Here’s a picture our house-sitter sent us while we were away – as you can see, Muesli was really suffering and pining for us… NOT! Haha!

Many of you have been sending me messages, asking how Muesli coped during our recent trip overseas. Well, I’m delighted to be able to tell you that the little minx had a wonderful time!

We had a house-sitter come to look after her during that time and from the regular updates we were getting via text & email, it seemed like Muesli was being thoroughly spoilt and had the house-sitter wrapped around her little paw. 😉

In fact, our house-sitter had never had a cat of her own before and she was so smitten with Muesli and enjoyed living with a cat so much, that after we came back, she immediately went out and adopted a rescue kitten herself!


So a few weeks later, we invited her over for a thank you dinner and she brought her new kitten over to meet us , plus have a playdate with Muesli.

Meet little Nala

We were very excited to meet her new kitten and we had all these (naive!!) visions of the two of them – Muesli & Nala – curled up sweetly together or playing together…

Er… the reality wasn’t quite like that!!

Muesli was NOT AMUSED to find another kitty in her house. In fact, she took one look at the kitten, puffed up to twice her normal size, and started growling & hissing at the poor little thing!

Oh dear! We tried to get them to be friends – the kitten was quite keen but Muesli was having none of it! She kept following Nala around, giving her the Evil Eye and growling at her. Then finally, when it was obvious that the kitten was not going away,  she stalked off in a huff to sulk in the garden.

We were very embarrassed by Muesli’s anti-social behaviour – although perhaps it’s only to be expected, since Muesli is 6yrs old now and an “adult” and quite protective of her territory. She was a lot friendlier to other cats when she was younger.

We’d sometimes wondered whether we should get a second kitten but after seeing Muesli’s tempter tantrum with Nala, I think we’re giving up on that idea!!

Anyway, while Muesli sulked in the garden, the rest of us still had a great time – especially the kitten! She was such a confident little thing, scampering around and exploring everywhere, climbing up over everything and exploring every hole she could get into. Whew! I’d forgotten what kittens are like – what a whirlwind of energy!

I managed to get some photos of Nala (although it was quite difficult to get clear ones since she hardly stayed still for longer than a second!) and I thought I’d share them since I know many of you are cat lovers.


At last! Tired kitten finally settles down for a nap… and her close-up! 😉

ps. don’t worry – Muesli came back in the house as soon as the kitten left. She stalked around in a bad mood for the next two days, then seemed to finally forget about it and was back to her normal self. I don’t think we dare invite Nala back for another playdate though – haha! 😀






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