Time for the cats to take centre stage yet again (when don't they?!?). They've been pretty good this week, Posky and Charlie joined forces to see off an interloper cat who had the nerve to sit on their shed roof with its eyes closed. That little tortoiseshell cat who Pepper had the staring match with the other week also visited again and Pepper nearly turned herself inside out with rage when she saw its tail disappearing around the corner. Mrs P is sharpening her claws ready for her ear check up at the vets tomorrow, and Posky had his acupuncture last night and was so relaxed afterwards that this is what he looked like.
Excuse the poor quality (of the photo, not Posky!),
I had to take it on my phone...
He didn't even make it to his cushion, just collapsed in a hairy heap in the hall (note excellent alliteration there, I should change my job and become a headline writer for a tabloid newspaper). Another moment of note was that Mrs P allowed Charlie to sit on the same small sofa as her in the study (my, the alliterative skills are on fire today...), which did of course mean that I had nowhere to sit, but what's new? She did show him the warning paw to let him know that she could smack him around the head at any moment, so even Charlie knew not to try any of his 'skills of violence' with her.
'...and it you put one hair on my quilt, this is what you get'.
The most newsworthy item however, has to be that Charlie was seen playing with a toy (a woolly catnip toy to be precise)!!! He so seldom plays with anything (apart from human flesh) that we all stood there and gaped like gaping things. Of course as soon as he knew he'd been spotted he immediately stopped and said he'd 'only been using it to rest his head on'. Ha!
'play, play, play...'
What do you mean, was I playing?
I was merely testing the benefits
of using knitted hand-grenades...'
And before the cats notice that I've slipped something in that isn't about them, can I just say I saw two things I really liked the look of this week. One is a recipe using a pumpkin which made me want it to be Autumn RIGHT NOW (it's a Nigella recipe. David hyperventilates at the thought of Nigella so I won't post a pic of her, merely her pumpkin) :O) (I definitely have a future as a tabloid writer)...
Can this even be legal?
The other thing is a Bathroom Angel (to make) that I saw in a Tilda book. Pepper likes the look of it too (mainly, I would imagine, because she wants to pull off its wings and wear them herself).
Would you look at that?
How sickeningly cute is it?
... and this is the look I got from Mrs P
when she found out I'd hijacked their weekly post.
I feel shame...
Visit Gattina's Cats on Tuesday for more uninterrupted kitties...