Life with Ozzy and.. Tolkien

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

Monday, 26 August 2019

Living with a 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 and to clear things once and for all I don not’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 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 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) 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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) 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 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 know using a false paw to make a 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 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 a point of course...she needs to know when to stop...especially when it comes to that pink staining stuff she wears on her 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) 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:

Finally this year is over….so let’s all hoomins and cats have a great New Year!

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