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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #269 on: December 14, 2015, 21:20:06 PM »
I finally got the presents out of the bags and wrapped, so Bramble and Lily have a bag each.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #268 on: December 14, 2015, 15:06:09 PM »
 :naughty:  one of mine loves bags as well!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #267 on: December 14, 2015, 14:35:02 PM »
I finished my Christmas shopping today, mostly presents, very little food. I just managed to put the food away, when Lily decided to lie on the shopping bags. She always does, but she usually waits until they're empty!


Of course, Bramble had to have a nose too.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #266 on: December 09, 2015, 16:44:38 PM »
One of my cats was very well known at the local train station, underground etc.  In the last 6 months of her life, she not only followed me to the station, onto the train, she then followed me to the underground along the district line to Chelsea.  She would hang around all day and then do the return journey.  I had to loose 4 days leave, eventually just put her on the train back with the guard to put her off at Bexley etc.

The train station people were heart broken when she finally passed away from a stroke.  The vet thought she was having her last swing before retiring.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #265 on: December 09, 2015, 16:19:11 PM »
If I have an appointment, or need to catch a bus, I have to leave the house 20 minutes early, just so I can walk her back home.
She doesn't always follow me though, so sometimes I find myself waiting around for ages!

I'm gradually putting decorations on the tree, a few at a time. Still no trouble from Lily, though she did go for the tinsel when I took it out of the box! That's over an entrance from the living room to the kitchen. It's a wide doorway, but there's no door, so I'll be hanging Christmas cards up there too. Cards are another target for Lily, she likes to pretend to fight them, and then chew the corners!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #264 on: December 09, 2015, 16:04:33 PM »
Andrew talked too soon LOL

She is just gorgeous and typical cat  ;D

I used to have loads of cat visirors thro my flap in London and one used to follow me down the road when going to mwork and the number of times I missed the train cos of having to walk him home again!!!!!!!!!!

I lived close to the London Brighton Rd and didnt want him going that far.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #263 on: December 09, 2015, 06:42:40 AM »
Aw Dave, that's lovely - but as you say - worrying too.

We used to have a little cat, Flynn - he was the dilute ginger tabby - and he used to wait for me coming home from work, run down the back lane to greet me then dance back to the house with me in tow.   :evillaugh:

Am well impressed with that picture of her on the washing airer   ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #262 on: December 09, 2015, 03:59:20 AM »
Lily has another habit, which is both infuriating and endearing at the same time.
Just like several other people, I have cats who sit at the window as they leave. Not Lily! If there's someone in the house, she has access top outside, and more than once I've tried to walk to town, only to have to turn back because Lily tries to follow me. There are too many busy roads for me to let her follow me for too long.
I've also frequently found her waiting at the end of the road when I come home, which is less worrying! When she sees me she runs alongside, stopping to let me catch up, then running again.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #261 on: December 09, 2015, 03:46:41 AM »
Everyone seems to like her. She's very popular with my neighbours, who look forward to seeing her when she turns up for her many breakfasts every day.
I think she might be part hobbit!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #260 on: December 09, 2015, 03:41:21 AM »
Wise 'IT' cat!

I don't know what it is about your Lily. I find her such a gorgeous cat. Maybe I'm soft for grey tabbys.  :Luv2:
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #259 on: December 09, 2015, 03:27:08 AM »
Lily's latest favourite place is on top of my computer, probably for the warmth.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #258 on: December 06, 2015, 03:48:01 AM »
Great photo Dave, can't wait to see the ones with the baubles!!  :rofl:
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #257 on: December 05, 2015, 19:45:43 PM »
I dread to think what Lily will do when the decorations go on. Luckily I started from scratch when I moved, and got unbreakable ones.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #256 on: December 05, 2015, 19:43:43 PM »


Love the pics Dave, Lily is gorgeous  :Luv: :Luv: :Luv: :Luv:

My two are ignoring the tree at the moment, they've had their fun catnapping santa and a bear  ;D ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #255 on: December 05, 2015, 01:07:05 AM »
I was going to put some tinsel on the tree last year, but she pounced on it as soon as I took it out of the box! It ended up over a door. I had to keep moving it higher and higher, until she couldn't find a way to reach it!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #254 on: December 05, 2015, 00:58:48 AM »
she is waiting for things that shine and dangle  ;D ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #253 on: December 04, 2015, 21:10:22 PM »
Yes, I thought I'd put it up early, to get Lily used to it, and leave decorating it until later. She's taken no notice of it, of course!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #252 on: December 04, 2015, 21:02:22 PM »
Yes that would be good................do you have a tree up  :evillaugh: :evillaugh:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #251 on: December 04, 2015, 21:00:56 PM »
I'll try and get a video next time, to catch her gymnastics properly.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #250 on: December 04, 2015, 20:39:04 PM »
Wot you caught me.................I didnt do noffin !

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #249 on: December 04, 2015, 11:26:15 AM »
 :rofl:  My old cat Chloe used to do something similar with wardrobe hangers, at one point I found asleep across a dozen or so, it amazes me what cats find comfy.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #248 on: December 03, 2015, 20:45:51 PM »
Lily was in a particularly boisterous today. Her balance is pretty good, though she nearly fell off the clothes horse while she chased her tail!










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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #247 on: November 26, 2015, 19:51:02 PM »
Calicos are called that here too now and Sasa is one, they are just beautiful and often have a dark mask across eyes which she does and her kitten Callie and sista  on Purrs lol, Forgotten name at mo of sista cat  :-[

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #246 on: November 26, 2015, 18:32:00 PM »
Hi Katie, how's Indie?

I didn't know either, until recently, how many varieties of tortoiseshells there were.

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #245 on: November 26, 2015, 18:15:42 PM »
Sue that's fascinating, I didn't know that torties are almost always females and that Indies colouring is called calico in the US. I also didn't know there are so many recognised varieties, just amazing!

Thanks for that, my first lesson of the day.

Hi Dave !   ;D
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #244 on: November 26, 2015, 07:35:04 AM »
Yes, beautifully illustrative Dave.   :wow:  STunning display of colour and pattern on her coat.

We had a dilute ginger tabby who was almost a pale pink - he was stunning, too.   :Luv:

Katie - this is a really good explanation of cat colours:

http://messybeast.com/colour-charts.htm

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #243 on: November 26, 2015, 01:46:43 AM »
The colours are so dilute they aren't always obvious. Good strong sunlight (now only a memory!) brings out the ginger that's lost in colder light, as in this photo from last month:


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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #242 on: November 26, 2015, 01:31:36 AM »
Andrew dilute torties are gorgeous, pale grey/blue, pink/ginger, and grey. Have only seen them calico style. They are all in pastel colours  :Luv2: :Luv2:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #241 on: November 25, 2015, 21:34:34 PM »
A cat is a cat to me.  :sneaky: Sometimes, though, it's necessary to describe them, such as when they go missing.
I only really noticed the term "dilute tortoiseshell" the first time I took Lily to the vet, and at least two of the nurses there couldn't agree about her colour!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #240 on: November 25, 2015, 21:20:05 PM »


Gorgeous mogs  :Luv: :Luv:

Never heard the term dilute tabby or tortie. A tabby is a tabby and a tortie is a tortie to me  ;D

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #239 on: November 25, 2015, 18:35:00 PM »
Well I have never seen a dilute tabby only a dilute tortie  :-[

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #238 on: November 25, 2015, 17:35:18 PM »
I didn't even realise you could get a dilute anything!  :rofl:
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #237 on: November 25, 2015, 15:39:28 PM »
definately a dilute something but need to see more of her and a bit bigger  ;D ;D

I love  dilute torties

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #236 on: November 25, 2015, 09:49:50 AM »
She's beautiful! And I definitely think she's more tabby than tortie  :Luv2:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #235 on: November 24, 2015, 21:13:34 PM »
I'd definitely have her as dilute tabby.  She's stunning.  And definitely stripey

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #234 on: November 24, 2015, 21:09:10 PM »
I'm still not entirely sure how to describe Lily's markings. Some say she's a dilute tortie (and she has the tortie character!), others say she has faint tabbie markings. In some lighting conditions, at first glance, I can't tell which one has just run past, unless the bell on Lily's collar rattles!

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #233 on: November 24, 2015, 20:51:40 PM »
That little silver face, it's just gorgeous!  :Luv2:

Looking at your other photos, I didn't realise what beautiful markings Bramble has, stunning.
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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #232 on: November 24, 2015, 18:15:08 PM »
She has her head screwed on right  :Luv2: :Luv2:

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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #231 on: November 24, 2015, 15:32:58 PM »
Oddly, Lily doesn't bother much with shopping bags when they're full, but once they're empty, they're hers!




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Re: Meet Lily!
« Reply #230 on: November 17, 2015, 18:59:40 PM »
I love them and they look so peaceful and relaxed  ;D ;D

 


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