It’s Furry time everyone!
Today is all about Kumo and Wata. Yes, they are my cats. Since it’s Christmas, I thought I will write about something that you didn’t know about them.
Also, I have been awarded by Pili and Sue for the blog (thank you!) so I will also incorporate this by writing something that you didn’t know about me:
1) I came to the UK when I was 13 and went to a boarding school called Malvern Girls’ College. I was already known to be good at knitting (or the only person who knitted).
2) Believe it or not, I had two DOGS (what!!??) when I was a child. When both of them died of old age, a lot of stray cats started to live in our house garden. This is how I have become crazy about cats.
3) I am good at skipping rope.
4) In school, my friend told me that cockroaches become white when they become really big. I believed it for a long time.
5) I have flat feet.
Kumo (behind) 7 years, Wata (front) 7 years.
How did you find Kumo & Wata?
My life is not complete with animals. Unfortunately my ex boyfriend was really allergic to cat (yes, it just was not meant to be!). So being a cat crazy person, I researched so much and found that Cornish Rex cats can be tolerated with people who are allergic to cats.
I was just planning to have one cat. There were three kittens at the time and one was already reserved by someone. Looking at Kumo and Wata as kittens at the time, I just could not part them. So without a question I took both home with me. They were 14 weeks old.
How would you describe Kumo & Wata’s personality?
Kumo: Very naughty but loving. He loves to cuddle and play. He is a real sweetheart who always comes to cheer me up when I cry.
Wata: Very shy but curious. He only allows to be cuddled by me. He is a clever shy little kitty cat who loves to play privately.
Kumo = naughty cat. He even demolishes his own home.
What is Kumo and Wata’s favourite toy?
Kumo loves my hairband. He always abduct one from somewhere and drown it in his water bowl. Afterward he splashes the water bowl by trying to get the hairband out of water.
Wata loves Mr Snake. He randomly drags him from the living room to the bedroom. It is the sign of him wanting to play so I always play with him when he does this.
Wata also loves playing within the tunnel I bought from Ikea.
What is Kumo & Wata’s favourite food?
Both of them loves freeze dried food by thrive. They also like steamed cod and chicken…
What is your favorite website for pets (e.g. shop, arts, toys etc.)
I like Mungo and Maud. I have never bought anything from there before because it is pricy but I love their product and it’s a real inspirations for crafters.
What do you like most about living with Kumo & Wata?
They are my furry best friends. They always cheer me up and make me a better person whenever I am going through a difficult time.
I also sleep with them because they are super cuddly (and they sleep like human with their head out of duvet – it’s kind of funny).
Kumo likes to put his head on human pillow and sleep.
What is the most annoying thing that Kumo & Wata do?
When Kumo is feeling insecure, he uses our bed as his loo…. He hasn’t done this for a long time now.. fingers crossed.. Kumo also likes to smash tea cups if there are some water in them. So we have to make sure that there are absolutely no cups lying around “unsupervised” in the flat.
Wata generally is a good kitty. Though he likes to rub his wet nose onto Wesley’s bare leg which W really doesn’t like.
What is the most memorable moment with Kumo & Wata?
Kumo was even naughtier when he was a kitten. He used to run and jump around everywhere. I was having a bath one day and Kumo had never seen water before. When the water in the bath was being drained, he decided that he would like to jump into the water (I think he thought he could walk on it). He quickly jumped out of the water and literally ran soaking wet around the flat. It was a mad moment. Now he is a little more grown up, he goes into the shower cubicle after we had shower and stay there to warm up (a but like a sauna).
For Wata, it was when he was first diagnosed to have a nasal cancer (it really is located between the back of his nose and his brain). Whenever I had to take him to the vet I would always stay with him. He never had any operations: just two rounds of chemo but I stopped before his renal function went down. I would always tell him that I would never let anyone hurt him and that he will be OK. Now he always sits on my lap or sleeps with me as if to say that he is OK. It’s been two years and I am thankful everyday for his health.
He is my precious little kitty cat who is really shy. I am so glad he is doing very well.
Which part of Kumo & Wata’s life style do you care most about?
Health. I make sure that they eat the healthy food and play with them everyday properly so that they are not bored.
What has living with Kumo & Wata taught you?
To love more than you get even they love me back lots more.
Thank you for reading my FF!
Don’t forget next post on the 20th will be the announcement for the draw for the knitting books (this one and that one). You still have time to enter if you haven’t done so.
I plan to finish off my Christmas gift knitting this weekend…. (fingers crossed!).
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!