Sophie's a Birman (as is my other cat, Charlotte) and the article headings relate to their lifestyle. They're indoor cats as Birmans can't defend themselves (it's not their nature), they have no road sense, and people would probably steal them if they were wandering the streets.
With their long hair coat, the odd furball does appear. Usually at night when you're fast asleep you suddenly hear this regurgitation sound that wakes you up. You then leap out of bed to grab the one that's ready to cough up a furball and take them to a tiled area of the house. Otherwise, they will always choose the carpet to do it on.
What's your vet like? The vet I take my girls to has this really gorgeous guy there. He is soooo hot! He helped me with my last cat, Sasha, before she passed away. He's quite young and has a girlfriend, but you can still look. :)
Sophie also likes to have chicken necks occasionally to help clean her teeth (Charlotte won't have anything to do with them). They will leave her breath smelling nice too.
So this was the inspiration behind the article headings. It's the first edition, and as you can see in the top right corner I did it back in July 2007. I was going to do another one with Charlotte on the cover but had to come up with more material for the articles. I'd used all the good ones on the first copy with Sophie on it.
Anyway, not to be forgotten, here's a funny picture of Charlotte. She hasn't been doing it so much lately but she used to hop into my front load washing machine and just sit there. One day I saw her do this and got the camera. This is the result...
Don't worry! The door is ajar. I wouldn't dare hurt my little girl. It looks as though it's closed and she's ready for a wash. Lucky for her, cats clean themselves! You can see these photos and more in my Pets album if you're interested.
Well, I hope you got a bit of a laugh from these pictures. I always like to see the funnier side of things in life and love to have a laugh myself.
On the stitching side of things, thank you all so much for supporting my last stash buy. It's good to know I'm not the only mad one out there that can't help herself when it comes to more needlework. I'd rather go without other things than forgo my needlework.