Caturday Special … Hugo & Derek’s 1st Birthday …

Hello Everyone … welcome to a special Caturday Post … Today is actually the Kitten’s 1st Birthday … and we have had them with us for 9 months now … they have grown from scrawny little bundles of fluff … to bigger lumps of fluff … with completely different and distinct personalities … totally loving and happy … anyone who has met them is taken in by their charm and adorable nature …

When I realised that we had booked our trip to Oman on the weekend of their birthday I felt quite bad about it … then Perry reminded me that they are just cats and wouldn’t really know the difference … or even be aware that it was their birthday … so while my illogical side was still feeling guilty about it … my rational mind agreed … so instead last weekend I made them little party hats & stuck a candle in some cat-food (don’t worry the candle was more for me and it was put out before they went near it) as a little kitten friendly cake …

Also the hats didn’t last long on the kittens … Hugo sat there looking unimpressed with the arrangement initially before tearing it off … and as soon as we put it on Derek he made a run for the bedroom … before trying to eat it while it was still on his head …

We spent a good amount of time playing with them that morning too …

Perry keeps complaining that I only post pictures of the kittens when they are laying around being lazy or sleeping … which is true … but that’s only cause during the week the light is too crap in the flat to take action pictures of them …

And so to have some variety on the blog I took a bunch of pictures (or rather tried to) of the boys running around franticly after some little bouncy balls …

Next time I’ll do some video … they are too fast and it’s hard to nail the focus on a cat when its galloping at you at full speed …

As the kittens didn’t really like the hats much … (no real surprise there) … I decided to wear one for a bit … and have a picture taken with the kittens … they are so cute!

As I mentioned before the boys have very distinct characteristics and personalities … and I thought I’d mention a few below …

HUGO:

  1. Playful and bouncing around alot of the time …
  2. Has a bit of a thing for toes … he loves to lick people’s toes …
  3. He likes vegetables and fruit … so far we have figured he likes celery, lettuce, oranges and carrots …
  4. Loves attention … as you walk up to him he tends to drop to the floor and roll over, all four paws in the air and looks at you expectantly … waiting for the belly strokes …
  5. Will make a dash for the spare room as soon at the door opens … (we try to keep it a kitten free zone) …
  6. He sleeps in funny awkward looking poses … and at the top of the cat stand usually with a leg dangling off the edge …
  7. Loves to sit on Perry’s lap while we watch TV …
  8. Does some of the biggest kitten yawns I have ever seen … and big stretches when he’s woken up …
  9. Tries to climb the handles on the kitchen drawers when I’m making dinner … especially if it involves chicken …
  10. Loves crawling around under the duvet on a weekend morning while Perry and I are trying to have a lie in … and usually bites one of our toes …
  11. Will knock things off our bedside tables & start chewing on phone charger cables to get our attention in the mornings if we dare to ignore his demands to be fed …
  12. He has the best “why have you woken me up face” … and an adorable unimpressed look …
  13. He loves to sit/sleep in the bean bag chair … at the top of the cat stand … at the end of the bed … or on the bathmats …
  14. Loves to climb on me or Perry … sit on our laptops while we are trying to use them … on the iPad … anywhere he can where he will become the centre of attention over whatever else we are doing …
  15. If you are trying to do work that involves papers / notebook / pens / etc he will try to eat it / chase it …
  16. If you give him belly rubs he is all yours … he is incredibly friendly to strangers …
  17. Loves his mousey toy and to chase bouncy balls around like a loon!
  18. He stares at bottles … especially ones with fizzy bubbles in them … for ages … he’s just totally mesmerised by them …
  19. Rather than scoff his treats he licks them alot first before decided to eat them …
  20. Very fond of giving licks … will lick your toes, hands, legs, arms … most places with exposed skin … sometimes he’ll chew on your toes through the socks!

DEREK:

  1. He trots around chirruping to himself as he goes … he also makes little chirruping noises when he jumps down from things … or if you go to stroke him and he’s been asleep …
  2. Loves to be scratched around the chin and jawline area … will even jump up to reach your hand to get the strokies …
  3. His snaggletooth is incredibly endearing and gives him a rather expressive face …
  4. He looks visibly appalled and shocked if you blow air at his face … before promptly running away …
  5. He purrs so loudly when he sleeps you can hear him from the other room …
  6. He loves shoes … he tries to hide amongst them thinking we cant see him … its very adorable …
  7. Likes to sit on your lap but only on his terms …
  8. Loves to sleep all stretched out … or completely curled up in a ball …
  9. Is very demanding when it comes to being fed … and is very vocal about it …
  10. He is equally vocal about telling us when he wants his litter tray to be changed …
  11. He has incredibly cute grumpy, angry & surprised faces which just melt your heart …
  12. Loves marmite … Hugo loves it too but Derek I believe is addicted …
  13. Will come and sleep on the bed between our pillows at night … and likes to rest his head on my hand at the same time … its very cute but makes it awkward/difficult for me to sleep sometimes …
  14. Loves to sit under my dressing table … the end of the bed … behind the column in our bedroom … in a box … and on the bathmats …
  15. Derek loves to chew on earphones … he once got a pair out of Perry’s work bag and hid them under the bed …
  16. He is more wary of strangers and it takes him a couple hours to get used to new people …
  17. He loves chasing and pouncing on my hand when you move it around under the bed covers … he gets really hyped up and into it … adorable to watch …
  18. Puts things in boxes … when you through the balls for the kittens Derek picks them up and puts them in his box …
  19. When we give him a treat he picks it up and trots off with it while chirruping away to the bathmat where he sits and eats it in peace …
  20. Has the cutest little kitten sneeze …

Thanks for tuning in … hope you all have a great weekend ahead …

Till next time …

Mina X

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