Hello my friends, Spot here!
Thanks for all your lovely comments and feedback about my review of the year so far! I can’t believe how quickly time flies 😉 Welcome to part three, which will cover our antics over the UK “summer” 😆 I hope you will enjoy the read 🙂
July was a wet month – in fact most of the months of 2012 have been quite wet! So we managed to have quite a few lovely cat naps indoors 🙂
Lula was very happy that our mummy and daddy bought a new hammock, she loves sleeping in there – none of the rest of us get a chance!
I didn’t mind that Lula had the hammock as mummy bought a lovely pink cushion too which is very comfortable – just purrfect for a cat nap!
Do you think pink is my colour?
We did manage to get outside a little bit in between the rain showers… time to have a nibble on the grass and see if we could find any bugs to pounce on! 🙂
Meanwhile, Robbie didn’t need the rain to get himself wet – he managed to do that all by himself when he fell in the pond trying to catch the fish! I did laugh at him, though I don’t think he was amused! 😆
We went to 2 cat shows in July, although you could call it 3 because the first one we went to was a double show – it was 2 shows, but they both took place at the same time in the same place… so it was double the opportunity to win prizes!
The great news was that I won my breed class and Premier certificate at both shows, so I had enough certificates to claim the title of Premier cat!
Lula was going for her Grand Premier – she won it in one of the shows, but only got the Reserve in the second. She did very well in her side classes as well so mummy was very proud of us both 🙂
The last show of the month was the Bengal Cat Club Show where we both did extremely well!
I beat a lot of great cats to get first in my breed class, and I also got another Premier certificate! I didn’t actually need it as I already had my 3 needed for the title, but mummy didn’t know that would be the case when she entered me for the show as the closing date was before the other show 😉
Lula did very very well, too! She won her breed class, her 2nd Grand Premier certificate, she then won Best of Breed, won all of her side classes except one, and then even better, she won Best Neuter in Show, beating our Uncle BooBoo!! It was truly a superb day for her!
Oh dear! Early in August Lula was very, very naughty…. this would change our lives in a big way…
My mummy and daddy chose our house due to it being in the countryside with a big field behind – a great place for cats to explore. They’ve lived here for 15 years with cats all that time, and all have been safe and happy.
Until Lula came along! There is a busy road in the area, but it’s a long way from the house for normal cats. Not for Lula, though – she wandered down there chasing butterflies and bees… This is of course much too dangerous, so there was nothing for it but to stop letting Lula having so much freedom, so over a couple of weeks, she was harness-trained, and only allowed out with her harness and leash!
Then mummy and daddy decided to build our cat enclosure – it wasn’t fair on Lula only being allowed out on her leash when the rest of us were still being let out normally.
Here it is in its early stages of construction!
When it was finished, it was filled with grasses and toys and a brand new cat house for us to sleep in when we had had enough play!
Even though I had not wandered to the road like Lula did, mummy and decided it was only fair that my access to the outside is restricted to the cat garden, so it’s the same as for Lula… Naughty Lula! 🙂
There was just the one show in August – the Teesside Cat Club show.
I didn’t go to this one but Lula did and she did very well – again! She got her third Grand Premier certificate, so was able to claim her Grand Premier title, she also got Best of Breed and beat our granddad, Sabu, in one of her side classes! 🙂
September wasn’t too bad, weather-wise, so we got to make a lot of use of our new cat garden!
My mummy even put a lounger in the garden so she could sit with us – but she didn’t get the chance to sit on it very often! 😀
Lula carried on with trying to catch bugs – does she never get bored of doing that?
Meanwhile, I was trying to figure out (unsuccessfully) escape routes! 🙂
There was again only one show in September, the Wyvern Cat Club Show – I went to this one this time, and Lula stayed at home.
Mind you, I didn’t do very well at all, so it was all in vain! Oh well, you can’t win ’em all! 🙂
So that completes part three of our 2012 review – just one more instalment to come! We had to try and be good for the last three months of the year, otherwise Santa Paws wouldn’t visit us! Find out if we managed to do that – or not!! 🙂
Take care my friends!
Love from Spot xxxxxx