Sunday, 5 February 2012

Kitties First Snow!!

Hi everyone, we're so sorry that we haven't been around much lately and miss you all. My new job has started which is keeping me busy, so I've had to take the decision that when I'm at home I'll spend less time on the laptop and more time with the kitties atop my lap!!

...but I can never stay away for long!!

So what's being going on in the world of Kitcaboodles? Oh nothing too much really, other than:
- I'M AN AUNTIE!! On the 22nd January my sister finally gave birth to a healthy bouncing baby boy, Harry. They live in Liverpool which is about 4 hours away, so I'm excited as I will finally get to meet him next weekend.
- WE'RE MOVING! My husband and I both commute to work and have decided it's all getting a bit much so we're going to move closer to the city. The estate agents have been around and now it's just a case of finding some time to sell our house and buy another - it sounds so easy when you say it fast!

What's that? You'd rather hear about Mr D and Sookie? Of course you would! Well they've got news too... it's finally SNOWED!!

The week before my husband and I married in February 2009 we had some of the heaviest snowfall that I could ever remember. Britain is not good at dealing with snow and it grinds everything to a halt, so we were pretty worried that there would be no one at the wedding. Luckilly it cleared for the big day!

A year later we brought home Mr Darcy, our first anniversary present to each other and it snowed pretty much exactly the same time as the year before. Of course he wasn't allowed out into the garden at that stage, so he just watched it from the safety of the doorway.

Last night, we had heavy snow for the first time in a few years. I had wondered if it would happen because our anniversary is nearly here again. Mr Darcy and Sookie were beside themselves, they've never seen so much white and kept putting a few paws out the cat flap and then retreating back inside. At regular intervals in the night they also woke me up, I think this was to let me know that they were waiting to go out. So this morning I pulled on my wellies, opened the doors wide and let them have an adventure!

Mr Darcy: "I'm not too sure about this Sookie, it looks all strange..."
Sookie: "Oh you're such a scaredy cat Darcy. I'm going to investigate."
Sookie: "Oooh my paws keep sinking..."
Sookie: "...but it's fun, c'mon Mr Darcy get out here!!"
Mr Darcy: "Okay okay I'm out. I'm staying here though, this is weird."
Sookie: "Nah follow me Mr D it's fine..."
Sookie: "...and the snow tastes good too!"
Mr Darcy: "Geez you're so pushy Sookie!!"
Sookie: "The word you're looking for is motivational!"

To be continued...


Cory said...

Um...if you handsome boys want to come warm your paws over at our place...we wouldn't exactly object or anything...we've got 5 girls here. The boys can just go watch football...


Cory, Ellie, Cecilia, Bennette and Jonesie

Katie Isabella said...

You are so handsome. Wanna come visit me? I hear I'm a beautiful Tuxie. xoxoxox

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Brrr, your snow looks cold. We had rain here which turned into ice and made our feet slide everywhere.
Concats to your mum's sister on her baby.We hope everything goes well with the house hunting and the M word.

Gigi said...

HM King Spitty graciously accepts your paw smooch and grants you an unconditional pardon for your negligence of cat blogging duties.

He is envious of that fun-looking white stuff and wishes to pay a Royal Visit to go exploring with you.

P.S. Is it redundant, he wonders, to say HM King Spitty? Would it be more correct to simply say HM Spitty? He appeals to you as the ultimate authorities on correct usage of the Royal Titles.

Whisppy said...

Look at all that snow! We would love some snow here to leave OUR pawprints in.

Gigi said...

Well! You see, King Spitty *was* using HRH when someone informed him that HRH was for PRINCES and HM was for KINGS. But now, he wonders? Since you are far more familiar with the intricacies of Royal Address, we will revert to the use of HRH!!
The King is licking the royal lips at the sound of Cream Cakes.

Purrfect Haven said...

gorgeous shots - marvelous. loved the one with tongue! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Dachshund Nola said...

Welcome back and congrats on baby and new job! The kitties look a bit worried about the snow
Dachshund Nola

SeaThreePeeO said...

You're braver then us!

tubby3pug said...

The kitties look even more beautiful then usual in the snow.

Mariodacat said...

Loved seeing all your pawprints at the end. Congratulations to your oomans on the new job, new house, new lifestyle, wow- everything. I'm so glad they don't have to get new kitties tho cuz we'd really miss you two.

Tamago said...

Glad to see you back :-) I hope your busy days will settle down soon!
Congratulations on a new baby for your sister! It's fun to be an aunt. How exciting you will get to meet him next weekend!

It looks so cold there! Mr Darcy and Sookie are very cute playing in a snow. And eating it...he he,Sookie, you are so funny! I love the paw prints on a snow :-)
Stay warm, dear friends!

Kjelle Bus aka Charlie Rascal said...

LOVE the pictures on you two out in the snow !
Here in south Sweden where I live we have some snow now too that I have been out in for a quick walk in.
This weekend it has been very cold , this morning it was -19 Celsius = BRRRR !!!

Sparkle said...

You two actually look like you are enjoying yourselves (yes, even you, Mr. Darcy)! I don't think I would like snow much - I am a southern California kitty, so I have never seen it!

ellie said...

Congratulations on becoming an auntie! Sounds like you've been very busy. Mr Darcy and Sookie look beautiful in the snow :) We kitties found it strange too the first time we saw the white fluffy carpet which was cold for our pawsies!!

Annie Bear said...

Oh my goodness. So much going on with you guys! Congrats on becoming an auntie and the new job and a new house! I totally understand about wanting to spend what little time you do have at home with the kitties.

I heard it snowed there. The kitties are so brave. I love their paw prints. Lucy and Simba did NOT like snow. Sookie and Mr. Darcy look like such beautiful snow kitties!

Bengal Business said...

Hi There nice to meet you! We are Lars and Odin 2 Bengal Cats from Holland! We love your bloggy so we are following you now and can't wait furr more adventures!
Purrs Lars and Odin

Quill and Greyson said...

Lots of exciting changes! Big loads of luck on it all!

mel said...

Congrats & good luck with all of your new adventures!

These photos were just adorable :]

Fr. Tom Fishworthy said...

Adorable, and yes, we have missed you all! Good luck in your new job and the house sale.

What beautiful kitties against the snow! Mom Julie's heart is racing!

Mr. Darcy & Sookie, ending the post with your pawprints was so cute!

Tom, Mom Julie & Mittens

Marg said...

It sure sounds like Mom's plate is really full right now. We really enjoyed those pictures of you two in the snow. Too cute. This was a really fun post. You two kitties are a riot. Take care.


Oh that is all such exciting news! Congratulations to your sister on the baby. That is fabulous.

Glad everything is working out so well for you.

Now Mr Darcy and Sookie are gorgeous out in the snow and we can see that they had a grand time in it.

meowmeowmans said...

There sure has been a lot going on there! Congratulations to your sister. :)

We love the pictures of you kittehs in the snow!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

congratulations on being an Auntie, congratulations on your new job, congratulations on moving! Wow you have some MAJOR life-changing events going on right now, no wonder you have no time!

We love LUNA said...

omigod, lots of snow and so great news!
All the best to your life, and always good energies!ConCATulations for the new job!

Tooki said...

They look so adorable on that snow and that's a lot of major changes in your life! Hope all your wishes come true, take care!

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

Wow, that's a lot of big news! Congrats on becoming an auntie, on your new job and best of luck for a quick home sale. May you find the purrfect home for you and the cats!
Fabulous snow shots of Darcy & Sookie.
We have lots of news too.

Rumpydog said...

I am jealous! I don't have any snow! *pout*

Gigi said...

Hi Kitties! I misses you! Tell your Human to sit down and post for you or there won't be any more snuggles for her! Hope you are all well and warm XOXO

Oskar said...

What a great adventure for the kitties. They sure are beautiful!

Nubbin wiggles,

Anonymous said...

Oh how cute. You guys made me smile today. I really needed that too. We just love you guys so much.

Your friends,

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Gigi said...

Yoo-hoo! Still miss you kitties! Hope Spring is springing there and that it will make your Human feel like helping you blog ;-)

Mr Puddy said...

OMC ! First time I thought I'm the worst one !
WHERE YOU BEEN ? But thanks so much to stop by.
I hope you two and your family are doing good
And have a great time
Miss You too

Ps : now I only post on some weekend

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