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Kittens First Christmas

Hey Guys,

Its getting closer to that time of the yeat again ‘Christmas’ yippee… I love Christmas, its a really exciting time in our house hold. I wanted to blog today about Diesel’s first Christmas as we came across a blog on Its a Pussy Cats life from when we first set up the blog, but i don’t think any one has seen it so here we go:

Well time goes so quickly when your having fun with your new kitten. It was getting closer and closer to Christmas 2009, and me and Eleanor were really excited for our first Christmas together with Diesel. Diesel was around 6 months of age at this point, and was getting really big.

Me and Eleanor had planned to get Diesel some new toys, treats, a new scratch post play gym and some daft clothes for his first Christmas. Call us mad, but we couldn’t leave our little boy out, we wanted to spoil him!

Christmas day came and amongst the 80+ presents under the tree, we got around to Diesel’s. He of course was more interested in the paper all over the lounge floor and the various boxes, until he smelt his chicken and cheese whiskers treats. Below is a picture of Diesel in his Santa hat & scarf. He looked so cute and just sat there with them on!

We also got him a little army t-shirt which he looks really cool in. There is also a picture of his scratch pole when it wasn’t so new, him and Dior loved playing games on there. God Bless our little Dior xx

Below is a picture of our very full Christmas Tree that year, with all those presents you can imagine the fun Diesel had with all the ripped paper and empty boxes 🙂

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Diesel in clothes

Good morning to all my lush bloggers of the world and hope were all well?

As usual another funny story about our little boy Diesel. Again this is an old photo from Eleanor’s face book that prompted this blog as it was a memory.

When he was a little smaller than he is now, Eleanor bought him a new bed and a little camouflage cat vest. Diesel loved and still does love to wear his little vest, or any type of clothing. Eleanor caught this photo about 18 months ago of our little fella wearing his vest on our bed. How cute does he look? Do any of your cats allow you to dress them?

As you all know Diesel is an indoor cat, and so is Angel. When we had Isaac our dog we obviously used to walk him and sometimes when the weather was ok we used to take Diesel along too. Never very far, but just for some fresh air for him. We have a cat harness that’s very comfortable and he quite enjoys the odd stroll and wonder out. Eleanor took this picture of Diesel and me in our old back garden on a nice warm sunny day having a little picnic. He was really enjoying watching the birds and laying on the grass and blanket with his mummy’s.

Such a cutie 🙂

Flying Cat!!

Hello guys, hope all is well.

Have any of you every experienced a ‘flying cat’…?? Eleanor was looking through her old face book photos the other day and came across this one so I had to share it with you all.

Eleanor had a moment a year or so ago with Diesel when she was playing with him with his toys in our hall way. She threw one of his toys and he was getting really excited so he ran, jumped and ran along the wall… Eleanor caught this below picture of him and you can only just see him in action. It was one of those moments (and we have many of them) where you wish you were recording on your phone rather than taking a still snap shot. But still… a very funny picture but I suppose this is what to expect when you have a rather funny little boy cat who gets really excited when you get all his toys out and make a big mess with balls, mice and god knows what else.

It really is a pussy cat’s life!

How are all my cat loving blogger’s out there today? Keep smiling; it’s nearly the weekend again.

Was just thinking the other day, what an easy life a cat has.

I mean a cat’s typical day plan is:

  • Wake up, ask mummy for breakfast,
  • Eat breakfast and then use the litter,
  • Have a sit on the window sill, get some fresh air & watch the birds,
  • Have a play with my toys & brothers or sisters,
  • Have a little snack on some yummy biscuits and a sip of water,
  • Settle down somewhere comfy for a nice nap for a good few hours,

(And then the cycle starts again… only this time its lunch, then dinner)

I was watching Angel and Diesel last weekend, and this was their typical day! Must get quite boring though… I try to keep them as well occupied as possible and always buy them new toys and things to keep their minds active. The other day I purchased a little pink tunnel with two balls attached to it for them! Angel loves it; Diesel likes to watch her run in and out of it, stalking him! It’s really funny.

After Angel went mad in her tunnel she settled down on the arm of our leather sofa (which has seen better days thanks to our furry kids) with her paws hanging over. She looked like she was just ‘chillaxing’ ha-ha… I caught this picture of her!

Angel plays fetch update

I hope everyone is well on this fine Wednesday,

Do you guys remember me talking about Angel playing fetch with the elastic hair bobble in the ‘Pedigree Ragdoll Cat’ blog and expressing this is a sign of her impressing her persons?

Well i managed to get a video of her playing this game with me the other day!

Click the below link to view the video… She is a very clever girl 🙂

Check this video out of Angel in all her glory playing a nice game of fetch with her favourite toy ‘the famous hair bobble’!

Cats love their morning routine

Other than bed time, what is your cat’s favourite time of the day??

Obviously all cats love feeding time, play time & bedtime because they are lazy but does your cat show some behaviours at a certain time of the day which makes you think they love this time of the day?

Angel and Diesel’s favourite time of the day is on a morning. As soon as the alarm clock goes off at 6am they are up, awake and talking away to us telling us they want their breakfast.

We have quite a routine on a morning and it shows with out cats. They must be in the same routine because even on a weekend when we have no work, they still wake up at 6am, still want their breakfast at 6:05am and none stop talk until we get them it! It’s funny!

After they have had their breakfast they like to sit on the window sill with the windows open on vent, get some fresh air and watch and listen to the birds. It’s comical really because all you see is Diesel the black cat sat on one side of the window wagging his tail, and Angel the white cat sat on the opposite side of Diesel also wagging her tail.

The closer the birds come to the window the faster their tails move… it’s very cute and very funny! They watch with utter amazement every morning!

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Kitty goes in heat

Have you got any stories or questions about your kitty in heat?

I have never had a female cat that has gone in heat before and I was really surprised when I learned Angel my white female Ragdoll was in heat at 8 months of age a couple of weeks a go.

I heard a lot of different rumours about cats being in heat and about them being nasty, aggressive etc. So this was something I wasn’t really looking forward too. But when it came to it Angel was quite the opposite!

Angel did nothing but role around, rubbing her head on anything and everything. She was especially fond of bare feet (more than usual). She would talk constantly and be so loving and affectionate, which was in her nature anyway but more than usual! I was so pleased. This went on for around 3-4 days. Then two weeks later, she is on heat again! I was getting a little worried at this point due to reading on the net almost everywhere that it was normal for a cycle to be every 21days and last a week or so.

After consulting my local vet I found that this is actually quite normal, and that it is different cat to cat. My vet said that with us having a male, neutered or not, that will still bring a heat on more often for my female than a female on her own. Sure enough another 3-4 days passed and she calmed herself down again!

It’s very funny & cute to see. See some pictures below of Angel being her loving affectionate self, and a second blog detailing some facts and what to expect when you female fluffy friend goes in heat.

   

FACT – Female Kitty Behaviours When in Heat

Recently my female kitty had gone into heat for the first time, and at first it is quite a strange experience, so i thought these useful facts would help all the cat lovers out there determine a kitty in heat.

What does a female cat look like in heat?

  • Calling / talking (vocalizing) to attract male cats (some calling cats in heat can even seem to be “in pain”)
  • Desiring to leave the house or yard to gain access to male cat territories
  • Restlessness and pacing of the house or yard
  • Rubbing her head and face against her pet owners and the local surroundings (rubbing against inanimate objects and so on)
  • Rolling around on her belly and back
  • Excessive affection for the pet owner and other animals in the family (rubbing her head and body on the owners and pushing her bottom up against them)
  • Typical aggression towards the pet owner (some queens become moody and unpredictable when in heat, sometimes in association with periods of increased affection)
  • Adopting a crouched, receptive body posture called lordosis (standing estrous)
  • Holding her tail to the side to expose her female genitalia
  • Treading (stepping) with the back feet
  • The production of clear vulval discharges
  • Urinating more often

Cute Kittens Playtime

What is your kitten/cats favourite play toys?

 

Sorry it has been a while since my last blog. I have been on Annual leave busy decorating my home with my partner Eleanor. If you like decorating and revamping and want to view what we have been up to my partner has a blog called home desireable, have a read.

 

Today I will be talking about our two queen cats, Dior and Angel and their play times and toys.

 

Angel is a funny little thing. Since she was only 8 weeks old, she has had a thing for this orange and black stripy tiny teddy which Eleanor and I refer to as ‘her carrot’ and she carries it around in her mouth like a dog. From one end of the home to the other… It’s really funny to watch. She enjoys sleeping with it too. When she is having a bit of a mad moment she runs up and down and round and round the king size bed in the main bedroom with this carrot in her mouth! It’s really funny to watch. Do any of your kitten/cats have funny habits with a specific toy?

Every other weekend we have our best friends little girl Jessica over to stay with us. Jessica is 6 years old and absolutely loves Angel, she is so gentle and loving with Angel and Angel is in return to Jessica. Jessica loves nothing more than sitting in the middle of the lounge floor with her Lego and building something cool. Angel loves sitting with her watching her and stealing the occasional brick, tapping it around with her little white fluffy paw. Angel is fascinated by Lego!

When we had Dior, she absolutely loved bags. Any type of bag, from carrier bags, plastic bags, fashionable bags, to bin bags and birthday bags as you can see in the picture below. Dior used to get herself in the bag, sit or lay there and just look at you. As you can see in the picture below, it was my birthday this day, I had finished unwrapping my presents and Dior thought it would be a fun idea to claim my birthday bag, she played in and out of this all day! She was very cute. My other queen, Angel & my boy Diesel also have a ‘fetish’ with bags, any kind of bags! Do your cats like bags? Do you have any funny stories?

Dior was only young in the below picture, she was around 8-9 weeks old. She used to love this blue plastic ball, although it was nearly as big as her. She would tap this ball around right down the hallway on the laminate flooring, all you would see was a ball of fluff skidding around!