Pets archive

The jemjabella household is a bit of a zoo, covering several different species: from pedigree cats to exotic spiders. While a hundred (exaggeration) pets might not be everyone's idea of fun, and there's no shortage of cleaning duties to be had, there's always something furry looking for a cuddle and a fuss.

A Furry Intruder

Oh, hello… :D Welcome our newest addition; you may recognise her. Fudge is currently hiding from her, and Hex is doing his best “I’m a big scary boss cat” routine complete with growls and hisses. Isabel is absolutely fascinated by her, and the kitten likewise. She’s not named yet, so feel free to make suggestions.… read more →

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Oh My Cuteness!

Isn’t this little girl kitty just gorgeous? Tell me I don’t want another kitty. Tell me I don’t need the expense (spaying, food, litter). Tell me I don’t need the hassle of integrating a third cat. Tell me how much more difficult 3 cats are. Tell me that no matter how many ginger kitties I… read more →

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Vote for Merlin

My mum has entered one of her cats into a competition being held by a UK supermarket to find the cutest cat. The winner will be awarded with a years supply of cat food. If you think this picture… …is as cute as we do, please vote for Merlin by clicking on the stars beneath… read more →

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Furry Friday: Catching Rays

Mimi mentioned on last week’s Furry Friday post that Hex doesn’t get enough posts, and focus seems to be on Fudge. This isn’t intentional, I do not have a favourite cat. There are two problems, however, with posting new Hex material… firstly, he refuses to let me take his photograph properly, which means 90% of… read more →

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On Cat Books and Tom Cox

Karl’s mum bought me a cat book for Christmas. The Cat Who Came in from the Cold by Deric Longden, to be precise. I must admit, I started it with a little trepidation. Just because I like cats does not automatically mean I like everything to do with cats. However, the book was great, and… read more →

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Furry Friday: Buckets

Hex and Fudge have multiple nicknames. Hex is also known as “Noodles” (Hexy Noodles) and Fudge as “Buckets” (Fudgey Buckets). The later, mostly to do with the fact that Fudge’s stomach is like a bucket… a bottomless pit. Case in point: Karl and I had just finished our evening meal, when Fudgey appears… Nom nom… read more →

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Furry Friday: Piggy Expedition

The new flat has a kitchen with a door, which means we can shut it off from the cats and let the piggies get some exercise. So far, they’re absolutely loving it: In other furry news, we’ve finally started the cats on the litter kwitter again. What with one thing and another (waiting for the… read more →

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