Puzzle feeders are a big thing with us – we love to eat treats, and if we can interact with people as well as get treats, then well, everyone wins!
You see, life can get pretty boring sleeping for 18 hours a day, when you’re not feeding or cuddling us, so it’s great to get some extra stimulation from a puzzle feeder – a puzzle feeder is something where we have to solve a challenge in order to get a treat, rather than bury our face in a food bowl!
The Dog Magic puzzle feeder is a 1 out of 3 on the difficulty scale, so it’s pretty easy! Basically, it’s prepared by putting a treat under each of the 9 plastic covers (shaped like a dog bone, ugh!) and then you have to lift up each one, and you get to eat the treat underneath! Cool eh? (um, or you can wear it on your head.)
So Daddycat made a video of Freya and Teego playing with the puzzle feeder. Chatzi was locked out of the room, as he’s too pushy, and he wanted to film a pair of NORMAL cats playing with it! He made such a racket trying to get back in, it’s quite funny!
So here is the video we made. If you want to buy one of these, you can click here to get it from Amazon, buy a Nina Ottosson Dog Magic Activity Toy from Amazon and if you click the link, Daddycat gets a very small percentage of the cost, but it’s up to you, you don’t have to or anything like that!
We had a lovely e-mail just before Christmas from Kirstyn Holgate, the pet portrait painter, offering to paint a portrait of Freya!
We hadn’t had an offer like that before, and didn’t really know what to say!
Of course, it was quite difficult to find the perfect picture, as you don’t get a second chance to have a portrait painted personally, and Freya doesn’t take bad pictures, so we had to pick one out of the 1000′s of perfect Freya pictures…. (**coughcough!!**)
We sent off a picture for her to paint, and waited for an email back containing our picture.
A while later, we got the shock of our lives, when a big parcel arrived at the door, and we discovered it was a hand painted picture, 14″ x 18″ – We’d only expected it to be a digital JPG picture or something, but it was a real painting on canvas!
Because Freya’s eyes are a bit weird (don’t tell her) in the picture we sent, we’d also included another picture showing the eyes as they should look (not so weird!)
I think she’s really captured Freya’s expression and eyes!
Also her fur in the picture is a little greyer, where in real life, Freya has more reddy/brown colouring, like in her back legs or paws in the picture. Kirstyn has really captured her real colouring too!
Overall, we’re thrilled with our painting, and couldn’t be happier with it.
You can contact Kirstyn at http://www.kirstynholgate.co.uk
or her facebook page is http://www.facebook.com/KirstynHolgate
(It’s worth a visit, as she sometimes does free giveaway competitions!)
Today I want to show you how well behaved Chatzi is.
Well, when I say well behaved, I mean well trained. He’s still as naughty as a bag of Badgers, but when he’s caught and told to do something, he does *exactly* as he’s told.
We made a film about his fantastic behaviour. The other day, Daddycat was in the kitchen, making something with our favourite, Salmon, and the naughty kitten jumped up and stole some of the Salmon!
This is what happened next….
Daddycat’s finished his new cat bahaviour film!
When Teego arrived, Daddycat made an amazingly successful cat behaviour film documenting Teego and Freya’s first week. Having done that, when Chatzi arrived, he took NINE HOURS of footage of Chatzi’s introduction, just in case!
So finally we’ve made episode1 of the second day of the introduction, with commentary on what’s going on.
We really hope you like it – if you do, please share it on Facebook or whatever with your friends!
Well, maybe they love to drink water!
Chatzi loves to splash his drinking water! At first, we gave Chatzi a normal kitty drinking bowl, and he has such a strange way to drink, that he would always knock it over and spill all the water without getting to drink any!
So now, he has his own swimming pool in the bathroom, and he can splash all he likes. He doesn’t seem to be splashing for fun – it’s like he’s trying to dig a hole, or another theory I’ve heard is that he’s scraping the leaves and dirt off the surface of the water?
As a special treat, sometimes we’ll put some water in the kitchen sink for him to splash around in, and this time Daddycat made a film of it!
Why do you think he’s scratching around? Does your cat do it too, or is it an unusual behaviour specific to Bengal or cats with wild ancestry?