Michelle’s Weekly Pet Challenge: A Life of Roses and White Linen for a Gypsy.

My sister has had Gypsy for fourteen years. This little rescue kitten really hit the jackpot when she found her new home. Any and every chair or sofa is her exclusive domain, should she decide to stretch out for a siesta.

Life is just a bed of roses.

Life is just a bed of roses.

Occasionally she may move onto the coffee table, and just sit there with that sphinx-like expression on her face, daring anyone to tell her to move.

I'm so inscrutable, so don't you dare tell me to get off here.

I’m the inscrutable one, so don’t you dare tell me to get off here.

Should there be too many visitors cluttering up her territory in the outdoor entertainment area, she will quietly move to the comfort of  one of the white chairs in the lounge; not strictly allowed, but who’s going to notice when there’s so much eating, wine drinking and conversation going on out there?

I just adore white upholstery.

Purrfect! I just adore white upholstery. Zzzzzzz

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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.

Toffee

Toffee

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

Vanilla

Vanilla

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.

Ravioli

Ravioli

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

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

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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?

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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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