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My daily routine includes a lot of running and generally being busy.  In fact, I am thinking of buying myself a pawometer to see how many miles I run every day.  I often ask myself how far a cat travels in a day.  In Ollie’s case … I suspect … not very far.

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He’s always been the same. He says he needs 16 hours sleep a day otherwise he can’t function properly.  If he doesn’t get it, he can be very grumpy.

 

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Go away … I am trying to sleep!

 

His daily routine consists of :

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Catnapping – preferably on or in somebody’s else’s bed … he can sleep anywhere

Eating or asking to be fed … he prefers my food if he can get it.

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I find waiter service very low around here 

 

 

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Can this wait?  I’m getting a bit tired now.

I try and chase him around the garden to make sure he gets some exercise, but he’s having none of it.

 

 

When he says he’s going out, I know he never goes far because whenever I find him … he’s usually lying down.

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I think Ollie might be turning into a crazed killer.  To look at him now, you wouldn’t think so.

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Is this a killer cat?

He has always been against any sort of violence towards anybody, let alone our immediate neighbours.  I certainly wouldn’t dream of chasing any of the neighbourhood cats, unless they were upsetting Ollie or Misha, but actually wanting to kill something is completely abhorrent to me.

Anyway, I went for a walk yesterday and saw Ollie.  He was so engrossed in what he was doing he didn’t even hear me coming.  When he finally did manage to look up, licking his lips, I was horrified to see that he was eating a decapitated vole.  I don’t want to think about where its head might have gone.

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Ollie has always been a pacifist

Yes, I know, Ollie is a cat and cats chase mice, but you need to understand that this is someone who has been a member of Felines for Peace and Justice since his second booster vaccination, so rodent slaughter is totally out of character.  I didn’t think he could actually catch anything, let alone eat it and he’s already eating four sachets a day at home anyway.  Perhaps he is going through some sort of feline mid-life crisis?

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Cats will always chase mice …

Whatever his problem is I will be keeping a very close eye on him from now on.

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I’m watching you

 

 

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Many of my friends think it’s odd that my best friend’s a cat because they believe that cats are for chasing and research does show that dogs have been chasing cats for centuries.  dog chasing cat

Although chasing anything that runs is very appealing, I am a pacifist … except when it comes to the postman and I just can’t help myself.

I was bought up with three cats, so I learnt to respect them pretty quickly, as well as finding out where my place was in the pecking order.

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Baby me at the bottom of the feline pecking order

 

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My feline family Misha, Ollie and Tilly

Tilly was the oldest and was always the boss and she really couldn’t stand me at first but she grew to love me as I did her.  We all miss her every day.

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Snoozing with Tilly

Misha and I have a mutual respect for each other.  She is from Bengal, very beautiful but very aloof and spends most of her time looking for something, but can never remember what it was.  I hope she finds it one day.

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The beautiful Misha, searching for whatever it is she is looking for.

Ollie and I  have always been very close and I think of him as my brother.  To me, that it is perfectly normal.  When I was a baby, he was the only one that wanted to play with me.  He still does.

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Paw fighting with Ollie

Like many people, he can be very lazy and thinks he knows everything but he doesn’t.  I told him it was going to rain the other day and it was best not to go out.  He poo-pooed the idea and went out anyway, crashing back through the cat flap after the monsoon rain started, soaking wet and blaming everybody else for letting him go out.

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Never go out in monsoon-like weather

 

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Chatting with my Bestie

Still, with all his faults, he is my bestie and always will be.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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We have had great walk and I eventually managed to run out of my ridiculous red jumper which is two sizes to big.

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My mum knows she is not exactly down with the kids with what she wears these days and I know I am definitely not down with the dogs when she makes me wear jumpers and coats.  They do nothing for my street cred, but I don’t seem to have a choice when it gets really chilly. But things could be worse … she could dress me like this …

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Poor Shih Tzu

 

It’s chicken for lunch.  What more can a girl ask for on her birthday?  Then we’ll chill in front of the fire this afternoon and I am looking forward to getting my teeth into some of my presents.

Ollie and I will have a fireside chat or two …

I have had good day so far and I really don’t mind my birthday jumper too much.

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Naughty at 1, terrible at 2, tricky at 3, fabulous at 4 and fantastic at 5.  How I love my life.

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How time flies – four years ago. I have run a lot of miles and eaten a lot of treats since then …

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Cute, wasn’t I?

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Have always loved having my tummy tickled

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With my favourite toy

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Play fighting with my Burmese cat-brother and bestie, Ollie, when I was about 6 months old.  Nothing’s changed, we still do it now.

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My bestie and partner in crime.  Ollie the Burmese is self confessed headonist and someone who needs 18 hours sleep a day in order to function.


Ollie sticking to his punishing daily schedule

I was bought up with 3 cats.  The girls were not too sure what to make of me as a puppy but Ollie and I hit it off straight away.

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He likes to think he rules the roost, but he doesn’t of course, I do!  But don’t you tell him that!

Ollie sharing a joke with a young fan

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