Friday, 14 October 2016

Furry things

I have mentioned my cats before, but never properly introduced them. I have two furry little things - Diuna and Banjo - and love them both to bits. 

I met Diuna, the tortoiseshell Maine Coon, when she was 1 year old. She came to me from someone who could no longer look after her. She was my first very own cat and quickly stole my heart with her sweet, quiet and gentle personality. She's the perfect companion for lazy days and quiet evenings - she loves nothing more than to sit on my or S's lap and purr. She's a very shy cat and doesn't like strangers; every time someone visits she disappears for hours (most of the time she can be found on the top shelf of my wardrobe). She's very well behaved, calm and placid, and very patient with our little one.

Diuna, born December 2012

Now Banjo is the complete opposite of Diuna.

I had wanted a second cat for a while, but without a permanent home it just didn't seem like a good idea. But when we finally knew we were getting our own house, S surprised me one day with the sweetest little kitten! Banjo fell in love with me immediately - on our way home in the car he snuggled into my neck and purred away. This has been his favourite sleeping position ever since. Banjo is the friendliest cat I've seen; he's very confident, loves people and other cats and will play with anyone. Being very young, he gets up to all kinds of crazy mischief all the time,  but he's so adorable he gets away with it all.

Banjo, born February 2016

I can't remember ''life before cats'' and never want to go back to it.. Cats are awesome, and watching the two interact with each other is the best entertainment ever. I'd love to get a third one some day, we certainly have enough room for it, and I'm determined for it to be a rescue cat this time.


  1. Hi, just found your blog and have enjoyed reading about your journey, your recipes have made me hungry for supper and your cats are cute. It sounds like you have had a bit of a life journey too. As I say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and appreciate all the silly wee things. I'm looking forward to seeing how your garden grows as you develop it, have a good weekend, Rona

    1. Hi Rona, thank you for all the nice words, I'm glad you enjoyed the read! Your blog seems very interesting too and I'll definitely be a regular visitor :-)

  2. They are absolutely gorgeous. I have had cats in my life since my first birthday present of a black cat I named 'Bluey', who lived until his eighteenth year and spent his last year with me as a married lady.

    I have always loved the look of Maine Coons :-)