Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Catz Part 2- Apollo

Yes I could not do another episode on my Cats without Apollo coming next. The Alpha cat of our house, Mr Polly, Polly, Bigface or the Polinator as he is known, is a furry bundle or meows and muscle. He was adopted along with his brother Hermes by my partner, they were street kittens and were in despirate need for a home. Hermes was very ill, and sadly passed away (although he lasted a full Year, much better than the Vets gave him thanks to Morrigan's love and care) and eventually he and his mom came to live with me and add to the expanding colony.
It is not unusual at our house to come under Polly's watchful glare, in the lounge, the Kitchen, the bathroom...Yes the Bathroom, earning his extra name pervy bathroom cat.
But Polly is the leader, all the other cats (even Emma sometimes) take his lead, like a Lion he watches his pride and bops them when they do wrong. He is also a food vacum, which did lead to that controversal experiemental switch to the lite cat food. There was much protesting.
He is a vocal boy, talking to his mom and the other humans in trills and chirps. He is also a cat that likes other cats, usually being the first to adapt to the presence of another and taking young ones under his wing. (Most notibly Minsk and Alice, who I will talk about later..)
His sworn enemy is the Orange cat that sleeps in our backyard sometimes. Polly usually glares at him via the back window, in one of the few cases of a face to face meeting Apollo jumped on poor Orange cat's head...
So hail to the King, Apollo of Johnston st...

Friday, March 23, 2012

Catz-Part 1; Cloud

Blogs in general are about one's life and interests, and seeing as my life revolves around a small hoard of Animal friends it kinda didn't feel right not to write about them. So here is the first part in a series on the animals that make my life that bit more plesent.

Cloud is the only one of my cats that is technically was not a stray or rescue cat, I say technically as I took him off the hands of a lovley lady who couldn't keep him anymore. He is a handsome flame point Ragdoll who honestly has the oddest personality.
You see, he is the most social of all my pets; when we have company he lounges around accepting pets and scratches from everybody. He often sits on a chair as part of the conversation, either sleeping or just chilling.
But he is very picky that it is HE who chooses when to be social and when not to be, he hate hugs and dosn't sit on peoples laps. He often will cry when picked up, and grumble when someone pets him at a time not of his choosing. But when relaxed he love belly scratches more than any cat that i have seen...
He is a very pretty cat, with bright blue eyes and creamy to ginger fur. He is also a total grot, often nuzzling through dust piles and wanting to roll around in the garden. ( a point of contention as we don't let our cats out)
He also loves wearing things, like bits of lace on his head or wrapping himeslf in my goats wool scarf (sometimes with assistance, but it suits him).

Cloud also loves to watch TV, big fan of Doctor who (classic) it seems, as well as the Simpsons as he always seems to be on the arm of the couch when i watch those...

A gentle cat of contradictions, as lovable as he is a loud moaner. We have had our doubts but I really couldn't see myself living without this bundle of white fluff.