Thursday, 30 December 2010

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Ho Ho Ho!  Lila here.  I do hope you've all had a lovely time over Christmas and are looking forward to 2011.  Our Christmas was a bit mixed...
First of all we had a Christmas dinner at home with Rachel & Pete's friends, it was loads of fun!  Unfortunately we had to have the smelly allergy stuff rubbed on our fur, but it was worth it, as some of our favourite people were there, including Oli - you can see him in the picture below with Mia.  As you can see, we were a little inconvenienced by the festivities - see the wine rack in the background?  Well it's not actually a rack - it's our scratching post!  How cheeky!  But we did get to eat the turkey giblets which was a fantastic treat. Nom nom.
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After all this fun - can you believe it - Rachel & Pete left us in the house to fend for ourselves for a couple of days!  Sure, the Christmas tree lights came on every evening to keep us company, and the funny whirring food dish kept us from starving, but really!  Now obviously I was livid, but even Mia was most unimpressed by this turn of events... see her doing her best cross face:
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But eventually they came home!  I knew it wasn't for long though - so although Mia was happy to see them, I gave them the cold shoulder and stalked off whenever they tried to stroke me.  Hmph.  They did bring us some presents though, which smelled fantastic; it took all my strength to resist the catnippy goodness and maintain my aloof behaviour.
Anyway, as expected, after a few hours Rachel and Pete went away again, and once again we were on our own.  They did at least fill the food up again, so we were fine, I guess.  By the time they came back again, I had decided to forgive them for being so mean, and so we had a nice cuddly evening on the sofa.
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It's nice having them around all day.  But I do hope they go back to work soon - it's hard to relax completely knowing you could be disturbed by a tickle at any time...
PS - Rachel says to let you know that the Christmas and winter collars are all half price in the Mog's Togs shops - and you can get them posted to you for just 75p!  For such a bargain price, you too could look as good as us!

Friday, 24 December 2010

How (not) to wrap a cat for Christmas

Hmmmm, OK, we don't really know what this was all about, but it was quite fun. Rachel said that we'd be like some kitty on the internet or something, and then she tried to wrap Mia up ...! Personally I think just putting her in a pretty gift box would have been easier, but what do I know?!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Pine Fresh!

It's Mia here, and a rather confused Mia at that: you will NEVER guess what the humans have done now.  We finally got rid of the cold white stuff covering the garden (which was all pretty wierd, and I really wasn't sure I liked it), and now they've put a tree in the front room!  Don't they belong outside?  Having said that, though, it does look different to the ones in the garden, as there's some pretty sparkly lights on which are fun to look at.  It also smells lovely, I like to sit on the windowsill and rub my face on the branches, mmm, but when I do that Rachel and Pete look a bit panicked so I usually can't do it for long.  It makes a great place for hide and seek - I love waiting behind the trunk for Lila to come downstairs so I can ambush her. Ahahaha!
Ooh - other news - we've FINALLY got our Christmas collars on!  Yay!  Lila did really well and lost her halloween collar in the garden twice in one week, so at last Rachel gave in.  I have a green one which matches the tree and says "Merry christmas" on, and Lila has a gold one with snowflakes - very bling!
 
Well that's all for now, I'll be sure to keep you up to date with any other odd things happening around here...

Thursday, 9 December 2010

On the Catwalk

The other day, our human Rachel asked us to model some of the new christmas collars that she's been making.  We weren't really sure what that meant, but it involved the camera with the flashy light, which Lila doesn't like much as she says it makes her fur look greasy.  So she quickly disappeared, leaving me in the limelight.  I didn't know what to do, so I just sat down, tucked my nose under my tail, and tried to nap.  But Rachel said that wasn't what modelling was about, and that I should sit up and look cute.  I tried my best, but apparently I was posing too much and looked nervous (well, what do you expect with all the flashes? I'm not a show cat!).

Anyway, she finally gave me some of my favourite treats (whiskas temptations - nom nom), and tickled me under my chin (yay!) and then told me to just act naturally.  Well, why didn't she say that before?!  I can easily do that!!  So I set to behaving in normal cat fashion, just doing what came naturally.  The photos are below - I think they came out great, and show off the collars really well, but Rachel just laughed and told me (for the 1000th time) that I am a silly cat, and went to take some photos of Lila instead.  I still got another treat though, hurray!

Friday, 3 December 2010

Get my drift?


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It's been pretty gosh-darn cold here for the last few days, with some freezy white stuff swirling around in the sky... Some of it landed on the ground, but not much. But when we woke up this morning, there was LOADS of it everywhere!  Magic!
Rachel got all excited and put her coat and big scary boots on and came outside with us, not sure why, but we did have a fun time out there.  The white stuff (snow, apparently) came up to our tummies! It wasn't too wet though, so it was nice, in a way - I went dashing around the garden in it (I was pretending to be a Snow Leopard, if you must know, but don't tell anyone!).
Typical Mia ended up trying to attack it and pounce on it, as she does with anything that moves, but she just got it up her nose and had a sneezing fit, silly girl. Then she decided that actually it wasn't snow after all but a new type of revolutionary kitty litter - and went for a wee on the patio!  OMG I was so embarrassed!  So at that point I went back inside and curled up in the warm.  I don't know, these torties, you can't take them anywhere.
Argh, Rachel's asked me to remind you all that our collars are 15% off in our Folksy and Etsy shops at the moment, if you are a fan of our Facebook group or follow us on Twitter.  Apparently on Folksy she'll send you some money back through Paypal (I think she might mean PawPal?) and for Etsy there's a coupon code, just send an email to find out what it is.  Does this mean we can have our Christmas collars now?
'Til next time: stay safe & keep wrapped up warm, blog fans! 

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Oh Baubles...

Well, this tree thing has certainly got more interesting since I last reported to you. As well as the sparkly lights, I can exclusively announce that THERE ARE NOW SPARKLY CAT TOYS ON THE TREE!  Wow!
I've been practicing my meerkat impression and standing up as tall as I can to try and reach the shiny red ones.  Sometimes they fall off and I can chase them around the room until they roll under The Sofa Of Lost Toys.  This has helped me finally figure out the real purpose of this tree - it was clearly designed as some kind of keep-fit course for us - how thoughtful of Rachel and Pete, they must have noticed that we are getting a little soft around the middle in this cold weather. As well as the stretching and batting, I've also been doing some lunges off the windowsill into the tree; after this the humans usually encourage us to do a little sprint to the other end of the room, by waving the spray bottle at us.  Nothing like a bit of interval training!
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Lila's not really taking part though, she is conserving her energy - she's finally realised that the back of the sofa is the best place to relax (I've been chilling there since we first started living here). 
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I've generally been winding down in front of the fire after my exercise, so much so that Rachel and Pete have been calling me Toaster-Face... But there's nothing like piping hot fur to ease the muscles after a hardcore sesh in the feline gym!
'Til next time, stay healthy, everybody!