Monday, June 24, 2013

Oops... Surprise!

Life is full of surprises. Yes, an old beat up phrase. Why am I saying that? Because we took Louie to the vet for the first time. The vet checked and checked. And finally told us that Louie is in fact a girl! So her name is Lulu now. And we are getting used to calling her "she".


Lulu is still searching for the best sleeping places in the house. So far she likes the top of the big couch.

Or the stairs.

Yesterday we lost her and searched everywhere for at least half an hour. Then my Dad looked at the curtains and noticed something odd. Lulu turned a curtain into a hammock.

It's my Kid's birthday today and he thinks he got the greatest gift ever. We all agree.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Meet Louie

In my last post I mentioned that we were thinking about getting a kitten. My Kid's birthday is coming up (it's on June 24th), and I asked him what he wanted. The answer was simple - a cat. And a scratching post/tower. So the timing was perfect and we decided that the Kid would get an early birthday present this year.
Meet Louie, everyone! Our Scottish Fold little cutie. He was advertised as British shorthair but a thorough googling revealed the "true nature" of these ears. There were two kittens to choose from, Louie and his little lilac sister. She was beautiful and energetic, but these folded ears totally won me over. We picked him up Thursday evening and finally came up with a name this morning.
All my cats before Louie were rescued from the street. This time I decided to spend some money and get a purebred. We'll see if it's any different. The main idea was getting a cat that's never been outside. Hopefully he'll stay indoors all the time. The street killed my Snooker and I don't want to live through something like this again.

Louie is so gentle. He hasn't bitten or willingly scratched me even once! All my kittens before him were bitey and scratchy. But he is really brave around Boomer, swatting, hissing and growling at the poor dog, you might think we have a lion in the house!

Louie is scheduled for his shots tomorrow.
After the initial shock he is finally eating and going to the litter box.

He likes his "tower". We got a smaller one. The tower I wanted cost way too much. Maybe one day, when he grows up.


Van the neighborhood cat just got a shot today as well, so that he can still come and visit. Our local vet stopped by (on a Saturday!). Now Van is acting all offended and he is sulking at the neighbor's flat. Hope he forgives me by the evening.

For some reason, none of the cats I ever had (except for Van) drink out of a water dish. They prefer to drink from cups and glasses in the sink. Louie is just the same. I decided to keep a full glass in the sink all the time.

He spent all morning playing with the Kid. Now he is totally knackered and asleep. I took this picture 5 minutes ago.

These pictures are way more interesting and cute than any outfit photos I took of myself! Expect to see lots of them in the future.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Maxi Trend

Thank you so much for your comments, you really helped me. It's three weeks today since I lost Snooker. Last night Boomer and I visited his little cairn in the tiny grove just outside my town. It's peaceful and quiet, just buzzing bees and rustling leaves. Boomer was pretty tired after an hour walk (there and back), he is almost 10 years old and it's getting too hot for long walks.
I'm thinking of getting a kitten, but in the meantime Van the neighborhood cat has been staying with us, he sleeps most nights here, going out for an occasional walk or spending a day at the neighbors. It's nice to have cat company.
Anyway, let's talk about something different. Something bright and happy. Like the maxi dress trend that never goes away. Which is great because it's perfect for hot summer days. A couple of examples from my fave fashion blogs. Devon rocks this palmtree print dress. I bet she didn't have to hem it, lucky tall girl. I love the cool vibe and the addition of tough-looking belt helps balance it all out.
And here is Amy in Seattle, out and about in her sunshine dress. I love the dress with a denim jacket (so not going to happen in Israel in the summer! Well, maybe in severely airconditioned room). Just add flat sandals and you're set.
I always loved this look but wasn't sure that I could pull it off. But now, having lost some weight, I feel that I can. So I jumped in and got myself this leafy number.
 I brushed my hair, I swear! I just came inside from the hot dry wind!
The dress had an elastic belt and if I were re-e-ally tall I'd wear it lower on my hips. But I didn't want to bother with a trip to the taylor so I just pull it higher and drape the top half over it. Plus this way the length can be adjusted for heels.

It's made of soft good quality jersey fabric and is perfect for the sveltering weather.

Pulled the dress a bit too low here. I wouldn't want to sweep the streets with it.

I am still getting used to this column of colorful print. But I like it.