8 things I like best about my cats

I know I post a lot about my kitties on social media, and sneak in the odd picture of them here, but I thought it might be time for a little round up?

I say that as though it’s YOU who wants to see them, rather than me that wants to look at them. I woke up this morning though feeling a teeny bit fraught, after having those flustered dreams where you’re trying to do something and it never works, so I thought this might be soothing.

We’ve had the cats for less than three months, and yet I can’t imagine life without them. I always knew I was a cat person, but I had no idea that I was going to love them quite so much. I mean properly, like they are real life babies. (Which I DO know they aren’t, but it would be awful wouldn’t it to go to work knowing your seven month old baby was just playing in the street on their own??)

Inevitably, my camera roll is now about 87% cat, and so I had a look through and picked out some of my favourites – photos that capture certain things I love about my cats.

I love how my cats tesselate

The first picture is actually a pair.

I peered over the edge of the sofa to look at (one of) the cats’ beds, because I heard little kitty noises. Endeavour was asleep, looking very cosy.

cat asleep

Literally two minutes later I had another peep.



cat asleep

I love their paws

Enough said.

cute cat paws

I love it when they stretch out really long

Seriously, how long are cats?? It’s nuts. I swear in the night sometimes it feels like they are the actual width of a double bed. I love it when cats stretch out so long you can barely see their feet.

cat stretched out long

I love it when they are over ambitious

I have a double mattress propped up on its end in my spare room at the moment and a couple of nights ago Endeavour climbed right up to the top. You could tell he immediately regretted it, but he styled it out for a while, pretending he knew all along what he was doing and that he was just enjoying hanging out by the ceiling.

ambitious kitten

I love it when they roll on their backs

They just kind of swagger up to me and throw themselves on their backs, ready for me to stroke their tummies. My favourite bit about this is when their front paws go all relaxed and sort of dangle.

cat having tummy stroked

I love it when they lie on my bed

I don’t care if it means I have to wake up in the night to arrange myself into a tiny ball next to the pillows, or that everything gets covered in hair. I love feeling the weight of them near my feet and I love that the minute they sense I’m awake they all get up in my face wanting a stroke.

three cats on a bed

I love it when their ears go wonky

They’ve had a little wash, something has gone wrong…

cat with bent back ear

Best of all…

I love it when they love each other. They like to hang out together a lot, and this is my favourite thing about them. When we took Camille to get spayed and the boys rejected her with her cone on, I was in PIECES. Properly distraught. I didn’t know what to do. I thought they were going to hate each other for ever, and it was going to be my fault, and that basically the world would end.

And then I took off the cone and everything was fine.

I love it when then casually lie on each other’s tummies, or bump noses, or fling a paw around each other while they sleep. The other night I woke up and they were TRIPLE SPOONING. I nearly died.

cats hugging each other



  1. Inga Andersen
    30 November, 2017 / 9:37 pm

    I have two brothers and love the same things. The pink pads on their paws, the way they annoy each other, the way they run riot up and down the stairs and the way Black always finds new sleeping places. The fruit bowl, a box of presents, on my bed, on top of the furniture. The oddest places he can find. Mog loves to cuddle up with me and gets under the covers near my feet, the only problem with that is if I move them they are in HIS space and he grabs them! I wouldn’t change them for anything, they are great for depression and mental health, visiting old peoples homes for pet therapy. Just stroking them and feeling/hearing them purr is so relaxing and de-stressing. Moggies rule :D

    • Jo Middleton
      1 December, 2017 / 9:40 am

      They really do! And the emotional wellbeing part is so true – just seeing them in the morning makes me smile and feel ‘softer’ about everything :-)

  2. 30 November, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    Your cats are gorgeous.

    As a cat lover, I really enjoyed your post and pictures.

    • Jo Middleton
      1 December, 2017 / 9:39 am

      Thank you!

  3. 2 December, 2017 / 4:54 pm

    Oh my goodness, so cute! I want to cuddle them all. I’m definitely not opposed to more cat posts.. and look at their jelly bean toes. Makes me want to post about my cats, I’m always taking pictures of them too.

  4. 5 December, 2017 / 11:27 am

    Harry and Leo are just like this. This morning Leo was washing Harry’s tummy. And the tesselating thing…They do that too, my son calls them cat croissants :-)

  5. 6 December, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    Oh little furry purries! Your white and ginger looks just like my Fat Brian, but err… leaner! He has adopted some interesting household habits of late, including ‘parcour’ which basically involves never, ever, ever, touching the floor, skidding across paperwork as he lands on my desk at speed from the sofa and his personal favourite, ‘switch mum’s electric piano on at 4am and blast out some grooves’. You have never had a fright like it till your cat has played his own version of Ace of Base, I saw the sign to you in the middle of the night!

    • Jo Middleton
      8 December, 2017 / 11:57 am

      Hahaha! I love that Fat Brian has musical and parcour ambitions! The thought of him busting his moves around the house has made me actually laugh out loud :-)

  6. 8 December, 2017 / 12:08 pm

    Here he is in action! See he looks just like one of yours!

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