The whole day I was looking for Arthur in the house, basement and outside ! He were nowhere ! Mr. G. joined in and we both started a thorough investigation.

and finally found him where we never had expected ! He was sleeping peacefully in Rosie's

cat tree where he never had put a paw and we have this thing since 4 years ! He was so lazy that he even didn't come out for food and ate hers which was just standing in front of his nose !

I noticed on Monday evening last week, that poor little Rosie walked on 3 paws. Next day I took her to the vet. She said that a claw was sore in her paw and gave her a shot. Then the big question was how to give her a pill for four days ! Rosie doesn't eat anything but her dry food and even the pill diluted with water and put in a syringe wouldn't work because she spits it out. So I asked the vet if I could give her the shots instead of coming back every day. Of course she said if you are not afraid of syringes and I am not.

For four days Mr. G. picked her up, and held her while I lifted the fur and shot ! She was a little surprised by this daily treatment and watched us with suspicious eyes when we approached, but otherwise it went smoothly and without problems.

Unfortunately now after 4 days she still walks on 3 paws, the leg is not swollen anymore and I can't see anything at her paw. She behaves like usual, eats and goes out but everything on 3 paws, so this evening I have to go back to the vet to see if there isn't something else.

Pookie is happy that Mr. G. has a cold and spends most of his time in his bed caughing and sneezing. Therefore she decided to take over the job of a nurse, calls herself "Nurse Pookie" and takes care of him.

Arthur having enough of being squeezed in the cat house decided to move also into the bed. Now they are three !





As I only came back from Egypt on Thursday night and had to prepare the next day our trip to Amsterdam for the weekend to celebrate the first birthday of our grandson Toby, I don't have a lot to tell about my little darlings except to show you how I have to change the bedsheets with a not moving Arthur ! That's a story in itself !

Arthur sleeps peacefully on Mr. G's bed

to take the cover off the quilt, I lifted him up and put him on the bedsheet. He only moves a little. But then he really woke up, jumped onto the window sill

and looked from outside what I am going to do wondering probably why I had put the whole bed equipment on the sill.

Stubborn, he decided to jump back on the bed

and sat on the old sheet,

decided not to move and started a new nap

Again I had to lift him up, took the sheets away and put him back on the matress where he decided to continue to sleep.

I prepared a new bought sheet, took it out of the package and tried to spread it over the matress

He slept.

I started to pull over the new sheet. Arthur didn't move
I pulled further, Arthur slept.

Finally I lifted him up and put him down, while I tried to pull the red sheet over the matress.

Arthur behaved like a potatoe bag. I had to lift him up again, put him at the end of the bed and finally managed to get the red sheet in place. Arthur, pretending to wake up, immediately moved on the fresh sheet.

Finally moving him from left to right and up and down, the bed was finally made

Now he was thinking if he should sleep on the bed quilt or on the cover

He decided for the quilt and the cover remained untouched.

Result, Arthur was happy again, continued his favorite occupation and I was exhausted from lifting him up and down and moving him around.

Now I am ready to go on Holidays again !




I am still in Egypt and after the latest news the little darlings are teasing and terrorizing poor Mr. G.

by helping play cards on the computer and create new programs of which he had never heard

waiting on the table to share his food

only Rosie is zen and read her Yoga book, but sometimes she runs after Pookie or tries to take her place in Mr. G's bed, which provoke fights and he has to interfere !




at the Red Sea in Egypt

but Cats on Tuesday is not ! Maybe I can't visit you all, but Mr. Linky is there




This time I have a rather sad story to tell, fortunately with a very happy end. My friend Ilona walking through the woods was approached by a man with a dog running after a couple who had just left a cage with two white cats on the path in the woods.

He couldn't take the cats because of the dogs, so Ilona took the cage and then they both scolded with the people. Unfortunately they didn't think of calling the police. Ilona carried the cage with the two cats home and raked her brain to find a solution for them.

She couldn't keep them, because she has already a cat and she had not enough room for 3 cats. She didn't want to separate them either because they were cuddled together and it was obvious that they had been together ever since. She didn't want to take them to an animal shelter either, and tried to find them a home. She called me, I told her I will help to find somebody. She called her sister and her son, but both couldn't take them either. Finally her neighbor told her that in her street was a real "cat lady" living.

She walked over and came back with the lady who wanted to see them.

As they found out later these are two boys, around 7 months old and recently spayed, not more then two weeks ! This one looks like Arthur and has also yellow eyes. I think he is now called Max.

The other one same size has blue eyes. They both looked very healthy and well looked after. The cat lady without hesitation took them home, and the same evening her husband went with them to the vet. That's why they knew how old they were and in which health. She had already rescued 7 cats and with these two now she has 9. The one with the blue eyes is now called Snoopy.

It's still a mistery why these cats had been abandonned !

The whole house is adapted to make cats happy ! A huge cat tree sits in the living room and little Max looked at me. After one day, they already felt home. The cat lady was so adorable and let me take pictures, offered coffee and showed us around.

One of them greeting me in the kitchen

another sitting in the sink

First sitting on the window sill (in the background you can see an enclosure like in a zoo, for the cats when it is warm outside)

and then hiding under the table

This cat is not Arthur either, but she had already a grown up white cat as friendly as Arthur !

and another one on the oven. Apparently the lady and her husband's hobby are cats and everything in the house is for cats. We were so happy for them Ilona and I, that they had found such a good home, almost a cat paradise !

At home I had again troubles with my Arthur. He didn't eat again. I tried to find out what he could have eaten, but saw really nothing. Suddenly I remembered that I had put Frontline on his neck, against flees. Maybe it was that ? Because he didn't eat anymore last time too. I asked the vet and she said that it is possible that he got it in his mouth by leaking his collar.

So we went to the vet and he got a shot again. As last time he refused to get out of his cage and she had to give him the shot through the grids.

In the car I let him free, he loves to ride !

and the next morning he ate like a horse again !

I needed a picture with perls and asked Pookie and Rosie to model. Here is the result !