Category Archives: General

Cat Hair Everywhere

Does anyone else find themselves buying clothes to match the colour of their cats?

Marly in a Shopping Bag

Black is instantly covered in grey, brown or white fur from Marly and Jess and I have lint rollers all over my house and in the car!

Grey is now a staple colour in my wardrobe; brown is not appealing in to me and white is just plain silly with a baby!

A favourite joke of mine is the following:

“If you have a cat and get covered in cat hair, here’s a tip.
Get some sellotape… and wrap it around your cat.”

I actually saw this said live at a comedy night. The joke is by Adam Bloom, a English stand-up comedian and writer. He delivers it so well :)

 

A “Top Cat” for your Drinks

A nice hot cup of tea is probably one of my favourite things; so when I saw this Mugtopper I had to have it. Promising to keep tea hotter for longer, and with a cat perched on the top, it is a sweet little item. I bought this in The Range and it was under £2. I am afraid I do not remember the exact amount (and they are not on the website) but it was reasonable.

Here it is:

Mugtopper

Close up of the little face:

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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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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.

cat_bookend

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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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 …

marly_bump

“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.