Fur Babies Update for Kim

My dear friend Kim over at My Inner Chick always asks after our fur babies and I have been promising her for the longest time to share a few new photos.  I have been running around them at every opportunity to get pretty photos of my beautiful kitties, but alas, more learning is required before I can capture them on the move but then on occasion they slow down a bit…

The fur babies have been in dire need of new nip.  I bought a bag of dried nip, which I make into little bags for them to play with – so much cheaper and nicer than the pre-made toys you can buy.  I stashed the packet safely on my desk, well so I thought.  Note to self – never leave the nip packet un-attended!  I was in the kitchen making a  cuppa when I heard a scuffling down the passage followed by things falling.  The baby found the nip and proceeded to have a go at the packet which in turn had books and diaries being unceremoniously being pushed off the edge of the desk onto the floor.

Thankfully I got to the packet just in time.
There would have been an awful mess to clean up had I been a few seconds later.

So I wasted no time in making the babies their new toys.
1 each and one spare – just in case.

If ever I pack these to sell, I shall state “Results May Vary” on the packaging.

Our boy seems to just want to sleep after a heavy playing session…

Our baby gets a bit spaced out…

And it clearly seems that our old girl gets a bit paranoid.

Do your cats like playing with catnip?  I found that our babies only starting enjoying it when they were adults.

Remember to submit your Christmas Menu by 30 October to stand a chance of winning a copy of my Cook Book.

Fur Children Photoshoot – sort of

A touch frustrated with my moment of macro lens inability, I popped on my 300m lens and set about following our fur babies around the garden…

I have never seen whiskers as long as what our old girl has. She was kind enough to sit still long enough to model them perfectly for you.

A more “sporty” shot of her sniffing at a broken off branch on the olive tree which has yet to bear any fruit – starting to think it might be a wild olive.

Our boy having a lovely afternoon nap in his favourite tree which is outside my office window – love that our furries always stay close to home.

He has freckled pads – too cute!

His nap was disturbed by the rest of us making a racket at the bottom of his tree (which BTW he hijacked from his baby sister).

Our baby ferociously about to attack the blades of grass – would you look at those sharp claws!

Not the most spectacular shot but I love how you can see our house in her eye.

So there you have it, a semi successful shoot.  It was lovely being outside in the warm sunshine of an autumn afternoon.

Wordless Wednesday – Sleeping Fur Children

My friend Kim over at My Inner Chick asked to see some photos of our fur children and as previously mentioned, they are not the most co-operative of models so the best way I can photograph them is while they are sleeping.