“I am working on a new book about a boa constrictor and a litter of hyenas. The boa constrictor swallows the babies one by one, and the mother hyena dies laughing.” ― E.B. White
Our cute little kitties getting themselves into various amounts of trouble!
“Meow” means “woof” in cat.” ― George Carlin
Our cats have a hard life. Oh they do… Here is their daily routine according to them:
7AM – Woken up by humans. Forced to have cuddles. Given dry food as recompense.
7.30AM – Humans leave. Forced to romp, play, chew and attack sibling.
9AM – Eat and drink.
9.02AM – 11.30AM – Sleep and snuggle with sibling.
Repeat 7.30 – 11.30AM until humans return.
4PM – Male human arrives. Forced to have snuggles. Sleep on his knee until 5.30PM.
5.30PM – Female human arrives. Forced to have snuggles.
6-9PM – Alternate between being forced to romp, play, chew and attack sibling and sleep, snuggle with sibling.
9PM – Humans give cold wet food.
Sleep until 4AM. Have a mad and sleep until it all resumes.
So as you can see… It is a very hard life! Here is the evidence of just how hard they have it.
“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” ― Groucho Marx
Most animals are famous for their ridiculous positions that are ‘comfortable’ and looking at their human
owners slaves as if ‘yes and why are you looking at me?’
Well with four animals in our house they are all at fault of this at times!
“I have studied many philosophers and many cats. The wisdom of cats is infinitely superior.” ― Hippolyte Taine
Our lovely not so little kitties have reached twelve months of age. So being the responsible pet owners were are, the time came for us to take them to the vet for a checkup. I made appointments for our two little cherubs and arranged a double appointment for our beloved Zelda. Giving them very clear warnings about her claws, extreme distaste for being touched or handled in any way and positive terror of strangers.
We got the travel cages out, left them on the ground for them to get used to the idea of and the time came, Dave picked up Mr Bertie without a fuss, put him and and he sat very happily surrounded by his comfy blankets and his ‘comfort toy’ (strange cat).
Then came the moment we had been dreading… Trying to get Zelda into the travel cage… As much as she loves us both now, hands are still viewed as evil. Since she is overall much easier for me to handle than Dave, again goodness knows why (or in this case only one crazy cat knows why), the person with the least experience with cats had a go at capturing and terrified kitty. I gave her some food, she rubbed against my legs, she let me crouch down and she rubbed against my hands. The second I tried to pick her up she freaked riiiiiight out. Ran around like a mad thing. In the end Dave had to try using a sheet to catch her.
All to no avail. In the end she was going to hurt herself she was so worked up. So Zelda decided to stay home and Bertie went to the vet alone.
Bertie was the cutest little guy, very happy as long as either of us were touching him too and when he started to stress on the way home, I climbed into the backseat and did a naughty, just opened the cage door and he crawled onto my lap and became so contented he was purring like a chainsaw! lol.
Who said siblings were alike?!
After we got home, Zelda did this herself half an hour later…..
I could have killed her! Gah!
A week of over 40 degrees in Melbourne… Well this leaves us with mixed feelings in our household. Our reptiles think they are in heaven and it is always the most active and playful time of the year. However, our triple coated Siberian cats are definitely not as keen!
We leave them with ice blocks, ice packs, water to climb in as well as water to drink and they cope fairly well but they also become inventive themselves.
Last night one of our lovely kitties found the coolest part of our house… Luckily it was dirty washing not freshly washed!
Everyone take care of your lovely pets in the heat!!
So after much procrastination I am finally starting my own blog. My husband and I have a bizarre mixture of crazy animals and have always done so. Between the two of us across our lifetimes we have had a great many dogs, cats, sheep, horses, chickens, ducks, a cockatoo, a tawny frog mouth, snakes and a bearded dragon. At the present time we have four members in our little crew and we get up to some bizarre situations! So I present below… BB’s crazy menagerie!
Meet Daeny (AKA – Daenerys)
The Bearded Dragon
We first got Daenerys about a year ago. Being a bearded dragon we called our new addition ‘Daenerys.’ From Game of Thrones…. Because she is a dragon… Get it?… hehe. This blog will undoubtedly have lots of Game of Thrones references. Might need to get used to it!
For those of you who don’t know much about bearded dragons, or ‘Beardie’s’ as they are affectionately termed, you can’t tell their gender until they grow closer to maturity. However, after about a month of awkwardly saying “it,” “they” and “them” we decided that we had a 50/50 chance so would just guess and label it a ‘she’. In a story for another day we recently discovered our error, she is in fact a he. Good thing the nickname “Daeny” works for both genders!
Meet Lizzy (AKA – Elisabeth)
The Olive Python
We have a pattern to name our snakes after royalty. It seems to suit them and the attitude of their belief that they are the complete center of their world. Lizzy is a lovely snake, bought from a baby at a small 30cms long and now 15 months later measures in at 1 meter 39cms in length!
Meet Bertie and Zelda
Siberian Forest Cats
Bertie and Zelda are our newest acquisitions, 10 month old siblings and full of life and hilarious habits. Bertie is a true lover of attention and people, a massive acrobat and full of beans. Zelda is less keen on people and cuddles but we can rarely take a step without her under our feet and she is fast, as in Speedy Gonzales fast! They are cats that enjoy water, chewing, eating their toys (actually eating the entire toys that is) and having what my other half refers to as a “mad” where they chase each other around the house a billion miles an hour. They keep us well and truly entertained!
So that is all for my first blog post. Please feel free to leave comments as I am just starting out. Enjoy!