Thursday, September 14, 2017

Memories - Luggage Inspection.

As most of you know, we always liked to cruise a lot.
Before we went and also when we came back our luggage had to be thoroughly inspected.
The following are photos taken of The Boys doing just that.

Flynn: I have to make it smell right so any strange cats know the humans are spoken for.

Please don't go!

Eric: Uh oh, this can only mean one thing!

I'm not moving so don't try taking it now.

Flynn: I wonder if that will work for me.

Maybe I can pack myself in here.

It didn't work but at least they came home again.

Eric: Hi Dad! Glad to see you again.

I may make this my new bed.

Flynn: Well this is what I think of them deserting us!

Eric: I'm going to make sure the case is all furred up then they won't be able to go again.


Sunday, September 10, 2017

Sunday Selfie - Kozal.

I have missed doing the Sunday Selfies, but this week I have a guest kitty taking part in the hop.
Meet Kozal, a 16 year old ginger mancat.

"Kozal is an absolutely gorgeous older boy who sadly suffers from arthritis. He loves watching all the coming and goings in the centre from his pen, and loves it when he gets the opportunity to have a play and a cuddle with one of our staff or volunteers. His condition makes it tricky for him to be picked up, but his previous owners told us that he loved pottering in the garden so we are hoping to find him a forever home with some outdoor space to stretch his legs. He would really benefit from a quiet, calm environment with no other pets or children to spend his twilight years - and of course an adoring owner to pamper him!"

I don't know why he was surrendered but hope that someone will give him a loving home to live out his golden years.


You may remember that back in June I was making a donation in memory of Eric and Flynn.
Laila and Minchie were the winners of the donation which I was to make to the shelter of their choice.

Their mom, Peggy very kindly said said she would like me to donate it to a shelter of my choice.
I decided I would sponsor a cat rather than make a one off donation.
The local shelter don't have the sponsorship scheme up and running yet and seems no nearer to it at the moment. Time was going on so I have sponsored through one that is, and of course I chose a ginger boy.

The only difference this makes is that we can only visit the cats in our sponsor pen if we are in that area rather than being able to visit regularly.

When the local sponsorship is eventually available I will be able to change if I want to.

Hopefully Kozal will soon get his forever home, but if not I hope he or his pen companions will have some more selfies to share in the future.

You can see more selfies with the Kitties Blue at The Cat on my Head.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

Caturday Art - Watching.

We are joining Athena for the Caturday Art with this picture called, "Watching",
Click on the picture to enlarge.


You can see more Caturday Art with Athena.


Saturday, August 26, 2017

Caturday Art - The Mouse Hunters.

I am joining Athena for the Caturday Art hop this week.



The boys did everything together and mousie hunting was no exception.
I used 2 or 3 different effects from Lunapic but can't remember which ones. I suppose I should have made a note as I did it.
I finished it with the bevelled glass effect frame.

I like the way the long grass looks, almost like a carpet.
Click on the picture to see the effect better.

Visit Athena for more art.



Sunday, August 20, 2017

Memories - Relaxing Outdoors.


Both boys loved nothing better than relaxing in the sun after a walk around the fields.


The garden was always welcome too.


Although Flynn preferred the warmth of the concrete.


Eric loved to share the sun bed with his dad.


Flynn was happy to have it all to himself.


Eric in his Playboy cat pose.


Flynn in his favourite position on his back.


Eric liked relaxing amongst the load of hay bales.


But Flynn liked the comfort of the folded sun bed cushions.


Eric rolling in the sun.


Flynn on the hammock also enjoying the sun.


All that relaxing was thirsty work, so a drink was needed before going in for supper.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Memories - Tree Climbers

All of these photos can be clicked on to enlarge.
Both boys loved to climb trees.


Flynn made his first ascent of the elderberry tree when he was about 2 months old.


It was not long after that Eric joined him when they discovered they could climb up the inside of the Leylandii hedge.


Flynn soon went on to greater heights...


but Eric preferred to try closer to home hoping for a flying snack to arrive.


The higher Flynn could get, the better he liked it.


Sometimes Eric would venture higher, but it usually ended with me having to rescue him.


It didn't stop him trying though.



Flynn was fearless and would walk out on the flimsiest looking branches,

but even he would sometimes find himself in trouble, but always got himself back down safely.


Sometimes there was a queue to get back down.

Eric's favourite though was the tree stump where he could act at being King of the jungle.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Memories-The Plant Pots.

Everyone knows how much Eric and Flynn loved their plant pots, but they didn't always have them.


They always enjoyed a nap in the greenhouse, and when the fuchsias were cut back and brought in for the winter they decided they made good beds.


It must have been more comfortable than it looked.


One day I had been weeding and picked up some long cut grass and put it in the pot and left it in the greenhouse.
Flynn decided that was a much better bed but Eric had to make do with the earth.

So we found another big pot so they had one each and filled them with hay.



They were both very happy to have their very own pots....


But of course every now and again they would still flatten the plants in the other pots just to prove a point.


They always went back to their very own pots though, and Ivor even built framework for them so they didn't topple over when they got in.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Memories, Caturday Art-On The Blocks


The concrete blocks were stacked against the wall waiting to be used to build a garden shed. We changed our minds about building it, so the blocks stayed there for several years until they were used for a different project.
The boys were very pleased about that as they would lie on them at every opportunity as they made a lovely sun trap for them.
For more Caturday Art, visit Athena the Cat Goddess.