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It is unusually cold in Belgium for December. This morning we had - 6°C (22 F). Normally the thermometer shows this in January or February, but we have no snow so far.

What should my cats do when it's so cold outside ? They didn't even have a nice Christmas Eve because we were away and the neighbor took care of them. Poor darlings. But on Christmas day they got their part of turkey which Mr. Gattino had especially bought for them.

Arthur who had slept for a months or so first on my bed then besides my bed, has moved since yesterday to Mr. Gattino's office where he settled down amongst the cables and instruction sheets for the new DVD portable player. I wonder if I should put a movie in with dancing mousies ?

Lisa the old girl (17) is still sleeping on the doormat at the entrance ! I don't understand why ? She has the whole house with all beds, sofas, armchairs, baskets at her disposal and she plays the poor neglected cat, kind of Cinderella !

The only one who is still active is Rosie with her new mousies, some of them are already without tail !

This was the view I had this morning in the kitchen. She still ranges her mousies during the night around the food bowls ! A real little house fay !

but then she too collapses on my bed, tired of too much work.

Pookie moved back to Mr. Gattino ! She was very shocked because she had realized that she had slept peacefully besides Rosie on my bed and this several times ! Of course she couldn't tolerate such a bad behaviour during her sleep ! Offended she went back where she could be the only cat !

To all of you, cat owners, cats, slaves, butlers, servants etc. I wish a very happy and healthy NEW YEAR !

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michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Very cold weather should be the atmosphere of winter or new year, so I think that is not so bad~!
Although it's really not very comfy~~~
I hope you will have a wonderful new year!

Dianna said...

Diamond's been doing the same thing - sleeping on the floor in the kitchen. I did put her sleeping carpet down for her (she LOVES that little carpet) but given that she could have her choice of the sectional, the sofa, or even my computer chair, she prefers to the kitchen floor.

Luna und Luzie said...

It is the same with Luzie. She is sleeping on the stairs. Not a really cozy place but she decided to sleep there.
That is a great place for storing the mousies the feeding place. That is where mousies have to be.
Hier sind es sogar -7°C. Hast du schon den Wetterbericht gehört? Ab neujahr soll es Schnee geben. Da wird Olli sicher staunen.
Ab wann hast du denn Rosie in den Garten gelassen?

Tink said...

Yeah, it's cold over here too! I like this better than rain and clouds though. At least it's open and sunny!
The cats look comfortable. Lisa will come to her senses soon, I guess. So much warm and comfortable places to choose from. :)

Helen said...

It`s cold in my country as well (Norway), this morning we had -15 degrez C. All my cats wants to stay inside most of the day and night. I wish you a happy new year! :)

Unknown said...

Great post, I just love your kitties. :)

Unknown said...

Great post, I just love your kitties. :)

The Activist said...

lol at Pookie, he wants to be the only cat.

Happy new yr!

catsynth said...

The cats certainly have the own sleeping preferences.
Here, Luna has strongly taken over her favorite chair. It's sometimes hard to share.

Deana said...

How sweet is Rosie lining up her little mousies? That makes me miss a young cat. Mine don't do as many cute tricks...but Darius did bring two live mice in with him last week. For Christmas I guess...

Just wanting to wish you a very Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

Sometimes Lucy sleeps where it is cold too, on the wooden floor. Maybe Lisa and Lucy are having the hot flashes, like women!

CRIZ LAI said...

There are some habits that cats could not get rid. You know Jimmy had the tendency to bite or push his bowl next to me because he was hungry. Hey! I'm not having puppies here.. haha.

Happy New Year 2009 everybody! May 2009 be a happy and healthy year for everyone!

Lots of love,
Criz & the J Family Kitties

Puss-in-Boots said...

Temperature wise, we're at the opposite end of the scale. It's going to be 38 C today...rather warm.

My poor cats are very lethargic in this heat, but when it cools down in the evenings, then they let rip and go mad. Tearing around the place and generally creating havoc.

Happy New Year to the Gattino Family...cats and all.

Anne Vis said...

What a beautiful cats, nice blog!

Judith said...

Oh WOW I'm glad I popped by your page and find this site - now that I have an adorable kitten called Karmen - I too can join in the fun. Karmen looks very much like your cute black and white cat. Judith

Judith said...

Thanks Gattina for popping over to me. There are some lovely Parks in London and we have foxes that visit our garden (at night) and in our previous house we had badgers.

I am holiday next week so will not be able to join in but I think, like you, I will dedicated a separate blog for Karmen's activities. I will set up one now and get back with the url link.
ps. I should be writing my 3000 word assignment!!!

Judith said...

Ok I've done it..www.karmenstales.blogspot.com

will work on it after I've completed some of my assignment!! lol Judith

Cat with a Garden said...

Hi Gattina and cats! We just found you and - although it's a little bit late - wanted to wish you a Happy New Year!
Siena & Chilli

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Happy Snappy New Year to my sweet dear friends in Belgium! <3
Stay warm. Such sweet photos make me very happy too

Have fun kitties
Love and purr, Princess

Samantha & Mom said...

Gattina, Arthur, Rosie, Kim and Lisa we want to wish you all a Belated Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year!!
Your FL furiends,

PS: Are you still having a hard time leaving comments at our Blog?

Jana said...

Benjamin with his fur coat prefers to sleep near the window where the draft is and he can be both dry and in a draft. The others head for warm bodies and blankets - me too! Happy New Year!

Ellen Whyte said...

Happy New Year Gattina. Travelling but will catch up with you soon.