Lara and Max

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Christmas 2002
Happy New Year
Max is a year old

Prizes and snow!
One year on!
Water feature
Climber and adventure
Play days
New cat on the block
Becoming friends
Happy families!
Garden Fun
Bumble bees!
Lazy, hazy Summer
Water everywhere
Oscar's day at the vets
Garden visitors
Moving House
Christmas is coming!
Christmas 2003

New Year 2004

Max's birthday
Oscar's 1st birthday
Cat dancing
Two years on
Easter 2004

May Day

Oscar's First Year

Summer 2004
Oscar a PAT cat
Carpet fitting
December 2004
Christmas 2004
2005 and birthdays
Winter Fun
Three years on!

Sunshine and showers
Hot and humid
Window safety
Tree collars
Artist's models
Halloween Fun
Nearly Christmas
Christmas 2005

2006 has arrived

Brrr! Where is Spring?
Warmth and Sunshine
Glitter balls
Our own book

Summer Games
Having the Builders in!
Busy, busy
Christmas 2006
Posing Prettily
New Pictures

Dangerous Hairball
Christmas 2007
Birthdays etc
Senior Cat
A Puppy in the house
Update July 2011

Tree collars

Please scroll down to see what we have been getting up to in August

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Cat accessories - favourite things!
Facts page - shows details of our breeding


Amy - my first Birman

Katy and Lucy's page

Great Danes

Video Clips - See the trio playing with 'Panic Mouse'

Comparisons - how we have changed over the years

Tree collars

Well I guess that it sounds like a funny title for a page but Joan has been getting fa few questions recently about how we get to play out in the garden without her worrying about is climbing trees.

The answer of course is that she has fitted 'collars' on to the trees we climb so that we can get so far but no higher. That is great becasue it does mean we get some exercise and can 'strop' our claws a bit but Joan doesn't have to worry about how to get us down if we go to far up the tree.

She makes them out of a three foot square of wire mesh which she cuts halfway through and then makes a cross cut in the middle of the mesh so that she can turn a corner down and fix it to the tree. Then she joins the wire back together around the tree and we can't climb beyond it.

She says you have to be careful to put the collar above head height or else you could walk into the edges as you pass by but other than that it is a fairly simple solution to the problem.

As you would understand we don't actually see it as a problem but Joan says as she gets older it isn't really ideal to climb trees!

Today is a hot August Bank holiday so we have been out in the garden for most of the day. I am not that keen on the heat so I generally find a shady place to rest and watch the world go by. Oscar on the other hand decided to do an impersonation of Joan sunbathing on a rug in the garden!

Max decided to relax indoors looking very regal on the purple velvet until Oscar decided to have a game with some feathers on a twizzle stick and he went to join in.

Oscar and the feathers

Lara enjoys an ear wash from Max
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