Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas to All

I just wanted to come by and wish all of my fellow cat bloggers a very lovely warm furry Christmas. I have not been posting so much on this blog because I've been at home more and due to the change in the weather the cats have been mainly to be found curled up in a sleeping position rather than doing much of interest. Since I had my surgery last week I have been recovering and sleeping quite a bit too just like my fluffy friends. So I am going to do a little catch up post.

I hadn't planned to put up the tree this year but last night I just felt in the mood so I have managed to put up the pop up tree with a length of copper piping thoughtfully left by the previous owners and a wad of kitchen roll. They left me loads of odd but great stuff like spare paint sample match pots in case I need to touch up the walls, light bulbs with dire warnings about not mixing them up as apparently it blows some transformer which is expensive, tiles and a couple of special house blessings.

Amazingly the tree is still standing and hasn't been mugged but its been up less than 24hrs so there is time yet. I don't know where the other decorations are (probably in the spare room of despair) so I'm making a fairy angel for the top. Well, its either that, of one of the cats will have to stand in as a tree topper!
While I've been recovering the two of them have been taking very good care of me and have been very careful around my knee. Note the big bandaged knee under the fleecy.
Watching over me even from across the room instead of just sleeping
Giving purr-y massages the morning after surgery
and applying heat therapy
Magic has become a seriously hefty puss who is struggling with her arthritic back legs and sounds like she has an obstructed airway when she sleeps all curled up now and her 'kilt' / belly is nearly on the carpet. However, as both cats are 'grazers' I couldn't work out how to feed them separately.
Once again Red is licking the jelly and Magic is eating the meat so he is like a racing snake and she is a two handed lift who cannot even jump onto the radiator bed. Inspiration struck and I'm now feeding Red on top of the tall chest of drawers and Magic on the floor - result! Or at least it was till Magic worked out how to get onto the bed, bedside cabinet, window ledge, small chest of drawers, bag on top of second small unit then up to the big chest of drawers to shove Red and nick his bedtime sweeties after she'd scoffed her own! On the plus side this is probably because she has lost some weight and certainly she is moving better but once she is up there she'd break every bone if she leapt from that height.

The whole sweeties performance is a bit of a con but I never have to round them up at night as they sit waiting for the treats as soon as I go to brush my teeth. Magic gets her Seraquin tablet and a couple of plain Whiskas crunchies and Red just gets a pile of the plain Whiskas crunchies. On high days and holidays they get Dreamies, webbox sticks or lick-e-lix depending on who likes what but Magic's will be mini rationed for a while yet. She's also getting little sympathy from me as I need to lose some weight too, so sad faces don't work on me. I have a long way to go but Magic will be there in a few more weeks - lucky girl!

I received a beautiful bunch of Get Well/Christmas flowers yesterday which were unexpected and even more special for that. Red has taken full charge of these, including perforating the crunchy acetate wrap, but then they are very much 'his' colour.

Finally, this is not something I expected to see but this morning after I limped my way to the sofa both decided to join me and there was not even a flicker of a fight at such proximity. Obviously they are pretending the other is not there naturally but it was very comforting to have both beside me. Even stranger was that the heating was on and there were cosier nooks to go and rest.
So we three would just love to wish all the lovely bloggers and fur friends who have been a brilliant part of our year a very lovely Christmas filled with love, happiness and kitty kisses.


  1. We wish YOU a lovely holiday, and send purrs for your recovery. Our human loves the wording "spare room of despair" -- that's a novel way to put it, she says!

    Merry Christmas!

  2. We're purring for you to continue to get better. :)
    Merry Christmas, everyone!

  3. Have a merry and peaceful Christmas - heal fast!

  4. Hanging around with a couple purrrrring kitties is far from the worst way to spend the day/week/month. Merry Christmas, and heal fast.

  5. Very merry Christmas to all of you. We hope your knee mends quickly!

  6. Wishing you a speedy recovery.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all of you.

  7. A Very Meowy Chrissiemouse to you! We hope Sandy Claws brought you lots of wonderful treats, toys and Nip.

    We hope yer Bein heals soon...

  8. We are wishing you all a very happy, healthy, and purrfect new year!

  9. We hope you knee is less ouchie now.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx


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