channel and we’ve started to make lots of friends from all over the world!
Today, we reached 100 likes on Facebook and 50 followers on Twitter!
And of course, we have lots of lovely readers and subscribers to this web-page!
Thank you everyone for reading about our adventures! Let’s hope our second year is just as good 🙂
I’ve been a bit philosophical today – I managed to sit out in the sun for a while (before the heavens opened and the rain arrived!), so it gave me the opportunity to stop and think. Having said that, I also managed to do lots of my normal running around with my sister of course!
But I was thinking about a programme on the radio called “Desert Island Discs“. Now, this has been going for many years – since 1942 in fact! This is so many years that I can’t even contemplate how long that is, being as I’ve not even got to my first birthday yet 😆
But back to the radio show: in case you don’t know, what happens is that they have a famous person on each week and they have to imagine that they’ve been cast away on a desert island and have to choose 8 pieces of music to take with them.
So, I’m not into all that music stuff that you humans seem to like so much, but I thought I’d put together a list of what 8 items I think are indispensable, that I would need to take on a desert island with me! So here they are:
1. Tuna – I do love a bit of the fishy stuff as a treat!
2. Talking of treats? My favourite dried chicken treats that my mummy buys for me.
3. My Da Bird feather toy – I’ve written a post about these fantastic feathers a little while ago, I just love chasing them.
4. A human – I suppose a human is quite important in my life; after all they need to feed me the tuna and the treats and wave the Da Bird toy around for me to chase!
5. Catnip – I don’t know what it is about that stuff, but I just can’t get enough of it!
6. A nice comfy bed or hammock – goes without saying that I need to have somewhere nice to sleep to have my cat-naps on.
7. My twin sister, Lulabelle – OK, I give in, she can come with me!
8. Some kitty grass to chew on when I need to calm my tummy.
So – what must-have things would you need if you were cast-away?
It’s a public holiday here in the UK today, and it’s a pretty typical one: bad weather, lots of traffic jams… so I decided it was far better to stay indoors and write my blog 🙂
Now, I know technically this is a Bengal cat blog, but today I thought I’d tell you all about my cat-mate, Robbie, as he’s a bit of a character! He might not be a Bengal, but he’s a gorgeous ginger tabby boy with lots of purrrrsonality!
Robbie, who’s also known as Bobs, or Bob-Bobs, loves to explore outside, though he never goes very far. He likes to stand on the fence so he can see all around him:
And he’s also an expert at climbing trees, he’s very agile 🙂
He likes to hang out with the Harry cat and keep a watch over their territory:
And when he wants to come in, he sits patiently on the little wall near the back door:
But at the end of all that, he really enjoys a good cat-nap…
As my loyal readers know, I’m quite partial to a little cat-nap when I’ve finished being naughty and I’m in a quieter mood 😆 Us cats all have our favourite little places for a snooze… as you can see Lula likes the cat hammock.
But for me, nothing beats the sofa in the conservatory, especially the bit at the back that because we’ve laid on it so much, it’s now officially called “the squashy bit” 😆
I usually like to have the squashy bit all to myself…
… but sometimes I let others share with me
(well, Harry is bigger than me after all, so I usually do what he tells me to :lol:)
The squashy bit is so popular that I sometimes have to try and push the others out of the way if they got there first…
… but if I’m feeling generous? I let them have the squashy bit all to themselves 🙂
What are the favourite areas that your cats like to sleep on or in?
I’m a really lucky cat as my mummy buys me lots of toys to play with, so many in fact that daddy tells her off and says that she spends too much money on us cats 😆
But out of all these toys, my favourite has got to be the Da Bird feather dangler toy which mummy buys online from Purrs in Our Hearts – she buys from there because they support UK cat rescue.
So I thought it would be fun to share some pictures taken of me when playing with my Da Bird – the looks on my face show how much I’m concentrating to try and get those feathers! You can understand why mummy has to buy so many replacements as they don’t last long when I’m on the case 😀