28 October 2012


This post is for my daughter Meg. Four years ago, when I asked her what she would like as a Christmas present, the only thing she could think of was a kitten. And .... not just any old kitten, she really really wanted a ginger one (I guess she felt a certain affinity, being a fiery redhead herself!). Now, I don't agree with buying animals as presents as a rule, but all my children have grown up with a houseful of animals, and so, for Meg, suddenly moving away from home to a house with not even a goldfish was just too much for her and she missed the animals badly. I searched high and low for a ginger kitten and finally managed to track down two ginger kittens about 50 miles away from where I live. I drove out there one evening to have a look at the kittens to see if one of them would be suitable and fell in love. I brought home the cutest little ginger kitten and let him loose with our cats. It took about 5 minutes before he was charging around the house like a mad thing, finally collapsing on my bed 30 minutes later ..... fast asleep. When Christmas arrived, she was totally thrilled and according to Meg, he is the best present she has ever had.

So here is about 24 hours after I brought him home........

His name is Zombix and yesterday it was his birthday  .... he was 4 years old and now ....... he looks like this.  

Anyway, I thought this would be a good opportunity to introduce you to my other animals. 
I have 8 cats, 3 dogs and 3 llamas and in the past we have had everything from gerbils and rats to rabbits and chickens.

 So ...... here are our animals.


  1. Your cats are lovely.They all look happy and content.As for the dogs..gorgeous all three of them.What a nice place to be xx

  2. Hello and thank you for your lovely comment and for following.
    What adorable pictures of Zombix and all your animals.
    You must have lots of fun and games in your house!
    Love bellaboo x

  3. Happy Birthday to Zombix! You have so many sweet companions to love!

  4. Zombix is the best cat ever and the best gift ever! He is so clever and full of life and when times are hard a cuddle with him makes everything better. I was living in Falmouth i had to work Christmas eve so my mum drove from home to collect me and she arrived at the door with a MASSIVE Christmas bag and my sister handed it to me so i looked inside and there was this tiny tiny ginger kitten. It sat with me all the way home and we spent our first Christmas together. He has only ever had one accident on the floor and that when he couldn't find the litter tray when we first got him his is as good as gold :) And he plays fetch with make up brushes :)and is a such a snuggly baby xxxx Love you mummy thankyou for the best gift ever xxx

  5. Oh my goodness....I have a cat named Tigger that looks exactly like your Zombix.