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Our World this week :)

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Hello my friends, Spot here!

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 :shock: 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 :lol:

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Spike plotting

 

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 :)

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Having a nap in Mummy’s office

 

Quite often, though, I have a little person helping me with my “research”…

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Little Annie helping me

 

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! :lol:

Mind you, it didn’t take long for the little pesky to join me – it’s a good job there’s room for two!

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Testing out the pillow

 

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…

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What do you think mummy?

 

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 :shock:

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 :)

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

And then Annie decided it was time for some fresh air, so she went to catch some rays

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Little Annie

 

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 :)

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Having a chat

 

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 :)

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Harry

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 :)

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Robbie outside, blending in

 

Meanwhile, I settled down for a nice snooze. Accompanied by you-know-who :lol:

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

So that’s a week in our World, my friends! I hope you enjoyed catching up with all seven of us :)

Take care!
Love from

Spot

xxxxxxx

 

Lazy Weekend in our World!

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Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

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? :shock: 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 :lol: Unless I’m in a cuddly mood of course, which happens more than I care to admit :D

 

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

 

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Birdie watching

 

Daddy put together the cat tree that Annie won for being Best in Show recently – it’s a purrfect fit!

 

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Annie in her little cat tree

 

Meanwhile, Friday was birdie watching from the Tigga Towers in the conservatory – a much more comfortable way of doing so!

 

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Friday birdie watching

 

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* :D

 

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Trying to have a nice nap on the top bunk

 

Robbie had the right idea and went up to the heated floor in the bathroom for his nap in the squidgy purple bed :)

 

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Robbie in the purple bed

 

Whilst Lula concentrated more on a bit of purrsonal hygiene in the old cat tree by the door :)

 

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Lula keeping pristine

 

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 :)

Take care my friends!
Love from

Spot

xxxxxxx

 

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

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 :lol: But they fitted the theme … kind of! :shock:

 

 

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Annie and Spike: Synchronised birdie-watching

 

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Spike and Robbie: Chillin’ out together

 

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Harry and Robbie: chillin’

 

 

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More chillin’ from Spot and Annie!

 

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Spot and Annie: Furthering our education

 

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Spot and Spike: Having a manly chat

 

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Friday and baby Robbie enjoying a sun puddle

 

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Annie and Spot: Watching the World go by

 

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Harry and Robbie: Playing Hide and Seek (we can see you, Harry!)

 

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Annie and Spike: Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

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Spot and Lula: Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

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Lula and Annie: Having a girlie chat

 

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Annie and Spike: Play-fighting!

 

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Friday and baby Robbie again :)

 

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Annie and Mousie: Having an in-depth conversation

 

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Annie and Robbie: Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

We hope you enjoyed looking at our pics! :)

Take care, my friends!
Love from

Spot xxxxxxx

Spotlight on … Harry

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Last week we started off our “Spotlight” series with Spike, so we’d now like to welcome you to the second episode! And today’s spotlight is on our bashful Harry cat! Now of course, we know he’s not a Bengal, but he’s loved equally like all 7 of us are :)

 

So to start with, here’s a bit of background info about Harry. He was born on a farm in Shropshire, UK in August 2004 so is 10 years old. The cat charity, Cats Protection, were working with the farmer to try to reduce the ever-growing feral cat colony he had on his farm, so Harry and all his tortie / calico sisters were taken away from their mother when they were just two days old. They were then hand-reared before being re-homed when they were ready… and that’s when Harry joined our family!

 

He was such a scruffy kitten! He was always falling asleep in his food bowl, and no matter how many times he was cleaned up, his nose always looked dirty and never the pure white it does now!

 

Before… dirty nose….

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Baby Harry

 

And after! Clean nose!

 

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Nice and white nose!

 

Harry is a very affectionate boy with his family, but is quite shy and hates anyone coming to his house. He’s not a big fan of having his photo taken either! :)

 

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Peek-a-boo!

 

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We can see you!

 

But all that does mean he’s a great defender of the territory and all us cats rely on him to make sure no undesirables come into our garden!

 

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Checking out the territory

 

He loves to be outdoors with his best friend, Robbie, especially when the weather is nice. He doesn’t have to stay in the cat garden because he never wanders far, in fact he’s usually in the big garden somewhere when he’s out

 

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Watching the cows in the field behind the big garden

 

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Enjoying the garden

 

Although Harry is generally a healthy, happy boy, he has probably had more trips to the cat doctor than any of the other cats. We think this is down to him being hand reared as he didn’t have all the goodness of his mother’s milk to build up his immunity. But of course, he will get whatever treatment he needs whenever he needs it, he needs to keep his strength up to carry on looking after all of us in our World :)

 

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! :lol:

 

 

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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 :shock: 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

xxxxxxx

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 :lol:

 

 

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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 :shock: 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 :D

 

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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! :shock:

 

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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 :lol:

 

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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* … :D

 

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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 :lol:

 

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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 :lol: ) …

 

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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