We have a little trip planned…

My mom is coming to visit us, and we’re combining her visit with a drive to the south of Denmark  next week to pick up the kitten I introduced in my last post. I don’t know which I’m more excited about!

Mause’s breeder lives in a beautiful touristy town quite near Copenhagen (we’re much further north in the country), so we’re planning to take my mom on a leisurely drive down there and spend a couple of days taking forest walks and enjoying the sea views in the area before we collect our newest family member.

It’s going to be lovely.

We’re getting an Oriental kitten!

We’ve been planning to start our silver classic Oriental breeding programme for a loooooooong time, and have been looking for just the right girl to come and join us. We’ve found her! This pretty little thing will be joining our household shortly, and here is our first look at this lovely kitten: pictures from her breeder.

Her official name is Winnetou’s Silver Snow Flake, and her breeder is currently calling her “Mause”. I think it’s very cute to call a cat Mause, but maybe it’s not quite dignified a name enough for the foundation queen of our cattery, so now the two of us are  ‘in negotiations’ with one another to decide her forever name.

We are very excited to have found her. I’ve been looking for a silver queen for many years to begin my cattery (I adore the silver classic tabbies), and this pretty little girl cat is a spotted tabby, but she’s carrying classic so will be able to have classic tabby kittens.

As soon as Mause arrives, I know me, and I’m sure that I will inundate this blog  with all her photo updates, so check in again soon! 😉 We can’t wait until she arrives!

The dog (cat?) days of summer…

Da Bird!

The most popular cat toy in this house (and in many others, I’m sure) is Da Bird.

It seems simple enough: a few feathers tied to a fishing spinner at the end of some thread on a stick, but, unless you’ve seen it, you probably wouldn’t believe how the cats go ballistic for it! The spinner makes the feathers sound like flapping bird-wings as you pull them through the air, which really seems to trigger the cats’ hunting instincts in a big way. And, of course, this is one bird they don’t get into trouble trying to catch!

Here’s what I managed to get of Mushu’s hunting spree. I really only got the slow ones: he was moving waaaaaaay too fast to take the real flying-through-the-air pictures.

The long days of summer

Tummy sunning

Summer here isn’t usually all that long for a cat whose ancestors are Thai, and Mushu is squeezing all he can from the few warm days out on the balcony. It’s very important to get sun everywhere, it seems, even on one’s tummy. Maybe he’s trying to get a tan?

Do you see what they see?

The cats have been watching with fascination what’s going on next door: do you see what the new neighbours have brought with them?

Has to be the most interesting thing to happen to the cats all week.

As you can see, the rabbit isn’t worried about the two cats at all: she comes right up to the fence and stares straight back at them!

All together now!

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