Pixie

Catification in progress

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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We’ve lived here for a few months now and we’re finally getting round to sorting out shelves for the cats. Stage one is putting the wine boxes on the wall in the living room. These are wooden wine boxes that I got from the market I used to have a stall at. Lots of wine merchants will sell them to you if you get in touch. We paid about £5 a box. Boxes are great because the cats can go on top of them and you can put books/ornaments etc inside them.

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Because we were putting three on one wall we decided to test layouts using newspaper cut into the size of the boxes. That way we could see where we wanted them to be without drilling holes.

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We made sure they were level and Daz got drilling :D As Arty is quite a heavy lump of a cat we made sure to use decent sized screws and rawl plugs suitable for the type of wall. We put a washer between the head of the screw and the wood to distribute the weight more evenly.

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Pixie was first to investigate.

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Molly was a little more apprehensive and didn’t spend much time up there.

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Pixie loves being so I think they’re going to be a success.

We are going to line the boxes with pretty paper now they’re up. I am on the look out for some nice cat wrapping paper to use :D

Have you put up shelves for your cats?

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

Cat Burglar

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

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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

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

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Oscar

Caturday

Saturday, July 14th, 2012

I love how different their sleeping positions are!

Sleepy Arty

Sleep Pixie

sleepy Oscar

Caturday

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

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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.

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Check out that tongue!
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Crafty Cat Toys

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Crafty Cat Toys

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.

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Crafty Cat Toys

Crafty Cat Toys

Crafty Cat Toys

Caturday

Saturday, June 16th, 2012

Oscar pays no attention to Da Bird or other cat toys. Scraps of fabric are another matter entirely! He loves them.
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Pixie being adorable as usual.
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Arty, stressed again.
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