Thursday, April 01, 2010


Signs of Spring...And Introducing Leo

It's starting to look quite flowery around here. The weather hasn't been very good this week, it's gone cold again. But our flowers are still coming out. We have bulbs out in pots on the patio...about time my mum got out there and did some weeding! She has two weeks' Easter holiday from school starting today, so I can help her do some gardening. This photo below was taken this time last year. The flowers are almost the same. That pink camellia isn't quite out yet, we think the cold weather has put it off, but the forsythia is very yellow again. The birds have been tweeting like mad. Last week there was a fox in my garden. It sat on the patio for ages and stared at me through the window. I stared back. Then it left.
Of course, it's not just foxes and birds who visit my garden. My friends will remember that my garden is infested with Evil Intruder Cats, such as that pesky Marmite who tries to catch newts in my pond. Well, we have a new Evil Intruder Cat. Or maybe he only counts as half an intruder, because he's still pretty small. I will explain.

Our next door neighbours have a tuxie kitty, Juliet. I showed a picture of her a long time ago. She is quite a shy kitty but can often be seen sitting on my wall, like this.
A few weeks ago, Juliet's humans got her a little brother. His name is Leo. Soon after he arrived, he escaped out of their house when they opened the door, and ran into our house. He was a tiny little ginger furball and made my mum go SQUEEEEEE very loudly as she was returning him to the neighbours. (I made her take him back, there's only room for one ginger mancat in this house!) After this adventure, Leo's humans kept him indoors, but now he is a bit bigger he is starting to explore their garden...and our garden! He comes and pesters my mum when she is out in the garden and lies on her shoes and plays cute. He is a lot bigger than he was, but still quite small.

Here he is trying to get MY mum's attention by playing cute.
Even though he is small, I will admit he has a good pair of lasers on him.
I think our neighbours' garden is too tidy, he likes coming over to play Jungle Kitten in ours.
I'll admit he is a friendly little dude, but he needn't make himself too comfortable in my garden, even though he is a fellow Gorgeous Ginger I will still chase him off if I need to! But he's still little, so I've been nice so far. After all, he's a Mancat-In-Training and could probably benefit from listening to my advice...

Well, Leo is quite a handsome guy!! Maybe you and he can become friends, Eric...or then again, maybe not!!

Your flowers are pretty!! Your spring is much further along than ours...our forsythia isn't even yellow yet!
omc!!! It's a fox!!
Leo is purrty cute. Maybe yoo could share yoor garden wif him as a brofur...he wouldn't be eating yoor food or anything so it would be a really good arrangement.
All kinds of fun stuff going on in your garden... we agree little Leo is strikingly cute!
Leo is a cutie! I think you should definitely take him under your paw and teach him how to be a mancat.
Leo is a cutie. Tell him to stay away from that fox!
He looks a bit like me! Except he has a white bib. Derby and I are getting along, maybe you could open up to him Mr Fat Eric! Teach him to be a good ginger cat.

The fox is scary, but the little kitty is scarier in its own way.

"Cute" is hard ta fight...
Leo is adorable!!

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids
Oh dear! You never know, it might be good to have a little friend.
Oh how cute. We think yoo should make it a mission to show him the ropes ~ you know, one fella ginger to another.
Young Leo is definately looking for you to mentor him in the art of ginger mancatliness Eric. You'd better take on the role, just think how dreadful it would be if young Leo was tutored by the rude lad Marmite!

Happy Easter to you all

Schlurps from

(and Gerry and Whicky too)
He is awful cute!
Young Leo is a real cutie, a handsome mancat-in-training. We're sure you could mentor him, Eric!
P.S. That fox was cool! Best you keep away from him or her, though!
If you tell Leo that Marmite is not welcome in your garden and if he keeps watch and tells you when he is about you will teach him everything he needs to know about being a great man cat like you.
Leo is cute, but we are mostly impressed by that fox. He looks quite plump and well fed.
Leo is very cute but we are sure he could benefit from some mancatly advice while he is still training. It definitely would be better for you to show him the ropes. Just imagine if he were to get lessons from Marmite!
Quite the busy life you lead...but with critters out there, it's good your mewmie keeps you under supervision, right?!
Hi Eric!

You have a very interesting garden, and oh so pretty! Lots of friends come by and visit ... we were intrigued by Mr.Fox. Leo and Juliet are so cute. We hope you can become good friends with Leo...

Leo looks lovely but I agree there is only room in your house for one big man cat. I keep telling Birks there isn't even room in our house for one man cat but he won't listen. Oh well. Happy Easter and Happy Spring.
Birks sends his purrs to you all too but I am not very happy with him as he woke me up this morning at 4 am for a game of chase. The humans had to shut us in separate rooms to stop the mayhem. FAZ
Happy Eester Fat Eric!
Happy Easter.
Owr mom went squeeeeee too jus from lookin at da new dude. He's a Ginger Tuxie! How cute is dat? Yoo could haf a garden party wif all yur new neighbor cat furriends.
Leo is quite the darling! You could make this a good chance to teach him the ways of being a mancat since Juliet will only teach him girl stuff. They both probably like to come over because your garden is so full and lovely!
That little fox is kind of intriguing. We have lots of red foxes nearby but have never seen one up close.
Juliet & Leo look like nice neighbors.
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