Monday, 14 October 2019

Kittens can pick up bad habits very easily (and it is hoomins fault!)



My hammock...see? I fit purrfectly!

Let me make one thing clear I have nothing against kittens (and especially Tolkien), they are our future after all (and I mean us, cats, of course) and we need to take care of them and teach them the right ways of the cat life of course! 

But naturally there are the occasions where kitten training can go very wrong, especially when there are hoomins involved, you know when they do get interfere and they try to teach kittens how to become cats....like they know themselves how to be a cat....of course they don’t know anything, they haven’t the slightest idea!

So for the past few weeks and since Tolkien has arrived I have been trying my hardest to teach him how to be a proper cat and I know of course that he is still very young and gets easily distracted and influenced by those hoomins but still there are times when it seems almost impossible to teach him to do anything… right! How on earth he is ever going to learn to be a proper cat when everything he learns is wrong and everything he does is always the opposite of what I’m trying to teach him? Sometimes I think that he is such a loss cause and that I should give up and leave the hoomins to take over completely, which of course it would be a total disaster....hoomins teaching a kitten how to be a cat, unheard of! What a preposterous idea! An utterly disaster!

The main problem with Tolkien is that he doesn’t listen or pay attention to what you are telling him...I mean he is not supposed of course to listen what the hoomins are telling him but he needs to learn nevertheless to listen to what I’m telling him....not to totally ignoring me and to think that everything is a game and it is OK for him to play with everything....including my precious tail, which is not a game of course! Tolkien you are not supposed to play with MY TAIL all the time....cats tails are not a toy like hoomins hands and feet where you can scratch, lick and bite them whenever you feel like...I mean he has now developed this big obsession with my tail which it doesn’t really make sense...he would always be there behind me playing with my tail...You know and like most cats I do love my tail and I do take good care of it and I don’t leave it on purpose in front of the hoomins feet to trip them over or I would try to trick them so they can fall over in their attempt to avoid stepping on it....because I really really like my tail...Now Tolkien doesn’t think a lot of his...always leaving in front of hoomins’ feet when they are not looking  and he doesn’t even like playing with it...well it is a bit long for his size but still he should take better care of it instead of being always preoccupied with mine...the many times I have told him to leave it alone and he has ignored me....frustrating to say at least, he doesn’t listen to reason or to my paws whacking at him!

So stubborn...he won’t listen, leave my tail alone or it would be trouble!

Then there is the other very bad habit that he has also developed…the stealing of my favourite snoozing spots...especially my little hammock by the window....by the way do not pay any attention  to what the hoomins are saying....I have not abandoned the hammock because it is too small for me or that I don’t really fit in there anymore...all nonsense, hoomin propaganda and lies! I’m not fat and it has always been my favourite place, no matter what hoomins might be saying...It’s not true that Tolkien started using it because I had abandoned it and that when I saw him using it then I’ve decided once again that I wanted to use it for snoozing as well....of course not, I didn’t get jealous or anything of that sort! Tolkien simply took over, moved there without my permission....he’s now stolen my favourite snoozing spot and he simply refuses to give it back and hoomins, to make things worse, are taking his side because they believe that apparently I’m too big to sleep there anymore, pfft! So absurd...it is my hammock and I want it back and I do fit as purrfectly as I’ve used to....besides the whole scratching platform it’s mine and I don’t feel like sharing it with anybody, especially Tolkien since he likes stealing my favourite places and then refuses to move when he’s asked to do so nicely.....Such bad habits....he should learn not only to listen to me but also to show some respect....stealing is bad Tolkien, this isn’t something that cats do….well, most of the times anyway!

You won’t see me stealing stuff from hoomins or Tolkien (after all most of his stuff are used to be mine anyway....I’m simply letting him have them because I feel sorry for him!). 

Anymeows better go now....time to check some food bowls...especially Tolkien’s, it’s probably still quite full....by the way this is not stealing....it is just making sure that food is not get wasted....


Purrs and meows till next time!

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo and Faith were with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the Ozzy Superstar range here too:



Monday, 7 October 2019

Kittens grow so fast and learn soooo little!



Some relaxing time in my own box...not sharing!



It has been many weeks now since Tolkien arrived and became our newest family member and although I didn’t really see him the first few days (those pesky hoomins they were keeping him hidden from me and they were pretending that there was nobody behind that closed door...they believed that they could trick me...who me, the one that knows everything that is going on in this house...pfft not possible to hide anything from me I say!) when we did meet he was still very small and stupid (well as stupid as he is now…that clearly hasn’t changed, after all that time!).

Yes I remember it very well, he was very small and looked rather lost and confused when he started exploring our home...he was not even sure about me and he was a bit weary at first. But of course as I’m a kind, generous, very tolerant and open minded cat I welcomed him to our home and I took him under my own protection, he became my responsibility(new blood, fresh meat!). After all who was going to teach him how to be a proper cat around here, not the hoomins of course, they don’t know anything and what they think they know about cats are mostly exaggerated lies and hoomin misinterpretation of cat behaviour (pfft hoomins!).

So yes, almost from day one I became Tolkien’s mentor and protector....there are a lot of things that a young kitten needs to know and to be aware of especially when he lives with other cats and of course hoomins if he is not only to survive but also to live well and learn how to get his hoomins to do always what he wants them to do....It is not easy understanding the ways sometimes hoomins think and behave especially if there is no one around to explain why hoomins behave the way they do....as they are funny creatures!

Of course hoomins were also willing to help with the training of the young kitten but naturally and as it was to be expected they end up doing things totally wrong and instead of teaching Tolkien to be a kitten at first they instead ended up totally confusing him....(this is why I had to stepped up and take total control of his training). After all there are really no rules in the house for any cat or there are really things that you are not suppose to do or areas and places in the house where you are not supposed to go in areas....really know,,,these are all just fairy tales....as any cat that has hoomins around knows too well! You basically own the whole house and you can do anything you like even if hoomins think that they have taught you some of their rules! You know it is better sometimes to let them believe that they are in charge at home and that they can tell you what not to do even if deep down know that is not really true of course...it just makes them feel better about themselves so we let them believe that they actually live in their own fantasy world...nobody gets hurt in the end anymeows!

So and going back to Tolkien I became straight away his only mentor and he became my little pupil and follower....and it was fun at first as he would easily and without asking any questions would do anything he was told to do...But of course things started to change as the weeks started passing away and he started to grow more and more....he became more difficult to control and teach anything useful! I mean he is still a kitten of course and he is still quite stupid and he still forgets things and acts on impulse without thought of the consequences of his actions...he would still run after that strange red dot and crash into walls and cupboards in his attempt to catch it....of course and in the unlikely case scenario that he does catch it, then, it would be all mine...after all this time that it had managed to escape me! But and to be totally honest with you I can’t really see him catching it...he is not that smart and the dot is far too clever for him to be caught that easily....after all this time I know how hard is to catch that darn dot!

He is also terrible when it comes to playing....I mean I like playing with Tolkien...he is a lot better than the hoomins who tend to get easily bored and to stop playing pretty quickly....when you are just starting having fun. So yes, of course he is a lot better to play with than trying to play on your own....but to be honest he is really pretty terrible at everything....For starters he is terrible at hide and seek...He doesn’t seem to understand the notion of hiding....that he must hide completely and not only part of his body (if even that!) or the idea of seeking the other purrson that is hiding....so I go into hiding and he forgets that he is supposed to find me....he then forgets everything... that he is supposed to be playing with me....Instead and quite often I would find him sitting on one of the hoomins...snoozing away completely oblivious to the fact that I’m still waiting for him to come and find me....seriously that kitten has serious issues with his memory it seems!
See? Not a clue how to play a hide and seek!
And don’t let me start with his chasing capabilities....he runs far too fast for me to catch him and for him to wait to catch me....how can you play catch when he runs ahead of you when you are the one he is supposed to catch? 

Seriously his playing skills have not improved at all after all this time as they still need a lot of work....You know, I think that the hoomins might be responsible for Tolkien being so bad at learning anything…they seem to have a bad influence on him. You know he is becoming as each days passes too lazy, far too soft, forgetful and doesn’t seem to care too much about his training anymore. He seems to like spending a lot of time with the hoomins and I believe that he has even started thinking that he is a hoomin too....

Those pesky hoomins....they will spoil Tolkien and he would not learn anything useful in the end.....of course and now that I’m rethinking it there is also a positive side on this…when he spends time with the hoomins he then spends less time with me which also means that I can catch up with some serious snoozing and extra snacking, which of course is not so bad after all! Hmmm! Hoomins might have some use after all it seems!

Anymeows better go now....snacking and snoozing time is fast approaching!

Purrs and meows till next time! 

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo and Faith were with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:



Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the Ozzy Superstar range here too:


Monday, 30 September 2019

It’s really hard work being in charge of a kitten and the hoomins!

Seriously now....not a moment’s peace!

You know, once upon a time I was the youngest of them all, I was the baby in the family and life was very good until and very suddenly, in a very short time, I’ve became the oldest one, the one who is charge of everybody, hoomins and a kitten...I mean I don’t mind the responsibilities involved that much, you know, as you need some one with a bit of intelligence to run things around here these days but having to look after not only my two hoomins but also a very young and rather stupid at times kitten it can be too much even for some one as capable as meowself!

I mean my hoomins are expecting too much from meowself..after all they were the ones that brought Tolkien home and therefore they should be the ones to look after him and not to expect me to to do all the hard work instead....and he is really hard work, believe me!

You know and for one thing he is always there, one minute he is under the hoomin’s feet or close by and the next minute he is on top of me and he wants to play...fighting and he never wants to stop!
Play fighting of course is a very good exercise as you know for everyone especially for us, cats, as you can let out a bit of steam and you can always, well you know put someone in his place when he is too naughty, show him who is the boss around here...Nothing really serious of course like hard biting or fur removing or even scratching....you are careful when playing with another cat/kitten (but no always when playing with hoomins of course…you can be a bit ‘rougher’ in those occasions just to make sure that hoomins know who is in charge of course)....just pretending to fight and doing a lot of rolling around and also making some noises (it’s called energy release hoomins) so to freak out hoomins a bit and to think that we are actually fighting for real....hee, hee! But with Tolkien when playing there is no end to it...you play for a little while, then you stop, having a little rest and a small smack and then you can carry on with the playing if you feel like...but not with Tolkien as when he starts he doesn’t want to stop...for nothing! Not even for a little energy refill, a little snack break! You know it’s not that I’m old or anything but I do like to have little breaks when doing anything that requires some form of energy...it is the natural thing to do but not with Tolkien as he is constantly wants you to play....I even try to hide sometimes but there is no place to hide from him, he always finds you and jumps on you!

And when he doesn’t want to play with me he is then on course to destruction....I mean he is so careless and rough round the edges that whatever he does ends up in disaster...he is a little hurricane our Tolkien (even my hoomins sometimes think that too…we totally agree here)!
I mean he always runs into things because he has no sense of stopping in time before he crushes on surfaces....from one room straight into the cupboards in the kitchen...crash! He never stops on time. Then there is of course the climbing thing...now that he can climb almost anywhere in the house he often finds himself in high places and then he doesn’t know how to get down....he is lucky that hoomins are usually around to rescue him otherwise he would easily have found himself stuck on top of things for hours (hmm not a bad thing perhaps…some precious peace and quiet for a while!).
And of course there is also the chewing of things...I don’t know if this is a kitten thing or teeth issue but he likes chewing everything from cardboard boxes, wires, strings, fingers, toes and my tail and ears...
Yes and by the way what is with Tolkien and my tail...why he likes to play and bite my tail, he has his own, which it is quite long as well, so why this obsession with mine?....ahh kittens....who can understand them? Definitely not me or those silly hoomins who they think they know enough about kittens, if they did they would have managed to control the uncontrollable Tolkien!! Pfff!

Stop playing with my tail....play with your own Tolkien!

Anymeows better go now....it is getting late and it is quiet out there...maybe I can have something to eat without Tolkien playing with my tail this time!

Purrs and meows till next time!

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo and Faith were with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the Ozzy Superstar range here too:


Monday, 23 September 2019

Once upon a time I had peace and quiet at home...then hoomins brought home Tolkien...mistake?

Some peace and relaxation before a storm called Tolkien arrives!
You know it has been now quite a while since Tolkien became an unexpected family member….hmmm... and although I do admit it, he has been somewhat beneficial to my life at home as it was mentioned before...you know when he gets blamed for everything by the hoomins while I get to be praised by them for being such a good boy....he, he if they only knew half the truth....still I’m not so sure about him!

I mean (and although hoomins think he is cute and pretty….well what do they know really?) and as I’ve said it many times before he can be such a hard work to train to behave like a proper cat....Of course and on the other side he is always there when you want to annoy...sorry I meant to play with someone as hoomins are not always available when you want them and he is rather good at chasing and absolutely terrible at hide and seek...you know some times I really despair how stupid he can be...is this common with all kittens? Are all kittens that stupid really? I don’t remember myself being so forgetful and stupid when I was young...but then again I was always the smart one among kittens, big cats and hoomins around of course...But seriously now he is absolute terrible when it comes to hide and seek, especially when it comes to hiding part...he finds the most obvious places and hides some of himself while the rest, mostly legs and tail are out there sticking out for anyone to find...Does he call that hiding? Obviously he hasn’t learned by the master yet (meowself of course) how to hide when playing or when trying to hide from the hoomins....
He is also terrible in copying me...I mean it is quite nice that a young kitten copies everything that I do but it would have been at  lot better if he actually copied what I do correctly....I mean and you probably know by now that my little pastime is spending some quality time in the kitchen sink trying to catch those pesky drops that fall down from the tap, which of course needs quite a bit training and patience so to learn the skill and to avoid getting wet...well, I don’t think that Tolkien has picked that skill quite yet...I mean you are supposed to use the taps in the sinks and not to actually follow the hoomins in the shower while they are having their shower in an attempt to catch the waterfall that comes from the shower head as you are more likely going to get a bit wet, to say at least. He shouldn’t also attempt to catch the water when the hoomins are flashing their own watery litter tray as it is also more likely that you might end up in the toilet yourself (unless of course you are quite lucky and the hoomin catches you before you fall in....). 
No purrsonal space! Tolkien doesn’t seem to understand the concept of space it seems!
So yes I don’t think that Tolkien is very good at copying me (or that he understands that water makes you very wet at times) and even at times he even overdoes it as well especially when he becomes almost attached to you especially at times when you try to get some quality snoozing time....he doesn’t really have to sleep next to me or on top of me....I need some breathing space especially when sleeping...and there is plenty of room on the bed or the sofa for both of us!

The other bad thing with Tolkien at the moment is that he is not only forgetful but also that he gets easily distracted....you know, one minute he follows you around and plays with you and the next he forgets all about you and starts playing with one of those toys that hoomins have brought home sometime in the past for meowself and which toys I think at some point in time I got bored with...and now Tolkien finds them interesting to play with....even more interesting than he finds me it seems....if that is possible of course!

But out of all these bad so far learned habits and behaviours there is one good thing about Tolkien especially when he is being so forgetful and so easily distracted.....as at times he even forgets to eat and then he’ll abandon his food rather quickly for something that he might have just seen or heard moving which of course means that then I can help him to finish that abandoned food before it gets wasted!

But I guess I should stop now, after all I have a kitten to look after and as it is his dinner time as well I need to go and keep an eye on him....just in case he forgets again and abandons his food…we don’t want to waste all that food, do we now?

Purrs and meows till next time!

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo was with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the Ozzy Superstar range here too:





Monday, 16 September 2019

Kittens can be worse than hoomins...sometimes

Oh away from Tolkien at last...he is not behind me, is he?

You know and this is a rare occasion I think that I agree with hoomins on this...I’ve decided, I’m too old to be chasing after Tolkien...he is such hard work sometimes and I really hate to say this but I think that hoomins weren’t that wrong after all when they were kept saying the same thing, over and over again (not of course that I was any trouble at any time and I’m also pretty sure that they weren’t actually referring to me of course...). But actually it is really hard work being a kitten guardian whether you are a hoomin or a grown up cat who knows all, like myself. He is so playful and gets excited so easily and so often about everything that he sees or hears, his tail, flies, hoomins feet, my tail, cat litter on the floor, the floor, the carpet, the list goes on and on….

I mean I’m trying my hardest to keep him busy and entertained, after all he is a good kitten but this running and chasing is a constant and non stop business, which no cat (or hoomin for that matter) can cope with 7 days a week (at least he sleeps at night!).  Where on cat’s world does he get all that energy from? It can’t just be what he eats....I have tried it (you know out of curiosity of course and to also make sure that it is alright for Tolkien, not that I like kitten food or something....do not pay attention to what my hoomins are saying, they are always exaggerating things, anymeows!)

Tolkien playing again with...the blind!!
I don’t think, you know, that I was so energetic when I was young, some time ago, myself (hey, stop that, I’m not that old, I’m still quite fit for my age, not fat just a bit full in certain body areas and that it is because of my thick fur of course). But with Tolkien I don’t get a minute’s peace and quiet, even when he is eating...he doesn’t really eat he just quickly nibbles and then he is ready to play again....with my tail! I mean you need to take some time to enjoy your food and then of course to have your cat nap as the name says..but not with Tolkien....he is always on the move even when he eats or using the litter tray....he, he that’s quite funny actually as he still hasn’t learnt how to use the litter tray properly, the art of covering....correctly, you know when you do use the litter and not the litter tray to cover....Silly kitten, still very young and rather stupid, worse than my hoomins at times it seems!

So this last weekend once again instead of relaxing and getting a bit of pampering as it was pamper your cat day I’ve spent most of it instead trying to catch up with Tolkien or I was chased by him and provoked to fighting…and you know what and after all this chasing and playing I think I’ve lost quite a lot of weight as well and if this running around the house, chasing and play fighting business continues I’d soon be a very very skinny cat....I don’t think I’d look good skinny though....(I think it is about time for the hoomins to double my daily food portions just in case…they won’t want me to look skinny now!).

But of course I blame hoomins for all these troubles I am having and which troubles they are still putting me through....not so much for bringing Tolkien home (well, he is not that bad all the time after all) but for remembering and rediscovering old cat toys and then bringing them out for Tolkien to play...he gets all interested in them and then he makes me get interested too...as I have to keep on eye on him after all!

So yes, I don’t seem to be getting a lot of peace and quiet these days as it seems that I’m always on the move and being chased by Tolkien (and I don’t chase him myself either or provoking him in any way into fighting...it’s all Tolkien’s fault....he is too playful....it’s not me) while at the same time he also keeps stealing my snoozing spots too!
So I think that is about time that hoomins take some responsibility for Tolkien’s actions too and to also stop expecting me to be doing all the hard work myself! They should try to keep him entertained as well and not to also try to get me involved. with their silly toys...well maybe not all of them! Tolkien is their responsibility and they should spend their precious free time chasing him around the house. I’m having a break now and I’m expecting to find some food on my bowl as I’m well deserving a good meal and a long rest....for a while! I’m too old for this day and night chasing...and I don’t expect to find Tolkien pretending to be snoozing on my sofa!

So I’m off for some snacking and snoozing now

Till next time...
Purrs and meows from myself and pesky Tolkien!

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo was with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the Ozzy Superstar range here too:




Monday, 9 September 2019

A kitten named Tolkien...not bad for a kitten after all!

I’m keeping an eye for Tolkien....he is not stealing this spot, it’s  mine!
Well, yes I know I have been moaning and complaining a lot recently especially about the hoomins  and their silly decision to adopt a kitten and more or less bring chaos to our peaceful lives but I must admit that living with a kitten is not that bad after all! Actually it has been if anything rather beneficial to myself and hoomins of course!

So yes, it wasn’t the worst decision my hoomins have ever made after all. You know, and after all, both my hoomins are getting a bit too old for me, not always available when you want them to be, especially when it comes to playing times...they are getting easily tired and they are a bit slow for my liking so a new and fresh blood it seems it was what I really needed. Besides and let’s face it kittens aren’t that smart after all, they are a lot of things that they don’t know and they can be easily influenced....trained of course so they can grow to be better cats (like myself…).
Yes I do admit Tolkien has been a good thing to have around especially at times when I need my exercise and play time....you know I’ve used to play and do my little running around the house and hoomins used to accuse me for being a destructive force....well guess who they are blaming now for all the mess and destruction our little play sessions might occasionally involves....yeap, it’s the kitten’s fault of course! He is making me, you see, to chase him around the house and all these knocked over objects and turned around carpets in our paths are entirely his doing....he is playing too rough, I keep telling him! But of course and because he is still quite young and cute hoomins don’t seem to get annoyed with him that much and naturally they don’t get annoyed with me at all...win, win situation here. We can run and knock over anything that is in our pathways and hoomins won’t complain...a lot that is...It’s always.... oh it’s a kitten, it is to be expected, he can’t help himself! Now that I’m thinking about it though I don’t think that is that fair, that Tolkien is getting away with almost anything because he is still young and very clumsy and careless and I wasn’t (well not all the time that is)... but at least now I don’t get blamed for all that mess anymore because hoomins believe that is all the kitten’s fault. Things they can’t see they don’t harm me, he he!

Here he is on top of MY BOX, unbelievable!
But there are still a few things though that Tolkien has now learned to do and which things I don’t actually approve or I have given him permission to do so such as stealing my favourite sleeping spots in the house, like the hoomin’s chair, my hammock on the scratching post (OK, I might not quite totally fit there any more, as it seems to have shrunk a bit and I can’t really fit in any known cat position but this is besides the point of being taken over by Tolkien without my permission), on top of my boxes and today the worst one as yet. I’ve just seen him jumping on the kitchen tops for the first time and sniffing around on my favourite spots. This is really unacceptable,,,,he has not given permission to do so by me or he was told that he can go there....I mean where does this privacy intrusion end? Climbing on top of the fridge next or even worse going to the sink and trying to steal my drops from the sink? No, no this is not acceptable at all. The kitten has to learn about boundaries in this house and to respect my spaces or else he would be in a lot of trouble....he will soon know then who is the cat in charge around here....Hmmm!

Anymeows better go know, need to check if he is awake for his night lesson....and my evening play session of course!

Purrs and meows till next time!

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo was with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the Ozzy Superstar range here too:

Monday, 2 September 2019

Kittens are such hard work...why my hoomins don’t ever listen to me!

Finally having some quality time with my hoomin and no kitten around....he is bothering the other hoomin, he he!
Well, Tolkien is being with us now for three whole weeks and boy, have these three weeks gone really slow and being really soooo tiring....everybody is really exhausted trying to catch up with the antics of the little one (both hoomins and meowself, except of course Faith who still pretends that she can’t see him, even when he is in front of her or trying to catch her tail...I really don’t know how she does it, how can she manages to totally ignore him...like he’s not there or he is invisible or something....unbelievable!).
Anymeows and don’t get me wrong I really like Tolkien, he is really fun to have around and bully...I meant play with as he loves playing but he can be really hard work at times. I mean because he is very young he doesn’t seem to understand the concept of having a rest now and then....you know to do what cats suppose to do,  have little naps so till dinner time, save some energy for later when hoomins are around...Well, he hardly seems to get tired! Where does he get all that energy and constantly chasing something, myself, his tail, a toy that he’s just found again, the flies....or yes those flies...There some flies that seem to have taken residency at our home right now and they seem very reluctant to leave despite all hoomins efforts to let them out or catch them (he, he that’s a sight, hoomins trying to catch flies...so funny, watching them trying!) so they have become now Tolkien’s favourite game...well and again he is trying to show how good a hunter he is...(you know how things are with the youngsters these days...they try to impress you, you know the I can do what you can do better attitude....not that I can or want to catch flies...what on earth for...they don’t taste very nice and they are far too fast to even attempt to catch...I let hoomins do all the hard work...The same of course applies for spiders...which thank God for little mercies Tolkien hasn’t discovered yet....after all what hoomins are here for?).

So yes, Tolkien likes chasing flies and he would jump everywhere and as high as he can in his attempt to catch them...which can be fun for 10 minutes watching him but then it becomes boring and dangerous as he often would jump without realising where he would end up landing, on a resting kitten perhaps...or when he is trying to catch the fly on the TV screen....Yeahh hoomins not so happy with Tolkien on those occasions and of course Tolkien being a kitten he totally ignores everybody and he ends up making a lot of a mess....One of these days hoomins will get really annoyed and being cute won’t work for him anymore...I have tried to warn him but again he is a kitten and he doensn’t listen or seems to care about anything...at least my consciousness is clear on the matter!

Tolkien having a little mad catnip time...one of many!
Of course and I must admit it,  it is rather nice having that little character trying to copy you and following you around and of course occasionally and when hoomins are not not watching or they are not around showing him who is the boss around here, you know I let him feel my paw on his head, gently and occasionally of course, so to keep him in his place, you know, as part of his training...it is after all my responsibility to train him, is not?
But you know and now that I am a famous cat after all,  being pet of the week and stuff recenly, I expect a bit more respect, especially from the little one (and hoomins of course...but hoomins are a totally different story and they need special treatment so to be reminded of how special I am of course)....What I don’t expect is not to have any privacy at all, especially at those special times when you want to be left alone to use the litter tray, for example…It is very unnerving, you know, having the kitten watching you while you are on the litter tray....and I know hoomins call it learning how to properly use the litter tray I, myself,  call it invasion of my privacy, my freedom....there are limits and the kitten needs to know when and where he needs to stop watching me....Of course and luckily for me there are plenty of litter boxes in our home so I can escape from Tolkien when he is not watching me and some of them are ever covered so at least I can get some privacy! But I’m telling you sometimes he is such a hard work trying to make him understand the rules around here....and being young is not the best excuse! He needs to start learning and hoomins to also take some responsibilty for his actions...I can’t be his mentor all the time. This cat here needs his purrsonal space and time to enjoy some quality nap time. So hoomins you’ve brought him home you then train him...So there!

Anymeows better go now...it’s almost dinner time and perhaps time for a little play session....where is that kitten gone now?

Purrs and meows till next time!

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo was with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the  Ozzy Superstar range here too:



Monday, 26 August 2019

Living with a kitten....how exhausting can it be....and I blame hoomins for this!

Ahh...having a little rest while kitten is somewhere destroying something in the house!
Here we are again and another week has just passed and many things have happened.
For starters, yours truly here has been named as pet of the week in one of the weekly magazines, Real People UK (issue 34) with a photo of meoself and mention of my hobbits and likes...now and to clear things once and for all I don not snore...it’s all a hoomin lie, they’ve simply exaggerated the facts to make me look bad and to tarnish my good reputation. So and as I’ve mentioned it before what they are saying is snoring is actually gentle purring...yes I’m a purrer and I’m proud of it....besides hoomins are the ones who snore (and my hoomins do snore sometimes really loud...it can be like listening to an orchestra in there at times!) and not cats....really now, who’ll believe that a cute cat like me snores....lies all lies!
Anymeows and now that I am a famous kitty (and if any of my admirers wants my pawgraph I can provide it on demand of course) I would have expected from my hoomins a bit more respect and more treats coming my way on a daily basis....but of course my hoomins being hoomins have not changed their ways at all in any way! If anything things seems to have gone from bad to worse now that there is a kitten in the house (hoomins, what were you thinking?).
It’s really hard trying to keep up with a kitten!
Well don’t get me wrong, I do like the new kitten,Tolkien can be fun to have around, we do play a lot and anything that gets broken or gets knocked off shelves he is blamed for, since I’m the good cat here who tries to shows him how to be good....well this is what my hoomins seem to believe anyway, which makes life sooooo much easier these days but and at the same time he is such a hard work...
You know, hoomins, well at least some hoomins seem to believe that some fish don’t have very good memories, well, and for  the rest of you hoomins out there I can tell you now for certain that this also applies to kittens too, at least to Tolkien. I mean he is so forgetful it’s unbelievable....he must be related to fish somehow...I mean he does something, he gets into trouble and he a fe minutes later he forgets all about it and comes back again for part two! Now he has this new developed habit of jumping in front of the telly, while hoomins are watching and then he would try to catch anything that moves…it seems to be a constant black silhouette on the TV screen now!
And then there is the other thing.... kittens never seem to get tired....he keeps chasing me in the house and he won’t stop even when I paw him on the head, the well known cat sign of you must stop now, you’ve gone too far little one!
I mean l like playing hide and seek like any other cat does but with Tolkien there is no stopping, even when he eats he still won’t stop playing which means that he is not leaving me alone either to eat my food...I hardly get the time to eat these days (and do not listen to hoomins when they are saying that this is a good thing because I need the exercise to lose some weight...again they are exaggerating I do not need exercising…not fat either!).
I wish I knew where kittens get all that energy....I’m trying to have a little nap and the moment I open my eyes he is there waiting for me so he can play...and there is the other thing....he is everywhere, there is no escape from him...how does he do it?
I heard the hoomins saying the other day among other things (like we are too old for a kitten, which I totally agree with them) while they were trying to cat proof the house as he can fit anywhere and everywhere that as he gets older he’ll slow down a lot so I’m sincerely hoping that would be the case for next week otherwise I don’t think I’ll survive another whole week being constantly chased and playing with kitten (how I miss hoomins and their slow reactions when playing...ahh the good old days!)
One of these rarest moments when kitten is asleep...precious!
 Anymeows better go and charge my batteries now hopefully my hoomins would have taken pity on me and filled my bowl so I can prepare for the night playing session!

Purrs and meows for now

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo was with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the  Ozzy Superstar range here too:



Monday, 19 August 2019

Well, the end has come....and gone and hoomins have adopted a new kitten!!!

Yes hoomins...I know what you are up to...you don’t fool me!

So and if you remember from last week I was telling you about my pesky hoomins who were thinking of getting a new kitten...to keep me company apparently now that Choo Choo is not with us anymore....well that was their excuse anyways....Of course I was trying my very best to convince them that this was really a very bad bad idea and that they should forget all about adding a new family member....there was no need for any kitten nonsense!
And did they take any notice, did they listen? Of course not! Hoomins can be sooo stubborn sometimes, it’s unbelievable, they’ll not listen to reason  and often they’ll then go and do silly things....like bringing home a new kitten....yeap, they’ve done it!
It was Tuesday evening when they came home from the place they call work...hmmm a bit earlier than normal and they both appeared to be rather excited...they were talking a lot and they were rushing like they were expecting something or somebody to arrive and I was pretty sure that it wasn’t the Amazon delivery man that they were expecting...they don’t get that excited even when he delivers our food and cat litter....so yes I knew that something was going on, despite all their efforts to act like nothing was happening...’tricksty’ hoomins, they thought that they can fool me! Ha....So after a while one of the hoomins went outside and soon after he came back with another new hoomin who had with him a little hoomin and one of those baskets that hoomins use to take Faith to the vet (hee hee, poor Faith!)....I must admit I didn’t stay around to meet those strange new hoomins and check what was on that basket (I don’t like hoomins that I haven’t met before you see) but I’m pretty sure that there was something small and furry inside that basket that made silly squeaky sounds that one might had even called kitten meows...but then again I do not meow myself and therefore I can’t tell for certain whether the sounds were that of meowing (you know meow is so yesterday for us cats of the modern world...no need to meow anymore, there are so many other sounds that a cat can use these days to communicate with hoomins and other cats...).
So I didn’t really have time to see what was in that basket but I knew that something was going on straight away as hoomins for the first time ever they’ve closed the door in the bedroom and they wouldn’t let me go inside or Faith for that matter....and there were strange smells and sounds coming from that room for days with hoomins going in and out and spending a lot of time in there. They were trying of course to act like nothing strange was happening and they’d be extra nice to meowself and Faith...those pesky hoomins they were fooling no one! I knew from the very beginning that something was hidden in that room, something who smell familiar but different as well....a pesky kitten!
Yeap, he does look silly...he is a kitten after all!
So after a few days and in the morning while I was resting on one of my sofas the door finally opened and a small black thing zoomed out from the bedroom, which at first couldn’t see or tell what it was as it was not staying still in one place and it was moving at the speed of light so it was almost impossible to tell for certainty what it was....I’ve never seen anything moving so fast before and appear to get so excited about everything....At some point soon after he finally did slow down and we had then a proper ‘meeting’...yes it was black kitten…hmmm not so bad really, he appear to be quite friendly and rather stoopid as expected from a young kitten who doesn’t know much....He seems to like me and he likes to follow me everywhere, he has become my small shadow now and he is quite fun to be around really...Of course he’d need a bit of training to learn the ways around here and how to behave but he is not that bad for a gullible kitten....he has a lot of potential and I can see meowself getting used to him...oh yes by the way hoomins call him Tolkien...don’t ask me why hoomins come up with such names, nobody knows really why hoomins always pick names that they don’t make a lot of sense...I guess because they are hoomins after all!

Anymeows as you can see there has been a rather interesting week and weekend and although my world as I’ve known it has come to an end, there has been a new beginning....I can see a lot of potential of course...especially when hoomins are not around or watching….he, he!

It is the light that makes me look big...by the way he is not cute!
Better go now must check on the little one to see what havoc he has caused...I can hear the hoomins in the other room making a bit of fuss...he probably is somewhere where he is not supposed to be.... hee hee the fun is about to begin...poor hoomins (not!!!).

Purrs and meows for now!

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such like Choo Choo was with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the  Ozzy Superstar range here too:



Monday, 12 August 2019

The end is very near....thanks to my pesky hoomins!!!

My upside pose...I am too cute for hoomins to resist me I thinkz!
Well, it hasn’t been the best of the weeks (and I’m including the weekend as well, because to add to the week’s misery, one of my hoomins spent all the time on my couch because he wasn’t very well…I had to sleep on him as he wouldn’t move from my favourite spot, well OK, one of my favourite spots, anymeows)  this past week as things have gone from bad to worse...You know, first my best furfriend gone, then there were those cursed awards which I should have won all of them but because of lies, fake news and again pesky hoomins who they didn’t even consider to nominate me for at least a couple of those...I didn’t win any of them of course! I won absolutely nothing...Like there are other cats out there who are better than me...how is this possible? So frustrating to be totally ignored!

Then of course my hoomins thinking that they are funny...they’ve also started making jokes about my misfortune and bad luck and they were saying silly things like that if there were any categories for fat and greedy cats and very spoiled bad behaved ones, they would most definitely nominate me as I would most definitely have won in all the categories...This is an insult, right? My hoomins are just being mean...and most definitely I don’t qualify as a leg warmer either....I’m just showing some attention to the hoomin when she is in the kitchen...no material motives here or anything like it of course....just be kind and considerate, naturally!

But of course not winning anything was not the worst of the worst of this past week you know! The worst moment came when the hoomins started talking about adopting another cat, a KITTEN for that matter! Yes the end in near it seems....A KITTEN COMING TO MY HOUSE, UNTHINKABLE!!!
Seriously now hoomins, don’t you know how bad that idea sounds? I’ve tried of course to convince them that we don’t really need another cat in the house now that it’s only me and Faith but they are convinced that I’m too spoiled as it is and I would get a lot worse as they would end up giving me more attention and even letting me get away with murder (now I think they might be exaggerating a bit here...I don’t really plan to kill anybody...not yet anyways!). They also think that I could also do with another companion now that Choo Choo is not around (he was my best friend and I’m surely missing him....but not to that extend of wanting a kitten in my home...good gracious, the thought of a small, playful cat, getting all that attention from hoomins because it is cute or something....nope I’m not having it!).

I’ve tried to convince the hoomins to get another hamster instead but they didn’t fell for that idea…they say that I’m actually a bad influence on Grizzly too, as he is now imitates me  and he has become like me too lazy and he doesn’t use his wheel that much...I’m sorry hoomins but can you blame him? What is the purpose of that wheel, anyways? It doesn’t go anywhere like his ball, it just goes round and round and round...so boring! EvenGrizzly thinks so and I didn’t give him any ideas either!

So yes, I’m trying very hard and I’m not getting any help from Faith who doesn’t care to convince the hoomins that adopting a kitten would be a very very bad idea...and I don’t have a lot of success at the moment as they are even considering the option of  getting two if they found any that they can’t be separated...that would certainly be catargeddon in my opinion...the end of all things as I’ve known it!

Of course kittens and on the other hand are quite small, aren’t they? They are easy to bully...I mean you know guide to the right ways, to do what you tell them to do and to get blamed for you know....unfortunate accidents which hoomins would otherwise blamed on me...hmmm. This is something that I didn’t think before and which I need to give it some more thought....while I’m having my dinner....
Oh, I can hear someone is in the kitchen, Oh hoomin in the kitchen, I’m coming!

Well till next week, purrs and meows to all!

Before I go though I would like to mention once again that my hoomins are trying to raise money to help older cats such as Choo Choo was with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the  Ozzy Superstar range here too:



Monday, 5 August 2019

Not guilty but award winner material...despite what hoomins think!

Bird watching can be soooo boring sometimes!
You know sometimes I am really disappointed with my hoomins...I mean they can be sooo inconsiderate....especially when it comes to meowself and my purrsonal needs...I don’t think that they have a very high opinion about me either as they are so easily convinced that I am to be blamed for so many things....wrongly of course!
For example the other day they’ve accused me of making a mess in the bathroom while they were trying to clean the house and then they’ve said that they had hard evidence too…Well, I say pfft to that evidence....a little paw print on a wet floor doesn’t prove anything in my opinion...it could have easily been done by anybody with a paw in the house (or even a hoomin trying to frame me by making up such evidence....you know using a false paw to make a print....you know how devious these hoomins can be sometimes...). Besides they shouldn’t have been using that vacuum monster which is very scary and makes loud noises around the house to chase me in the first place anyway....they weren’t really cleaning the house, they were just  wanted to chase me around pretending that the monster was actually cleaning....tricky hoomins...

Nope, I can’t see it hoomin...this is not a paw print and if it is it is definitely not mine!
So it’s not bad enough that they are blaming me for things I didn’t do (well at least not on purpose...you know as we’ve said it before...accidents do happen) but they also don’t even consider me as being an award winning pussycat  to be nominated me for cat awards, when clearly I am clearly a champion in all those cat…egories...
You see,  I’ve heard my hoomins saying that there is a competition of a sort for brave and clever cats like me and then I’ve also found out that my hoomins didn’t bother to nominate me for any of those categories…like I’’m not good enough or something…
One of the categories is for a hero cat that saves the day...well, Hello,  I save my hoomins every single day by being cute, kind, entertaining and most importantly very understanding and tolerant towards all their faults and mistakes they constantly make....The winner in this category should of course be me....who else?

Then there is the category for most caring cat....of course I am the most caring cat in the world...I care for my not so clever hoomins who without me they would have been completely lost and very very bored and with no purpose in life...I also care for Faith now by making sure that her food is just right for her by tasting it every time and also that she gets sufficient exercise by also giving her a little head start with a bit of chasing. So the winner in this category can only be meowself of course....

Then there is the category of furr-ever friends, I am forever friend to my hoomins and I was Choo Choo’s best friend and of course Faith’s(even if she tells you differently, she’s just been stubborn of course)...I’m very loyal and understanding especially when it comes to my hoomins...I let them have a bit of fun by allowing  them to entertain me and play with me when I am bored and I even let them pet me and give me the occasional cuddle...although one of my hoomins is too clingy for me but what can you do...she ie very needy and of course because I’m a caring cat I let her....to a point of course...she needs to know when to stop...especially when it comes to that pink staining stuff she wears on her lips...as I’m turning pink now! So yes of course I should win this category as well...there is no other cat friendlier than meowself again!

As for outstanding rescue cat, well it goes without saying...I am the only winner they can have in this category of course...I was rescued by my current hoomins (well in reality I kinda saved them myself from being bored and miserable after their loss of another cat who used to live with them before me...) and I was offered a good home which of course after testing I’ve decided that it was the right place for me to spend the rest of my life after my previous bad experience with those other not so nice hoomins who they didn’t want me when I was a big cat and not a kitten anymore and chose instead  to keep the other cat instead of me...Well in the end it worked out for the best I guess as my hoomins now despite all their faults they do love me and care for me (even if they are grumpy and pretend to be miserable at times) and they are now my hoomins!

As for the final category, well I think it is for the hoomins only so they can keep that award...all the rest they can send them to my home...there is no need for myself to be there on the night to get them as I’m sure I would be very busy as always....doing what I normally do....(not just snoozing or eating of course...there are other important things that I do which you know they are purrsonal after all).

So I would expecting those awards to be arriving very soon

In the meantime purrs and meows till next time!


Now for a bit of bad news I’m afraid....We’ve lost recently Choo Choo who was my best friend and my hero and who tolerated everybody and everything...even me when I was a bit too excitable and he wasn’t. He was 17 and a half years old and was living with the hoomins for 16 years now, since they found him abandoned all these years ago. He passed away quietly on Saturday night after a short illness and now we are all missing him....
Goodbye Choo Choo you were a great companion to all cats and hoomins!

Choo Choo was my best friend and I’d miss him!
I would also like to mention here again that my hoomins trying to raise money to help older cats such as Choo Choo was with vet bills as their treatments can be very expensive since insurances don’t cover senior cats treatment for life (not fair really as we can live a lot longer now and some of us need medical treatment)...so if you feel generous and you want to help cats like Choo Choo to have a good old age you can donate by clicking here:

Also you can buy some of my own range of products, the  Ozzy Superstar range here:



Kittens can pick up bad habits very easily (and it is hoomins fault!)

My hammock...see? I fit purrfectly! Let me make one thing clear I have nothing against kittens (and especially Tolkien), they ar...