My Sunday Photo 10th March 2019

I was at a bit of a loss for a photo this week so I’ve decided to fall back on Ash, my kitten who is very nearly an adult now.

brown stripy cat lying on a stripy cushion on a brown settee

I’ve chosen this photo because of colours, it’s 50 shades of brown, well apart form his white paws. We bought the settees just a few weeks before getting Ash and I swear there was a little part of us that wanting him to match, hehe.

He’s not a fussy cat which is a shame because we all want to fuss him. Maybe when he grows up a bit he’ll enjoy a little more fuss. His older sister thinks nothing of jumping on your lap and is currently cuddled up on the Little Man, whereas Ash is hiding behind the curtain.

Ash loves to play outside, but he’s in and out every five minutes. We really need a cat flap but our doors are double security so we can’t have one. Last Summer Ash was too young to go out so we couldn’t have the patio doors open and we had to roast inside. Thankfully this year we’ll be able to have them open again and Ash can come and go as he pleases.

a collage of 9 photos of Ash
Collage of Ash, and Sabrina

My Sunday Photo January 6th 2019

Ash at 9 months

brown and white striped kitten with big wide eyes and sticking up ears.
Ash at 9 months

Christmas is over so now it’s time for a kitten catch up! Ash is now 9 months old and is getting so big, but he still has a baby face don’t you think?

He gets on with his big sister just fine now, although they fight a lot, it’s generally in play as they have never hurt each other. We have had hours of entertainment watching them play hide and seek.

My eldest daughter bought a laser pen and Ash loves it. He goes absolutely crazy running around after it. Then my daughter pointed it at the curtains and Ash dived up them like a crazed animal. It was so funny seeing him dangling on the curtains by his claws. And he will do it over and over again. The problem is, he’s ruining my curtains. I have plans for re-decorating my living room this year, so the curtains will be replaced. I just hope he grows out of climbing up them soon.

Boo and Ash

brown and white striped kitten in the arms of a little girl
Are you my Mummy?

Boo loves Ash and will spend hours cuddling him like a baby. Sometimes he protests because he wants to run amok instead. But, the love is there, he will go to her when she calls him and allow her to cuddle him. He’s not generally a fussy cat, but we are trying to teach him that sitting on our laps is a good thing.

We lost Ash yesterday, although we knew he was in the house. We had been putting away the Christmas decorations so after he’d attacked the dismantled tree he decided to go and hide. We looked everywhere for him. Of course Boo missed him first and searched the house. Then Star went for a look. Finally, I managed to do a search myself, checking all rooms and even cupboards. He was nowhere to be found.

Five minutes after my check he was mewing at the living room door to be let in!

Thanks for reading x

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My Sunday Photo – 30th September 2018

Ash At 6 Months

My kitten, Ash, is now 6 months old, so I figured I’d dedicate my Sunday photo to him.

Ash the kitten

What can I say about Ash? Well, he’s still as cute as ever, even though he’s a little bit bigger. He is playful and loves nothing more than a piece of string or wool to be dangled in front of him.

kitten lying on the settee

He also loves curling up on the settee, or the floor, or anywhere at all. He gets in the most weird positions, often arching his back and looking like a big stripy banana. He loves having his tummy tickled and if you try to move your hand away he will grab it with his paws as if to say, ‘I’ve not had enough yet.’ He also likes to lick you and will curl up next to you happily licking away at your hand or arm. Again, there is no escape as he goes in for the grab if you move.

Ash the kitten lying on his belly with his legs stretched out in front.

He has long legs and big paws for such a little kitten. This makes me think he’s going to be a big cat. He loves jumping around and chasing any insect that dare enter the house. Spiders don’t stand a chance, he’s a good hunter already. He will also chase flecks of dust, he’s a bit daft sometimes.

He is getting on better with his big sister Sabrina, although he still jumps out on her whenever he can. He jumps on her back and bites her neck, but no worries, she gets him back, she is bigger than him after all. She growls at him and gives him a good slap if he gets on her nerves. But, we’ve also noticed her starting to play back. The other day she was hiding behind the curtain and as soon as Ash came into view she pounced on him for a change. It’s not all about fighting though, they will sleep on the same settee sometimes, or curl up near each other on the floor.

The next step is to have him neutered. It’s something we really need to do in an area that has a lot of cats, and with him having a sister in the house. Then we can think about letting him go outside. He’s so desperate to get out he makes a dash for the door whenever we open it. He seems a little small to be roaming free just yet though. We’ll book him in for his operation and then monitor him for a little while outside each day. I’m sure he’ll be making himself well acquainted with the neighbourhood cats in no time. Not like Sabrina, who doesn’t stray from the garden when she goes out.

It seems like only yesterday when we bought Ash home, but soon we’ll be releasing him on the world…well, the neighbourhood anyway.

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My Sunday Photo 15th July 2018

Ash, my new kitten, is now nearly fifteen weeks old, so I thought it was timeĀ  for an update.

a kitten lying on the settee


I love this little kitten so much, he’s been a pain at times, but he’s also very loving and sweet.

He’s still sleeping with me as I can’t trust him with our other cat Sabrina overnight yet. He has now found a spot by window on the floor where he likes to sleep best. I guess he can feel a breeze from the window which keeps him cool. He’s so fast though, as soon as the Little Man opens the bedroom door in the morning Ash is out of there in a shot. We let him go as we’ll be joining him soon.

When we first had him he was so tiny he had difficulty going up and down the stairs, now he races up and down them.

He is a good boy and always uses the cat litter tray. He hasn’t wrecked anything yet, but he does like climbing up the curtains and having a good chew on any shoes or slippers left around. Thankfully, he scratches on his post and hasn’t had a go at our new settees.

He loves it if there is a moth, fly or even spider in the house, he will keep on trying until he’s caught them. He’s going to be a good hunter when he grows up.

He has an amazing colouring, stripes on his body and spots on his belly, it’s like a cross between a cheetah and a tiger, so we call him a chiger! He’s got such big ears he could be a bat.

Ash and Sabrina

Our other cat Sabrina is still not happy, but you can’t blame her. Whenever she comes in the house Ash can’t wait to play with her. He follows her around, hides and pounces on her, runs at her then runs away quickly, he’s a proper tease. But poor Sabrina is not amused and just bats him away. I guess it’s a good job we’ve had such good weather as Sabrina is spending most of her day outside under the trampoline.

We keep their food separate so that Sabrina doesn’t have to share with him. They are on different food at the moment anyway. I’ve caught Sabrina having a sneaky snack on his baby food though.

I think things will get better once Ash is older and a little calmer.

At least Sabrina gets the house to herself once Ash has come to bed with me.




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My Sunday Photo – 23rd June 2018

The Laughing Kitten

a tabby kitten lying on the floor with what looks like a huge grin on his face.

Say Cheese!

I had to share this photo of my kitten, Ash. It looks like he’s laughing, or at least smiling for the camera.

He is spending more and more time downstairs with us now, he desperately wants to play with his big sister but she’s not interested in him at all. What a shame. Maybe when he gets bigger she’ll like him more. He doesn’t really help matters when he sneaks up behind her and jumps at her. You can see he’s loving it, he’s so playful. But Sabrina just dismisses him with a hiss like he’s an annoying little brother.

mmmm, I was 8 years old when my Mum presented me with an annoying little brother, perhaps I know how she feels!

At night we are keeping them separated which means that Ash is staying in our bedroom still. He has settled down a lot which means I’m getting more sleep again. I do keep waking up with him lying on the pillow next to me though. He’s so tiny I really don’t mind. I do worry about him snuggling up by my feet though as my condition means that I have uncontrollable jerks in my legs and I’m frightened I’ll kick him across the room, have you ever seen a kitten fly?

Thankfully, he’s keeping all his scratching to his scratching post which is good seeing as we have new sofas. I guess with hindsight it wasn’t a good idea taking on a new kitten the week after getting new sofas but we have been lucky so far. He is also litter trained which is good.

He’s such a lovely little boy, we all love him so much, I wish we could keep him as a kitten as he’s so cute. But, I am looking forward to seeing what he’s like when he’s grown up. He’s my little tiger.




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A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

A little Note About Positive Reviews on Raisie Bay

Some people only write reviews when things go wrong with products, which is good because it lets people know that there could be potential problems. I’ve also seen negative feedback with say things like, I had to return this item because the colour did not suit me…is this useful?

I write reviews on most items I buy because I like to give genuine feedback. If I have a genuine problem with a product I will write my review in the appropriate place.

I write reviews on my blog too, but they are mostly positive. Why? Because I only write reviews for the things I’ve loved. If I don’t love them I let the person who sent me them know with details why and then let them decided if they would rather me write a negative review or not write one at all. It’s always the latter.

This is my blog, my place and I’ll let you know about the things I love. If you want to find out what other people have hated about the product then you will need to look elsewhere.

My reviews may all be positive, but they are still genuine.