Archive | November 2012

Diesel and the Paranormal

Good Morning to all my bloggers,

As many of you know from reading my ‘7 things about me’ award blog, I mentioned Eleanor and I are very much interested in the Paranormal and life after death. We have seen, heard and sensed things unexplainable.

There are many rumours about animals seeing ‘ghosts’ spirits etc, and also of babies being able to see the paranormal. I am not sure how many of these stories are true but I do truly believe that animals, cats in this example can see things that the naked human eye can not.

Recently Eleanor had a strange paranormal and unexplainable encounter with Diesel. Diesel has always been really alert with everything. One evening a few weeks ago, Angel and Diesel were laid on their usual spots, above Eleanor and me on their pillow with the fluffy blanket. They were both sound asleep and so was I, in the land of nod… and probably snoring my head off. Eleanor couldn’t sleep, and as she does when she can’t sleep she starts thinking about things. She had been awake a good hour or so, and she was just looking at the cats thinking of little Dior. Diesel shot his head up and looked at something, he made that horrible growling noise cats make when they don’t like something. Then he put his head back down… Eleanor had a look around, nothing to see. Then he shot his head up again… was watching something, Eleanor again looked, nothing to be seen. This time Diesel jumped down, he was again making that growling noise and he then started walking towards the bedroom door. As he did so, Eleanor leaned over the side of the bed to check on him and seen him trying to walk off but something holding his paw stopping him from moving. Diesel was still making that noise too. What do you guys think to this? Paranormal or silly?

Eleanor and I have experienced many different things in our home that can not be explained other than something paranormal. This varies from noises / sounds and senses to actual light bulbs being unscrewed and placed on the floor in 3 different rooms all at the same time. When I was young my mum was told I had a gift and when I grew older I seen spirits in my bedroom as if they were in their own room just doing their own thing. I do believe there are things out there, and I do think that cats/animals have a sixth sense to it all.

Do any of you have any similar experiences? Are any of you interested in the paranormal?

Have a great day… Kelly x

Golden Oldies

Good Morning Guys,

Hope everyone is well? A week or so ago, Eleanor and I visited my mum and step dad and had some lunch with them at thier house. After dinner we got chatting and decided to get the old photo’s out and have a look laugh at them…

I came across some really old ones of my childhood pets and thought I would share them with you all. As I was a child I grew up with a black and white boarder collie dog called Judy and a grey and white female cat called Suzy. They were both really lovely pets, and obviously are not with us anymore. Before Suzy was castrated she gave birth to 32 stunning and very cute kittens all together (not all in one litter)… I have some pictures below that I thought would be cool to share with you all… check out the back ground to the photo’s too, how old fashioned (retro) is the furniture and decor?? lol…

Firstly – this is Judy in her bed, Suzy in the bed also with her paw up at the side and her 2 or 3 kittens sharing the love 🙂

Another photo of Judy in her bed with Suzy and one of the little kittens out of the bed looking at Judy as if to say ‘move your big bum so i can get in’…

Oh god… this one is a very old one of me, i would say i was around 5 years old here, holding one of Suzy’s little kittens, i loved all the kittens as i grew up.

This is one of a litter of kittens Suzy had, they are only young laid on their bed and the one looking at the camera looks like he/she is talking away.

I love this photo… This little cutie was a male tabby kitten, he was really cheeky and used to be in to everything, he is walking on our old sheep skin rug at the time which was in front of the fire place. Really cute!

Heres one of Suzy and one of her babies. We used to have an open under the stairs storage space so my mum used to put a nice thick blanket under there for them all to sleep on which is in this photo.

Heres another of Suzy, a bit of a blury one. This was when she was getting an old lady, sat on the chair having a cuddle with my step dad.

She was an old lady here too… she loved to lay on this one particular chair… my mum was forever hovering this chair because it would always be full of her hair… haha

Suzy again… although she looks pretty old here, she was really poorly on this picture, she had cancer and died not long after… poor girl. But she was beautiful xxx

And lastly… back to an early one of Judy, Suzy and her kitten(s) again laying in this dog bed together, Judy was amazingly soft and loved all the cats.

God bless them all… Missed but never forgotten

RIP Judy and Suzy x x

and any of her kittens if no longer here! x

Cats cuddled up together napping!

Helllllooooooo everyone… Hope all is good good good 🙂

Last Sunday Eleanor and I walked into our bedroom to see what the kitties were upto to find them completely snuggled in together, cuddling with their paws round each other. This is the first time in a long while we have seen them sleeping like this, but it seems to be a regular occurance since they had their time away in the cattery for a week, i think that has made them bond and become best of friends.

We took some pictures of the funny cute pair sleeping…

So as we walked in the bedroom this is what we saw… Angel still half asleep just being a nosy girl as usual, Diesel fast asleep still being a lazy bum!

This is from the other side of the bed, Diesel still flat out, Angel with head up listening to the camera click… hahaa

Close up of the two precious ones asleep, Angel still listening to what we are doing with head up, but asleep, Diesel hasnt moved, still fast asleep because he is a lazy bum 🙂

Pair of little cuties i reckon, what do you guys think?? Hope you guys have a very nice and happy Wednesday… i will be at work, as usual 😉 x

Diesel and his moist eczema

Hi Guys,

Hope your all well? A few weeks ago Eleanor and I noticed our boy cat Diesel scratching around his shoulder blade area, when we looked it looked wet, red and angry.

The following day we took Diesel to the vets to have them check this out. The vet immediatly said that this was moist eczema and can either be sorted out by an injection or using a cream on the skin twice a day. We opted for the cream, because it was only one small area affected and due to the side effects of the injection. The vet shaved around the eczema skin to get rid of the fur so that it can heal and showed us how to apply the cream.

We have been religiously applying the cream to Diesels eczema affected skin over the last 2 weeks and it is clearing up nicely. He just needs the little bald patch of fur to grow back now – bless him!

So what is moist eczema?

Moist eczema, also known as a hot spot, is a localized, moist, reddened bacterial infection of the skin often caused by self trauma. A hot spot starts because something irritates the skin. The body’s response is to itch, which further inflames the skin and increase itchiness. This creates a cycle of itching, scratching and chewing.

Hot spots can be caused by anything that irritates the skin. Most often, the culprit is a flea. Other causes include allergies (flea, inhalant, and food), parasitic disease (sarcoptic and demodectic mange), anal gland disease, poor grooming, tick and mosquito bites, burrs, and summer heat. They occur most commonly in long-haired and heavy-coated breeds, and are more prevalent during the summer months.

Diagnosis and Treatment Notes:

  • Moist eczema is typically diagnosed through a history of intense scratching and physical exam finding of red, inflamed skin.
  • Treatment depends on the severity of the skin, your individual pet, and your veterinarian. Clipping and cleaning of the inflamed skin is usually done. The skin is cleaned with an antibacterial solution and a drying agent may be applied. Some dogs or cats benefit from corticosteroids to reduce itchiness and some may need antibiotics. Discuss treatment details when your pet is diagnosed with this condition.
  • Your pet may also be offered an injection to treat the eczema if the areas on the animal which are affected are significant and there are a lot of them. The injection does give the animal relief and treat the eczema but it does have side effects which include restlessness, more frequent drinking, bigger appetite and frequent urination.

Things to Watch for:

  • Areas of hair loss
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Intense itching

This is just a bit of useful information for you guys to keep in mind, and watch out for if your cat or dog is itching more than normal.

‘Meeeeeaaaammmmm’??

Good Morning Bloggers,

I am sure your all wondering why the title of this blog makes absolutly no sense?? hahaa… Well instead of a cat speaking the usual ‘meow’ our Angel says ‘meeeaaam’.. well thats what we think anyway.

A few weeks ago on a Sunday morning Angel was in a very talkative vocal mood. So Eleanor thought it would be a good idea to try and catch her on camera. She started video recording and teasing Angel trying to get Angel to talk more because sods law that Angel stopped talking as soon as we pressed record.

Eleanor was saying ‘Angel – meeeamm’… this went on for a few seconds and then all of a sudden Angel coppied her and said ‘meeeaamm’… its really funny.

To see this funny fur ball in her meeamm glory please press here.

Cat returned home after missing for six years!

Good Morning to all my lovely bloggers,

Hope everyone is well today. I am going to share with you all a story that i ready on the internet a few weeks back, it was Eleanor who pointed it out to me. She’s such a good egg!! 🙂

This is a story of a women’s (Mrs Haigh) cat who went missing, and after looking for him, ringing vets, cat rescue places, putting up missing posters etc then loosing hope and after years presuming he had died or someone had took him she found him. He still knew his name… and the happy human and cat (Charlie) are reunited. Its a touching story and a real important message too. Charlie went missing when he was nine years old, so after 6 years he came back and is now 15 years old.

When Mrs Haigh found him she took him to the local animal shelter to check on his micro chip which was then confirmed Charlie was definatly the boy she lost 6 years ago. This shows how important it is to get your pet micro chipped whether they are indoor or outdoor cats, you never know what is round the corner. Charlie is happy in his home now and is slowly adjusting into the family again.

This shows how cats can survive and most importantly how inteligent cats really are. After all those years of him not being called by his name, 6 years later his human notices him, calls him by his name and he remembers her and his name. It is an amazing story. I know a lot of people who have lost their cats because their cats have simply gone out one day and never came back for whatever reason, they have not been as lucky to find their cat or their cat find them. So this story really pulled on my heart strings and was such a happy ending.

Please click here to check out pictures of Charlie and Mrs Haigh reunited together after so long and the story in their words. Such a lovely story and really made my day. Wouldnt you all agree? 🙂

To Dior, love from Mummy E!

When we first met, I’ll never forget
The way you were laid like a turtle!

I aint no Miss Myrtle, but I knew for sure
You were coming home with us!

We picked you up, without any fuss
And wrapped you in your blanket

Your eyes were bright, and so full of life
I just knew you’d fill our hearts with love for certain!

We made our way home, with you laid in our arms
Like a baby in a cradle

Everyone stopped, and asked for a look
And told you that you were adorable

When we got you home, Diesel wasn’t impressed
But he soon took a fancy, and we thought of naming you Nancy!

Kel didn’t like Nancy, as she said it wasn’t very fancy
So we searched on Google – for well over an hour if I’m truthful!

We searched for a name, and it became quite a shame
Because nothing seemed to strike us

At last we thought Dior, like Christian Dior
As you weren’t just any ordinary kitty

Kel jumped with cheer, and we called you Dior
Our little bundle of joy!

You settled straight in, and Diesel loved you
Right from the minute you curled in to him

You followed Diesel around, and learned from him
You were the apple of our eye

I’ll never forget all the times you would lay
Curled up on your blanket, with your mouse

I’d sit at my laptop, and you’d gaze up at me
Until I’d pick you up and lay you with me!

You loved your red blanket, and I have to hand it
You were aDIORable!

You’d often climb up my arm, as I tried to work
But I’d not care, because you were our beirn

I’d guide you along, so you didn’t fall down
And you’d curl yourself up like a ball

You’d lay in to my shoulder, I’d feel your heart beat
And I’d often wonder ‘What were you dreaming?’

As you got older, your habbits grew bolder
And we renamed you Little Miss Dior!

We noticed one day, as you laid on the bed
That you had the tiniest of squint!

Being good parents, we rushed you to the vet
Who told us it was nothing life threatening

You became quite sick, and I thought the vet was a D**K!
But we’d tried our hardest, and we put trust in the PR**K!

You became more ill, and we didn’t care about the bill!
We just longed for you to be well!

A short time passed, and I haven’t quite grasped
Why you had to pass over the hill?

Diesel became sad, and Mummy K was even sadder
I didn’t quite get time to grieve

I stayed strong for Diesel and Mummy K
Please don’t think I didn’t care!

If I could bring back the day, you strayed far away
I would have stayed at home, by your side!

I honestly thought you would get better in time
How sorry I am for being so wrong!

Now when I look back, I remember not to be sad
Because you were our Dior!

Although you didn’t see Christmas, I know you were there
By Diesel’s side guiding him through such a heart felt sigh!

With Christmas 2012 drawing close, I know you will be here
Sharing our found happiness, please don’t think we have forgotten

You were my first female pet, my child, my precious
I love you forever and wish you were here

Now and forever!…..

I aint no poet
And I definitely know it

But Dior, you were far from a bore!

Sleep tight my precious angel, I love you
Forever and always!

Sending you the biggest hugs, cuddles and kisses – I will never EVER forget the bond we all shared. You are in my/our thoughts always and forever! Until we meet again, all my love Mummy E! xxx

Anniversary of Dior, love from Mummy K!

Morning to all my lovely bloggers, hope everyone is well. Today is a sad day for it’s a Pussy Cats Life (Eleanor, Diesel and I). It is one year on from when Dior went to sleep.

It literally feels so long ago, yet the time has gone so quick and I can still remember every detail about that horrible day we said good bye to our precious Dior. I know by talking to some of you bloggers, there are a lot of people around who have gone through the loss of a pet as I did, so you will understand how hard it is at the time, and still now… it’s so raw and sad. To think of Dior if she was still here, she would be 21 months old. Nearly 2 years of age… and I am pretty sure she would have been a little stunner. Eleanor and I still get choked up when we talk about her, show pictures and videos etc. It is still really sad and we miss our little Dior so very much.

Up until around August of this year Diesel was still very much an unhappy boy, still grieving over the loss of his sister and still adjusting to his new sister Angel. We had a worrying time with Diesel because he had been so stressed, and seemed to be getting rather poorly. During the time he was grieving over Dior he would regularly go to the litter tray and sit straining for long periods of time for a number two… and would suffer with runny number two’s regularly. The vets checked him over numerous times; they said he was healthy nothing wrong with his back end etc… and that it is stress related. There is simply nothing in our lives to stress Diesel out other than the loss of his sister Dior. So I still to this day truly believe it affected him more than we realised. Since August, Diesel is a changed and much happier cat. Back to having healthy number two’s and has bounced back to life with the biggest smile on his face. I do believe it has taken him this long to get adjusted to change and to grieve over his sister. Poor Diesel… he really loved Dior, they used to always lie together and when Dior was a tiny kitty, Diesel really looked after her. Dior loved her brother!

Today I am ‘trying to be stong’ and remembering all the good times with Dior before she got poorly. After a year Eleanor and I are still trying to get our heads around what actually happened. But I suppose that story and debate is for another blog. I just wanted to share some pictures of Dior with brief descriptions of memories of her to remember her on this blog. Most of you will have read Dior’s story so will know what went on towards the end of her life, if you haven’t let me know and I will send you a link so you can have a read (tissues at the ready.)

As you all know Dior had two mummy’s… Me and Eleanor! Eleanor thought it would be nice to write a poem about Dior. Keep posted as this will be posted tomorrow in memory of Dior from her mummy E-leanor! Xx

RIP to my little Dior … Your mummy’s miss you so much, we love you dearly, deeply and never forger you baby x x x

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Awhh this was when Dior was well, she used to love this little furby toy. She used to play with it all the time.

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Dior was a kitten here, she used to love to lay on my legs under the quilt on a night.

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Such a beautiful little baby. This was the first ever picture Eleanor and I took of Dior when we chose her, she was showing off playing games!

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This picture was taken to show the size of our baby when we got her, she was a tiny little cute kitty.

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Dior when she was a baby again, she was playing with her favourie ball here, and licking her paw at the same time, you can see her little tongue still out!

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Dior absolutly loved this teddy, she used to always lay in between its legs. We still have this teddy, wish we still had our baby!

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Dior had been in the bath tub on this photo, and she was still wet. She had been towel dried and was just about to be hair dried!

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Diesel and Dior (brother and sister) snuggled up together having a nap!

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Dior had a habbit of walking along mine and Eleanors legs when we were resting them on the coffee table! Here the picture shows her walking along my leg, cheeky girl!

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Dior showing how beautiful she is on this one, sat pawing the fluffy blanket on the swivel chair.

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Dior just chilling here on the leather sofa, sprawled right out with the sun on her!

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Awhh 😦 Dior was a bit poorly here! This is when it all started, you can just to say see her squinting her eye! Poor girl

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Eleanor had bought me the ‘Dior Teddy’ on this picture, as a treat. Dior loved the pretty bag the teddy came in, and then later claimed the teddy. (Do you remember the Dior Teddy post i posted back in July?)

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Dior sleeping with her mummy Eleanor, cute pair!

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Dior in her warm blanket with her mousy toy having a nap!

Lots of lovely pictures of our Dior. Still have lots more… but i thought no ill stop there… Most of you will have seen some of these pictures before! But i wanted to share them along with some others on her memorial day to remember her to make you and us smile… Have a great day guys!

Angel as a baby kitty

Good morning every one, hope you are all well?

Again Eleanor and I were having a rummage on face book the other day and came across some more old pictures that I don’t think I have shared on face book. This time about our little precious stunner Angel from when she was only a little baby.

The below picture is of her lying on the warm storage heater on her paw blanket. We used to have to put her on there when she had fallen asleep because she would fall asleep in our arms, but as soon as we placed her on the bed, her bed, couch etc, she would wake straight up and cry to be picked up again. She was very demanding, much like a human baby. We realised it was because she felt cooler from being placed somewhere that wasn’t in our arms, so we used to put her on the heater, it was nice and warm. She would lay there for about 30min then wake up and cry again! Hahaa… Such a cutie when she was small.

This picture is of her laying on my knee… not much more needs to be said. She loved to lay with Eleanor and me when she was little. Still does now.

Finally this picture is of her and Diesel when she was a little bigger and would sleep on her own a lot more. She and Diesel used to regularly share Diesels comfy fluffy bed and she would sprawl right out and have a good old snooze. We took this picture because of her feet; we thought it looked really funny and cute.

Cats and the bath tub

Hope everyone is well on this cold Wednesday!

Following on from the blog about cats and water I have spoken before about our Diesel and Angel and their strange fascination with the bath tub but wanted to mention it again as I found some pictures on Eleanor’s face book that I had forgotten about.

Like I have mentioned before Angel and Diesel both love the bath tub. They love it with water in and empty. When the bath is full they will sit on the side of the bath whilst Eleanor and I are bathing, they will play games with the bubbles, and play catch our toes and just sit and chill. When the bath tub is empty and frequently when Eleanor and I are using the toilet the cats will both follow us in, sit on the side of the bath or in it. Do any of your cats like bath tubs or shower cubicles?

I actually have a friend who has one cat called Jazz. Every morning when my friend showers Jazz follows her into the shower cubicle and actually enjoys sitting under the shower with her human, then gets out and enjoys a fluffy towel to dry her off with. I think this is really funny. I do bath Angel and Diesel when the ‘need it’ but other wise they don’t tend to voluntary get in the bath/shower etc.

See below pictures of Diesel and Angel enjoying the bath tub, probably when Eleanor and I are using the toilet… hahaa

So this is Angel looking rather shy about 6 months ago sat in the bath tub.

And this is Diesel also sat in the bath tub looking like he can hear something interesting 🙂