Monday, 30 December 2013

How to kill Santa Claus, by Ellwood

 Here's how its done:

 You GRAB it with your teeth and SLING it in the air, 
then you KICK it with your back paws...

 PULL at its hat really hard...

 and CHEW on the top of the hat just for good measure...

And VOILA, you've killed Santa Claus!!
Oh! What? 
I wasn't supposed to do that?
Oops!! Sorry, Santa!!

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Fresh air

Hi there!!
Ya know, most of the time, it's great snoozin' next to Ginger...

...but then, there are times, when, well,
uh, how can I say this in a gentlemanly way?

 What Elioth?

Well, to be brutally honest, darlin'...YOU FLUFF.

 A lady like me? FLUFF? 

 I am crushed. Absolutely CRUSHED.
You've stabbed me in the heart with that, Elioth.

What was that?
I think I just heard a spider bark!

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Goodbye and Hello

Here is a sad 'good-bye' to our dear friend 'Mon Petit Lapin' (aka MPL) who, at the wonderful age of 22 years, died last week. He was one great guy and will be sorely missed!! MPL had a wonderful life full of love, good food and good friends. God speed, MPL! Until we meet again, sweet boy!


Mom and Dad were away in Switzerland and France for a couple of weeks which meant us cats and the dogs had to be separated...the dogs went to stay with some friends at their house and we stayed in our city home with a nice college student who came and not only fed us and gave us copious doses of love when we asked for it, but slept with us so that we weren't worried or scared at night. 

We were fine and all that, but I am glad that our family is all back together it should be. Here's me, giving head butt greetings to Ellwood...

and my favorite dog pal, Ginger. I have to say that I actually missed those two. Chouchou did too. But Tiny (seen here in the background) said she didn't even realise the dogs were gone. hehehe! Tiny, you're a goof!!

Sunday, 15 September 2013



(Elioth:) Would you look at dem Dawgs...they have a tough life don't they?
...ha! NOT!!
They are so NOT cats.

(Ginger:) I suppose we should get up, huh, Ellwood?
(Ellwood:) Ah, I don't know...why should we?

(Elioth:) It's not like they have WORK to do..
unless you call chasing parked cars or barking at trees 'work'!!

(Elioth:) HEY!! Goodfernothin' dawgs, go to work!!
***you've got your tails to chase!!***

(Ellwood:) What IS that annoying noise?

Saturday, 13 April 2013




This little bunny is going to be the next little animal Mom gives away (yes...absolutely free AND she'll mail it to you where ever in the world you live...for free!) on her Facebook page ( HERE ). Go comment, like and all that...each time will get your name in the drawing!! Go on...everybody needs some bunny in their life...this could be that somebunny you need!!

OK...I had so much fun with the last giveaway that I think we need to have another one. This one is for the little bunny sculpture shown in the photo. I will do a drawing for him in the second part of May. 

Feel free to like and comment and share as much as you want...each time gets your name put into the drawing. Ready? Set? GO!!!


 Hey all  you hot mancats out there, I'm appealing to you for some advice.
You know, advice about the ladies....

 ...except that my situation is a BIT different...
You see, I've got this girl that is sooo crazy about me that she is nearly glued to me...
And she loves to snuggle up to me as soon as I lay down. And that would be fine..

 I means SERIOUSLY!! I would have no problems if she was a tabby or a calico or a persian or a tuxedo kitty or any of a whole bunch of kinds of kitties...
...but this girl is A DOG!!! A REAL, barking dog (but she is kinda cute!!).

What CAN I do? She will lay down next to me, pretend to sleep, roll over on her back, then BAMMMM!! Out of the blue,
she'll PLANT a big slobbery kiss on me.

H E L P ! ! ! !

Friday, 22 March 2013


 Ginger and I were happily napping when the flashy beast came along 
and started flashing.
Ginger was kind enough to put her paw out to stop them, 
but sadly, that didn't work.

 Then I found myself in the position of trying to defend her dignity...
..uh, so to speak...

 Which was not easy because she was so blissfully exposing herself.
She doesn't seem to have too many worries about the flashy beast.

But I am a real gentleman so I do my best even in the most difficult of circumstances...

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Cheer up!! It's giveaway time!!

Winter has officially overlapped into Spring and AND in the past couple of weeks we have all said tearful good-byes to so many of our beloved CB friends that have passed over the Rainbow Bridge (see my post of 18 March). We SERIOUSLY need cheering up!! 

What better way than having a new kitty come into your life?  THIS KITTY! 

You read that right! This kitty is absolutely FREE to the WINNER of the drawing now going on my Facebook page. Yes, FREE! No purchase necessary; nothing! You will receive - no matter where you live - this handmade by me, heartmade with my hands, one-of-a-kind cat sculpture  which will be gift wrapped and ready to give or receive as a gift...he even has his own adoption papers!! 

So! What are you waiting for?! Get your happy pants on and go over to the Facebook page I created for my Etsy shop and once you are there, you can enter the drawing in one - or all - of the following 4 ways.

1. 'LIKE' the status of the giveaway and your name goes into the drawing;
2. 'COMMENT' on the status of the giveaway and your name goes into the drawing;
3. 'SHARE' the giveaway and your name goes into the drawing;
4. 'JOIN' my Facebook page (HamlinDesign) and your name goes into the drawing.

So, let me reiterate: if you do all four of the above, your name will go into the drawing four times!! Woo hoo!!

Don't worry, this kitty is much smaller than our real life feline friends...he measures just under 4cm ( about 1 1/2in) high, about 2.5cm wide (almost 1in); and is about 6.8cm (2 5/8in) long. He will sit happily on a table, a bookshelf, a nightstand, a window ledge, on a wide frame...just about anywhere flat!! Though he is made out of hardened polymer clay, his ears remain somewhat fragile as does his the tip of his tail and his front paws, therefore,care should be taken to not drop or bang him against any hard surfaces as these delicate parts may break or chip. This kitty is not a toy and should be kept out of the reach of children as he could present a serious choking hazard. Thank you!!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Miss you... Miss you all... Love you.

Eric, Luna, Face, Sauce, Mistrie Rose, Princess, Au, Chica, Grrreta...

All friends that have crossed the bridge recently.
We are so sad that they have left us.
We have been doing a lot of crying lately.

Can everyone please be healthy now...we can't cry anymore.
We don't want to cry anymore!

We just want to see all of you happy and healthy and doing silly things!!

Winter has been sooooooo long and losing so many wonderful friends just makes it more difficult to bear....we miss our friends.


Eric, Luna, Face, Mistrie Rose, Princess, Au, Chica, Grrrreta...

We love you.

Please tell our Lautrec we love him, too..

Winter doesn't want to say good-bye..

... so I guess we'll just have to snuggle a little longer by the fire...

Sunday, 24 February 2013


 We are ONE!!
Chouchou and Elioth

 But we are TWO...
(Elioth and Chouchou)

 Although we are really THREE - cats
(me, Elioth with sister Tiny)

 But FOUR all to know, we are, in fact...

(Just don't ask us to all pose together...this is the best you'll get right now!!)

 We are happy in our family of 5 
plus our humans (=7)....

We are happy that on this day
last year, we were born
to join this fabulous family!!