My New Spider and Lugosi Cattoo!

In honour of my boys’ 18th birthday last month, I decided to have another cattoo of/for them done. I already have one with their initials on my right leg, but I now have the boys in their full glory on my left leg. 

Ouch! The beginnings….

The outlines done

The finished cattoo!

Spider doesn’t seem impressed. More treats this way, now there’s a good hoomin.

Lugosi: “What? That doesn’t even look like me. I am so much more handsome than that!”

And this is the one I had done 10 years ago, their initials, my own design…


Lugosi and Spider are 18 today!!!!

What a long life for 2 kitties, eh?! I am so amazed that both of them made it to this point, what with chronic illness and life-saving surgery (Lugosi’s perineal urethrostomy and feline urinary syndrome) and a successfully removed malignant tumour and renal disease (Spider), plus moving country together with them – just to mention a few major things…

Some say that it’s all my doting and looking after them so well, and spending so much money on veterinary costs that should have been spent on my own holidays! But I would also like to think that they were both born with good, strong genes and are simply very hardy creatures. And as for holidays… I would rather be in the presence of healthy, happy cats than going on holiday any day! 


18 TODAY!!! πŸŽπŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ€πŸŽˆπŸΎ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE LOVES OF MY LIFE SPIDER & LUGOSI! πŸ’–πŸ’™πŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ’™πŸ’– Come party with us throughout the day here on Instagram – everybody’s invited! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ See you at the party! 😊 @pkupcake @lorrainecrazycats @michlob @petej68 @catlady_k @the_feline_fanatic @dimitriball @pioneerinjoy @lord_alex_cat @arigrafie @streetcatphotography @deegregory3 @dee.arnold @pumpsi3 @findingbleu #cats #birthday #18thbirthday #tabbies #tabbycats #gatos #katzen #katt #neko #ilovecats #kitties #cute #pets #animals #catstagram #catsofinstagram #catpeople #catlover #catlady #madcatlady #crazycatlady #birthdayparty #cumpleaΓ±os #catsoflanzarote #seniorcat #oldcat #mycats #catlife #meow #catphotos

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For those of you who don’t know, I even got married to them in January 2004. This is not really serious or official or legal anywhere, but the serious part is that I love them to bits and it just had to be done…. 

I adopted them when they were already 8 months old, so I do not have a picture of them pre-2000, but here are pictures from each year since March 2000, when they came into my life and changed it forever…. 

The boys “told me” that they didn’t need any more presents at their grand old age, so I decided to donate €50 to a local Lanzarote cat charity called “Freddy’s Cathouse” instead – this is their birthday / thank you card. πŸ™‚

If you want to catch up on *all* the fun we had all day long today, hop on over to our Instagram!


Spider goes to the Vets!

Spider hates being in the cat carrier. He even got himself a bloody claw once because he tried to fight his way out. He simply goes ballistic in there. So instead, when we drive to the vets, I put him on a little harness and secure him with a pet belt that clips into the seatbelt socket on the backseat of the car. Except for meowing a few times, he is very calm, just lies down and enjoys the ride. 

This is us walking down the alley to the car.