Friday, 3 February 2017

Fleabag Friday | Pixie & Pimms

It has been a while since there has been a #Fleabag Friday post here, and longer still since the feature was on cats. Today we get to enjoy the stories of Pixie and Pimms, owned by Victoria from the blog VictoriaaHelenn. Enjoy! 
Pixie & Pimms
Pixie & Pimms

Pixie, our first little fur baby, came to live with us in January 2012! She was a present from one of my mum’s college students, a surprised but not such a surprise. Her student had told mum that they had cats on offer and asked if she wanted one and of course she said yes. We’d wanted a cat for years but my dad wouldn’t have them and as he’d moved out by this point, we were ready. The student told my mum that the cat would be her Christmas present, so naturally she thought she was joking. The cat didn’t come before Christmas and it was looking less likely that we’d get her. But the first day back of the new school term the student turned up with Pixie. A very strange gift for a teacher, don’t you think?
Teachers Pet
Teachers Pet

My sister and I had no idea. I came home from school to the faint smell of poo and the utility door shut, but honestly I thought nothing of it! Then mum let out this gorgeous little 9 month old kitten who was so small, scared and looked rather ill. We instantly fell in love! Her original name was Sammy but we have a thing about giving human names to animals. So we racked our brains and I eventually came up with the name Pixie (mainly because I was thinking about how Pixie Lott’s real name is Victoria) and it’s stuck. We also call her “Cat”, “Squeak”, “Boofles”, “Pixiecat” and “Pix”.

She was a sickly cat for the first 6 months of having her. We had to give her plain rice and chicken for ages. It was quite sad to see as she wasn’t a bundle of energy like you’d expect a kitten to be. But that diet sorted her out and she became a big purry ball of fluff who gives you so much love and attention. I don’t know what I’d do without her. You're never alone. She likes to make sure that you're still alive and climbs all over you wanting cuddles. She also decided that she likes to sleep on my bed, so the majority of the time I'm at home she sleeps on my bed all night. I did a whole blog post on her “revising” during my a-level exams! (Read it here).

Pixie

Technically Pixie is a moggy, but she is partly Norwegian Forest! Which is why she is a very good tree climber, has very large ears and little tufts between her 'toes' (if that's the right word for it). This is the side of her that comes out most of the time. She likes to act like a dog and runs to see the post and to see you when you walk through the door. She is also attached to two toys. One called mousey and the other ratty. Both of which she carries around with her in her mouth and gives to us as a present, meowing so we know that she's brought it to us. Better than live ones of course. She is way too confident!! She just strolls up to the car when you return home and often you have to stop to let her in before continuing to park.

Pimms
Pimms
Back in September of last year, we decided that Pixie was getting a bit lonely. So Mum and my stepdad headed to the local Cat’s Protection and fell in love with Pimms, a 6 month old black kitten, full of beans and energy. The two cats together are known as P squared or Loopy and Loony!

We didn’t actually name this little kitten, but we loved it so we kept it. He was found with his sisters, abandoned under a hedge, but you wouldn’t know he was a rescue cat. He really is loopy. It’s quite nice seeing a kitten in this stage because we didn’t see it from Pixie. He is a moggy through and through. We don’t know much about his parentage. Pimms has some gorgeous brown stripes on his back. He has yet to grow into his tail and legs so is still rather clumsy! Like Pixie, he has some nicknames – Junior Squeak or Pimmy being the most used. He also gets very excited to see you and they both love treats!

Helping with the Housework
Helping with the Housework
I don’t know as much about Pimms yet as I do about Pixie, mainly because I’m away at uni. The two of them are apparently beginning to like each other. They will often play fight and show off to me especially when I’m home. Pixie especially sulks when I return home from uni. There are a couple of instances where they are cute and show their love for each other. Hopefully they’ll end up being best friends.


Pixie & Pimms

Having the cats has really helped me, especially with my anxiety! And I miss them so much when I’m not at home. They are bundles of joy and love (contrary to the stereotypes surrounding cats! Either that or mine are just special!) I’d love to live a day in a cat’s life and I can’t wait until I have my own.


Pimms

Pixie
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Thank you Victoria for sharing Pixie and Pimms stories. My dogs help with my anxiety too. Animals are so comforting and loving. I love this series but it cannot run without you lovely lot. 

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Helen x 


5 comments:

  1. Aww it's lovely seeing my two little kitties on the internet! :) Thank you for letting them be featured :) x

    Victoria | VictoriaaHelenn

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  2. It's great that they have helped you with your anxiety. They look cute x

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  3. Awww lovely. The name pimms is so cute. Glad they've helped with your anxiety x

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  4. My first cat's name was Sammy too! The names you have now chosen though are lovely too.

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  5. Those cats are too cute!!! I love all of these pictures, and such a lovely story too.

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