Saturday, 19 February 2011

Cat Cousins

A bit like Care Bear Cousins, but more accessible.

This is Harvey (first image) and Bugsy (second). These fellows belong to (separate) friends of mine and were the final furry straws in our decision to get Basil and Parsley. As I may have already said, I have wanted cats since I was old enough to learn the words 'want' and 'cat' and now that we are no longer living in any sort of shared accommodation, the only thing holding me back was concern for their welfare and happiness in our a London flat.

Knowing Harvey and Bugsy has allayed these fears 100%. They're both 'flat-cats' and yet both healthy and contented, which was something I just wasn't confident was possible before I met them. Bugsy even does house visits (that's our coffee table he's sat on), so I hope B&P will become firm friends with him (and Harvey, if he wants to come over) once they arrive.

Thursday, 17 February 2011


The great day is upon us (actually yesterday), the lovely litter of 5 from which young Basil and Parsley will come have now been born. Just look at them!

Well done to mummy Mia, I believe an excellent job was done there and a rest well earned. We're now on a 2 week countdown until we can go visit them. Hurrah!

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Somewhere out There...

Due to a tragic miscalculation of dates, it now transpires it won't be "kitten-time" (i.e. when they come home with us) until mid-May. So a bit longer to wait, but I'm still very excited! We can visit them fairly often (I hope!) once they're born, so that will make the wait go quicker.

Still, in the mean time, I shall be looking forlornly over the rooftops of London from Hackney to Shepherd's Bush, waiting for them, a bit like little Fievel in the above pic. God I loved that film when I was little.

Image from - with thanks.

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Mamma Mia

And here's Mummy! A picture of the gorgeous Mia, Basil and Parsley's mum, I bet she'll be glad to get them out of there!

This photo was taken today by our lovely breeder Caroline, at Redsafari Bengals. Not long to go now...!