Page 3 of the Stephen and Matilda archive.

A bright red cat

Posted by tirial on February 9, 2010 with No Comments

Thought for the dayDon’t do this to me!So I got back yesterday not expecting anything unusual. I opened the door to see Matilda, lying on the carpet. Her paws were red and her face, particularly the little white flash, was crimson. Confronted by the sight of a still, crimson, cat I froze and blinked for […]

Kitties in the Dark

Posted by tirial on February 4, 2010 with No Comments

Thought for the dayWhen it’s dark, everyone can hear you yowlThis morning we had a power cut. It lasted all of two seconds; long enough for the lights and PCs to die, both of us to stand up and every burglar alarm in the road to go off. Then it came back on.This was also […]

A partial cat food victory

Posted by tirial on February 2, 2010 with No Comments

Thought for the dayVictory in another battle over foodWell, we haven’t managed to persuade them that tinned cat food is appropriate, but we have made partial progress. Now tinned food, whether own brand, premium or just-too-downright-expensive is apparently evil, and must be ignored. Kibble they are fine with, but tend to gorge and if you […]

Not a good dietary supplement

Posted by tirial on January 31, 2010 with No Comments

Thought for the dayWhy are cats so good at finding something vile – and eating it?Matilda walked in, with a white stick sticking out of her mouth. Now this cat has been known to try to eat envelope gum, wire tags, cardboard boxes and more, so an unidentified item in her mouth usually means it’s […]

A lap cat

Posted by tirial on January 28, 2010 with No Comments

Matilda put one paw up on my lap, and then the next. Pausing to look at the PC screen she moved across until she was standing on my lap. Now, this cat has been with us four months and still hides when someone comes to the door. She flinches if you raise your hand and […]

A good start to the new Year

Posted by ruaria on January 23, 2010 with No Comments

Well, they both got to go to the V.E.T today for a routine check up to make sure they are alright.First, it was carefully getting out the carriers, cleaning them off, making sure they are still intact and above all not giving the game away to Stephen and Matilda. Fortunately, both of them were asleep […]

A loud(er) cat

Posted by tirial on January 20, 2010 with No Comments

Thought for the day:What’s that hiding under the bedis it Matilda?is it Matilda?Which is how my brain functions when a loud, purry, cat found a way to get louder overnight. It turns out a cat amplified by a mattress has nothing on the same cat using the bath as an amplifier. Full stretch on her […]

A smart and messy cat..

Posted by tirial on January 19, 2010 with No Comments

Thought for the dayWell, that’s one way to solve a problemFor a quick bit of background I moved their food to another room with a wooden floor while dealing with the latest sandcastle.(For what its worth, I found out how Stephen makes them. Most cats stand on three legs and dig with one. He climbed […]

Of scratching posts and clawed carpets

Posted by tirial on January 12, 2010 with No Comments

Thought for the dayI know it’s convenient but please stop wrecking our home.We’ve just surrendered in the battle to prevent clawed carpets. This is not without giving it a valiant try, but it appears our feline adversaries are too determined for us.The first sally in the battle was before they even got home, when we […]

Triple Threat match

Posted by tirial on January 9, 2010 with No Comments

Stephenby tirialVMatilda by tirialVThe problem encountered by cat owners who own Roombas is when and how to introduce the cats to the vaccuum cleaner. Up until now they’ve encountered it as a strange noise behind a closed door, but the time for their introduction had come.I just wish Stephen hadn’t decided it was a cat […]