Sweater Cat

I’ve never been that person to dress my animals up in clothes. This is less about my wants and more about my pets being stubbornly opposed to having any kind of anything wrapped around them. That said, I decided to give it a try with Loki.

Being a Devon Rex, he is a little lacking in the fur department. Poor little guy gets so cold during winter. He basically doesn’t get out from under my blanket for the whole season!

I didn’t think he would be too happy about his new snazzy sweater, but after getting used to it, he is now the happiest warmest kitten in the world! As an added bonus, he gets super placid and cuddly when he wears it, which is always fun for me as he can usually be a big hyperactive! Everybody wins!

Mailbox Love

I won’t be offended if you don’t remember my Mailbox Love posts. I think its been at least a year since the last time I posted one… I should explain:

Mailbox Love was a term I coined a few years ago. I was trying to explain to one of my friends that they should send me physical mail when I moved interstate because ‘I love receiving mailbox love’. It ended up being a term I use a lot once I started shopping online and eventually became a semi-regular feature when I first started Kittenbear, where I would share items I bought as I received them.

Anyway, over the weekend I received a little ‘mailbox love’ so I thought it might just be time to start sharing my purchases again.

This beautiful necklace from Plastique arrived a few days ago. If you’ve been paying attention you’ll know, a couple of weeks ago I shared this ring in this collection. I bought this necklace around then, I couldn’t help but snap up a bargain while so many of the amazing designs were on sale. In my usual fashion, I had forgotten that it was coming so I was super stoked when it arrived.

The necklace is everything I hoped it would be. It’s a great statement piece but it’s not too overstated that it dominates the outfit. I can’t wait to wear it out so I can snap a couple of photos to show you.

I love receiving an item and finding that it is great quality and beautifully packaged, as this one was. Especially with online shopping, there’s nothing worse than receiving your purchase and feeling disappointed with the product you receive.

PS. As I was setting up to take these photos, Loki came over and sat down in my shots- obviously fascinated by my actions. I didn’t have the heart to move the inquisitive little guy.


Sometimes having a blog is like having an inseparable best friend. Someone you hang out with every day. And then you get busy, life gets in the way, and before you know it, it’s been longer than you thought and you realize you’ve been neglecting your very best friend. So this is me slinking back with my tail between my legs. I wish I could say that I had technical difficulties. That my laptop had a bag case of kitten-keys (See above), but in reality, it was just life in general. I love having a blog, but as it is something I do in my personal time, when I don’t have a lot of personal time my blogging suffers.

What I’m trying to say is, Thanks for being patient with me lovely readers :) Hopefully we are now back to our regularly scheduled programming.

Presents for Loki

Loki received a treat today: Cat Grass! (Aren’t I a good mum?) I randomly found it at the markets today and although I wasn’t sure if he’d like it or not, I figured for $5.00; he eats everything else - there’s a fair chance he’ll eat this too. I took the chance.
Took him about a minute to decide it was a good snack *phew!* I’ve never had cat grass before but I hear its good for indoor cats to give them added nutrients that they would normally get outside and for helping with their digestive system. There doesn’t seem to be any concrete information to say whether grass is needed or beneficial for cats, but  I’d rather Loki eat something harmless like grass than his usual snack of cords and sticky tape.

I split the bunch into two pots. My plan is to have one outside and one inside so I can alternate them when he eats it all and give the grass a chance to grow back. Have any of you tried cat grass or any of the cat related plants? What about catnip? Does it make your kitties go hyper? I’d love to get Loki some, but I shudder to think of him even MORE crazy than he already is!

Do the Loki-motion with me

I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my little pain in the butt recently, so I thought I’d answer a few questions and give you some info on the smallest, furriest man in my life…

I’ve always had lots of pets throughout my childhood, so when I moved out of home and into a rented house that didn’t allow pets, I really missed having some furry critters to come home too (housemates don’t count). So I devised a brilliant plan to get a pet. A hairless cat, I reasoned, would be a great selling point for low impact pets. I won my debate with the landlord to let me have a cat. It went something like “Can we have a cat?” “A cat?…. Sure. Just make sure you get the carpets cleaned before you move out”. Yeah. It was an epic argument, that’s for sure.

So, trust me, I chose the most expensive breed and had to drive 3 hours out of the city to get my cat. But that’s another story for another time.

I love love LOVE Loki. He is the most adorable, psycho, brilliant, stupid, hyperactive, stubborn and affectionate cat I have ever had. Sometimes all at the same time.

Funny Traits:
~ He hates closed doors. If a door is closed he needs to be on the other side of it. If you don’t latch the bathroom door, he will push it open and join you.
~ Loki loves cardboard. No Really, he has two cardboard boxes and he LOVES them! He rips them up and bits peices off and eats them. We have to watch him because he loves sticky tape just as much.
~ He’s gotten better, but when we first got him the damn cat ate everything! We went through three Wii Sensor bars after he ate the cords, I lost straps from my singlets, anything small enough to eat or chew on was lost.
~”Speaking” to us. Especially when he’s getting comfy he lets out these little chirp noises. Also, he has the loudest purr in the world. It’s hilarious.
Where did his name come from?
Honestly? It was just a name that I liked. If you want to get into the History behind the name, I know the name from one of three places:
1. Loki is the Norse God of Fire and Mischief, the latter actually being quite fitting for my cat.
2. The Comic book series Thor - Loki is the adopted brother of Thor and eventually his nemesis.
3. The movie Dogma - Loki is one of the two fallen angels who have taken it upon themselves to rid the world of ‘evil doers’
For me, it was one of the names that I liked for a cat when we got him, but it was more my backup name. After 2 days, it became evident that no other name we could think of really suited him, so Loki kind of won by default. I have no regrets though ;)
What kind of breed is Loki? Is he a Siamese?
Loki is a Devon Rex, kind of in the same family as a Spinx in that he has barely there fur. He is by no mean’s hairless, but the the fur that he does have is just ‘down’ fur or an undercoat. Its actually SUPER soft, and he does gets ‘shaggy’ in winter  - by which I mean his hair gets long enough for him to almost look like a regular cat, but it can be patchy and it has this fantastic curl to it. Loki has the Siamese colouring (making him whats called a Si Rex). During this time he does malt a bit, but still much less than a regular cat does.
I want to get a Devon Rex, are they good pets?
My advice about Devon Rex’s is, aside from costing from about $600-$700, they can be high maintenance. Loki is very self sufficient as most cats are, but he loves to be around people and he hates to be left alone. To this end he will cry outside the bathroom door if you leave him alone outside the room you’re in. He is prone to demanding attention, and will follow you around crying until he gets fed (and I mean relentlessly). They have a lot of energy and can be destructive, so toys and scratching posts are a must.
All of that said, they are super affectionate and loves pats and scratches. Loki curls up on mine or the boyfriend’s lap every night when we sit down to watch tv. They are really smart and can be taught tricks like you would a dog. Loki knows how to sit, and knows he has to sit down neatly before he will get his dinner every night.
They have loads of personality and will keep you entertained for hours. They love to get into any space that can hold them so shelves, boxes and drawers will be regular hiding places. They also love to be the highest point in the room and will go to great lengths to climb even people (they are known for sitting on peoples shoulders).
These are all just my experiences with the breed, you might have your own opinions. Either way, I love the breed and my little guy :)
More information about Devon Rex’s:

pretty pink

I slept in this morning as I’m still not fully better, but when I got up boyfriend and I did a huge clean of the house and now its all shiny and new so I don’t feel like I was too slack. I’m not going to lie to you guys, this is the cleanest the house has been in weeks! We’ve been so lazy lately and just been doing half cleans on the weekends, so its SO nice to have the house actually spotless! Every time the house is like this I tend to buy a bunch of flowers for our mantle. I’m such a girl. I love me a big bunch of flowers heehee!

Loki decided to investigate while I was taking photos, despite the fact he KNOWS he’s not allowed up there. Cheeky bugger.

God Dammit Loki! GET OFF!!!

On a side note, some of the flowers were too low in the bunch to fit in my vase, so I clipped them off and put them in a champagne glass (I don’t have a small vase) and put them in my room :) So cute! Do you like to have flowers for no reason?

Hide-and-Go-Seek Champion

I had intended to post about my ‘Cake in a Jar’ Debacle today, but managed to pull a muscle or something in my back and sitting at the computer kind of hurts so I’ll have to make this quick. I just wanted to share a story of something that happened:

Today was cold. REALLY Cold. I managed to escape relatively unscathed as I was in my warm office all day but the poor boyfriend and kitten were at home all day and our house is notorious for keeping the cold IN! To make matters worse for Loki, boyfriend had washed the bed sheets today so the little kitten had nowhere to cocoon himself all day to stay warm.

This is how I found my room when I got home:

Nothing to interesting you might think? So did I. That was until my folded up tracksuit pants started moving….
Yes. That’s right. Loki had found the one place in my room that could house him and therefore keep him warm and he was toasty warm under there. I don’t know how he got himself so perfectly hidden under there but I was truly impressed with his hide-and-go-seek skills!
Sorry about the shotty pictures, I had to snap them quickly before he was too disturbed and ran away. Cake Stories tomorrow!

Happy Weekend!

Today the boyfriend came home from the fruit market with something  for me that is entirely useless but apparently he HAD to purchase as he, and I quote, “knew you would totally love it.” Boy does he know me well:
Eeeeeeee! Teeny Tiny Pumpkin!!! I know this isn’t exactly a ground breaking blog topic, but look how freakin cute it is! Not really having Halloween in Australia, pumpkins are not something that I often have in my house (apart from roasted in the occasional dinner). I wish we did. Jack-o-lanterns look like fun to make.  Is it sad that I’m so entertained by a small vegetable?
Naturally I spent a good portion of the afternoon annoying Loki with it and taking photos. He was no where near as excited as I was about the pumpkin. In fact, even when I rolled it around the floor in a feeble attempt to get him to play with it, he just sat there looking at me like I was a complete idiot.  I’m pretty sure he wishes the boys would let me photograph them more so I would leave him alone.

Loki: 1, Dani: 0

There is a running argument in my house (and when I say argument, I mean I complain about it on a daily basis and the boys just kind of roll their eyes and occasionally reiterate their disagreement - something which they have already stated about a million times). Loki loves everybody else more than me.

Okay, well that’s probably not true, but he definitely loves my boyfriend more than me. Its infuriating! I love that stupid pest of a cat so much, not to mention the INSANE amount of money I spent on him (because I just had to have a devon rex) and the damn cat decides that he actually prefers the person who until we got Loki, didn’t even like cats! If we are sitting on the couch in the evenings, Loki will climb over me (usually ensuring that he steps all over my laptop on his way) to get to my boyfriend and curl himself up on him in the cutest way possible. Regardless of if there is actually space for him. Its sickening.

I’ll admit, my outrage is fueled more by pangs of jealously than actual ill feelings towards those two getting along. I secretly find it adorable.

Anyway, this said, Something has started happening every time I sit down… I’ll sit down for ‘just a minute’ to check my email or bank balance or something that I intend to only take 2 minutes before continuing on with whatever I am actually trying to achieve, and this happens:

Right now I was going to go and sort out the spare room, maybe tidy up a bit? Apparently not. How am I supposed to contend with cuteness of this magnitude? I try to move him and he makes squeaky little sad noises and curls himself further into a ball!

I think I’m losing this battle… but at least he loves me?

Hangin around

When I saw this picture of the kitty with the coat hanger on his head, I immediately thought of one I took of Loki a while back. He sat on the bed for so long with that coat hanger on his head, it was hilarious! However, Loki cannot compare to this guy with his hanger hat and cardboard box! I cant help but think he’s playing make-believe as a captain of a ship…