Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien

Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien
The misadventures of Ozzy and Tolkien at home

Monday, 19 October 2020

Are hoomins really such a bad influence to us, cats?

Here I’m looking for that pesky Tolkien again...he has no brains that cat!

Once upon a time, you know a long long time ago, well before I’ve adopted my current hoomins I was a totally different cat. I think that I was that is. I won’t say that my life was better then....it wasn’t! Well I don’t really remember much because it has been such a long time since those days but it seems to meowself that my life then couldn’t have been as good as it is now because my then hoomins didn’t really like me or wanted meowself to stay with them as they simply abandoned me with not much of a thought!


Anymeows I won’t go again back to these sad details of my previous life you know how it was and why I was abandoned and ended up in one of those shelters....It all belongs to the past now and it’s totally forgotten by meowself. Sad and bad memories…


What I want to mention here is that I believe that in those days I was a totally different cat....you see I think that I was more of a cat than I am today even if this sounds strange and even perhaps absurd!

I mean I believe that now I’m a totally different cat than in those older days....no, no I don’t mean physically, I haven’t changed that much....I’m a little older perhaps and a lot more wiser than I’ve used to be and most definitely not any bigger or fat....I do admit that I’m enjoying my food and biscuits quite a lot but and at the same time I also know how to keep my weight under control despite all these nasty rumours that they might be going around about meowself being fat....perhaps a little bit more bigger but in a good way…


No I don’t mean when I’m saying that I have changed that there have been any big physical changes as I’m still the cute and very handsome boy I’ve always been. What I mean is that there have been mentally and psychological changes that I have emotionally changed...I have become more evolved and mature intellectually....you know I feel more closer to my hoomins than perhaps other cats that they don’t spend so much time with their hoomins (Tolkien is not included because he is not or has ever been a cat... by the way you can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon). 


Not a minute peace with Tolkien checking everything I do!

You know there are times that I think that I’m more hoomin than those hoomins at home now...I have picked so many of their behaviours, in a good way of course that I have started feeling like a hoomin too. You know by exhibiting such behaviours like the hoomins do...for example I have started enjoying more and more some of their food. One of which is eating spaghetti especially from my hoomin’s plate....it’s so tasty I can’t seem to have enough of it…I also like crisps, marmite (yes I know I’m becoming like Tolkien it seems…unfortunately but there are some things that they are too good to ignore even if Tolkien is involved too), etc.

I also enjoy you know the comfort and warmth of some of their hoomins’ clothes like their jumpers which are so much comfy and cosy for sleeping and zooping these days. It’s so nice to sink your paws into such a soft material and then have a nice snooze!

Of course I also enjoy the company of hoomins and I love helping them with any task they do like doing like working (there is always so much paperwork to go through and sort out for them) as well as doing exercising with them and then helping them to do all these difficult poses and exercises correctly...(I do some exercising meowself too but it usually evolves chasing Tolkien around the house and try to help him keep fit like I do with the hoomins).


I also enjoy helping them with their house chores as meowself and Tolkien always make sure that there is enough mess on the floor for the them so to vacuum after.  It’s not just cleaning that I give a paw to the hoomins as there is also the cooking along with the cleaning of the plates and pots....I’m always willing to give a paw with cleaning those dirty pans ad pots when they are around without even waiting for the hoomins to start washing…I’d always make a start for them! 

I also tend to enjoy watching TV with my hoomins too...I always make sure that when they are watching I’m in front of the telly too so I can watch everything that is going on on the screen by being very close by....(you don’t want to miss those birdies that often appear on the screen of course).


Yeap there are more and more things that I like doing like my hoomins do....of course some might say that perhaps the hoomins are a bad influence on meowself and in general at cats everywhere...and that they are trying to change us into hoomins…

Well I’m not so sure really. Purrsonally I don’t think that is that bad to copy hoomins sometimes.....besides I see it as learning and becoming a better cat and of course hoomins are always going to be hoomins and they’d never going to turn to cats even if they really wanted to… But at least getting down to their level we can then try to understand them better as they are still very useful to have around....you still need them to keep your food and biscuit bowls full and to entertain you when you are bored and want some attention and pampering as there are things that a cat can’t really do or bothered to even try!


No I don’t think that they are a bad influence....it’s a good thing, it help us evolve and understand the world around us better. After all what cat really wants to be outside chasing mice and birdies in the rain and cold when she or he can be inside enjoying the good life with his hoomins....not meowself or even that stupid Tolkien for that matter.


Till next time

Purrs and meows


Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon


Ozzy and Tolkien would like to ask you to donate if you could so to help us with the ever expensive vet bills of our senior cats so they can have a good old age.  So please PayPal Ozzy and Tolkien’s hoomin. Thank you!


Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins! 

  



Monday, 12 October 2020

The disadvantages of having hoomins at home!

 

I’m just watching those silly hoomins and Tolkien being...well just silly with exercising and banana!

Here we are again another week has just passed and things are more less the same...as they have been for the past many weeks now with the hoomins at home...which I still maintain is not a bad thing after all although sometimes things can be a little boring but of course I’m not one of those cats that like to complain, you know meowself by now. But and the truth to be told there are also many disadvantages with having the hoomins constantly at home....even when you try to be optimistic and wanting to see only the good things that life with hoomins at home can bring which of course there are plenty (can’t think of all of them right now!).

But let’s be realistic as hoomins can be sometimes so difficult to live with and to tolerate especially when it comes to their many peculiarities...of course some might say that the same applies for Tolkien too who is after all a very peculiarly stupid cat!

For one though they do like to constantly criticise everything that we do even when we try to be rather helpful and considerate to the hoomins’ needs!


I have already mentioned before some of my efforts (OK and Tolkien’s too...and by the way you can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon) to keep the hoomins stimulated and entertained now that they spend a lot of time indoors....but I’m, always seem to be getting criticism for all my effort by the hoomins. When I’m trying to help them with their exercising efforts for example, you know, trying to make it a bit more interesting and fun for all of us then I’ve always get from the hoomins disapproval and constant nagging! They always seem to be shouting that ‘Ozzy is on the way again and I can’t do my stretching’ or that ‘Oh Ozzy! Get out of my way!’ or even ‘Ozzy tried to trip me over again’! 

Seriously now none of these accusations are true off course....As I’ve said I‘m only trying to make exercising a bit more fun!


Also and when it comes to housework which I know that hoomins really love doing, again I’m only trying to make it for them a bit more interesting and less boring. So I make sure that after they’ve have finished vacuuming meowself and Tolkien do our part in making the place messy again by shedding some of Tolkien’s fur (he has a lot more than I do of course) on the carpet so they have something to do after they’ve finished cleaning...next time! You see if we did not do our bit hoomins would have no mess to clean and no vacuuming would be needed so they’d be bored and miserable....they need things to do of course to keep themselves entertained. Meowself and Tolkien know of course too well so we are more than happy to help by creating all the mess they need....but do we get any appreciation? Of course not we are just being accused of always making a mess and for not being considerate....how ungrateful these hoomins can they be?

That pesky Tolkien with his precious banana...it’s not even in ring size!


And of course it’s not just the hoomins that they are strange and act in peculiar ways....there is always Tolkien too who each day he seems to be getting worse and to start developing strange habits....today for example both meowself and the hoomins caught him  sniffing and getting obsessed with the hoomin’s phone....he wouldn’t leave it alone! If he had friends I would have said that he wanted to call or meowtext his cat mates....who of course he doesn’t have. And to top it all today I’ve also caught him (and the hoomins too and I don’t think that they were very pleased) snoring rather loudly! At least now the hoomins would have somebody else to complain about the loud noises at night....maybe!


Yes I have become a very stressed cat with the hoomins and Tolkien at home and I think I could do with a bit of rest and relaxation....where is that hoomin now for that head and neck message and for some resting on that soft jumper she leaves on that sofa?


Till next time

Purrs and meows!


Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon


Ozzy and Tolkien would like to ask you to donate if you could so to help us with the ever expensive vet bills of our senior cats so they can have a good old age.  So please PayPal Ozzy and Tolkien’s hoomin. Thank you!


Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins! 






Monday, 5 October 2020

The ridiculous things that hoomins think that we sometimes do...all these unfounded accusations!

It’s the hoomins’ fault leaving soft clothes on my sofa...I’ve claimed what is rightfully mine!

Well here we are again my fellow cats and hoomin followers another week has just passed and things seem to be getting better...well for meowself and Tolkien at least.

You see the weather is getting colder again and hoomins once again are spending a lot more time inside and they appear to be less inclined to go outdoors frequent...this is why I like sometimes the weather in this country....because the hoomins don’t! They tend to moan a lot about it and to spend a lot more time indoors than when it is nice outside...so then I can have the hoomins all to meowself and Tolkien too of course (by the way you can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon).


Of course and as I was telling you last week there are also some annoying things, some drawbacks when hoomins are at home all the time, things that hoomins tend to do. I’m not really talking about their obsession of doing what they call work for hours and keeping themselves busy in front of their computers or laptops…oh no this is not something that purrsonaly really bothers me. After all I’m a very considerate cat and I understand that hoomins also need some time to themselves on a regular basis so I do allow them to work for a few hours a day while I’m having meowself some power naps...besides they have to entertain themselves somehow when I’m not around to entertain them or when they are not needed to keep me meowself entertained....(not Tolkien!). 


Tolkien again being very silly thinking that he is hidden! See, no brains!

Oh no their work habit it’s not the issue really. It’s the other small things that they sometimes do that bother me…such as when they’re disturbing me while I’m trying to snooze by being inconsiderate and making too much noise or deciding to do some unnecessary housework and start cleaning the house using annoying loud electric monstrosities like different vacuum cleaners (by the way why hoomins are so obsessed with vacuum cleaning and using more than one gadgets to do so? Especially the big noisy one or the one that they call robot vacuum and which seems to go everywhere in the house and which also seems to like chasing or finding you around the house….wherever you are! You can’t even be safe under the bed these days….By the way what’s wrong with having some fur on the carpet? It looks better with some of Tolkien’s fur and mine than without it I say!). You know I like to be left alone when I’m having my cat nap and not to be disturbed by hoomins or Tolkien....by the way that kitten is so  beyond any help....he is totally stupid and I doubt it that he has any brain at all....I mean the things that he does or he finds entertaining and likes playing with are sometimes beyond any logic explanation and understanding....a good example is of course his latest toy....the hoomin’s old toothbrush...which he found it in the rubbish bin and decided to start playing with it in the kitchen and making so much noise that the hoomins and meowself have to go and see what he was doing....I mean how can you play with an old toothbrush...that doesn’t make any sense at all...even for a stupid cat like Tolkien!


So anymeows and going back to meowself and the hoomins disturbing me at times when I want to snooze for a while undisturbed...It’s not like I bother them when they sleep....I don’t! But of course hoomins being hoomins they’d find things to accuse you even if you are not responsible for any of them….You see my hoomins are keep telling me that I tend to snore very loud and as a result I even prevent them from sleeping themselves or be able to listen to the TV when I’m taking my nap on the sofa...which is of course totally absurd! How can a cat like meowself snores so  loud the he makes it impossible for the hoomins to sleep or listen to the TV....Cats don’t snore hoomins they only purr….soothingly!


Then there is also of course the little matter of sleeping on the hoomins clothes when they are being left on the chairs or sofa...well I have two things to say to such accusations ...one that they shouldn’t be leaving clothes around in the house in the first place as they don’t want us to leave fur around on surfaces and secondly....well if they insist on doing it then they shouldn’t  accusing me for making use of them....it is getting cold after all and I like sleeping on soft surfaces wherever I can find them....by the way I do not do zooping either…just gentle treading with my soft paws!


Also and not that I’m taking Tolkien’s side on this matter but again it is hoomins’ fault as they shouldn’t be leaving paperwork on desks, chairs or  any other easy to get to areas as Tolkien would find them and chew them as per usual....so the hoomins shouldn’t blame Tolkien it’s their own fault after all....Tolkien is being simply Tolkien and he would chew anything that he can find....well if it looks like paper, cardboard or plastic that is....although hoomins are quite good at hiding plastic from him these days!



It’s all their fault really... they only have themselves to blame!

Anymeows better go now as the neighbour’s cat is outside again watching the next door neighbour’s cats sleeping on their hammock by the window....that poor cat is so jealous of us...she is always watching us and wanting to be indoors like us it seems!



Till next time 

Purrs and meows!


Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon


Ozzy and Tolkien would like to ask you to donate if you could so to help us with the ever expensive vet bills of our senior cats so they can have a good old age.  So please PayPal Ozzy and Tolkien’s hoomin. Thank you!


Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins! 

 




Monday, 28 September 2020

Hoomins and their bad habits can be sooo annoying at times!

Sometimes hoomins think that they are funny....seriously now it’s not funny!

 Well here we are again, another week has just passed and hoomins are still here as always now permanently for which I’m very grateful these days (of course I still don’t like it when they do go out for sometime but I’m hoping that now that it is getting colder they’d be cutting down on these outings again). Long have gone those days when I wanted things to go back to what it used to be normal with the hoomins going out everyday to what they’ve used to call work place so I could have my house to meowself for a few hours....Well not anymore....I prefer it now that hoomins are permanently indoors so I can keep an eye on them and they can keep an eye on Tolkien who at times can be sooo annoying (by the way you can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon)!


But don’t worry I’m not planning today to moan about Tolkien again although I should do so really since he is such a nuisance after all most of the times, day or night having no brains for a cat and no interest in learning anything you might try to teach him. He has now grown to the size of two cats....he is really really big (even hoomins say it so) but he still acts and thinks he is a kitten....good grief! He still climbs on the top of the doors, chews cardboard boxes and paper, tries to eat plants and everything else he can find in his path, he still meows like a kitten, he doesn’t know how to cover after he has been to the litter tray and he constantly tries to convince the hoomins that he is still a kitten which of course he often succeeds to do so as hoomins are very gullible in general. Unfortunately this also means that because he still thinks he is a kitten he behaves like one so and when it comes to playing he can’t use any common cat sense and as a result he causes havoc and destruction in his path and then lets meowself to get blamed for all the mayhem he has just caused....But of course now that the hoomins are at home thankfully all the time they can keep an eye on him so when he does misbehave he also gets the blame....so finally I’m not getting blamed for everything anymore....even the hoomins know who is responsible for all the stampeding and destruction that follows....So yes it is good to have the hoomins at home all the time!


Tolkien trying to hide again....hoomins beware Tolkien is under cover again!

But unfortunately there are also some negative points as well with the hoomins being at home all the time as hoomins seem to be getting occasionally obsessed with doing things that they do not really make a lot of sense and which can cause a lot of harm to cats like meowself. For example when the hoomins decide to sit in front of the TV to watch for hours upon hours films and series non stop…doing TV marathons of watching films and series and as result forgetting that they are still cats living with them who they need frequent feeding and attention too and they don’t like watching what they are watching (unless of course they are watching documentaries about birdies or other small interesting animals)!


I mean what is that obsession all about? Even if it is the weekend they shouldn’t be spending all that time watching TV....it’s not one of their healthy habits and it is not good for them or meowself (or any other cat under the same circumstances of course…unless it’s Tolkien obviouisly). Nope I do not like it when the hoomins seem to be forgetting that I’m around and I can’t sit then in front of the TV as I normally would have done if they weren’t too busy watching and not wanting to be disturbed.

And it’s not just the TV watching obsession which is annoying when it comes to the hoomins and their peculiar habits....It is also their obsession with what they call gadgets which is the most annoying....You know I’m not an unreasonable cat meowself. I do understand that now that hoomins are at home all the time they need to spend in front of their computers a few hours on a daily basis to do what they call work.....so I’d allow them to take some time to do what they have to do. No, it’s not that hoomin habit that bothers me really but their obsession with these gadgets that they seem to constantly use to check things or to read or to play with.....all the time! It seems to be getting worse as every week passes by and they’re becoming more and more obsessed....soon they’d forget totally that meowself and Tolkien are around and they’d stop filling up our food and biscuits bowls or they even might stop cleaning our litter trays and keeping on eye on Tolkien, which of course would be a totally disaster! I can’t have that pesky ex kitten bother me all the time....little chasing and playing at night time is all that I can take on meowself without the hoomins’ help!


Yes it is good to have the hoomins at home but they need to start spending some more time again looking after meowself and not to forget to fill up my food bowls on time! This is simply unacceptable!



Anymeows better go now....it is time to entertain Tolkien and check my food bowls again!



Purrs and meows till next time!


Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon


Ozzy and Tolkien would like to ask you to donate if you could so to help us with the ever expensive vet bills of our senior cats so they can have a good old age.  So please PayPal Ozzy and Tolkien’s hoomin. Thank you!


Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins! 

 





Monday, 21 September 2020

So it appears that the hoomins don’t really appreciate our efforts to entertain them….pffft!

This is how I keep my paws warm while I’m helping the hoomin with work...multitasking you see!

Here we are again and another week has just passed and things were like they were last week and the week before…you know same as it has been for some time now….Except, wait a minute…yes there have been some changes or at least they might be soon if the rumours I’ve heard are true of course. Well things don’t seem to go that well out there in the hoomin world apparently or at least this is what my hoomins are saying so there is the possibility that all hoomins and not just my hoomins might start staying indoors again as it was before so they can look after again properly their dogs and cats…


Which would be a good thing in my opinion as I don’t like it when my hoomins are going outside and spend all of their day doing other things other than staying home and looking after us (well meowself anymeows as Tolkien doesn’t really need a lot of looking after as he is a hazardous cat, a cat prone to accidents and disaster as I’ve mentioned it before many times…by the way you can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon). To be totally honest I don’t like it at all when my hoomins are going outside and spend a lot of their time doing things that they are not really important. I mean what can it be more important than looking after meowself and OK at times perhaps Tolkien too. Who wants to have their hoomins going out for hours to that place they’ve used to call work and leave you with empty food bowls for hours and then and when they do come home sometimes unacceptably late to be tired and not in the right mood to give you the attention you deserve? Nope, not meowself!


This is why meowself and Tolkien are going to all this trouble as I’ve mentioned it last week to keep the hoomins entertained and stimulated when they are at home so they don’t feel the need to go outside for long periods of time and frequently…But of course hoomins being hoomins don’t seem to be appreciating of all our efforts to keep them healthy and happy and they are always seem to be complaining when we are trying to be helpful. As apparently we are always on the way when they are doing exercising while we are only trying to help them to do those exercises the correct way or when we are trying to help them with their work…


Tolkien for once is just watching the hoomins and not causing havoc!

But and to honest I don’t always blame them especially when they do complain about Tolkien as he can be sooo clumsy and prone to accidents and whatever he tries to do always ends up in disaster...I mean that cat is so big these days that he is almost an embarrassment to the cat world...cats are not supposed to be so long and clumsy....You know how things are for example when he tries to cover after he has been in the litter tray and he manages to cover the floor outside instead of what is inside the litter tray....Then there is his well known by now dreaded stampede when he gets excited after he has been to the litter tray and then he starts running in the house and he does sound like there is a stampede of elephants in the house....so now the hoomins are calling him little catelephant...Seriously he is so loud when he runs that he does manages to wake the hoomins....and my hoomin that goes to bed really late or early in the morning is not too happy to be waken up soon after she has gone to bed....He is also so clumsy too and even when we are playing and the hoomins are around he tends to cause havoc in his path and knocks things over and hoomins are not that happy....Well he is a lot worse really than you might think and sooo loud that he cannot be compared with my apparent snoring which hoomins are saying is getting worse as it’s so loud these days that they can’t really sleep when I’m snoozing on the bed....really this is so unfair. The hoomins snore too a lot and they’re very loud and I’ve never complained  even when they do keep me awake....As I’ve said it before I do not snore I only purr gently and melodically as I also tend to occasionally meow...really quietly and very cute....like a kitten (why Tolkien is giggling now?).


But and as I’ve said it before hoomins don’t appreciate anything we do and they always find something to complain...

Oh well I guess they can’t really help themselves as they are hoomins after all...but even if they are annoying at times I still prefer it when they are at home...safer indoors than out there with all the other hoomins I say.


Well that’s all for this week.


Purrs and meows till next time then!


Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon


Ozzy and Tolkien would like to ask you to donate if you could so to help us with the ever expensive vet bills of our senior cats so they can have a good old age.  So please PayPal Ozzy and Tolkien’s hoomin. Thank you!


Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins! 

 




Monday, 14 September 2020

There are so many ways that you can entertain your now always at home hoomins!

Here I’m showing hoomins some proper yoga poses....upward cat!


So here we are again and another week has just passed and hoomins as always are staying at home as per usual these strange times....although I must admit that they do seem to be going outside a bit more often then they’ve used to! Hmmm...not sure that I like it though....kinda prefer it when they are at home all the time...you know when they go outside there is always the possibility that you might need something urgently....you know like topping up your food or biscuit bowl (that Tolkien does eat a lot these days especially when it comes to biscuits....even hoomins are saying it rather frequently now by the way you can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon) or having someone around when you need a hoomin to entertain you for example as Tolkien can be rather boring at times especially during the day as he tends to sleep a lot....even for a cat talking about another cat!


So yes I don’t think that it is really good and beneficial for the hoomins to be going out regularly more than once a week for a couple of hours only....that is of course permitted by meowself! After all they do need a little bit of fresh air now and then I guess....well, maybe!


Anymeows meowself and Tolkien think that is for the good of everybody if hoomins do stay at home all the time, you know it is safer after all for the hoomins and more beneficial to us! Besides there are many things that they can do to entertain themselves and of course they can now work from home everyday....yeap better for the hoomins to be indoors especially now that the weather would be changing soon and it would get a lot colder...


So and to make the hoomins life more interesting and stimulating so they don’t get bored and feel the urge to go outside I have come up with some stimulating and entertaining activities for them to try on a daily basis (OK, Tolkien might have also given a little paw too). 


Sometimes Tolkien can be rather silly...wearing feathers on the head, really!


You know you need to give them daily tasks to do such as to keep them stimulated and also entertained...such as helping them to do their daily exercising routine by adding some more extra exercises for them to do like avoiding the cat for example…But along with the physical exercises I’m also trying to provide them with some interesting and mentally stimulating games too so they don’t get bored.


 One of my best ones is the poolet exercise....you know after you’ve have been to the litter box you are then leaving around in the house in different locations small poolets, little presents for the hoomins to find before someone steps on them and makes a mess in the house....or in the worst case scenario if they do not succeed themselves in finding them in time then either Tolkien or the electric vacuum would discover them instead and then the mess in the carpet would get a lot worse....you see how good my little game is? The hoomins need to use some good skills to find the little ‘presents’ such as good observation skills and memory so to figure out where those little scattered presents might be and when to expect them. As off course so to make things a lot more interesting I don’t always leave my presents around for my hoomins to find....not every time I visit one of the litter trays....no, no we don’t want to make things too easy for the hoomins of course....It is such a fun game to play and we all have so much fun especially when the hoomins don’t succeed in finding those little presents on time or when they don’t pay any attention and then they either accidentally step on them (with or without shoes) or and when they think that they are just cat biscuits they then instead use their hands to pick them up.....hoomins are so funny then! The sounds they are making.....precious! Oh those hoomins they can be so funny at times. But of course they also entertain themselves as well as this is such a fun and educational game to play!


 It is also a better game of course from the just scattering of cat litter around the house game that we’ve used to play before as the hoomins now have managed to change the rules of that game by getting cat litter that it’s not so easy to scatter around the house anymore....This is why of course I had to come up with a different game instead....it is my duty after all to keep my hoomins entertained now that they are at home a lot....Although meowing at the early morning hours when they are asleep might also prove to be rather entertaining activity too especially now that my voice sounds a lot better and I can meow properly....hmmm, yes this is also something that I might need to consider as well...something new to use for the hoomins!


Anymeows time to go now as it’s getting rather late and I’m starting feeling a bit peckish too....


Purrs and meows till next time!


Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon.


Ozzy and Tolkien would like to ask you to donate if you could so to help us with the ever expensive vet bills of our senior cats so they can have a good old age.  So please PayPal Ozzy and Tolkien’s hoomin. Thank you!


Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins! 

 





 

Monday, 7 September 2020

Finally I’ve found my voice and I’m not a bully...

Here I’m sitting quietly and hoomins decided to have some fun with meowself, ha ha!
 

Yeap this week is proving to be a great week after all. Hoomins are still at home of course all day transforming themselves gradually but very steadily so to become soon like us, cats as they have forgotten by now how to be hoomins, well at least like hoomins used to be anymeows!

But of course this is already old news....cathoomins are now a reality as it is my new found voice. Yes finally some great news at last in these strange times....very exciting news indeed.


You probably are aware by now that I’m not a very talkative cat meowself (unlike Tolkien of course who likes hearing his own voice all the time and who he continuously likes to  meow day or night and sometimes for no apparent reason really, just to be heard....by the way you can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon ). 


I have always been a rather silent cat who very rarely complains loudly or otherwise about anything as and instead I prefer to suffer in silence. You know talking has never been my style... there is no need really to use vocalisation even for the hoomins benefit as they seem to understand me quite well without the need of much ‘talking’....you know you only need to look at them and play the cute card by exposing your belly while rolling around a bit and they then know straight away what they need to do. I must admit thought that it took meowself quite a while to train them to be that responsive but in the end all my hard work and effort paid off and now they always know what I want them to do and when I need it to be done....

Of course Tolkien is a totally different cat as he tends to use a lot of different meows to get the hoomins attention which they usually work… well at least mostly as sometimes his constant meowing seems to have the opposite effect and hoomins instead tend to ignore him....I have tried to teach him the silent way but he doesn’t seem to be able to understand how to play the cute card with the hoomins and his attempts sometimes end up in disaster....oh the times he has fallen off things while he was trying to show his belly to the hoomins are far too many for meowself to even remember them.... So yes I’ve always thought that meowing wasn’t really for meowself and to be honest I had never really attempted to do any meowing at any time. 

But things changed the other night when I was testing my vocal cords and then suddenly and unexpectedly I’ve heard meowself meowing....it was really magnificent....so exhilarating to hear my own voice in the quiet of the night when everybody else was sleeping. You see and to be totally honest I wasn’t sure that I could meow at least properly that is as I had never really tried or felt the need to do so. But now that I know that I can I do admit it that it feels great to be able to hear one’s cat own voice....Of course I’m not planning to start now constantly meowing like that silly Tolkien does but it is nice to be able to do so when you feel like, you know to be able to do late night singing for example for your own pleasure.


I’m  not bullying Tolkien he’s chosen to sit on the hammock, honest!


By the way this is the only thing that I do when the hoomins are asleep and I don’t chase around the house Tolkien or bully him as hoomins think that I do....so absurd! As I’ve mentioned it before we are only having a little bit of fun chasing around the house and we are most definitely not playing rough....Tolkien is a drama queen and he squeaks and meows for no really reason....it’s all an act. Also I want to explain that my hoomins haven’t caught meowself as they are saying in the act of pulling and eating Tolkien’s fur. I do not eat fur....why should I eat Tolkien’s fur? It doesn’t even taste nice....they are all rumours and lies I can tell you that!


Anymeows better go now it is getting late and I have some things to do....not to bully Tolkien or eat his fur of course!


Purrs and meows till next time!


Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon


Ozzy and Tolkien would like to ask you to donate if you could so to help us with the ever expensive vet bills of our senior cats so they can have a good old age.  So please PayPal Ozzy and Tolkien’s hoomin. Thank you!


Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins! 

 





Monday, 31 August 2020

There is no such thing as Ozzy the bully....hoomins are telling lies!

See? I fit purrfectly on my hammock...too small for Tolkien!

You know once upon a time there was a happy cat who was living with his two hoomins and a kitten who had no brains....they all were living together and they were very happy....but one day and rather suddenly things changed. The hoomins decided to become cats themselves so they’ve stayed at home all the time and they became very lazy and inconsiderate when it came down to how they were treating their very cute cat....as they’ve started accusing him of things that he was not responsible for....

 And now I guess I can breathe again. Yes it is true my hoomins have started accusing me for things I’m not responsible for....as I’m a very considerate and caring cat after all and don’t try or even think of harming anyone (even that pesky squirrel and fat pigeons outside….they can be sooo annoying sometimes though!).

I mean I’m not or have ever been a bully in my entire life....I might like to motivate the hoomins and guide Tolkien in some occasions so they do the right thing but I don’t bully.....I mean you only have to look on my cute face to see and then convince yourself that I’m not a bully....I’m too cute to be a mean cat!

 (You can still read about our life at home and of course all about the good times we’ve used to have at home in the good old days before March when hoomins behaved like hoomins and they’ve used to go outside often...in the hoomins comic Life with Ozzy.. and Tolkien available on Amazon).


Of course I do admit that Tolkien is very stoopid and often would try your patience with his stoopidity but I don’t bully him....even when he is very very annoying!


You see the whole thing started again last week after the arrival of this new scratching post which meowself and Tolkien really like and we very quickly learned to share....I’ve taken the hammock because it is the right size for my purrfect self and I’ve left the top spot, ‘the bed’ for Tolkien as it was big enough to fit his long ears, tail and legs (although he still manages to hang his feet and tail and even to fall off in a couple of occasions....because he is clumsy and too big and he likes hanging.....strange cat indeed!). So we are both quite happy sharing the new scratching post with no issues...

Tolkien with his big paws and tail can’t fit anywhere...

But now hoomins rather suddenly and unexpectedly are accusing meowself of trying to steal Tolkien’s top stop which of course is not true as I was only trying it out for him so to make  sure that is quite comfy for him and also the right size so he won’t fall off (which of course he did as he is very clumsy and he falls off from everything even the bed and sofa, chairs, etc, etc... Well.... really there is no hope for him). So I wasn’t really trying to steal Tolkien’s spot for him I was only trying to make sure that it is safe enough for him by having a little snooze up there meowself.....besides I prefer meowself the hammock below which is a lot more comfy and safe....the top spot is after all a bit too high for meowself anymeows.


But hoomins of course misinterpreted my actions and thought that I was trying to steal Tolkien’s spot and that I was also bullying Tolkien especially when we are playing and that I was pulling out his fur on purpose as well.....which of course is totally nonsenses....We are only playing and Tokien simply likes making silly noises and pretending that I’m playing too rough just to get the hoomins’ attention and get me into trouble too! I can also assure you that he is the one that makes all that mess with the carpets as well as he is very clumsy when he runs and he even pulls his own fur in some occasions so that it looks that I’m bullying him....I’ve seen him doing it! He likes getting a lot of attention from the hoomins because he thinks that he is still a kitten and to blame meowself for all his ‘unhappy accidents’ in the house as he is sooo clumsy and stoopid of course!


So there… I’m not a bully....I don’t bully Tolkien or the hoomins so to give me attention or food....and I do not try to steal the hoomin’s food....just tasting it occasionally so to make sure that is safe enough for her to eat!


Yes I’m very caring and considerate and kind and hoomins and Tolkien do not seem to appreciate meowself at all....despite all my good efforts.

Anymeows better go now to check on hoomins and Tolkien of course before he destroys the house again....oh no! He is on the top of the bedroom door once again! Now where are those pesky hoomins when you want them?


Purrs and meows till next time!


Before you go and if you want to check that mentioned above comic...Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien is now available to download or buy on Amazon


Ozzy and Tolkien would like to ask you to donate if you could so to help us with the ever expensive vet bills of our senior cats so they can have a good old age.  So please PayPal Ozzy and Tolkien’s hoomin. Thank you!


Don't forget to check my hoomin's site on Cat Behaviour if you want some advice...hoomin says that I am really good at giving good advice to hoomins! 




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