Monday 18 May 2009

Hide, Seek, Scream

Damp, dull weather this week hasn’t been a problem for us. The conservatory is finally cool and it doesn’t matter that the windows can’t be opened wide. Then there is the garden of course! Look at the Irises – popping their petals every-which-way! I am waiting for the bearded yellow one which really is the most glorious of the bunch.Darcy and Bingley are growing; can you see the difference from the earlier photos? Their back legs are fluffing out and necks thickening. Establishing something of a routine yet always on the look-out for something NEW to try nibbling!
... "I think she's spotted me..!" It isn’t easy trying to do things around the house with fluffy white boys on ones heels and I am through my eighth pair of tights.
A favourite occupation has become the ‘hide and then jump human slave’ game. Extra satisfying when eliciting a scream! "..if I hide in here, she won't see me"!

Either that, or the balancing act trick – possible to draw cries if done as high as possible and with the potential of breakages of some kind. This was a mere beginning! "what next..?" ... Gone fishing....
.. light at the end of the tunnel... or is that a pusskin..?
.. shop till you drop..! "I would like a sparkly red collar, a feather toy (so mad about them that I just have to growl when I bite one) and some tuna and shrimp"!

Monday 11 May 2009


I have so neglected my blog, sorry. Never thought that two furry little boys would be the distraction they are and then on top of that fail to make time to write about them! Especially when you see them in these photos! ASLEEP! They are little dreamy heads! Really they are! The conservatory is so hot with the windows only ajar. I am going to make a net screen for the doors so we can open them up but keep the kittens inside. I'll let you know how that one goes! I promise to write more regularly, really.

Friday 1 May 2009

It's all about the Birman

Although some may expect the Burmese to be the sacred cat of Burma, that honour goes to the Birman

Birman is derived from the French spelling of Burma – ‘Birmanie’

Birman’s are known for their brilliant intensely blue eyes, pure white feet and luxurious, mat-free white coats which develops a golden or faint beige cast. They have magnificent bushy tails which they usually carry over their backs in squirrel fashion

They lose their kitten coat when around a year old and then a beautiful ruff around the neck (much like an Elizabethan collar) grows, a darker mask and point color and a beautiful ivory body develops

They are gentle, patient, trusting and social, and love the company of humans and take an intelligent interest in everything their human families do. Bonding is important

The Siamese and the long-haired bi-coloured Angora are suspected of being responsible for the Birman’s origin

One of their many special qualities is that they will look you right in the eyes as a way of displaying affection

Their favourite toys have you at the end of them.They readily run to the door when visitors come

 You seldom have to wonder where your Birman is, and not because they are asleep, but because they are where YOU are.