Ravioli stars for Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

I have just spent a week with my daughter in Johannesburg. She has two dogs called Toffee and Vanilla, who both like a quiet life, most of the time, except when the refuse guys arrive to collect the trash. Then they rise to the occasion and howl like wolves at full moon. Toffee shouldn’t really be a howler, but Vanilla has trained her sister well.



Vanilla is quite timid and very affectionate, and if one should lavish any attention on her, ToffeeΒ flavoured jealousy will immediately rush up and try to bite her on the nose.



Ravioli the cat is the Queen of the house, and has everything nicely worked out. She is very disdainful of the dogs who have to lie on the floor, and are not allowed on the furniture at all. She on the other hand, has an endless choice of comfortable places where she can while away her day, usually following the sun around the house. Even I am not allowed to put my feet on the coffee table, but not a word is said when she stretches herself out in this hallowed place.



She is very partial to a nice soft cushion, and gets very miffed if a mere person should want to sit on it.


This is her favourite, because it tones well with her colouring.


If we’re going to be eating Al Fresco, she will make sure that she reserves her seat before anyone else gets there. Who would be so heartless as to wake up a snoozing cat?


Just before we left to come home, I tapped on the window to wave a friendly goodbye, but there was no smile for me, just that “How dare you disturb me when I’m doing my ablutions?” look.


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100 comments on “Ravioli stars for Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge

  1. Funny, funny. Miss Ravioli did look a little perturbed. πŸ™‚ Cats are something else. I’d like to know how they pull it off being so small, but they are queens. πŸ™‚

  2. Cats never seem too keen to smile I’ve found Sylvia … but make us smile … Dogs on the other hand seem to be able to do both !

  3. Ha!
    We only have one fur-child. He thinks he’s king of the castle. And – that’s ok. Because we know that he’s really not – LOL

    BTW – Love the names – especially Ravioli. How did they pick that name for the cat?

    • Thanks, RoSy. I have no idea why the cat got called Ravioli, but when we were out at an Italian restaurant the other night, both grandchildren ordered ravioli, so maybe that explains the name. πŸ™‚

  4. Just wonderful, the cat always rule the world .. *smile
    Nice names on them all too – had two cats once … their name was Whiskey and Zoda. I adore tabby cats … and I would like a dog again, had one ages ago – Lilleman (little man) … but it’s not fair against them, when being away and travelling so much still, but one day … a westie.

    • I also love your two cats’ names, Viveka. πŸ™‚ We also can’t have pets any more because of our travelling and no-one to look after them for months on end. The Westie dogs are cute and so little that you could almost tuck one into your handbag. πŸ˜€

  5. Having two dogs is so much fun, as they do play off each other. I can’t imagine adding a cat to the mix in my household! Cute story and pics!!
    P.S. Toffee and Vanilla are perfect pet names, although typing them made my mouth water a little bit. πŸ™‚

  6. Ravioli followed by sticky Toffee pudding and Vanilla ice-cream. Guess we all know what your grandchildren like to eat πŸ™‚ (We did once have a cat called Treacle!)

  7. I thimk what u need is another ..aminal…one that’ll hang with Vanilla ya can call Fudge LoL πŸ™‚ or another to hang with ravioli you could call “O” πŸ™‚ all in fun have a great day, what a wunderful place u have there… πŸ™‚ Q

  8. “Ravioli the cat is the Queen of the house, and has everything nicely worked out.”

    Show me a cat that doesn’t! πŸ™‚

  9. Ravioli looks so much like my HRH! wow. He is also quite full of himself (I say that lovingly πŸ™‚ ) Thanks for the lovely entry, ad. I have an “inlink” widget that I’m using now; if you could please add your link to it. It’s at the bottom of my last pet challenge post πŸ™‚ ❀

    • Yes, you’re right about these two looking very alike. They could be brother and sister. πŸ™‚ I’ve just tried the ‘inlink’ thingy a few times, but it doesn’t want to load up for me. I’ll try again later. xx

  10. You can clearly see who is the boss in the house Sylvia and what a cute name for her as well. Great shots and they are all so adorable! I can see they get lots of love. Thanks for sharing. πŸ˜€ β™₯ Hugs β™₯

  11. Well loved and looked after pets, as these most surely are , always rule the house!
    Mine do the same thing and I would not have it any other way!

    Thanks for the great post as always.

    Take care

  12. grandi immagini di amore e serenitΓ 
    perchΓ© ravioli? Γ¨ forse un gatto di origine italiana? ha ha
    grazie Sylvia e felice giorno

    great images of love and serenity
    because ravioli? It is perhaps a cat of Italian origin? ha ha
    Thanks Sylvia and happy day

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