Let’s Celebrate

What a purrfect position for my new Scritching Post

What a purrfect position for my new Scritching Post (Click to bigify)

Wow there are only 37 sleeps until Christmas but until today it has felt like the middle of winter with our daily temperature being way under 20C (68F)! This blog is written to celebrate the arrival of summer plus an early pressie just for me!

It has taken me 11 months to shred my old scritching post back to bare wood and to celebrate this momentous occasion huMum took advantage of the sale at our local Petstock shop and purchased a brand new one! I hesitate to suggest that this was more a present for huMum than it was for me as I had given up trying to clean and sharpen my claws on the old post and taken to the carpet with the lesson being… flying missiles in the shape of anything that is close to huMum’s hand will arrive suddenly and scarily right where I’m scritching (she has been practicing her cricket bowling ready for the 1st Ashes test which is to start on Thursday *excited ears*).

Out with the old and in with the new. The new has a 5 gold stars stamp of approval! My special smell test said delicious (huMum had sprayed it with catnip) and a few tentative scritches proved that it has a respectable coverage of wool. I’m so pleased that it is the same colour as the old one… cream so will be a purrfect contrast to my lush, shiny black panfur.

Oops um *embarrassed ears*. “Are you giggling at me huMum?” I’m sure I put just the right amount of spring in my paws for a purrfect takeoff and landing? How come I missed and landed so ungracefully back on the floor? What? “Are you telling me it is 6cm (2.4 inches) taller than our old post?” Takes step back and makes purrfect landing on second attempt *proud ears*. Oh I like that I’m now even closer to the nom preparation area.

Today huMum and I celebrated the arrival of the summer and a 29C (84F) maximum temperature with a garden clean up. This involved huMum grunting and groaning as she weeded our pavers and garden beds… she filled the huge green wheelie bin to the brim *impressed ears* while I supervised from the shade of whichever camellia tree she was closest too. We are worried about our new lemon tree. Its madly growing but yet to flower or fruit (second season) also two Pittosporum have gone to heaven and need replacing. Our garden shop to purchase list is very long as it includes sugar cane mulch, citrus tree and camellia food plus a few of the lovely Princess Lavenders which I think will make purrfect nests for moi. Enough said as huMum needs to bathe her weary body and put ointment on her sunburnt nose and all the rose scritch wounds. I’ve very *pleased ears* as something other than me likes to scritch her!

Nap time, bye-bye for now!

Purrfect results - sunset today in our garden! (Click to bigify)

Purrfect results – sunset today in our garden! (Click to bigify)

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15 responses to “Let’s Celebrate

  1. I sooo love the pic of you on your new scritching post – your innocent look, ´ve never managed to get this look on my face but still trying though. The post looks purrfect, wonderful early Christmas gift (for your huMum, hehehe)

    Your garden looks wonderful, huMum wishes to have one – well, a small one as she knows it´s much work; despite of she love gardening very much and is kinda theoretical expert 🙂 Her friends have a pretty big one with a glashouse and she loves going to our big garden shop, looking for seeds and plants. In her next life she´ll become a gardener, she said. One of her favourite proverbs goes like this:

    If you want to be happy for an hour, drink a bottle of wine.
    If you want to be happy for a year, get married.
    If you want to be happy for a lifetime, become a gardener.

    🙂 xxx´s

  2. Oh sweetie – your garden is gorgeous. It’s funny to think of you going into summer when we are going into winter. We’re putting all our garden to things to sleep now for the winter. Congratulations on that great new scratching post – wow – and it’s so high up too. Enjoy your summer friends.

    M did a dumb thing on her own bloggy and tried to change the URL. Then she found out no one knew where to find her. You might want to change the url for her blog if you wish to folllow it to.: http://shufflingalongwithparkinsonsdisease.blogspot.com/

    She just can’t do anything right these days – don’t know what I’m going to do with her.

  3. Pawsome new scritching post Jessie. Love the colour too – agree that it does show your black self off beeyootifully. Would like to see more of Aunty’s garden please, if she gets the time. Sounds lufferly

Always be delighted to hear from you, xxx's

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