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Thursday, 5 January 2017

A learning curve.

Hello. I'm going out later so I'm whizzing this quickie off a bit sharpish. I have a new picture project on the go, fancied doing a bit of painting, abstract style. Here is a little piece of it, it's not very big, 11.5 inches by 10 inches. I'm not much good at painting pictures but this is the cheats way of doing it, ha ha. 
Have been meaning to get this snap for a week or more, just at the crucial moment Mayze leaps out of bed and spoils it. She sleeps on the bed with me every night. At around 4 or 5 or 6am I feel her little face burrowing down under the bedclothes next to my shoulder. I spread my arm out and she snuggles next to me, purring away with contentment as I stroke her. Then it's back to sleep for both of us for another hour.

Ooops, I disturbed her, she jumped out. What a cutie.

Must dash, got two parcels to post before the Post Office closes at 11.30. Then it's lunch, then off to Hull on the bus. I'll tell you all about it tomorrow.

Thanks for popping in, we'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip


  1. Your new project looks interesting. Can't wait to see the finished product.
    Mayze looks very cosy.

  2. Lovely photos of the pussy cat. Natalie

  3. Two of my three boy cats sleep with me too. One just likes to lie on top of the duvet but the other will crawl underneath and stick his cold nose into my armpit or elbow. He still thinks he's a kitten, all 6kg of him!

  4. Love the colours of the new picture, look forward to seeing this coming together. Mayze is so cute, just here little nose poking out.

  5. I love your kitty cats. Would love a cat in our home but going out all day to work I would feel sad at leaving a cat all alone. Your have such sweet faces.

    1. Hi. One cat alone all day would be a bit lonely, but if two young ones from the same litter arrived at the same time they could grow up together. Being indoors all day is fine as long as they have some toys to play with, snuggly places to sleep, water and dry food, climbing posts, and two litter boxes. And plenty of attention from you when you are in the house.

  6. Love hearing all about your adventures x

  7. Aww ... lovely cosy cat photo :-)

  8. Liked your last picture, very nice, it gave me an idea to use some of my scrap fabrics and make a picture.

  9. There's nothing better to snuggle up to than a warm fur ball.

  10. Maybe is indeed cute, and your project is certainly colorful.

  11. oh what a cutie just like my pixie and she loves to snuggle.. i have a question if i may, i have 2 cats and a dog and really need to get some insurance for them i pay for regular flea/worming/boosters but incase of an emergency insurance is a priority, where do i start? do you have any advice for searching for pet cover? thank you sammie xx

    1. Hi Sammie. I'm afraid I'm not really the one to ask about pet insurance, I don't have any for my furbabies. You say you really need to get some, why is this? First look at their lifestyle. Are your cats indoor or outdoor? Are they likely to be in danger of getting run over? What is the area like where you live? Busy road or quiet estate in the country? What are the chances of them being in a fight with other cats?

      Your dog. Is it only walked on the lead, or does it run free in woods? What are the chances of it being attacked by another dog? Does it have an enclosed garden? Could it get out and run across the road and cause a road traffic accident? Is it always in your sight except when you leave the house and it is safely inside? Do not encourage your dog to fetch thrown sticks, use a rubber toy. My friend had to pay a lot out because her dog chewed sticks and a lot of debris accumulated in it's stomach. An operation was needed to remove it. The dog now wears a muzzle when in the woods.

      Are your pets healthy now, with no previous health conditions? Insurance companies will try and get out of paying if the animal becomes ill, by saying it's condition wasn't declared at the time the policy was taken out.

      What are the chances of an emergency arising? A lot of emergencies won't happen if a lot of common sense is applied. Always knowing where your pet is, and always ensuring they are looked after by trustworthy people when you are on holiday.

      In the home, keep anything out of the way that a dog may chew, sharp splinters may perforate a dogs gut. Don't leave human food out, animals can be poisoned if they eat it.

      My oldie boy Bugsy was insured up to the age of 15, I made no claims on the insurance because he has not had anything wrong with him. I cancelled the insurance because he never goes out of the house and garden, and any illnesses will be age related. Now I decide how long to keep him going for. He is doddery, but still eating and his bodily functions are working ok.

      I will not be insuring my younger lady cats, instead I keep money aside so I have enough to pay for any treatment. I live in a cul de sac so not many cars go up and down the street. Occasionally kitties will cross the road, but most of the time they stay in my garden.

      If the worst did happen and one of them was knocked over I would have to make a decision, depending on the severity of the injury and how much I was prepared to pay. By being self insured, I take on that risk rather than paying an insurance company.

      Hope that's given you something to think about. If you want to insure have a look at the pets section on the MSE forum. Plenty of people on there will tell of their experiences.


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