Half term break

17 Feb

Friday of half term break.  My half-baked plans for holiday did not materialize, but we’ve made do with lots of pancakes and Wii, a few day trips, and today: building an amusement park for the cats.

It’s not that I’m a crazy cat lady.  It’s just that I’m so glad to have them with us again, I’ve dedicated an entire corner of my sun room to the cats.  This is slowly evolving in to a crazy-book and crazy-cat room.  Stick my Tassimo in here and there’d be no reason to come out. Crazy cat-book-coffee lady, that’s me.

I haven’t quite worked out the cat’s place in the UK domestic animal hierarchy. The biggest local pet store has a decent variety of food and some varieties of litter, but nothing like what I’m used to seeing, and all in small sizes.  Our cat tree was obtained online — no luck finding anything locally.  While looking for it, I discovered the new-to-me sub-genre of outdoor cat shelters.  This is another one of those thing that I’m going to think of as uniquely English, accurate or not, because I’d never heard of them before we moved here.  Do English cats most often live outside?


6 Responses to “Half term break”

  1. Ruth February 17, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Oh my goodness, how did I get so far behind on your blog? Just read and enjoyed the last FOUR posts.

    • Monique February 18, 2012 at 9:23 am #

      Welcome back!! =) Not that much happening … but so so SO glad to be getting more sunshine!

  2. Zazzy February 19, 2012 at 4:07 pm #

    I always wanted the space and the money for a fancy cat tree. (specifically: http://www.ahiddenhollow.com/) I don’t think you’ve shown the furniture in the room but I hope it has some comfy chairs for reading. Books, cats, and coffee sound just about perfect.

    • Monique February 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm #

      Those are *insane* — I love them! And you’re right, I need a comfy chair in here.

  3. Alice February 19, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    I believe that in France (at least there) most cats are free roaming inside and out … which explains a lot about the fact that there isn’t much need for litter or cat trees (you know, instead of good ol’ dirt and real trees that is) 🙂

    • Monique February 20, 2012 at 10:37 am #

      I do like the idea of not scooping — go France. I’m still cautious about the fox and the cats going under the fence and getting lost … but they’ll get out of lockdown eventually.

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