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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

 

Robbie’s Big Day Out!

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Hello my friends, Spot here!

I have some very exciting news to share with you, and it’s all about our ginger boy, Robbie!

 

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Robbie

 

So it all started off a couple of weeks ago, when my mummy was looking at her Facebook and her friend, Carol, was asking if anyone would like to put forward their ginger cats for a photo shoot!

A couple of people had already put forward their gingers, but my mummy thought it wouldn’t harm and sent a couple of pics of our boy.

She was very pleased but a bit surprised when Carol advised her a day or two later that the photographer had chosen Robbie over all the other gorgeous boys!

We didn’t really know too much at that time, just that Robbie had to be at the photographer’s studios on Friday 18th March at 9 o’clock in the morning!

This was definitely going into the unknown a little as Robbie has never, in his 6½ years, been out of our home county of Shropshire, and Manchester is about 60 miles away. Also, of course, he’s never had anyone else take any photos of him other than my mummy and daddy.

A couple of weeks soon passed and Friday morning dawned. So, the hoomins were up quite early for a Friday and we were all a bit confused! The show bag with litter tray, food, water, etc were all out, as was the big carrier…. but we never go to a cat show on a Friday! Whatever was happening?

It soon became clear it was Robbie being whisked off, so we all carried on having our nice catnaps, after we’d eaten some breakfast.

Robbie was a bit unsure in the car but settled down quite quickly and they had a pretty uneventful journey up north to Manchester.

They arrived at the studio right on time and went in and had a look around. They could see a few bits and bobs that would be used as props :)

 

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Props

 

After a little while, once Robbie had had a chance to settle, it was time for the pics to be taken! The shots are to be used in promotional material for a new Pet Insurance scheme, and the lady who was responsible for creating the campaign, Katie,  was there along with Geoff the photographer.

Katie had specific shots in mind that she wanted our Robbie to do :) The first was to eat out of a bowl…

 

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Robbie and the bowl

 

Robbie wasn’t too sure about that one as the bowl had the word “dog” written on it, and he does have standards, you know! :) But I think they got the shot they wanted after a few attempts :)

Next up, Robbie was in the cat tree, and needed to look out of one of the openings :)

 

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Robbie looking out of the opening

 

Next up, he needed to be looking out of a mouse hole!

 

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Geoff making some adjustments

 

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Robbie and the mouse hole

 

Of course, Geoff was the other side of the hole, taking the pic through it :) He was very pleased with one of the ones he got, and even said he thought it was the best animal pic he’d ever taken in his career! :lol:

In between the shots, Robbie had a lot of relaxation time, mummy had taken one of his favourite beds and he snoozed away quite happily, purring away :)

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Robbie chillin’

 

Finally, they just needed a few pics of Robbie on a nice rug with a mouse :)

 

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Robbie on the rug

 

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Robbie and the mouse

 

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Robbie being cool

 

Then it was finished and they all made their way home. My mummy and daddy were very proud indeed of the ginger one: once he’d settled in (which only took a few minutes), he was such a good boy and was very relaxed and chilled out.

Once at home, Robbie told us all about his adventure and then had a nice catnap on one of his favourite perches on the Tigga Towers :)

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

We’ll share any finished pics we’re sent of him when we get them (that won’t be for a while) and maybe even some of the material if he’s featured :)

Take care my friends!

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 … Robbie

Hello my friends, Spot here!

 

I hope your weekend has been good? I have tried to be a good boy, but didn’t quite make it … oh well, I never liked that plant anyway :)

 

Today, as you’ve probably already noticed, we’re going to focus on Robbie! Robbie, also known as Bob Bobs or Bobs, was born in August 2009 on a farm in the hills of the Welsh/English borders near a town called Oswestry. Here he is as a baby :)

 

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Baby Robbie

 

My daddy bought Robbie from the farm, he was the first cat who wasn’t from a rescue charity that my mummy and daddy had. My mummy knew nothing about it, though! She came home from work one day and there was daddy and this little scrap of ginger fur :) My daddy wanted to call him Nobby but mummy didn’t like that, so Robbie was chosen as it is a much nicer name though still sounds similar :)

 

He soon settled in and met Harry who he has been best friends with ever since :)

 

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Harry and Robbie having a cuddle

 

But Friday soon accepted him too, she just accepts any new kitty really easily, and Robbie was no exception…

 

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Spotty tummies, though neither have any Bengal in them :)

 

Robbie loves the great outdoors and likes nothing better than to get a good vantage point in the big oak tree! He can see the hills on the Welsh border from there!

 

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I can see for miles and miles!

 

But he soon learned that not all is good fun outside, like when he was trying just that bit too hard to catch a fish from the pond in the garden!

 

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Wet Robbie

 

We don’t get much snow here, but when we do, Robbie doesn’t seem to mind it, though he is starting to prefer warmer weather as he gets older, and doesn’t spend so much time outdoors when it’s cold nowadays.

 

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Brrrrr! Chilly paws!

 

So, for Robbie, nothing beats a nice bit of sunshine!

 

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Loving the warmer weather

 

Him and Harry are still firm friends

 

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Best pals

 

Though when he’s on his own, he does like to do a spot of yoga! :)

 

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I wonder what that position is called?

 

But at the end of the day, as with all of us, nothing beats a nice snuggly snooze :)

 

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Zzzz… Zzzz… Zzzz…

 

Next week we’re going to be having a little break from our Spotlight series as we’ll hopefully be bringing you all the news from the show we’re going to on Caturday! Yay! So tune in for that and also of course in two weeks’ time, we’ll be carrying on putting the Spotlight on another Bengal Cat World puss! :)

 

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