25 August 2013

Oliver

Oliver

Every now and then I like to do a more personal post on my blog as I think it adds a nice touch and gives my readers more of an insight into the person behind 'A Little Boat Sailing'. Therefore today I'm featuring my favourite little chap, Oliver, my 13 year old cat.

I've had Oliver ever since I was 11 years old; we picked him up when he was a baby once he was just old enough to have left his mother. I'm not going to lie; he was very naughty and still can be at the ripe old age of 13. He is somewhat of a lone ranger and does what he likes when he likes, he will come to you on his terms and woe betide you try to give him a cuddle, trust me, I have had the scratches to prove it.

I would say he has mellowed as he has got older and I now find that he will happily sit on my lap and go to sleep for an hour or so. He can be such a loving boy, it's just a shame that it's taken about ten years for him to get to that stage! 

I have tried on many occasions to get a nice picture of him but I'm rather convinced he is camera shy as he will always look away or walk off right at the precise moment. However, a few weeks ago when it was really hot I was taking pictures in the garden for a blog post when low and behold I find Oliver lounging in the shade on the patio. I bent down to say hello and as he turned to look at me he paused in the perfect position and hey presto, I got my shot! I'm so thrilled with this picture above as I simply adore it, every time I look at it I'm just amazed at how beautiful he is and at how sharp those claws look!

Recently he has taken to becoming my little shadow as I buy him his favourite treats, Whiskers Temptations! He goes mad for them which I'm rather pleased about as I can bribe him in of a night time by shaking the box, I'm pretty sure he is catching on to my plan though.

So there we have it, a little peek into my life, or should I say Oliver's.
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  1. Awh bless, he's beautiful! I'm the same, Cookie's only a year and a bit but I wish he was more cuddly & slept on my lap like your Oliver, instead he keeps biting my feet *sigh*:) xx

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    1. Thank you, he is rather stunning :) Oliver never used to be cuddly at all, you may have another 10 years before he mellows xx

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  2. What a beauty he is... As I type this I have 2 of my cats on my lap xx

    Lots of Love Beautyqueenuk!

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    1. haha I bet that is hard trying to type over them :P xx

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  3. such a adorable little beauty!! I love cats so much :)

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    1. Me too, I look forward to having one when I get my new home :) xx

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  4. Oh he's gorgeous, what a lovely photo! He's such a pretty colour :)

    Jess xo

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  5. Awwww Oliver is a lovable cat! Xx

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    1. He is now, I wouldn't have said the same a few years ago :P xx

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  6. Awww he's gorgeous, I love grey cats! My cats love Temptations too, also those Dreamies? Omg hahah they go crazy! xx

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    1. Oh we haven't tried him with Dreamies, I'll get some next time I see them :) xx

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  7. So gorgeous! I have 4 cats & can never seem to get a good picture of them! x

    Jordan-Alice

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    1. This was an incredibly lucky shot, he normally always moves xx

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  8. Aww, what a cutie! It's really nice that he has mellowed in his old age... snuggly cats are the best!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. They are indeed, it's a shame it has taken him so long though! xx

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  9. love your blog hun! just followed you on blogger, bloglovin and insta! keep in touch lovely xx

    http://gypsywardrobe.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. Eeeek, he is just lovely Amy - such a looker! Lovely post x

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    1. Thank you so much :) he is stunning! xx

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  11. He's gorgeous, look at though eyes! I have 3 boys myself, they're only 6 months old :) Vinnie is such a softie and the cuddliest cat I've ever known, Chester is playful in a funny way but a softie too and Braxton is a bit of a lone ranger like Oliver.. He's the first to race over if you call him but he doesn't really like being picked up and only likes a fuss when it suits him! xxx

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    1. Those names for your cats are awesome :) Braxton does indeed sound like Oliver, as he only lets you fuss him on his terms xx

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  12. Oliver is very cute! My dog is 8 years old now and she's quite camera shy as well.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Aww bless her! I bet she likes a fuss more than Oliver though xx

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  13. N'ahw! I need to get Derek on my blog. He makes an appearance in my videos (he just doesn't seem to want to stay where I put him) but not in the blog. He is so stunning, that grey coat is wonderful. ♥

    Adrienne | Late Night Nonsense | Bloglovin'

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    1. I love that name Derek, I'd love to see him on your blog :) xx

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  14. Awe he is so freaking cute! I should post more about my dogs, they are only 2 & 3 so they are wild/crazy puppies!

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    1. You definitely should, I think people like seeing other peoples pets :) xx

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  15. He is GORGEOUS! I am a little crazy and have 3 myself and my oldest sounds very similar to Oliver! He's not a fan of being picked up and runs away at the first attempts of a cuddle but is still very loving in his own way :) cute post xo

    http://fairygobmother.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. That's just it, they're loving in their own way :) xx

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  16. Awww Oliver is such a lovely cat! I have a gray and white cat too called Billie :) xx
    www.dolleduplondon.com

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    1. Billie is such a lovely name :) I think I've seen him on Instagram actually, he is gorgeous xx

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  17. The cutest cat ! I adore him !
    I love your blog, I am now following you on bloglovin !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  18. I don't generally follow beauty blogs (just because I am super minimalist about my products and I find them overwhelming) but your photography is so beautiful I just have to follow you. Even just the photographs of lipgloss!

    (I know that might sound a bit like a backhanded compliment, but it's not, I swear.)

    http://lasaloperie.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww thank you ever so much! That means such a lot to me :) I'm so pleased you like my pictures as I honestly have no idea what I'm doing when it comes to taking them :P xx

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  19. What a beautiful cat! He sounds like a real character lol great post :)

    Emma
    Beauty by Emma - Beauty Blog

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    1. Oh the stories I could tell you, he has been a very mischievous boy in the past! xx

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  20. Your cat is ridiculously adorable, and I love your blog!

    http://colour-illuminates.blogspot.com/

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  21. Aw, he is beautiful! I love cats, they all have their own unique personalities but the one thing all cats seem to have in common is that mischievous streak and that independence / stubbornness!

    Lovely post :-) xx

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

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    1. They do indeed have that stubbornness, Oliver reaches a whole new level haha! Thank you :) xx

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