We’re going to be taking a trip down memory lane today My mummy says we have lots of new followers who’ve not seen some of our baby pics before, and indeed a lot of the photos I’m going to share have not been seen by even the longest standing of our friends
So it’s all about me today! But my mummy said I need to include Lula too, so I suppose it would be nice to do that
Lula and I were born on 14th May 2011, we were the only two in our litter and we’ve not spent a night apart ever
We came to live with mummy and daddy in August 2011 and we soon settled in.
We found lots of new games to play like “playing with the scratching post that doubled up as a door post” – I bet you’ve not heard of that game before have you?
We also soon discovered the lovely new tunnel that the hoomins had bought for us
We loved our scratching post too, though it didn’t last all that long and is now replaced by our Tigga Towers
It was also good for snoozing on… at least I liked to snooze, Lula always has been the more alert out of the two of us
Even when she lay down, she didn’t always sleep!
But she did give in and have a nice catnap now and again, and we both looked so innocent!
When we weren’t sleeping, we explored around the house, Lula liked the bath
When the water wasn’t switched on, she found a more conventional way to have a drink
Meanwhile, I liked to practise the camouflage look in the houseplants!
Sometimes I spent some time alone on the cat tree
And Lula snoozed on the sofa!
At the end of the day, it was all about being cute, and here I am trying to be just that!
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 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
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
Quite often, though, I have a little person helping me with my “research”…
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!
Mind you, it didn’t take long for the little pesky to join me – it’s a good job there’s room for two!
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…
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
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
And then Annie decided it was time for some fresh air, so she went to catch some rays
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
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
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
Meanwhile, I settled down for a nice snooze. Accompanied by you-know-who
So that’s a week in our World, my friends! I hope you enjoyed catching up with all seven of us
What a wonderful few days we’ve had in our World recently We’ve certainly made the most of it by spending lots of quality time outdoors and even I enjoyed a nice bit of fresh air and had at least an hour’s less catnapping time compared to normal
We’ve been making the most of our wonderful garden and I’ve been taking time out to appreciate all the lovely things the hoomins provide for us in there
We have lots of platforms where we can chill out and watch the world go by…
And we can sometimes get a little carried away and go even higher by climbing on the roof!
Though of course Lula usually prefers to have a little snooze inside the house rather than on top of it
There’s things to keep us in tip top condition, like lots of scratchers
And we never go hungry as we can eat al fresco!
There’s lots of grasses for us to hide and play in
And Lula in particular adores the patches of catmint that are dotted around
Annie likes to be helpful on laundry day by making sure there’s nothing left behind in the wash basket when the hoomins are hanging out the washing
We haven’t had any snow for a long time, so the hoomins put this on one of our perches to make it look like there was some!
…. though they said it was to make it more comfy for us
If we ever want to be extra comfy, we can of course keep an eye on our cat garden from inside mummy’s office
And we’re so excited about our new addition, which is still to be finished – our new waterfall!
But after all the hard work of enjoying the garden, the best thing to really do is chill out and maybe have a nice catnap or two
I’m just hoping the weather stays nice for a few days so daddy can finish the waterfall and we can inspect his work and make sure it meets our standards
As you may have seen on our Facebook page, my twin and I celebrated our 5th birthday yesterday! Yay! I had lots of nice chicken treats and some yummy tuna cat food for tea… though I get those most days so perhaps my mummy should have made a bit more of an effort on reflection
As seems to be customary on these occasions, I’ve been looking through the archives to find some baby photos that my mummy said I had to share. I’m not sure I like it, but you know me – I’m a good boy and always does as I’m told *crosses paws behind back*
So life started off at Sue the breeder’s house and after a few weeks our new owners – i.e. mummy and daddy – started to visit us quite regularly. We made sure we pulled off the cute look
Then after 15 weeks we went to our new home and soon settled in
Lula made herself at home on the kitchen table lol
And she also liked to have a good look around the bathtub
Though I preferred it when there was water in it
I told mummy off for taking pics of me with green bits in the way
So she made me move and took another
Lula started off her successful show career before I did
Whilst I stayed at home and helped mummy with her iPad (which were quite new out at the time)
Friday, Harry and Robbie came to tolerate us quite quickly (as long as we didn’t try and eat their dinner )
And after a nice dinner, what better thing is there to do than have a nice catnap? (some things never change )
So there’s our first few weeks/months in a nutshell! Doesn’t time fly?
I’m back after a little break – my mummy and daddy went off to some place called ‘Portugal’ so I wasn’t able to write my blog last week as the house sitter lady doesn’t know how to help me
I’m sure you didn’t miss us too much though we’ve not really done a lot to report on since mummy and daddy returned, we’ve just been chillin’ out now the weather’s getting warmer and spending lots of time outdoors in our cat garden
I love to have a sleep in Lula’s new favourite place, the cat house But I keep a close ear out for her….
… and when I know she’s coming, I make a quick exit ….
… and she’s none the wiser!
Meanwhile, Spike was chillin’ out on the old cat house that daddy was doing some maintenance on, or trying to at least
And Friday was having a nice sleep in mummy’s office
Annie also wanted to have a snooze in there, her favourite place at the moment seems to be Geoff the catnip Giraffe cushion
So Spike took advantage and decided to check out Annie’s favourite mouse in a ball toy
But soon decided that he preferred the grass instead
Meanwhile, Lula had wandered off back indoors, so I took full advantage of that and settled down for a nice snooze of my own