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.
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.
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.
It’s the Olympics and the cats are going for gold!!
I love how different their sleeping positions are!
This is one of Pixie’s favourite toys, it is called Da Fur Thing (from the people who make Da Bird), you can get it here on Amazon. Ours is several years old, hence the lack of feathers, but the fun hasn’t worn off because Pixie still loves to play with it.
Check out that tongue!
The more money you spend on a cat toy, the less they are likely to play with it – or at least that’s how it seems most of time! Maybe that’s why our cats love this so much, because it cost nothing to make!
Daz has been hoarding the tubes from the centre of toilet rolls for weeks so he could create this for the cats. He taped together in a pyramid shape with some electrical tape (as that’s all we had to hand but any tape will do). We put a few biscuits in each of the tubes and left the cats to it, they had such fun. It’s a great way to keep them entertained and it stops them from munching all their food too quickly.
Oscar pays no attention to Da Bird or other cat toys. Scraps of fabric are another matter entirely! He loves them.
Pixie being adorable as usual.
Arty, stressed again.
Summer is finally here!!! It’s so hot, I might even bare my legs!
I love to spend time outside in this weather but there is no shade in our garden so I had to create some. I made this tent from an old duvet cover, some poles, a bit of copper pipe, eyelets and guy ropes.
Pixie loves it and thinks I made it just for her. Then again, with cats it is always
My plan for the rest of the day.