(noun)  definition:  the state of being free from tension and anxiety

Cats on bed

My Cats Garden is Nearly Done

Last year I was planning a garden for the cats.  Well, for them and for me.  They have a fenced-off area along the side of the house and I thought a narrow garden along the fence line between us and our neighbor would be nice for them and create some interest from the street view.

So recently, with a little bit of help to sort out the string line, I did the edging myself.  Maybe not absolutely straight in parts, but I am pretty happy with my efforts and I’m sure it will look fine once we have finished the planting.

So the dream becomes a reality.  Great – one more item we can cross off the “To Do” list!




Dreaming of a Cats’ Garden

Yes, we are all definitely dreaming of a garden for the cats at the moment. Would love some rain for a start, you can see how dry it is. Will also need to have a load of soil delivered before we can start planting.

In the meantime, here is Brother Malai picking a spot for his toilet. Let’s face it, he has a lot of choice! We do have some grass, but not very lush at the moment with such dry weather.


Here is Cousin Arielle checking out the cat grass. I have planted cat mint and catnip as well but the fussy four only like the grass!


Cats on Vacation

The only downside of going on holidays is saying goodbye to the cats. Fortunately, no cattery for them as they stay with my daughter who has two cats of her own, Arielle and Malai.

In fact, Malai is Samurai’s brother but you could not find two more different looking cats.  Samurai looks just like his mother, with his thick, short grey fur in contrast to Malai’s dark long haired coat. Could there be more than one father, I wonder?

Brother Malai

Brother Malai

Cousin Arielle

Cousin Arielle

Fortunately, all the cats get on well together.  Malai in particular is very social and likes to play with Samurai and Mischa. 

So I have packed the car and hope I have remembered everything; lets see … some food, biscuits, treats, beds, rugs, favourite toys, kitty litter and brush. That sounds about right and now to get them in their cat cages for the one hour car trip.

Samurai quite likes to get into his cage but Mischa needs a gentle push!

Not happy!

Not happy!

Me either!

Me either!

Neither of them likes travelling in the car very much and we soon hear a few protesting miaows which I am sure translate into “Are we there yet?”

Lemme out of here!

Lemme out of here!

By the time we left the cats were settled in with only a little bit of hissing happening, mainly by the two girls. I know they will be very well looked after and spoilt while we are away, so now we go home to an empty house to pack.  I miss them already.