Saturday, 18 August 2012

Sorrel Saturday AND Sunday

Amber is feeling a bit left out in the posting stakes this week so we have decided to have an all  Sorrel weekend to address the balance!

As many of you reading this will know, Amber has an undiagnosed skin complaint which flares up regularly and this usually requires a trip to the vets every six weeks for a steroid injection because she gets very red and sore and pulls her fur out. We've tried skin scrapes, antibiotics, changes of diet, allergy testing and had no firm conclusions. We also wondered if it was stress induced (and you can see why living with Jasper and Dino in the house) however the decorators have been in for the last week painting the hall, landing and stairs and so far, no flare up ..... BUT ...

Today is 8 weeks and 4 days since the last injection and whilst we don't wish to blog about this too soon, or get too excited, we silently have every single paw crossed that MAYBE we MIGHT have found out what the culprit is. Whilst she still has very little fur on her tummy, it's better than it was and showing signs of regrowth.

We are wondering if it MIGHT be the meat sachets in the food she has been eating (but definitely hasn't had within the last 8 weeks). We were alternating the fish and meat sachets weekly and assumed it was the fish to blame as all the cats were already on the poultry selection, and had been for some time when we introduced the fish ones - but maybe not!

We will keep you updated but for now every human finger and Abyssinian paw is crossed for a positive outcome.

Friday, 17 August 2012

Happy Birthday Jasper and Dino

Happy 2nd Birthday to the terrible twosome - the brawling brothers

Jazzie J and Popsy - aka Jasper and Dino


Life will never EVER be dull with these two in The Housekeeper's life

Born 17.08.2010

Happy Birthday also to Sister Daisy in France and Brother Leon in Wales!

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Happy Birthday Crystal

Happy 4th Birthday

 To the small fawn waif of the house
Princess, top cat and mother hen

Owner of the "smacky paw of doom" to keep the boys in line!

Crystal Couture is FOUR!

Happy Birthday also to sorrel sisters Ruby and Scarlet, wherever you are!

Thursday, 9 August 2012


You'd think by the wails and sullen faces that something awful had happened. The Four are all contained within the dining room and conservatory during the day at the moment as the hall, landing and stairs are currently being decorated.

Jasper spent Tuesday "helping" Jack the painter run down and wash down the paintwork, and everyone else took turns supervising the work in progress. For once, NONE had a catnap during the day and by 5pm when Jack left, everyone was absolutely exhausted. So much so that by 6pm, when it was time for tea, no one wanted dinner! Unheard of!

At the point that the undercoating began, the four were herded into the conservatory, with the nice cool dark dining room to protect them from the heat of the day.

Desperate to be let out as soon as the paint was dry and no Abyssinian fur could stick to anything white, they were let out of their confines...... only for them all to decide that it was a) cooler and b) less smelly in the conservatory and that's where they willingly spent the evening!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Cameo Cats - Word Up!

Wave your hands in the air like you don't care

Glide by the people as they start to look and stare

Do your dance, do your dance, do your dance quick mamma

Come on baby, tell me what's the word WORD UP!