It's too early for selfies !

I agree, come back later !


After the disaster with the Vet clinic, I took an appointment with my vet I know for over 20 years and who knew Arthur since he was a baby.

This time we even could take him out of the carrier, he just resisted a bit, but she could look into his mouth and do a little check up. Then she told me she will keep him for blood analysis and teeth cleaning and a general check up.

With a heavy heart I left him there and a few hours later she told me that he is half awaken and that I can pick him up. That's what I did immediately.

When he came home he still wiggle waggled a bit, and lay down in this corner where since then he always stays. The special diet food the vet had given me for his kidney problems, he didn't want there was nothing to do. I tried for 2 days without success, he only drank his cat milk. Finally I thought I give him what he wants to hell with the kidneys I want a happy and not a hungry cat. I gave him his usual senior +7 food and he gobbled down two bags ! Then he lay down with a full stomach.

The eyes are still watering and I try to clean them every day, now he starts to get used to it.  Dear Arthur is getting old. He also had peed on the bathroom rag, and I hope he won't start to pee everywhere ! That this was only an accident.  He became very affectioned and as soon as I sit he wants to sit on my lap and when I go to bed it doesn't last long and he appears. But he doesn't stay the whole night.

As long as he seems to be happy and well I will continue just as before and hope that he won't cross the rainbow bridge too soon !

Rosie leads her usual cat life between going out and sleeping inside and this time she even brought us a gift, which she generously put in the bowl with the dry food ! Mr. G instead of eating it throw this lovely gift in the bin. How ungrateful !!



The click took me by surprise

Something new to eat  ???


I used to order cat food on Internet, and this time there was something wrong I got a huge parcel with 10 kgs of dry cat food ! And I had ordered only wet food for Arthur because of his teeth !

Until the day they took it back, Arthur slept on the cartoon and when it was gone he looked for it and was very disappointed that it wasn't there anymore.

As it had started to get cold and humid outside he choose another napping place, which didn't suit me

at all, because he had chosen to sleep on my computer ! It took me a while to put in his head that I needed my computer and that he should sleep somewhere else, but each time I pushed him away, he came back like a boomerang !

Offended he moved back to the sofa just besides Mr. G. It's amazing that at his age he still can sleep like a contortionist !

I had made an appointment with the vet for Arthur's teeth, and drove him there. He was very brave in the car, didn't meaow a word and also in the clinic he didn't move. The vet, a young lady, when she heard that it was for the teeth told me she had no time for an anaesthesia because there were other clients after me. I got very angry because I had come for nothing, she hadn't been informed that it was for his teeth. I took Arthur put him in the car, let him out of the cage and he happily admired the surroundings. Arriving at home, he didn't want to get out and I had to leave the car door open, because Sir Arthur had decided to sleep in the car !!

Rosie always drinks dirty water outside instead of her clean water inside ! Difficult to understand cats !

She now sleeps on my bed, besides my Lady bug which serves me as cushion when I read ! A gift of my friend Ilona. Rosie likes it.

and in the evening we watch Television together and she becomes a very long cat !



The shot went off, with all these strings ! I thought everything is wireless now !

You hide a treat under the camera, true ??


We are all happy, summertime continues !

Rosie lays lazy on the warm tiles

or on the grass which also is her salad ! From time to time she tries to catch a fly, but otherwise she is far too lazy to move.

Sometimes there is the noise of rolling drums from far and Arthur hesitates if he should go already inside or wait until the thunderstorm really arrives. Often it's a false alarm.

I was a little worried because he didn't eat or only very little and became so skinny ! I tried out different cans of wet food for seniors over 7 and added a bit of water, to make a kind of soup, that he ate a bit. Then friends told me that their cats didn't eat very much either, probably because of the heat.

Poor Arthur had a bad adventure, he came home, wet !! but so wet that it took a whole day and night to dry his fur ! I rubbed him with a bath towel and strangely he didn't protest. At the same time I was furious I thought somebody had thrown a bucket of water on him.  But who ?? Nobody in our street would ever do that, Arthur is so well loved by everybody. And then one of my neighbors told me that he probably had fallen in a swimming pool, which after Miss Marple like investigations I thought that could be possible, because he was wet everywhere except his head !

Poor little old boy was so shocked that he slept besides me the whole night and I had the impression to sleep besides a sponge. As it was so hot, it didn't disturb me. It was a win win !

We have gotten an invitation from our mayor to celebrate our 50th wedding day in the City hall. Arthur always careful, layed his tail over the invitation so that it couldn't fly away in case of a draft.



I think hard how to import a few more mousies, there are none anymore in our garden !

That's only your camera ! I thought you would give me some whipped cream !


Since 3 days summer has returned ! After napping marathons, only interrupted by a hungry stomach, Rosie and Arthur discovered the outside world again.

Rosie strolled around the house and was looking for some mousies to hunt, but there were none !

She decided to sleep on or besides the table, and observed the world from there.

She also loves to sit besides the cat statue and from far I thought I would see Arthur and her.

Sometimes it's hard to find her, I know she sleeps somewhere in the shade around the house and finally I found her hidden in the rockery.

As it was so warm we had around 30° I had moved to the terrace and wrote my stories from there. Arthur was my supervisor and kept me company.

With the age he became very affectionated and always follows me or Mr. G. it looks has if he is attached to our legs with an invisible string.

He always makes me laugh when he sits in the open fire and sometimes even sleeps behind the logs and I don't find him.

Mr. G. pretends that he becomes deaf because when he lays somewhere and looks deep asleep, he doesn't come or at least move an ear that he had heard a noise. I resigned, I thought now he will follow Kim's footsteps and he can't hear us anymore. Until the day when I took out of the fridge a spray can of whipped cream. I have no clue where he was but suddenly he appeared and became hysterical !  If he loves something  then it is whipped cream. He meowed like crazy and tried to catch the can ! I quickly put some cream on a little plate and he gobbled it down as if somebody would steal it from him ! Now I know that he still hears very well if he recognizes the spraycan and the noise it makes when the cream comes out !

And he keeps an eye on me each time I open the fridge, always in the hope that I take out the whipped cream !

Now I am 100 % sure that he hears very well !



€&"#%£$ can't find the button !

Wait a minute that I wake up !

Who says so ? I am not cross eyed !

(says Isis, my best friend's cat)


It was still very warm beginning August and Arthur and Rosie were mostly outside, sleeping in the garden.

Since Kim is gone, both of them have changed, now they are again together as they were when Rosie joined the household 12 years ago. For at least 10 years, Rosie always hissed at Arthur when he wanted to sleep close to her. Now she chases his tail and they are again close together. 

Enjoying the warm grass

Arthur loves to replace a vase, and Rosie needs all cushions from the chairs as her outside bed.

Arthur "watches" over my freshly painted stool. No mouse or bird hunting, they are both very lazy.

And then it started to get cool and cooler and was grey and humid outside. It smelled already a bit like autumn, far too early !

Miss Rosie now spends her days on the scratching plank which she adores. She takes care of her claws at least 10 times per day and then lays down happily. It's so used up that I have to buy a new one !

and when her play hour arrives, she likes to tease poor old Arthur !

Arthur has become a pain in the neck ! He always asks for food and talks a lot ! "Poor" Mr. G. is complaining all the time and feels harrassed, he can't sit down in peace and eat, Arthur is immediately there. Of course it is not Mr. G's fault, but Arthur's. Who started to feed him at table I wonder ? According to Mr. G. it was Arthur. Sometimes I think they became very much alike ! They have the same loud voice and the same idea the whole day "when do we eat" ?