Author Archives: "The Cats Mother"

Pet Insurance – A Yey or a Neigh

Firstly, apologies for the very cheesy pun in the title. I couldn’t resist!

Moving on …

I am a big believer in pet insurance … despite never having to use. I have insured Marly and Jess since I got them at a cost of £12 a month.

Let’s do the maths:

  • Born 28th June 2008 they are now 5 years and almost 7 months
  • I got them at 5 months
  • 5 years and 2 months = 62 months
  • 62 x 12 = £744

Some people may say that is a waste of £744 but in my eyes I have peace of mind.  If anything happens I will have no hesitation in approving any treatment and paying an excess on the insurance will be a small cost to pay.

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Henry Holland is a Crazy Cat Man

One of my favourite jumpers is this one from the “H! by Henry Holland” range at Debenhams:

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Disclaimer: This is not me in the image unfortunately!

Cats in glasses = winning combo!

As far as I can tell this is no longer available and I have had at least a year and a half. I decided to see if there were any other items in this collection I would like and I was not disappointed.

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Cat Bookends

While looking through some old pictures my dad came across the 3 below.

Perfect bookend poses … And I promise these were not forced poses.

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It got me thinking about what actual cat bookends are available to buy …

A quick google search and I had found lots - I am a massive fan of Etsy and here is the selection they have: “Cat Bookends” search on Etsy.

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Cat Calendars – Ideal Christmas Presents

For the past 3 years I have made calendars for my family. It has become a tradition now and they all expect and I enjoy making them.

The first year I did pictures to fit the months so  Jess in rabbit ears for April (Easter), Marly in the garden sunbathing for August (Summer), etc etc. This was really easy to create.

Second year I picked pictures of hectic scenes and “photoshopped” Marly and Jess in each one. The aim was a “Where’s Wally” feel. This took some time and effort but it was enjoyable to do and added another level of fun to the calendar. My favourite was the Disney scene …

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Jess is by the princess castle (of course) top right and Marly is ice skating with Thumper bottom right.

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Can Cats Sense Pregnancy?

In short my personal opinion is yes! Marly especially has been acting even clingier and paying me and my belly a lot of attention. She has taken to pawing at the top of my legs with her head bowed to my bump. This continues for a while and she is in a trance like state. Once she decides to settle she then uses my bump as a pillow. Look at her silly little face below. She definitely looks suspicious in this picture …

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“What’s in there mummy?!”

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Marly and Jess have a New Friend

She is called Sunbeam and you can learn more about her here: http://www.digibirds.com/en/product/detail/id/pZNMr376/cat/8.

Digibirds are advertised as “new interactive pet for kids” – I think that should be rephrased to “new interactive friend for cats” …

DIGIBIRD_SUNBEAM

We were unsure how the cats would react to Sunbeam but were very surprised when they sniffed, patted gently and then seemed immediately fond of her. No attacking or trying to eat whatsoever.

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