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Thyme Machines Weekend Retreat 2012

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012
Rogues Galley

The Rogues Gallery

I have just about recovered from the weekend retreat in Derby so thought I would just make a quick post about the event..

For those who do not know what on earth I am talking about it is a crafting/ digital cutting weekend organised by Dawn of Thyme Graphics and a fairly intensive 3 days of classes covering a wide range of techniques and projects to make using a Cougar or Silver bullet cutter.

The event was held at The Lawns Hotel in Derby and attended by.. let me count.. twenty of the crazy people who frequent the lovely chaotic mess that we call the Thyme Machines Forum

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Toshi visits the waterfall

Friday, July 2nd, 2010

Toshi visits Anchor FallsToshi has been really good walking on a leash so I decided to take him to the falls on the river White Cart to see his reaction.

The journey there was not uneventful, it was a really hot day and I passed a lot of offices on route where the doors were open to let some air in. Of course Toshi decided to run into each and every one of them! All the office workers left their desks to have a closer look and pet him, which of course made him more determined to get into the next open door LOL

As is becoming the normal everyone in the street also had to come over and see him close up, if I had a quid for every time I have heard ‘I have never seen such a gorgeous cat’ all my financial worries would be over.

When we got to the falls there were several guys fishing, they all had to pet him and ask about his breed etc, one guy in particular was really interested and I spent a good half hour chatting with him about cats & dogs and pedigree breeding issues.

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Toshiaki Has Arrived

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Toshi - 27/06/2010Towanreef Prince Toshiaki (Toshi) arrived home on Friday 25th June 2010, waaahooo.

The journey back to Paisley from the other side of Aberdeen was a noisy one, Toshi was not at all happy about being confined to a carrier and constantly let us know. After about 30 minutes on the road we let him out of the carrier to see if that would settle him but it really made little difference.

We stopped off for a bite to eat 2/3 of the way home and let Toshi explore the car, he did settle a bit better after that but still regularly complained.

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Cat Walking Jacket Harness – With your cats name too

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

I have made a few posts about Spike and his leash training lately which mention a walking jacket/ harness I made for him.

Well just in case you are interested in leash training your cats I am making and selling the walking jacket harness’s on my other website www.happyhousecats.co.uk

They are available in a choice of fabrics for both the inside and outside of the jacket – they are reversible and can be worn either way out – and you can also have you cats name put on the jacket in a wide range of colours including chrome and sparkle effects (adds some bling to your cats attire)

I think you will find them very reasonably priced at £12-50 each, and postage is charged at cost with no packing/ handling fees added to boost the price – in the UK £0-66 covers 2 jackets.

I will deliver pretty much world wide and payment accepted via Paypal & Credit/ Debit cards (Paypal account is not required to pay via cards)

Get further details on the Walking Jackets page.

Spike visits Barshaw Park for the first time

Saturday, June 12th, 2010

Spike's first visit to Barshaw ParkWhile Spike has been serving 3 months solitary confinement for smuggling corona virus I decided to make him a walking jacket harness and take him outside on a leash, he cannot go out unsupervised because he has absolutely no road sense what so ever and the last time he was out got ran over.

Well he took to the leash quite well, starting off in the back garden within 10 minutes of first putting the jacket on and lately I have been taking him just up the street to a children’s play area. He wont walk up the street but now he has got used to the play area he walks quite nicely round there.

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Spike gets a ‘Get out of jail free card’

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Spike's first visit to Barshaw ParkI took Spike and Loula to the vet on Wednesday to have another Corona Virus serum test done. I had both tested despite Loula being negative at the first test just in case she contracted the virus in the week or so before having them tested.

I got the results on Friday and it was great news, both of them are now sero negative with a Corona Titre of zero, needless to say I had the bedroom door open and Spike back into the living room before the vet even finished speaking.

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Latest news on Simba and Cocoa with video

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

We went to see Simba again last week and pleased to report he is doing very well, he is growing fast and becoming quite the mischievous little monkey :)

The reason for the visit was twofold, obviously we went to see Simba but Tricia also wanted to have a look at a wee seal lynx bengal kitten. Tricia had sent me a link to look at his photo a couple of times over the previous week and I knew she was going to buy him despite all the protests to the contrary 😀

So all the way to Strathaven The conversation was “I am not buying him I just want to see him and I will decide once I have seen how Simba is when I get him home” to which the reply was “Yeah right, everyone knows you are buying him so why bother denying it” repeated over and over again..

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Video of Simba & Georgie now available

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I have finished editing the video shot when Tricia and I went to see Simba the other day, check it out below :)

Visited Simba today, new photos available

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Simba - 6 Weeks OldTricia and I went to see Simba today so I took the opportunity to get some photos of him.

Simba is now 6 weeks old so he is getting very active to say the least LOL He was a little shy to start with but after a couple of minutes he was running around and getting into mischief like all good Bengal kittens should.

We were introduced to Simba’s half sister Georgie who is a lovely wee girl. Georgie and Simba’s dad is Champagne Charlie but they have different mums, but as Simba’s mum only had one kitten in her litter – Simba – Georgie was fostered by Simba’s mum to give Georgie’s mum a bit less work to do.

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Spike has Feline Corona Virus

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Spike At The ParkPoor Spike has contracted feline corona virus :(

He almost certainly picked it up from Clawdius before Clawdius developed FIP, but Spike is a fit & healthy adult cat so the risk of him developing FIP are quite small.

When Clawdius was confirmed to have FIP I decided I needed to get Spike and Loula tested for corona virus because obviously I don’t want Toshi to end up getting infected – Kittens are at particular risk of CV mutating to the form which causes FIP and especially when they are stressed such as after being re-homed.

So I bundled them both into carriers and took a trip to the vet to get bloods taken. Loula wasn’t really that bothered about the procedure, although I felt a little uncomfortable seeing them having blood taken straight from the jugular :O

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