Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sadness - Gypsy RIP c. 1 January 1995 to 24 January 2011

It's the mum here. It is with much sadness that I have to inform you that Gypsy passed away yesterday morning, Monday 24 January 2011.

He has been bravely battling CRF and more recently Pancreatitis, but yesterday was his time. He had a really bad night and I knew when I saw him in the morning that it was time. His little body just needed to rest. We went on one last trip to the v-e-t and he passed away in my arms around 10:15 that morning.

I'm missing him more than I can say right now, and I'll post a better tribute to him later on. For now, Vale Gypsy. You will always be my 'big guy'.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Sunday Snoozing with Updates!

Hi kitties, it's Gypsy here. Well the Cat Grass we planted last Sunday is actually growing. Here's a picture of me watching over it:
Mum had been a bit worried when she couldn't see anything shooting up out of the ground on Tuesday, but we told her to be patient. Sure enough, by Thursday there were lots of little bits of grass shooting out of the ground - even Mum could see them. We might look into adding to our garden next week - there's some Cat Nip seeds on standby...

Hey big bro, move over, it's Tasha here. It's a bit late, but I wanted to post a picture of some mail that our Sydney furriends, Fui and Suey, sent to us:

You see, we entered a Footy Tipping Competition that they ran to pick the winner of the National Rugby League Grand Final. The Melbourne Storm were battling the Parramatta Eels (featuring Fui Fui's namesake). Since we're from Melbourne, we had to pick the Storm to win, and they did! Fui and Suey very kindly made a donation to the RSPCA (who help lots of animals) on our behalf, and then sent us this lovely card and some scrumptious Temptations. Thanks so much Fui and Suey.

Ready for more Weekend Cat Blogging:
#233 Nov 21-22 Samantha Black & Mr Tigger at Life From a Cat’s Perspective
(see the week’s& host to enter your WCB post in the comments for the weekend roundup)
Edition 110 Dec 06, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Easy on Sunday (with Gardening!)

Hi there, it's Tasha here with an update. I went to the v-e-t yesterday to have my final FIV+ booster vaccination, and had to get on the scales again. Now, when I had my annual check-up 4 weeks ago, I weighed 5.1 kgs. At that time, the otherwise nice v-e-t made remarks about how I could lose a little weight - rubbish I said! But I've been exercising a bit more since then, and not eating quite so much in the crazy hot weather we're having at the moment, and at yesterday's weigh-in, I came in at a svelte 4.85 kg. I'd lost 0.25 kg in 4 weeks!

The v-e-t was pleased but said that I could afford to lose another 0.25 kg. Sheesh! There's no pleasing some people. I guess I can lose a bit more, so we'll see...

My other announcment - We finally got Mum to plant our Cat Grass seeds in some real dirt today, so maybe we can join the ranks of the Society of Feline Gardeners. We're rank amateurs compared to the purresident, Jonesie, but we'll see how we go.

Here's a picture of me checking out our new Cat Grass:

Hey little sister, now don't hog the whole blog. It's Gypsy here, just letting everyone know that there were 2 kitties snoopervising our new crop of Cat Grass. Here's a shot of me in action:

It's exhausting being in charge!

For more great Cat Blogging over the weekend:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Three New Things Meme (We're Back!)

Finally, we're back to post on our beloved blog. We can't believe how long it's taken our Mum to get back in the groove and find some time to post for us. Mum is still away from home lots during the week 'cos of a long commute to work, but she's making some time for our blog.

Here are photos of us in case anycat forgot what we look like:

This is me, Gypsy:

And this is me Tasha:

To help our Mum get back into things slowly, we're going to finally post a Meme that we were given a while ago...

We were tagged by that Gorgeous Ginger, China Cat, for Tigmut'hep's 3 New Things about Me Meme!

It's nice and simple, all you need to do is tell everyone 3 things that are new with you! Link it back to me and the purrson who gave it to you and pass it on to 3 more kitties you'd like to know more about! :)
Here are our 3 New Things:

1. Our weather just turned hot here, so it it's a warm rest of November for us. Mum says the temperature will be over 30 degrees celsius for most of the next week. We'll be 'flat out' in a cool spot if anyone's looking for us...

2. Gypsy: I had a health scare and was limping badly a couple of months ago - possibly partly because some clumsy person tripped over me...But I'm doing okay now - Mum had to give me some goooood painkillers for a while, and neither of us enjoyed that process. They did the job of helping me get back to being mobile...when I don't sleep.

3. Tasha: I just like being my cute and floofy self, although I'd like to get out more. At the moment I've under restrictions while I get vaccinated for FIV - Mum says that I've got to stay near her when I'm outside until I've finished the course. I like to be be cheeky with my big brother and play / fight with him just when he wants to climb up on the bed to go to sleep...hehehehehe

We won't tag anyone since this has been around for quite a while and a lot of kitties will have done it. However, if anycat wants to play, feel free to go for it!

For more great Cat Blogging over the weekend:

Weekend Cat Blogging #231 Nov 07-08 Diamond & Tristan at Digicats(see the week’s& host to enter your WCB post in the comments for the weekend roundup)

Bad Kitty Cats Festival of ChaosEdition 110 Dec 06, 2009Kashim & Othello and Salome(submit your post here)

The Carnival of the Cats#295 – Nikita’s Place(submit your post here)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Holidays in Oz

It's Gypsy here: Woo hoo!!! It's finally Christmas! We're so happy that it's finally here and that Mum doesn't have to work for 4 whole days!

The very lovely Zoolatry Human,
Ann, put together some very nice pictures for the Aussie kitty bloggers. Here is a group shot:

Thanks so much to Maggie and Zoey for letting Ann help us all out!
We actually participated in "Christmas in July" at
Purrs'n Snorts and received some very nice early Christmas presents from the kitties at Kazoku Neko, Yuki, Kimiko and Kintaro:

Hey, quit hogging the blog, big brother! Here is some photos of me, Tasha, with the lovely things that Yuki, Kimiko and Kintaro sent us:

It's been lovely weather here today, and we enjoyed relaxing in the garden today!

On a more serious note, we're also sending out special holiday purrs to some missing kitties and their families:

Frodo escaped last week and hasn't been home since. It's very cold where he lives and his family are very worried about him.

Jeter Harris has been spending time outside since his new brother Joba moved in, and was last seen on Sunday. It's also been very cold where Jeter lives, and his Mom especially is worried about him.

Please drop by to visit the other Oz kitties to see a little more about the Holiday season downunder:

In Townsville, Queensland:
Fui & Suey at
Forever Foster

In Sydney, New South Wales:
Momo at
Charlotte at
Vampy Vic & Mushka at
Victor, the Vampire Kitty

In Canberra:
Pye, Trixie and Tigger at
Top Cat Rules

In Melbourne, Victoria:
Bangles & Bombay (plus little Slash) at
Mac Vets Pets
Huffle Mawson at
Huffle Mawson, Explorer Cat
Oscar at
Oscar & Friends

In Hobart, Tasmania:
Pablo at

In Adelaide, South Australia:
Diamond at
Diamond, Views of Russian Blue

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Wordy Wednesday...

Hi friends, it's Gypsy here, just touching base with all of our friends. We've been offline for various reasons since Mum had her car accident, but she's promised that she's gonna help us blog more now. We've laid down the law, so she knows what she has to do now, or else...

We are very grateful to all of our furriends who've dropped by and said hi - we're sorry if we didn't get to say thanks to everyone purrsonally, but we have appreciated everyone's kind words.

Today, we found out that we won Moki's raffle, which was set up to help raise money for this brave little guy. Thanks Moki! Little Moki still needs lots of treatment to help him, so if you have any spare green (or any other colour) papers, please drop by his blog and help his family out with a donation - we know that they'd appreciate it. Even if the green (and other coloured) papers are a bit tight, we know that Moki and his family would also appreciate moral support (including purrs) from all of us.

It was only a few weeks ago that we won a lovely blanket from Percy and the Cats Stephens, in another raffle, which was to help raise money for Percy to have one of his toes amputated. Percy is going to have his operation in October, so we reckon that he and his family would also appreciate support and purrs from us, and anyone else who has the time to drop by.

We're very grateful for our furriends, and we're glad to help a little bit, but most of all we just want our furriends to get better.

There'll be photos back on the blog soon, just as soon as our incomp...oh, sorry Mum, didn't see you there...as I was saying, there'll be photos back on the blog as soon as someone downloads that good ones from the camera (like, it's not rocket science...however!...). The little squirt, AKA my sister Tasha is itching to have a go on the blog now, so see you later furriends!

Hi everyone, it's Tasha here, just pushing in to say hi to all of our furriends, especially the tabby and ginger ones...we'll be able to catch up properly now that Mum understands she has to let us blog and talk to our online furriends..so until then, purrs to all!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

We're Back!

It's Gypsy here, to say that we're finally back! As for why we've been away, well our Mum's been really busy at work (or so she said) for the last 6 weeks or so. I can vouch that she's been working something like a squillion hours each week at work, which has seriously cramped our blogging style.

Then last Monday (31 March), our Mum was in a car accident with our little red Toyota Corolla. Mum's still pretty sore, but we're glad that she walked away 'cos the car can't be fixed - it was an older car, and was badly damaged by the impact.

Mum's getting public transport to work now, but it's a bit tough for us cats 'cos we don't get as much outside time as we'd like right now...but we're gonna get through this okay over the next few months.

Hey, it's Tasha here, just saying that while I'm missing our outside time, I'm really glad that Mum will be completely okay in a few weeks. Gypsy and I have been purring and snuggling really hard to help her get better, and we think that it's working. Mum said that we'll get another car eventually, but it'll probably be a few months before that happens. There aren't any photos today, as Mum's right hand is pretty sore still from the accident, and she uses that hand to do everything like take photos, and type (our commenting will be a bit sparse for a little while). We'll get around to see everyone soon...