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Saturday, April 17, 2010

The ( extended ) Family

Feline


I thought it was about time I introduced the  'extended family'.  I will start with the fur-babies who live inside the house and later we will progress to the larger members of the menagerie....

First a bit of history.  I have been animal mad for as long as I can remember and my family has gallantly put up with all of my Ooooohhhs and Aaaaaahhhhs at every animal I saw as I was growing up.  

I always wanted to live on a farm and have lots of pets,  but as a city girl I contented myself with the family cat and eventually became a Veterinary Nurse.   

Cats have a special place in my heart and I have for as long as I can remember always had one sleeping on my bed,  it's a comfort thing now  (when I was little it was to warn me of the bogie men)  plus they make a great hot water bottle in  winter....





This is 'Minnow', she is number 1 fur-baby.  She is almost 13 now.   She predates the boys so that is why she is called a fur-baby....





She likes to sleep a lot now, in between  wandering down to the stables to say hello to the horses or lying on the front lawn watching the chickens.   She lives out on the front porch because she has become incontinent at night.  Poor Minnie, she does have a nice snug cat igloo on the chair so she is happy and warm at night.


Number 2 fur-baby is 'Hamish'.   He is a bit of a dude....more often than not he is known as  'Hamish Monster!!'....




He likes hanging around....




Sleeping (or lying in ambush...he is also known as the hairy Crocodile)  in boxes....





I found these two pictures that the boys had taken, looks like Hamish is about to get agro....




teasing the dogs  (because he knows they can't come in)....





Making a mess.... looks like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth doesn't he?


But do you know why we call him a Dude??     


He is not allowed outside at all  (we are protecting the wildlife)  so we have taught him....






Yep....he uses the toilet!  

Now you have all had a good look.... Please Can you Shut The Door!!




Hope everyone has a great weekend  :-)

4 comments:

  1. Minnie looks just like my Lulu, so much so I would swear they are photos of her. I love that last photo of Hamish with the mess, so innocent!!!! How on earth did you teach him to sit on the toilet?

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  2. Oh my goodness. What lovely cats. We had a little black one who had to be put to sleep about three years ago and I have never known a cat like her. Such a clever, affectionate little thing. I just adored that picture of your cat "hanging around".

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  3. Aren't the cute. I miss having a cat. I was a vet nurse as well, gave it up in about 2002 after 10 years. Love that hanging around photo.

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  4. I LOVE the name Minnow. That's so cute.

    And you had me totally cracking up at "Hairy Crocodile" . We have a mad cat here nicknamed "Feral Cheryl" !

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