Category Archives: Two Cat Tales

The Adventures of Marly and Jess.

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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A Chair for “Kitten’s” Nursery

My husband and I are very excited to be adding a new member in the family. Not of the “furry purry” kind but a little baby. Having said that my close friends have named my growing bump “kitten” which I love. Then when we know if a boy or girl, bump will become known as “Tom” or “Kitty” … Based on Tom Cat or Hello Kitty of course!

Marly and Jess are definitely sensing something and I will write about that in another post. Also we have been swotting up on preparing the cats for the change it will bring. Again this will take a whole other post.

Firstly though I wanted to share our first purchase related to the baby. We are holding back on buying too much until we know whether we are having a “pink” or “blue” baby. Having said that we have decided to begin on the nursery as we are happy to make this gender neutral.

I was keen to get a nursing chair for night feeds and my criteria were comfy, good quality and fun. After finding this chair on ebay I was “sold” and knew I wouldn’t find anything better.

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The company “Chairs for Cherubs” sell this chair upholstered in many different fabrics and you can see them all on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/chairsforcherubs/photos_stream.

I can’t wait to get this delivered and test it out and I will definitely be going back for a child sized one at some point too.

Help us … Mummy’s watching the X Factor …

An open letter from Marly and Jess:

We need to be saved as mummy is singing along to X Factor and she is not very good! We try to tell her but she thinks we are “singing along”.

Even when we leave the room there is no escaping her squeals! As it is “Movies Week” this is the worst she has ever been.

Oh well it will be over soon.

Love Marly and Jess!

 

Random and Cute Cat Videos

If you are feeling blue head to Shironekoshiro‘s YouTube page to look at some random videos of cats like the one below. Spend some time watching cats with cabbage leaves on their heads or holding oranges. They seem really chilled and it calms me down just watching them.

Shironekoshiro also has a blog - http://kagonekoshiro.blog86.fc2.com/ and even though I can’t read the pictures are really cute.

Cats and oranges

I hope you enjoy as much as I did … :)