Loves and life on the Garden Route in South Africa

Through the eyes of volunteer coordinator and crazy cat lady, Sharon

Cat’s Christmas present December 28, 2013

Filed under: animals,Cats,Persian cat,Pets — shadreyer @ 11:31 am
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Yesterday my fur boys Christmas present that I ordered finally arrived in the mail. I got so excited, I’m dying to see how they attack this you, only to realize I need batteries for it!!!
So this morning it was off to the shops to get batteries. BUT my boyfriend begged me not to let them play with it until he got home from work. So now their Christmas present has been put off till 6.30 pm and hopefully I’ll get some great photos! So excited!

Video to follow later after 6.30 pm ☺️

So now we have put the batteries in the toy sand the boys have been having fun with their new toy, which looks like a yellow UFO!

Follow up: I’m having problems uploading the video in it’s format but here’s a photo for now

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Over a year June 4, 2013

Filed under: Cats,knysna,Persian cat,Pets — shadreyer @ 3:39 pm

It’s been over a year since my three fury boys came to stay and I think it’s time I showed a few more recent photos. Harley , the older rescue, has more or less stayed the same weight but the two little brothers , Mac and Stormer, who were 9 months when I got them, have grown into big solid fur balls. They easily outweigh Harley now and spend most of their time either loving each other or fighting

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Long time no update February 23, 2013

Filed under: Cats,Persian cat,Pets — shadreyer @ 5:55 pm
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Been awhile now since I’ve posted and no doubt because life has been so busy. Christmas, visitors, more visitors, back into work, training, volunteers, more volunteers and of course my 3 purr boys!

They’ve grown so and are so part of the family now. Lots and I mean LOTS of play fighting! And every object is a plaything! Every carrier bag gets explored, every piece of paper gets played with and of course every edible object gets sniffed at. Talk about little pigs!!! They have food 24/7 yet they are still voracious like piranha.

A few photos of them lately;

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Techno-cats September 30, 2012

Filed under: Cats,Persian cat,Pets,technology — shadreyer @ 5:01 am
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What is it about cats and computers? My boys are permanently trying to climb on our laptops or sit staring at the screen. Many a time we have woken up to the incessant beeping of my man’s laptop (he keeps it on his nightstand on the side of the bed) as one of our cats is sitting on the keyboard. On one particular occasion the whole screen had rotated thanks to Stormer’s (our kitten) rump on the keyboard.

But it’s not just the laptops, it’s their bags and sleeves too. If they are lying anywhere around the house one of the cats will be lying it sleeping in it. Just this morning I watched Stormer lie on my laptop sleeve. When he moved off it Mac came and lay on it. When he then moved off it Stormer came back to lay on it again. My furry boys are so techno savvy! Kids these days!!!

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Stormer on the laptop sleeve

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Mac on the laptop sleeve

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Stormer back on the laptop sleeve after Mac vacated it!

 

The lengths I go to for my furry kids September 26, 2012

Filed under: Cats,DIY,Persian cat,Pets — shadreyer @ 6:20 am
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Summer is around the corner and as a neurotic mother of three furry kids I want them to be safe but not cooped up indoors on those balmy days. So time to rethink on how to make this possible. We have a large patio area off our kitchen and lounge sliding door. Off this area are the stairs to the top garden which resembles a mini jungle and the side braai (barbecue) area. I also would like an area that looks good to entertain guests especially in the warmer months. so I have decided to enclose this area making it cat safe and proof and also aesthetically appealing. And of course once enclosed I will also buy a new outside patio and table to entertain as our house is to small inside for a dining area.

Over the weekend my man and I bought dropper poles and batons to make the frame. Treated latte of 2 meters high will then be nailed into the frame and a separate gate also made from latte will give access to the top garden and side area. The frame is now up and we just wait for the delivery of the latte to complete our home improvement.

I have seen a 10 seater wooden patio table with benches which is quite narrow and perfect for the rectangular patio and will just need to get a nice big umbrella for a bit of shade on those hot days.

It still has a long way to completion but I have added photos of the frame work with our existing plastic garden furniture which will be turfed and the table I will hopefully be buying.

I will update this post with photos on completion which will hopefully be within the next 2 weeks just in time for a visit from my mother. I see a lot of fun with friends and family and my cats being a part of the future. I can’t wait for the days where they can run around outside safe from harm!

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Update:

We hired a nail gun yesterday after my man had sunk another dropper pole in the frame and cemented all the dropper poles. He then used the nail gun to secure the 2 meter high latte to the frame. He also made a door with the wooden batons, latte and 2 hinges. The ‘catio’ is now complete! Today we will be cleaning up the sand, old bricks and removing the dilapidated plastic furniture. Next step is to finish paying off the wooden table and benches and to buy a nice outside umbrella. Hopefully this will all be done in the week. The cats have been out already and I think they approve!

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Time to clean up!!

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After a sweep up of the area and a bit of a clear out. Furniture still to come. The gate is in the right corner

Update:

The table and benches have now arrived. The umbrella is in place. My furry boys have been loving their time outside and it’s so great to entertain with them around

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Training a cat to walk on a harness September 11, 2012

Filed under: Cats,Persian cat,Pets,Uncategorized — shadreyer @ 9:15 am

A must for my cat’s- a harness

 

Indoor cats information

Filed under: Cats,Persian cat,Pets,Uncategorized — shadreyer @ 9:13 am

For those with indoor cats like mine