Wednesday, 6 June 2012

My Place and Yours - Pets

My family has always been a cat family.  We dabbled in a rabbit (a baby one that my cat carried in like a kitten one night) and had guinea pigs once (never again!!) but apart from that, only ever cats.  I got my first cat when I turned 7.  My parents decided 7 was a good age for taking care of your own pet.  My sister got her first cat at 7 as well. 

In our home currently, we have one cat.  She has enough personality for four.  We call her Meow, The Meow or Meowhead even though she is a very quiet non-meowing mog and her name is actually Nissa.  Sometimes we call her that too.

Here are some of my favourite most recent photos of her.  The Meow loves nothing more than outside play time with Mummy or Daddy. She particularly likes it with Daddy because he plays hide and seek chasey with her (Mummy is still getting reused to running).  When outside, if you are a meow, one must roll on the grass, the bricks, the driveway, the path and one must particularly smook (our family word for rubbing her head against) the letterbox to death.  Also mandatory outside activities include eating lots of grass, sharpening her claws on the lawn and playing games in the long grass.  Oh, and sleeping under bushes.  One thing Nissa does not like though are soft toys.  Particularly when one is made to walk around near her.  Then it is all battle stations ready for attack as she hugs, kicks and bites soft toy until it is suitably dead.  Above is James Meow getting just such a dose of loving.  Other quirks of The Meow are a strange love for eating tissues, a lack of understanding of just who is staring at her in any reflective surface (attack!), a penchant for prawns, a love of broggies around the house doing skiddies on the tiles and a weird obsession with kicking herself in the head when rolling around on the ground.

She is crazy indeed but I love her to pieces.  I cannot imagine life without a cat in the house.

There's lots of pet love happening over at My Place and Yours at the moment, do go and check it out.  But first... have you entered my giveaway?
 

8 comments:

San @ Made in Hem said...

Meow is gorgeous! We can only have short hair cats because of Teus his allergies. When he enters a home with a long haired cat he starts sniffing within 15 minutes and when we make him stay longer he will have problems breathing for days...
I'm looking forward to the day he moves into his own place! Just kidding...
I'd pick cats too, even while I love our crazy Jack Russel too.
Life is nothing without a romantic film on tv, a cat in your lap, a dog at your feet and some kind of knitting or hooking in your hands. Pure bliss! :D

Cherie said...

Oh Megan your Meow is gorgeous. Loving how you describe the way she lives etc. Your post is excellent, Thank YOU for playing along from Blossie and Me <^..^>
Hoping you all have a wonderful week :~)

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Hahaha, oh Meow you are wonderful. I can second the facy that animals do totally invade your hearts and homes and really become family members. And what fun to learn about her personality!!

Sarah @ Gladys in the Garden.blogspot.com said...

What a character. I love the 'bed eyes' shot of Meow in the lawn. I've had pet cats all my life (except for maybe one year). I can't live without them. As I write this one of my two cats is having a fight with a rubber band. :) Ahh children!!!

Jackie Proctor said...

The few times we haven't had a cat it has felt like there is something missing. Your Meow is a gorgeous character.

Tania said...

We have had misadventure with a guinea pig and a rabbit. We were told they were supposed to love each other forever after. Now we have two hutches. I will admit I secretly adore the dog. But I reckon the 70+ stick insects have stolen my heart! I think I'm going to have to leave the felines to you...

2paw said...

Being a Kitten Aunt I recognise all those things!! Cats are funny you never know what they are really thinking. Animal companions are wonderful and I could not be without two (or three) Labradors!! Peri and Gilly send wiggly tails and woofs, respectively, to Nissa (Doctor Who character reference??)

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I can't imagine my house without a cat, or two. Cute photos, I love the one of her rolling in the grass!