I don't have fireflies in my garden - which is a shame... only cats, bees, a dog and the odd dragonfly!! So please settle down with a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Cats in the garden!

A cat is a lion in a jungle of small bushes
~Indian Proverb~

Following on my previous post, (oops, I am supposed to be telling you about our holiday and other things, not telling you about our furry babies again).... but I have more pictures of our delightful furry babies!

As some of you may have already noticed from previous posts, we have a cat enclosure built outside on our patio for the cats to use so that they both get some sun and fresh air as they are indoor cats.  Mitzi now also uses this area occasionally as she fits quite nicely through the cat door and often joins the boys on the terrace for afternoon cocktails and midnight snacks!

While the area is of generous size for said kitties and puppy, and has all manner of sleeping accommodation, the one thing it lacked was grass!  We had thought of extending their enclosure by a tunnel out onto the back lawn but have never actually got around to doing anything more than think about it - until this weekend anyway.

Now, while we haven't done exactly what we thought we would back in the beginning of time... we did have another thought which we think will prove even more successful for all parties involved!

Let me introduce you to Oscar and Felix's latest piece of real estate...

Oscar & Felix with their newly laid paddock!
We haven't quite finished the area yet as we have one more piece of landscaping to do for them.  Where the bricks are currently standing up, Hubby is going to take out the next brick behind that one as well, rather than cut the bricks into halves, and we will then plant some cat grass and cat mint in the brick and a half space for the boys to enjoy as well.

Oscar absolutely loves his new patch of grass, Felix is still a bit unsure what it is all about... and Mitzi - well Mitzi probably wonders what all the excitement is about - after all she has her own larger grass paddock out the back!

Oscar taking in the new soft sleeping / sunbathing arrangements!
Mitzi just wonders what all the excitement is about!
Fingers crossed that the grass settles in quickly and grows well, and then all three of them will have this lovely comfy spot on their terrace just the right size for them to enjoy a morning or an afternoon of sunbathing!

As for the mowing of said paddock..... that particular event is for thinking about at another later stage!

Well, that's all for now - will be back again soon!

Happy stitching til we meet again!


Emma/Itzy said...

You sure do have some pampered pussy cats!

cucki said...

Aww they so cute..
Kisses x

Annette said...

they are looking so cute!!
Enjoy them

Catherine said...

How adorable!!

Mouse said...

awwww that is simply perfect for them :) how fab they all get on so well too :) love mouse xxxxx

♥ Nia said...

ohh your furry friends are delighted! :D heheheh

Angel said...

Such beautiful cats!

Valma said...

you have such beautiful cats !!!!
it seems they are enjoying this space :)