Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

 Last year, Vicki bought a new Christmas tree this year. She said she bought one that she thought was very stylish and would match our dark lounge room decor.
When it arrived she asked Paul and me to help me put it together and check the lights were working. When Vicki asked Paul what he thought of the new tree, he said, "looks really's a bushfire Christmas tree".
Yes folks, our new black, stylish Christmas tree will be forever known as the "bushfire Christmas tree".

Merry Christmas!!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Keeping guard

One of my favourite spots to sit is with my dragon by the front door.  Sometimes, when I hide with the dragon, no one can see me....

My dragon protects me when I have a little snooze

Here I am hiding

Do you have a favourite spot to hide?

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Fires near me

We live in the beautiful Blue Mountains which is just 100km west of Sydney.  We are sometimes called the "lungs of Sydney".  But all our beautiful native landscape comes at a price as we are prone to out of control bushfires. 

Visit the Blue Mountains

The last one happened on the first weekend in November.  It was in a valley only 5kms from us.  It was unlikely to come our way but you never know where embers will end up on a windy day!
One house was lost when the fire snuck up the cliff face and the wind took over.  It is always really devastating when someone's house is taken.

Blue Mountains Gazette

Last year, at around the same time of year, we had 2 separate bushfires burning - one was down the mountain closer to Sydney and it took 200 houses in less than 3 hours - it was devastating!  And then there was another one burning futher up the mountains from us - about 15kms away.  Vicki was so nervous of one of the windy days that I got to go to work with her!  There were lots of other cats (and dogs) at work that day....

Bushfires 1 year ago

Here are some photos of me in Vicki's office:

In my cat carrier:

Then I got let out and sat at Vicki's feet.  I knew I had to behave.

Do you ever get to go to work?

I know Vicki checks the Fires Near Me app for constant updates over Summer.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Some more comprehensive cat rules.....

I found some more comprehensive cat rules - click on the link below.
I still prefer the ones I posted last week - they are easy and what I do all the time.  These ones, I would have to think about more:
More comprehensive cat rules

Here is me sitting on the end of the bed waiting for Paul to come home - I can look out the window and see him walk past to the front door if I do this.  I sometimes fall asleep in this pose waiting for him....

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Cat rules

I am sure every kitten gets taught what to do before they go to their new forever homes....look what Vicki found recently - our secret is out!

Birman Rules

Do you like me testing out Vicki's new glasses?  Very distinguished....

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Me and my comfy new basket lining

I have a basket by the front door that I love sitting in and watching the world go by.  I can see everyone arrive at the front door, leave parcels, leave the house and just generally wander around the yard - all from the comfort of a basket.
The lining had become worn out, so I was delighted when Vicki recovered it all for me and look at the lovely fabric - purple and black cats...looks a bit halloween-like! 

 Here I am testing it out for the first time...

Yes, very comfy

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Enjoying the Sunday sun

Here I am just to let you know that even though I have slowed down, I still enjoy my yard....

Friday, November 7, 2014

Can you see me? I am disguised as a scarf

I enjoy sitting on Vicki & Pauls shoulders me a better perspective on the world!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

Quick update

I have to apologise that Batu has been very busy and not been blogging.  As you know he is quite an old cat - we think about 16-17 now as he was pre-loved when we got him in 1999.

Batu spends his days sleeping and being much closer to the house - on the back deck, in his snuggle spot in the laundry - and we have "stepping stones" for him to get up onto tables, baskets etc strategically scattered around to make it easy for him to get onto, into and out of objects that he likes to sleep on.

He lets us brush him now so there are no matts in his lovely newly grown fur.  We are just struggling through a cold winter so he is eating lots of soups and special roast chicken.

I will periodically give updates on Batu as he moves into his geriatric years and is less adventurous!

I also want to thank you for all the friendship and love you have given me and Batu while I have been cat-blogging.  You are a very special community.

Lots of love
Vicki & Batu xx

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Words of Wisdom

Today's quote is:

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”
―    Robert A. Heinlein

Robert is an American novelist and Science Fiction writer - you can learn more about him here:

Robert A. Heinlein Biography

The next door neighbour has a new dog - a little Jack Russell called Jill.  I am much bigger than Jill.  but that doesn't stop her from coming into my yard and stealing my food from the laundry.  She is very naughty and I always dob her in if she is still in the yard when Paul & Vicki get home from work.

So that must be what this quote is referring to. I just have to get used to Jill doing what she pleases - even if it is in my yard!  At least she knows I am the boss of my yard and steers clear of me.

Have a great Sunday all!

Friday, March 28, 2014

My holiday resort

Whenever Vicki and Paul go on holidays somewhere they leave me at my holiday resort - Megalong Valley Cattery.....
Can you see me in the Playroom in the photo above?

Last time Vicki & Paul went away, Vicki dropped me off, I inspected my room and then ran away straight into the Playroom and got into the green hammock - you can see it in the photos above and below.  I love sitting in that hammock all day.

And then when Vicki came to collect me...I had just finished my breakfast and was walking leisurely out to the Playroom to go and sit in the hammock for the morning when I spotted Vicki walking towards me...I took off.  Vicki was interferring with my morning routine!  But she came out to the Playroom and tracked me down and put me in that awful container to bring me home.  I have to say I was grateful once I got home. 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentines Day!

Hi everyone,
Hope you have a wonderful Valentines Day and get to share it with someone special.....
Here is a special clip from Simons Cat:

Simons Cat Happy Valentines Day Special

Friday, February 7, 2014

Look what happened to me....

Can you guess what happened to me?  Yes, Vicki & Paul are such bad carers that my knots were completely out of control and they got the vet to do this to me!
I am only just talking to them again. 
Dont tell them, but in this hot weather, I am actually loving having no fur, I have started cleaning myself again and I keep admiring my lovely long legs and muscles that have emerged from underneath all the fur!!! :-)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

I'm back after a little break...

Hi All

Sorry - I had to have a little break over Christmas.
But today I saw this skateboarding cat and had to share with you all:

How clever!  I wish I could do that.  The closest I get is going for the occasional ride in the wheelbarrow.