Saturday, 8 August 2015

An update

Happy International Cat Day everyone! Of course, anyone who actually "owns" a cat knows that every bloody day is International Cat Day as far as they are concerned.

Apologies for the lack of posts of late. Busy busy, blah blah... Here's a quick update on what Basil and Saffy have been up to.

Basil has been helping with the gardening...

Going to the vets (just his annual jabs, don't worry, it's not Parsley all over again) ...

Swizzling about...

Trying to intervene with our travel arrangements...

Using me as a pillow...

And looking fat...

Saffy has been helping with some printing...

Murdering felt foxes...

Venturing outside...

Having a 'me party' under the sofa...

Looking puzzled (this one happens a lot, she's not the smartest cookie)...

Making herself into a sandwich...

And, also, looking fat (this is just a really unflattering angle, we're not overfeeding!)...

Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Most sinister

Basil and Saffy have both been taking an unusual amount of interest in our guillotine. Should we be worried? I fear they may be plotting our demise. Or the demise of each other's tails.

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

The Mysterious World of the Kitten known as Saffron Noodle

I don't know why we've started calling her Noodle, it's just evolved that way. Does anyone else do this with their pets? Her name is Saffy, short for Saffron, but we call her variously; Noodle, Noodle-King, Noodle-Town, Noodle-Doodle, Saffron Walden, Walden Media, Waldo... On and on it goes.

Basil, these days gets called Grande Latte, which I admit makes even less sense.  Here he is sporting what looks like a Hitler moustache:

Onto the main crux of this post. Saffron is a weirdo and is always up to something weird. The evidence, M'lud:

I mean, seriously, what is going on?

Sometimes Basil joins in, but most of the time, he's just like 'Oh God, is it still here??':

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Basil, you've got something on your nose

Apologies for the slight hiatus, been a wee bit busy. Not a lot to report here, except that every time we take Basil's picture, he seems to have something on his nose. It's not a particularly good look:

Basil has also been warming his paws in the sunshine:

And imparting some (furious) words of wisdom. He's not evil really, promise:

Young Saffy is growing all the time, and gradually leaving kittenhood behind her. She's still as mad as a bag of hammers, still has a pathetic monkey-squeak instead of a miaow, and is still the absolute queen of snuggles. We love her to bits. Here she is in some of her calmer moments:

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Sad faces

Saffy has been practising her sad faces this week. She's doing pretty well:

She's been taking lessons from the grumpy master, Basil:

Then she got confused and did 'stoned face' instead of 'sad face'. Whoops:

Don't worry Saffy, I'm not going to post it on the internet or anything.

Sunday, 29 March 2015


Caesar must die, Caesar must die...

There's been a lot of conspiring going on this week from the looks of it. Basil has been plotting revenge and world domination:

Saffy has been plotting, ooh a nap, followed by a snuggle, maybe a snooze, and then a sneaky attack on that fluffy mouse that's been hanging around lately:

In other news, Saffy has not had a particularly good week:

Fear not, nothing serious! She's been spayed, so a routine operation and she's recovering well. The cone lasted about an hour before she managed to get one of her front legs in it too and then couldn't walk. We gave up.

You'll be pleased to hear Basil cheered up later on, after realising that revenge on this cruel world actually takes quite a lot of effort, and there may not be a ready supply of snacks.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Ooh you could be a model!

We've recently taken very excited possession of a shiny new camera, a proper little DSLR. It's fantastic. Here are Basil and Saffy engaged in a modelling competition...

Clearly Basil's exotic looks do give him the edge, I mean check out that stoic profile. However, I think Saffy should be commended for effort and getting more into the spirit of the thing with a variety of poses. Given that she wasn't bred for our looks (unlike some - looking at you big-B), she's a little stunner.

Let's call it a tie. Everybody wins!