Mushu’s first show

Mushu (or Sandvretens X-Man, as they’ve called him for the last two days) went to his first FIFe show this weekend in Hobro.

He did brilliantly: he behaved very well and got his first two CAP certificates, and was awarded Best in Variety on both days over a Siamese cat who was a previous World Winner, so we’re extremely proud of him.

It was a good weekend for us: we had fun and met lots of lovely cat people, but poor Moosh wasn’t so impressed with the process, unfortunately. He really didn’t like being alone in the show-cage and meowed loudly every time I left him alone, so he spent most of the weekend sitting and snoozing in my lap! I think we’ll have to leave showing him for a bit until we have a friend for him to share the cage with.

All you have to do is snooze

  • Snoozing

It’s a cat’s life! Must be nice, don’t you think?

Imaginary monster!


Moosh spotted something scary on the kitchen counter this evening, and his tail got all fluffy about it. 🙂 He knows the rule is that he’s not allowed up on the counters, but I let him see up there this time to investigate and put his mind at ease.

He wasn’t very impressed at finding out that it was just a loaf of bread, see?

We have a ‘Frogodile’!

My grandmother uses the word ‘frogodile’ to jokingingly refer to anything she thinks is ugly or doesn’t like, but (although I couldn’t like Mushu any more than I do if I tried!) I’m afraid I need to co-opt the word for when Moosh looks like this. There just isn’t a better word for it then this, I think. 🙂

As far as I can tell, this is his tummy-warming-up-position: as you can see, he does it on the windowsill over the radiator and on the warm floor in the passage because of the under-floor heating. There’s almost nothing Siamese cats love than finding the cosiest spots to lie! What I want to know is, how are his hip joints so flexible?

Cat and mouse


Isn’t it funny how cats always want to do the things they know they’re not allowed to do?

I understand the lure of computer mice for Mushu: they move, he knows he’s not supposed to push them off the table (just look at that mischievous expression on his face!) and it’s a sure-fire way to get the attention of the person who’s looking at the laptop screen instead of what he’s sure they should be doing: playing with him! 😀

Exploring the balcony


We’ve been having some late summer warm weather, and Mushu has been spending his days outside on our cat-proofed balcony.

It’s surrounded with netting so that he can’t jump off and hurt himself, and he loves to doze in the sun, chase the odd lost insect that wanders by, and watch all the neighbours and generally do what Siamese cats do best: inspect everything.

I’m sure he wishes that summer was longer (I know I do!), but I know that it’ll soon be too cold for him to want to demand that I open the door for him to go out in the mornings. I hope he’ll enjoy it while he can.

Oh, feathers!

Cats love feathers, and for indoor-only cats it’s even more important to keep them stimulated with outside objects and smells than indoor-outdoor cats. This is Moosh’s reaction today to a duck feather I brought in for him from a walk by a pond, to cover both of these bases. He seems quite happy with the concept, doesn’t he?

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