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Monday, January 30, 2012

Who is this little stunner?

It's Kallie Kitty & it's her birthday. Woo-hoo!

Here she is, our lovely little Lady Of Autumn, Kallie Kitty. Darling, I've procured some of those elusive red squirrels from Brownsea Island for you to watch from the comfort of a cozy perch on your special day. Enjoy. Also, I've imported a boat load of feathered toys as I've heard on the grapevine that you're a bit partial to these. Anything else you require to celebrate your birthday in style, just fax me.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Scooby Doo Norris

Scooby - joined January 2012
Hello furriendz! My name is Scooby Doo Norris. I found meh home when I was very little. I was lost and very hungry, and I stumbled into nice yard with a mom lady, a little boy and another tortie. I gave them my most adorable look, and decided that they were cool enough for me. I have let them wait on me for about 14 years. My big sisfur Spencer went to the Rainbow Bridge almost 4 years ago, and we all miss her, but mom fosters lots of kittehs, so I have friends. I love tuna, sunbaths and catnip, and watching my human brother play X-Box. I hate the vacuum cleaner, the cat carrier and the vet. I am a kitty reporter and write columns and interviews in some facebook groups, and I love being a member of the Ladies of Autumn! Purrs to you all!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Tulula - joined January 2012
Good day ladies, my name is Tulula and I am a female 6 year old calico princess who has only just found my new forever home. For the most part I have had a very happy life living with my first human who was elderly and unfortunately passed away a few weeks ago. That was a very sad time for me because I was very scared and confused when I was taken from the only home I knew and placed in an animal shelter.
But my dark days did not last long as a family friend who always loved me found out that I was in a shelter and came rushing to my rescue.
21/01/2011 is the day I came to live in my new forever home with my new mumsy that loves me so very much she said that her heart is bursting with love for me. I am still a little scared of my new environment but at the same time my curious nature makes it all equally as exciting.
My new mumsy also got me a twitter @tulula6 but we have to share her Facebook page :D
I am happy once again and feel very safe.... ♥

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Jazz - joined January 2012
Hi Folks, I'm Jazz. I'm 16 years old and my new mummy has been looking after me for 2 years after my old mummy became ill and couldn't look after me. I have to have medication for my arthritis and slight kidney failure, and I live with three other felines. Boy I like it here as there is lots of space to roam if I feel like it and loads of beds in different places, one next to the radiator which is my favourite...oh and did I tell you I have my own room at night in case Mickey bashes hehe Mickey you don't have your own room....


Hoshi - joined January 2012
I'm Hoshi Kun Suriken (when I am a grown Kitty I'll be Hossi San Suriken, but not yet..) I live with my mom AlejandraGT and my human sis Ana Torrealba. We are very happy together, I even have my own private person to serve my meals, Ariadna A. González Tinoco!
This is me checking pics of my furriends and human friends using my mom's laptop...I luv PCs and laptops and tablets, not to mention playing and biting BB, phones and watches...

Monday, January 23, 2012

Ivy Delilah

Ivy Delilah - joined January 2012

I's Ivy Delilah and I just turned 5. I was abandoned by my furst family when they moved out, and the people who moved in found me wanted to leave me on the side of the road. Somebody was helping them move, and they said they knew the purrfect people fur me. Boy he had a right! I love my Mom and Dad, I's a lot of fun and I know I's Mom's favorite. I's chatty and playful.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Birthday, Rosie!

Many Happy Returns Of The Day, Beautiful Girl!

Here she is, the lady of the moment, Rosie, complete with her super-model good looks and fancy white-striped tail. Rosie was found in a car park, aged approximately eight weeks. As her devoted Staff did not know when Rosie was born, I had the great honour of stabbing a calendar whilst blindfolded (don't try this at home, kids) and choosing the day upon which to celebrate Rosie's genesis. Today. The 22nd. Quack! Quack! Two little ducks.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Lily - joined January 2012

We would wuvs to belong to such a purrestigious association! Although there's 10 ov us, only one ov us is a Tortie howeber.

I's furrom South Africa, 4 years old. I's the ditzy one in the house. I has a bread obsseshun and I's extremely sweet, soft and luvly.


Nutmeg - joined January 2012

I'm Nutmeg. I am one and a half. My mom fell in love with me when she saw me under the bushes in her yard. I was going to run away, but then I looked at her and fell in love with her too! I have five brofurs and sisfurs in my house. @CheshireK tweets too. Reggie is like my dad. I LOVE food. Everyone LOVES me. All my brofurs and sisfurs lick my head whenever I want them to.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Jazz - joined January 2012
Born on the 30th October 2003, I'm almost a Halloween cat, but as a Tortie that would have been inappropriate, and I was raised to be a lady. My first home was with a lovely older lady who treated me marvelously, while allowing me my personal space. We did not display our emotions in an untoward fashion, but enjoyed the comfort of knowing the other was there. When my lovely lady went over the Rainbow Bridge I was entreated to train two young furless the way to serve a cat. Unfortunately their continuous sneezing upset my nap patterns & I requested more equitable accommodations. The inadequacy of the biped nation was highlighted when they suggested I live in a concrete cage with a nasty grey little fluffy cat with sharing issues. The ignominy of ending up in this situation on my 8th birthday is a scar I will carry for life. Four weeks would pass before humum & dada staff would take me home. They made we wait two weeks after meeting me & accepting my love, so that I could move into an air conditioned abode. These people understand standards. They subject me to a pipsqueak calico called Captain Worm-Sparrow of all things, but I'll whip her into shape...... eventually. Anyway her silly antics, which are beneath me, cheers humum, which is often desperately needed.

Humum types collectively for myself & The worm on twitter. We love our anipals and were so excited to join the #wlf & get our beret. Finally The Ladies of Autumn is something I can have for myself, as The Worm is currently no lady!

The staff are slowly realizing my needs, I have a lovely new condo,with caves for me, separated from perches for The Worm, finally I am being fed real game, though they leave that dried stuff out too, just cause it says science. I like to sleep between humum & dadstaff with TheWorm banished, which dada staff prefers too. Once The Worm can be contained, cause she has no self-control, I'll be out on one of the three balconies sunning myself in time for winter. For now I shall enjoy the moderated in-door temps, soft furnishings & food, while tolerating the bipeds adoration.

I introduce myself to you - Jazz, Jazzmina, Jazzy, Pretty Girl

Friday, January 13, 2012


Belle - joined January 2012
Mom "rescued" me on 12/31/11.  Her daughter knew the daughter of my owner, who wants to get rid of her pets.  We lived in a house with 10 humans, including 2 babies, a dog and several cats who are neglected.  They don't get the cats spayed so they keep having kittens.  There is no love in this home for animals and no toys.  After Autumn died, Mom was allowed to bring one pet into her apartment.  Her daughter had told her how affectionate I am, so they came and got me.  I had fleas and worms, but was otherwise healthy, luckily. 

I now live in a home where there is love, and a houseful of toys!  Mom bought a new kitty condo after she brought me home.  Phoebe and I get along well and chase each other all over the apartment!  I love it here!

I almost forgot!  I'm a polydactyl!  I have 7 toes on each front paw.  Mom's not sure about my back paws cos I won't let her see them!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Twinky - joined January 2012
Hello. My name is Twinky and I live in March near Cambridge in UK.
I am 7 yrs old and 4 yrs ago I was rescued from the RSPCA after I was hit by a car and broke both my back legs.
I live with my mum, dad and sister Mia in the lap of luxury. I expect and demand the highest level of affection and care and cannot be expected to manage on anything less than 21 hours of sleep a day.
I love my home and my family. But I am a creature of habit and will not accept any form of intruder within the grounds of the family estate. I have a busy schedule so I expect dinner times to be prompt. X

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy Birthday to Isabella!

Many happy returns of the day, pretty girl!

Yes, 'tis the special day of Daddy's girl, Isabella. How will this gorgeous Tortie celebrate? We wonder, ummm....maybe she will curl up on her Daddy's lap? Stretch out beside Daddy's leg? Or wrap Daddy around her little paw? All three, I've been told. Now, that's what I'm talking about. I have the utmost respect for you, Isabella, you've got him just where you want him. And everyone else too, by all accounts, you're quite the Tortie Lover Girl. Apparently. Not my words! I'm a reserved English Tortoiseshell shrinking violet type.

Friday, January 06, 2012

The Art ov Biskit Making ~

Hello Bootiful Ladiez ~

      I trust efuryone had a Luvly Holiday ^..^

Today , after much hard wurk at Avalon’s Atrium & Garden in da Harvest Moon complex (which I hope will be readyin time fur da Grande opening …..I will leave dat for owr dear Bess to cover),  plus wurkin my pawz to da bone in da greenhouse makin sure da mom had her paperwhites planted in time fur da Holidayz and such …. I am now finally setteling in with the Art ov makin Biskitz and a nice long nap to follow ^..^

Ana Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats  © 2012

Ana Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats     © 2012

Ana Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats     © 2012

Ana Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats     © 2012

Ana Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats     © 2012

Ana Mewsings of Garden Cottage Cats     © 2012

Have a Wonderful Weekend Dear Ladiez ~



Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Sophie Ann

Sophie Ann - joined January 2012
I'm a very loving calico, a little shy around people I don't know, but I'm very sweet once I'm comfortable around you. I love to curl up on my moms lap, eat treats, I especially love wet catfood and cheese. I live in the country and I love to hunt mice, voles, moles and lizards. I have a brother and sister, both dogs, and I have 17 other feathered siblings (chickens). I usually spend my days outside (which I prefer) but when it's cold or rainy I get to come inside. I used to be a stray without a home, but my mom rescued me and gave me somewhere safe to live.

Sophie can be found on Facebook as SophieAnn TheCalico.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Ladies, it's Party Time!

Happy Birthday, Tammy & Happy Belated Gotcha Day, Ivy!

Today it is Tammy's birthday and, as you can see, she is poised and ready for one helluva party. She is a coiled feline spring about to go birthday crazy and leap into a vat of Schlitz...

Tammy is conserving her energy ready to par-tay like a wild cat!
It was also Ivy's Gotcha Day on 16th December and, sadly, none of us were in the frame of mind to commemorate this special occasion. However, I have been in touch with The Admiral via Twitter, she is full of Hubba Hubba Hubba Ding Dong Ding and thoroughly approves of The Ladies Of Autumn celebrations.

Ivy's knows she'll need her strength for later on the dancefloor

Colorful Calicoes Scylla & Chimera

Scylla is in the top two pictures and Chimera is in the side and bottom pictures.