Grrrrr…..Guilt and Shame!!

Err who doesn’t know these guys?? Guilt and shame, stomp, stomp, stomp!

And they are hard to get rid of too!!

Bloody hell, this is what happens when you think too much too early in the morning!!

What , you may ask has brought this on?

Well…………..

Hard life, as you can see!!

Hmm, just looking!!

In the sun

Yes, I know, you are thinking she has gone mad!! But no, I haven’t I promise.

As you can see, it is a HARD HARD life for our cats. This morning I was reading Simon Daubney’s “Stop Smoking” book and it said what about your pets and secondhand smoke? You know, I had NEVER EVER even given it a thought when i smoked. NEVER EVER. Believe me, these cats are considered A LOT!! I have told hubby to sleep on the couch rather than move the cats from his side of the bed:) and i gladly share my steak with them and will sit for hours while they sit on my knee and not move so i don’t disturb them!

Can you now see why I feel guilty? I think that many of you will say the same thing. I love those rat bags to bits and i just never considered them. You know i used to smoke outside , I NEVER EVER SMOKED INSIDE ONCE I HAD KIDS!! but i never thought of my fluffsters!!

 I will need to compensate, believe me. They have been giving me the cat evils all morning, no matter that two of them we did not have when I smoked:) (4+ years ago now) but I feel, I will need to compensate. There will be NO possibility of sitting near the heater in the near future or any heat source for that matter. Not that I get a look in now!! there may even be extra cat treats and pats and steak involved as well.

Birds too are especially sensitive to smoke and i have birds too!! I knew this but I didn’t if that makes sense. i never smoked inside but I am sure sometimes the smoke drifted in near them 😦

So bear this mind, if you smoke and have pets!! For some of us, it may help give us that nudge to stop smoking.

Have a Great SMOKE FREE DAY!!

Be strong, you CAN DO IT!!

Blurggghhh!! Dirty Smelly….

bloody jersey. Euwwwww…….. and i HATE to say it but dirty smelly smokers!!

I like to wear my husbands jerseys late at night in winter as they are really warm and they come down to my knees:)

But I just grabbed one he has not washed for a while (i hope that’s what it is) and It reeks, REEKS, of cigarettes. It is enough to make me gag!!

Serious, I always try not to be one of the rabid mad dog type ex-smoker.  YOU ALL KNOW what i mean!! The ones that rant and rave about smokers “filthy, filthy, dirty, blah, blah, blah……..” You know the ones and you can feel the rage. I am not sure if that is from the rage that ex smokers get initially until the hormones clam down or the ones that are SOOOOOOOO angry they had to stop, they can’t bear others to smoke.

Anyhow I digress, I try to be considerate in the sense, that I KNOW how bloody hard it is to stop (especially if you like smoking) and some people have no idea they bloody stink when they smoke.

My husband started smoking about a year ago again and I knew he was smoking but i didn’t think it was many and I know it does no good to hassle a person about smoking. We all know they need to stop when they stop.

The smell on the jersey is revolting and actually i have now taken off the jersey but it still stinks, i can smell it on me!! It makes me think, did I smell like that?

God I hope not as I used to really try not to smell and some people used to be surprised when they saw me smoke as they said they could not smell it on me!!

Last week I was sitting next to a man who smelt like he licked the cigarettes from the ashtray and chewed cat pooh and then rolled in it and i thought ” Do you know you smell like that?” It was so bad that I had to discreetly pull up my scarf (thank god for winter) and do little dog like pants out my nose. I could not bear to breathe in, that is how repulsive it was. But what do you do? Say “you stinky F****r, have a wash and brillo your mouth and disinfect your clothes?” Err nope!! No wonder I felt light-headed when I got off the bus….

So what to do re the hubby and the smoking? Wash the jersey?? but it’s not the jersey per se, it’s the smoking over all…………..

Another thing to ponder for tomorrow…..

Have a good SMOKE FREE DAY.

Stay Strong and smoke free!!

Grrrrr !! The Daily Rant:

Something to take your mind off the fags for a few minutes …

Imagine it if you will!!

Cold, cold night, nice toasty bed, man fast asleep, one cat in middle of the bed and another on the pillow….LOVELY PICTURE…What is wrong here you may ask?

See, its not as if they have no where to sleep.

Where the bloody hell am i supposed to sleep?

My cats, god love them, have decided the last 3 nights in a row to take up these positions on our bed, no matter that they have lovely bean bags to sleep in by the heater, or specific chairs with pillows on the chairs for them or cat beds in the hot water cupboard which is left slightly ajar for them….The cats often sleep with us in winter but not in these positions.Usually we just have no end of the bed or we both have a small sliver of each side while the cats stretch out in the middle HORIZONTALLY!!

I manage to get into bed after gently getting myself a little head space on my pillow from Mr T, who looks at me as if I have booted him off the bed.I haven’t I promise, I had slightly moved HIS pillows (not for one minute did I think they were my pillows)

See!! this is a nice version of the “look”

You all know that look if you have cats!! Mr Puss puss (first photo) doesn’t have that look, he has the sad cat look….I digress…

I manage to get into bed on my small edge of the pillow and miniscule amount of the bed, because cats NEVER EVER lie in the same direction as you, they ALWAYS lie across the bed, taking as much room as cat possible!! This is in the cat rule book. Amidst the cats and husband snoring (and believe me, there is NO thought of conjugal relations as we can’t even reach each other with the great cat divide) and I think “oh well at least it is warm”. Sadly for me, i really need it to be quiet when I sleep as I am a bad sleeper and i need room as well. On nights when hubby has been away and the cats have the whole of the other side of the bed to stretch out on, they still lie as close as possible to me and take up all my space !! Grrrrrr

As you can see, NO comfy places to sleep.

Just as I am drifting off to sleep, one of two things will happen. The licking, biting and scratching will start. Now I am all for cat grooming but at 2 or 4am?? Errr no.

If I am really lucky, it will be cats deciding to groom each other and then fight or maybe it will just be limited to the individual grooming and no fighting.This will not be a mild lick or groom, no, it will be a full on shake my head on the pillow scratching or a sounding like a pig in slops bucket licking noise. Urgh, not great at the best of time but in the wee small hours, not funny!! I will glare at the one on the pillow and say to Mr Puss puss to stop but they just ignore me, so usually I get up and go and sleep in the lounge. Not with my pillows either, wouldn’t think of doing that. That would start the cold war!!

While this is all going on, hubby is snoring away, the man could sleep while we were being robbed as long as they didn’t attempt to take his iPad on his drawers. If they were to do that, the coma like state would cease!! He says to me, ” kick the bloody cats off the bed” but that is just impossible. If I am feeling particularly risqué, I will place them at the end of the bed but that usually ends up with me having a cat sitting as close as possible to my face, err on their pillow, glaring at me in the dark. I can feel the glaring vibes or I KNOW I will wake up with cat bum in my face as retribution 🙂

Last night, I got up and finished making my bread I was doing and tonight if I am lucky, they will decide to sleep in the bean bags!! Not that I don’t love them……………..just not the licking:)  Don’t even get me started on the other 2 furbies we have ………….

Have a great smoke free day!!