Cats

Farewell Oscar

Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Oscar

I write this with tears streaming down my face. Our beloved Oscar lost his battle with kidney disease on Sunday. We our heartbroken. He was, and always will be, a huge part of our family and we will remember him forever.
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Black Cat Day!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Black Cat Day

It amazes me that cats are being judged by their colour but sadly it’s true. On my visits to the local rescue centre the black cats have always been there the longest.

Our Oscar used to be black until he spent too much time in the sun.
Look at that little face!
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Please don’t judge a cat by its colour.

Caturday

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

A bit of a theme for today’s Caturday, bet you can’t guess what it is!…

Pixie

Arty on the fence

Oscar on the fence

And as a bonus, here’s two cats that aren’t ours…

Minnie on the fence

Harvey Halftail

Caturday

Saturday, September 22nd, 2012

Oscar
It’s a beautiful autumn day here with lots of lovely sunshine. Oscar loves the window sill in our bedroom when it’s sunny like this. It’s also a great place to photograph him as the light is great.

Happy Caturday

Cat Burglar

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

catburglar

Anyone who followed my Facebook page will know what a rollercoaster yesterday was. Pixie went missing. We always keep our cats indoors at night so when tea time came and went and there was still no sign of Pixie I started worry. We walked miles up and down the area behind our house (a block of houses all backs onto one massive area of back gardens, it’s a cat’s dream for exploring). It started to get dark and we got more and more worried. I was in pieces, I couldn’t stop crying. It might sound crazy to get so worried when it had only been a few hours but Pixie is a homebody and she always comes home when she is called. Daz was wonderful and started knocking on the doors of all our neighbours and they were all so lovely and helpful but no one had seen our baby girl. It was getting late and I went out with a torch and started shining into people’s gardens. Suddenly I saw cat eyes glowing in the torchlight, from the window of a house. A house with no cats. I knew it was her and ran to see her. She was trapped in the house. The old lady wasn’t there but we had to get her out. The house that she was in had been burgled last week and I had helped the police secure the windows by screwing them shut. That meant I knew just how to open them and Daz rushed to get a screw driver. We opened the windows and Pixie dashed out into my arms. She was dirty and scared but safe, I couldn’t be happier!!! It was the longest 5 hours of my life!!

Because the owner of the house is in care home and only returns every now and then, the police hadn’t rushed to do forensics for the burglary. Today they came to take prints etc. It seems that a lot of the prints around the window were cat prints though, so I hope Pixie doesn’t get arrested!!

So after all that, I have my best friend back. I think she was pleased to see me.
Reunited

Oscar’s Charity Badges

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Oscar's charity badges
Oscar Badges available on Etsy

Our kitty Oscar has become rather popular on Facebook recently, with his comical grumpy looks and handsome face.
He’s not really grumpy but the camera always makes him look that way. You can see more of him on his Facebook Page.

He wants to help cats who really are grumpy – those in shelters and rescue centres. 50p from every sale of his badges will go to a chosen charity. This month it is my local rescue Holly Hedge. They do great work with cats and dogs. By purchasing a pair of grumpy Oscar badges you will be helping kitties in need :)

Happy Birthday Pixie

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Happy Birthday Pixie!

Happy Birthday to my beautiful little Pixie cat. I can’t believe she’s 6 already. She is the cat who changed my life and made it so very much better. I can’t imagine where I would be without her. Tonight she will have a lovely tuna dinner.

I love you Pixie.

Here’s Pixie over the years – she’s always been a cutie.
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Caturday

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Hello, it’s Daz here again doing another guest post for Caturday. I thought I’d share some slightly unusual photos of our cats using one of my favourite photographic techniques – “multiple exposures”.

I mostly take photos using film cameras, some of which have special buttons that allow you to take more than one photo on the same piece of film – this leads to some very interesting effects! Along with this, I get my film developed in the “wrong” chemicals which often gives crazy, saturated colours.

If you like my photos, you can see more on my website.

Caturday

Saturday, August 4th, 2012

It’s the Olympics and the cats are going for gold!!

Olympic Pixie, going for gold

Artemis

Oscar

Caturday

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

I love how different their sleeping positions are!

Sleepy Arty

Sleep Pixie

sleepy Oscar