Jun 112010
 

OK – in the attempt to get more personal in the 30 posts in 30 days challenge.. as promised yesterday and requested by Hoi… A blog post about my cat…

Her name is Nougat, after the brown and pink speckles in her cream fur.

Christmas 1995.

She spends as much time as possible during Winter like a joey, zipped inside the front of my jumper.

She’s almost fifteen years old this year, very small, very vocal and eats twice as much as the average cat. When anyone visits she follows them about asking for a cuddle and making sure that they do to her satisfaction whatever they are there to do.

1996. Both much younger than today

She’s a Cornish Rex. She has just the “down hair” layer in her coat, without the other two thick glossy layers of fur that most cats have. In 1950 a mutant barn kitten was bred back to his mother, and the breed started. Keeping herself warm takes much energy – hence the big appetite and snuggle compulsion.

Not content with creating a mutant cat, breeders went a step further and created a Siamese marked version, which is how Nougat got her bright blue eyes, torti points and conversationalism. The variation is known as a Sirex …. Yup that’s where my profile name comes from.

Oh – and as this photo taken tonight shows, she writes all my blog posts:

Post 12 of the Β 30 posts in 30 days challenge.

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  7 Responses to “A post about my cat”

  1. sooo cute- lots of cuddles for nougat. She also is a lover of milk and yarn. Knitting with her on your lap is a complicated procedure. Is the next post going to be about the chickens??

  2. Nougat is beautiful – glad to see she’s totally au fait with the iPad.

  3. ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…. she is soooooo cute…. omggggg (I am still writing on my paper now at this hour but I can’t help but to spend a good 5 min looking at the pictures!!!)

    And yes, write something on your chickens too!!!!!!!

    (if there are duck down there are ‘cat down’ as well, learnt something new today)

  4. Hi Kathryn,

    I’ve just spent the last 30 mins reading your posts and catching up with your thinking. Very worthwhile it was too. Thanks for writing; you do it well. : )

    Jenny.

  5. haha – that’s how Caturday came about on my blog too!

    very adorable cat & interesting to know where your name came from πŸ™‚

  6. She is gorgeous! *sigh* miss having a pet around but we’re giving them a break at present. I love the pic of her writing your post. πŸ˜›

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