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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 :D Coco had developed rich brown colourings by this time, he had clearly come out of his Blue phase :lol:

 

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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 :lol:

 

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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

 

It’s time for a change!

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Oooh! We’re not liking all this miserable weather we’re having in our World! Such a difference to last week :) You may have seen on our Facebook page that when I get fed up, I also get a little naughty! :) But I’m not the only one as Harry and Robbie have been up to some tricks too, it’s just that they never get caught! Our Friday cat said she’s much too mature for such shenanigans, and decided to have a sleep on my favourite pink cushion instead ;)

 

But along with being naughty, we decided to try some new experiences too, just to confuse our hoomins! :) Of course, you will know that Harry, Robbie and Friday are allowed in the big garden….

 

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Harry and Robbie hanging out

 

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Friday strolling back home

 

Whilst Lula and I enjoy our cat garden

 

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Me chillin’

 

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Lula chillin’

 

So what’s wrong with this pic? I was trying to disguise myself as Harry, but I don’t think I’m fooling anyone? :)

 

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Hey! You’re not Harry!

 

But then – worse than all of that – Robbie had the cheek to come into my territory! :shock: Doesn’t he know that’s not allowed? :)

 

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There’s a newcomer in the cat garden

 

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You’re not supposed to be in here ;)

 

But I decided to be generous and let him stay for a while – after all, it is a great place to hang out and we’ll need to share with Annie when she joins us and is old enough to go outside :) I might as well get used to sharing now, don’t you think?

 

Take care my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx

 

Six things to do on a sunny Sunday! :)

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

What a wonderful day we had today! We had some lovely sunshine to remind us that Spring will soon be here! Though we do remember this time last year, when we had so much snow, it almost stopped us from going to one of our cat shows! We all know how the weather can be, so we can’t rule that out again, can we? :lol:

 

But just in case you were twiddling your paws, and not really sure what to do to make the most of this fine weather, here’s Spot’s handy guide to six things you can do on a sunny Sunday!

 

First of all, you can take advantage of people going in and out of the back door more often and escape into the big garden! :)

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I’m in the big garden! :)

 

Of course, our Harry cat is allowed in the big garden all the time and loves to chill out!

 

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Chillin’

 

Maybe you’re more of a poseur… so how about showing off your profile for everyone to see?

 

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Is this my good side, do you think?

 

Or, if you’re feeling a bit more energetic, how about some ‘exercise’ on the treadmill?

 

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I think this is broken, it’s not going very fast ;)

 

If you’re stuck indoors, you can always watch the birdies :)

 

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Hello birdies!

 

Or… of all of the above is too much, how about you just sit there and look beautiful?

 

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Beautiful Lula!

 

We hope you all had a lovely Sunday too, my friends?

Take care!
Love from Spot

xxxxx

 

So many cat trees!

 ~ This post is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend, Linda Carlisle Jenson. We were deeply saddened to learn of her unexpected passing. ~
~ Rest in peace, Linda ~

 

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

Our weather still continues to be a bit naughty, most days are still quite windy and rainy – we hope that Spring will be here soon! But we were thinking that we are such lucky cats because even when the weather is bad, we still have so many wonderful places to hang out!

 

First of all, there is the very first cat tree that my mummy and daddy ever bought – long before any of us five were even born! It did have another bit on the top, but that has long since disappeared, it still makes a great place for us to sit on and either sleep or watch the world go by outside though!

 

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Two tiers for double sleeping!

 

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Or, we can fit on the top together! (at a push!)

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

Then, when we want something a little bigger, the second cat tree they bought is now also in the conservatory so it makes a great place to scratch on, play on, sleep on and of course watch the outside world on! It too has missing bits, but we don’t mind :)

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz… x 2! :)

 

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I think there’s quite a lot of sleeping going on around here! :)

 

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Lula watching the birdies outside

 

But of course, for ultimate luxury, nothing beats our new Tigga Towers tree! It’s so comfy and there are lots of different places to chill out in or on!

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Robbie likes the platform with the squidgy bit in the middle!

 

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I quite like the hammock!

 

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Friday likes the squidgy platform too!

 

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Lula can look down on the world from the igloo!

 

And of course, when the weather gets a bit nicer, we also have lots of places in our cat garden to sit on!

 

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Just one of our cat garden platforms :)

 

As I said at the beginning, I think we are very lucky cats indeed! :)

 

Take lots of care, my friends!

Love from Spot

xxxxx