Sunday, April 03, 2016

C is for Cats

C could have been for lots of things that I love including cookies and cake, but neither of these are as important to me as cats - I'm a little bit obsessed!! I recently saw a t-shirt with a brilliant saying which I think should be my slogan: "One cat short of crazy".

Growing up on the farm we had a lovely cat called Kieran - she was a grey tabby cat, and was a proper farm cat.  Then when I was 9 I got a kitten that I named Fluffles - unfortunately after only having her for a short while Fluffles met with an unfortunate accident, so then I got another Kitten who I named Tiddles and we had her until she was 16.  Tiddles was a lovely cat, tortoiseshell, with a floppy belly and when she got older she used to drool a lot when she was happy.

Now Ken and I have two furbies, Cookie and Muffin, who are sisters and 12 years old.  They are an endless source of comfort and laughter, both having very unique personalities.  Cookie is the tabby one and Muffin the black one.







Whenever Ken and I are out and about I'm always on the lookout for cats as I love meeting and having a chat to them.  We've met them in countries all over the world.

This gorgeous little black cat was mooching around a park in Budapest - he was so friendly and I wanted to bring him home.


Since first reading about a cat cafe in the USA I'd wanted to go to one, so as soon as the London cat cafe opened we went along to meet the pampered Moggie's. It was a lovely experience and if we didn't have our own cats I think we would have been regular visitors.



The cat below lived near us in London - we called her neighbourhood cat. She was such a tart, giving her affection to anyone who walked past.


This cat (that looks slightly terrified, but I promise you she wasn't) lives in the same street as my mum in Tasmania.  She was absolutely adorable, talking to us non stop until I picked her up - we think she was pregnant as she was rather rotund.


The next international cat is from Budapest - he was in charge of a lovely cafe.  The first time we visited this cafe he allowed us to sit at his table with him, and the next time we went by he was outside trying to tempt potential customers inside.




Now that we live in Scotland I've been trying to perfect my accent so that the cats up here will be able to understand me.  The cat below we met when walking up the track beside the river in Nairn - lovely cat.


Final two shots of our brats - Cookie doing her yoga and Muffin being friendly and sitting on my knee.



Cats (and other pets) are a great source of stress release and companionship, so if you've ever thought of getting a cat then go ahead and rescue one from your local animal shelter.

Until next time stay safe, be good, and have a chat with the next cat you see.

Pamela & Ken
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29 comments:

  1. Oh, I loved your post! We have two tomcats and they are our pride and joy. Loved reading about, and seeing, all the little cats that have wandered through your life. :)

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  2. Wow, the cats are so pretty, I have never had a cat, Mum is anti cats! Old story... Loved all your pictures.
    *Inderpreet/EloquentArticulation*

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    1. Thanks Inderpreet - you'll have to talk to cats out and about.

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  3. Oh we are thrilled to meet Muffin and Cookie. Muffin looks like our Yin.

    Thanks for telling us about all the very interesting kitties you meet in various places.

    Our C post is up http://atcad.blogspot.com/2016/04/cuddling-cats-atozchallenge.html

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  4. we used to be dog people but were won over by cats - now we have two who are polar opposites but we love them both. Great seeing all your pictures :) Leanne @ cresting the hill

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  5. These cats are amazing and you are a lucky lady. I had a cat only once and I loved him to bits. Currently I can't have on so... I really enjoyed your post! <3

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  6. I enjoyed your pictures and info about all the cats. They are all so beautiful. I know you enjoy your two. So far in the A to Z challenge I've been writing about unusual animals or at least ones I've not heard of before. Here's my latest: http://gaylwright.blogspot.com/2016/04/c-is-for-cucumber-from-sea.html

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  7. Gorgeous cats! Loved reading this post, hoping we'll be able to get a cat in our next house :)

    @LunaNoctis from There She Goes

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    1. Thanks and I hope you can get a cat soon.

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  8. As a fellow cat lover, I love love love this post. Cats are such amazing animals aren't they?!

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  9. We were adopted by a neighbor's cat. The lady passed on and because her cat was a social butterfly, she would always greet the children at my daycare as they arrived on my porch. Couldn't help but get reeled in by her lovely affectionate personality. Great post on cats! You never know when you'll be adopted :)

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    1. Cats do seem to choose their owners.

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    2. Cats do seem to choose their owners.

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  11. Nothing like cats! I sure love my fur-babies! Thanks for sharing pics of yours!

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  12. Yes! I found another animal lover. I did something for dogs today, so it is perfect that I found yours on cats. I have three myself - two orange brothers, and a maine coon with an attitude.

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  13. Your cats are beautiful! I love cats. Unfortunately I can't have any because I have greyhounds and a dogsitting business in my home. Not all the dogs are cat-friendly. So I have to get my cat-fixes with the kitties of friends.
    Loved reading about the cats you've met along the way. Fabulous!!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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    1. Thanks Michele. I love greyhounds but know it wouldn't be wise to mix them with cats, so I get my fix when I see them out and about.

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