Bundles Of Joy.


As many of you know by now we have two new babies i.e. Tabs and Meg; mother cat and kitten.

I have never been without animals in my home and we had been without them for a good few years.

Yes the house was free of hairs ,pet toys , chewed up bits here and there, scratch marks on the furniture etc.

However to me the house was never a 100% true home ; it was lacking desperately in something !!!!

Dai was not overly enthusiastic about pets however my persistent nagging (I can be like a Terrier with a bone when I start; lol) paid off and we decided cats would be more appropriate than dogs at this moment in time.

We decided that we would have two as they'd be company for each other.

We asked around and checked in our local 'Swap Shops' but nothing going at the minute. Then one day I went to our local pet store to pick up another sack of bird food and got talking to the girl working there. She gave me a number for two ladies who rescued cats between them so after returning home I rang the number; no reply so I left an answer phone message.

About an hour later my call was returned and one thing led to another and a few days later we were shopping for a new cat bed, scratch post, cat toys, food, bowls, litter tray; oh the list is endless and we were like two excited kids because that afternoon we were picking up Tabatha and her kitten Megan (names we gave them).

Tabs was only around a year old and Meg was 8 weeks ;Tabs had been found a few months earlier in a hedge in a town about 30 miles from here !!!Poor Tabs had given birth to 5 kittens but there was only one still alive and that one of course was Meg.

A man called Dave found them and he contacted the RSPCA ; they refused to take them as they didn't have the room. Dave then rang Wendy who immediately took them in and one thing led to another !!!!

Have you ever been chosen by an animal ? We certainly were !!

The first time we ad arrived at Wendy's to see the cats Tabs took one look at us and immediately ran over for fuss. Dai picked her up first and she snuggled in so contentedly; then did same with me.

Wendy was amazed because Tabs didn't trust people at all and only came up to her when it was feeding time.

Meg was hiding in a cat house toy in the corner of Wendy's kitchen.

There were another two cats with Wendy's friend who loved only three miles away; they were Mother and Son; two ginger cats 3 yrs. and 2 yrs.

We went through the motions of going to see them because we had promised to do so but our hearts had been won over and our minds were made up. !!!

Since bringing them home with us a few days later we have realised many a time that they do not trust strangers at all but have settled in here brilliantly; and oh how we love them!!!!

Dai now has to agree with me that the house is now more of a home than before and who cuddles them most (even though Meg still likes to play 'Catch me if you can !' )?

Yes you guessed right ;it's Dai !!!

Also when the grandchildren come over the cats tend to 'hide' but it doesn't last too long as the beautiful pic of Tabs with Krystal shows.

I wasn't sure what song to choose for today but came across this hilarious one and my decision was made.

I hope you enjoy.

DAI AND TABS. | Source
Krystal so happy when she managed to win Tabs over.
Krystal so happy when she managed to win Tabs over. | Source

As many of you I know I am in the process of starting of a 'work from home' business creating greeting cars and much more called 'Erin's Box Of Secrets.' and what better way to practice than to take dozens of photos of our 'babies' and mould them into collages !!!

I am learning new techniques each day but I think that Tabs and Meg may be a little fed up of me running after them with my camera clicking away! lol !!

I hope you also enjoy the following poem of mine.


Tabatha and Megan

Oh what a pair !!!

Sweet bundles of wonder

For me to share.


Yes early each morning

A crunch and munch;

Eating with great gusto

Breakfast and brunch.


Now its time for Meg's wash

Behind each ear;

Tabs being so through

Instincts so clear.


Before long it's playtime

Chasing those tails;

It sure fills our hearts

It never fails.


Our house then becomes

One big playground;

How laughter now fills

A wondrous sound.


Could you maybe find room

Give a fresh start;

Allowing God's creatures

To fill your heart.


Thank you so very much for stopping by and I hope you all enjoyed today's hub.

Maybe some of you would ne interested to know that Tabs and Meg also have their own Facebook page and would be happy to welcome you all.

Have a wonderful day and here's lots of love from our little corner of Wales.

Eddy, Dai, Tabs and Meg.

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Kathryn Stratford 3 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

This is so sweet, and I'm glad I checked it out this morning. I have been meaning to check on you, since I keep seeing your name on my notifications.

I absolutely love how you have turned the photos into a collage. They remind me of scrapbook pages, except you don't have to go out and buy all of the embellishments to do it.

I wish you luck with your business. You are so talented, and a very warm person. I'm sure it will be a hit!

I'm also really glad that you have cats, that they have adjusted well, and also that you shared this beautiful story with us.

Voted up :)

Have a wonderful day.

~ Kathryn

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old albion 3 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Well done Eddy. A little more love and peace in your little corner.


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Janine Huldie 3 years ago from New York, New York

So cute and thank you for sharing this here with us Eddy. Hope you are having a great week so far and so happy to share this all over. Much love to you as always, too!

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bravewarrior 3 years ago from Central Florida

They are so adorable, Eddy. This hub has me smiling and is the first I read this morning. I just finished feeding my brood. Soon they will join me in my office as I settle in for the day. I just love cats!

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wayne barrett 3 years ago from Clearwater Florida

Very nice Eddy. My little Kitty is 14 now. I brought her home in the palm of my hand...and now she stays in my wife's lap. : )

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grandmapearl 3 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

Dear Eddy, cats know when a person has a golden heart--these two certainly found treasures in you and Dai! There is nothing like kitties to take your mind off the bad stuff in the world. You can't help but smile at their antics and sweetness.

I am in awe of your collages, the colors you choose, the frames and backgrounds all blend together so well; and yet the individual pictures stand on their own. Excellent work my friend--but then it isn't really work when you have the passion, is it?!

Voted Up++++

Have a wonderfully fun day, my friend ;) Pearl

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hawaiianodysseus 3 years ago from Southeast Washington state

Hi, Eddy!

You always have the most beautiful montage hubs with your lovely photographs, crafts, and now business products complementing your wonderful prose and poetry.

Thank you for this latest update about the pet situation at home. Looks like things are well under way!

Best wishes for great success with your business, Eddy! Aloha, and have a memorable day!


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

A gifted writer can write about any subject. You are a gifted writer. The perfect distribution of worded beauty this morning and all about two kittens. Well done, Eddy; I agree, kittens are special.



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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Awesome. Love love the photos and the carefully chosen words to describe loving our precious pets. I was never a pet person especially not pets in the house. But my daughter cured me of that!!!

And I am so in love with the two kitties I now have...cannot imagine how I ever managed without them

Shared and voted up

Angels are on the way ps

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Graham and enjoy your day.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

It is always wonderful each day to see that you have stopped by and left a kind and sincere comment. Here's lots of love to you and your beautiful family all the way from Wales.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Kathryn and your words really are so greatly appreciated. I am glad you enjoyed this hub as I had so much joy creating it.

Have a wonderful day .


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

They are so much company aren't they Shauna; here's to so many more for us both to share on here.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Animals certainly draw us all together and they become such wonderful members of our family.

Thank you for stopping by and what wonderful memories you have also.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you pearl for such a wonderful comment and here's lots of love all the way from my little corner of Wales all for you.

Enjoy your day.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you also Joe for your kind and supportive words.

Here to wishing you a great day.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

As always Billy your words mean so very much and thank you for all the support. Here's to many more hubs for us both to share on here.


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

How nice to be friends with so many other cat lovers. Here's to so many more hubs for us to share on here PS.

Enjoy your day.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

thanks for sharing Eddi.. your talent is great ..

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kashmir56 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Thanks my friend i have enjoy another one of your wonderful hubs !

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Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal


We also have two kittens. One is a boy and another is a girl. They are two months old.

Your pictures and poem, both are beautiful!

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kidscrafts 3 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

Your cats are just adorable! I had cats all my life and it's so pleasant to have them around; they give so much love and they can be quite funny as well!

One of my cat is 17 years old and the other one is 2. Unfortunately, the old cat doesn't like the young cat too much .... I suppose because he is a little bit on the active side! I am thinking of adopting another one to keep company to the younger one and give more resting time to our old cat.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures of the new additions in your life! It's nice to see how you were adopted by one of the cats right away! Your grandchildren must love them! The cats will get used to them :-)

Thanks for sharing this beautiful hub, Eddy!

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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

This is very lovely Eddie - A beautiful and fun tribute to our cats. I appreciate the array of topics you write about. What a talent you are!

Hugs from California ~ Audrey

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The Dirt Farmer 3 years ago from United States

They're both real cuties! A home really is better with a pet. Although our cat recently passed away after a long, long life, we still have our dog. I wouldn't want to be without a dog! Enjoyed your hub & have shared it. --Jill

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Lisa Luv 3 years ago from Conneticut, USA

Wonderful...You know I love kitty's .... Voted up and shared

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mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

How cool. I love your pictures of cats and granddaughters. One of my daughter's loves cats too.

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Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

Your collages are getting better all the time. So pretty. Loved your cat story, I am a cat person too and I love kittens but my Lily is almost 19 and won't share me! Will push all your buttons and share...hope it helps.

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

I know i shouldn't feel sad but i do. I am allergic to cats and i adore them. You and Dai are angels indeed. I love your collage. You are so gifted and bring much joy with your beautiful poetry...Thank you...

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AliciaC 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thank you for sharing this lovely story of how Tabs and Meg entered your life, Eddy. It's wonderful that they came to a good home!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much to












for each wonderful comment as always .Here's to so many more for us all to share on here and here's wishing you a wonderful day ahead. Lots of love from my little corner of Wales.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Your line; "have you ever been chosen by an animal?" brought immediate goosebumps!

i most certainly have, and it's most incredible...Your kitties are adorable, and, i can see that they're training you all quite well so far!


love you Eddy,

sharing on...

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

They sure are training us Leslie and we have become the ones who are dong the listening now without a single doubt. lol Here's to wishing you a great day my friend.


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disalvo8 3 years ago from New Jersey

Oh boy what beauties they are. I will be going to a shelter for 2 dogs soon. I understand how animals bring joy. What a special hub!

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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

We love our cats, and they are easier than dogs which suits us. We can leave them with someone coming in to clean and feed...And they both love each other and cuddle all day. To me they are special..Love your PHOTOS....

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Enjoyed very much. Tabs and Meg are a delight. Your collages are lovely. Hugs. My Sid sends them a very sincere meow.

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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Oh Eddy, I just love this hub! I knew if I wanted sunshine, all I had to do was come over to your page and I certainly found my sunshine! This is so absolutely adorable and cute and warm and friendly! I must say, I think that it's wonderful that you saved these cats and in some way, they maybe just help do some saving themselves!

I just love, love, love your collages and I know you're going to do so well with this new venture of yours!

The video was just right for this hub too!

Up and everything I could hit! Sharing too!


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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much for all these comments and lots of love goes to





I wish you all a wonderful day ahead and here's to so many more hubs for us all to share on here.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Eddy, such a lovely hub in every way and I do hope that you and Dai have years of pleasure with your new bundles of joy.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Blossom and yes they certainly do bring us so much love.

Enjoy your day my friend.


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janetwrites 3 years ago from Georgia country

Such a beautiful and lovely story about your two cats. They are very cute. I love the poem and all the wonderful collages. You will definitely be successful in your business.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much janetwrites your support and kindness is so appreciated. Here's wishing you a wonderful day.


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aviannovice 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Sounds like there is lots of great life in the household!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so very much Deb and enjoy your weekend.


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epbooks 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

Eddy- this hub had so many interesting bits in it and so beautiful! I love the pictures and congratulations on your home business. I hope that it is a big success! Voted up!

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

So glad you liked this one too epbooks and also for your good wishes !! I will be starting up officially beginning of next month.

Have a wonderful day.


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mecheshier 3 years ago

What a fabulous Hub. I am also a cat lover.. Thank you for sharing such wonderful stories. Voted up for awesome.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you so much mecheshier, for taking the time to stop by and comment .

Here's to so many more posts on Tabs and Meg.

Enjoy your day.


picklesandrufus 3 years ago

I can really relate to this hub. There is a rescue dog snoring by my side right now. Glad you are an animal lover too!!! Enjoyable read.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Glad you enjoyed this one pickles and wishing you a wonderful day.


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FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

So glad you and the cats found one another. House is not home without a pet who loves you. I really enjoyed your beautiful photo collages.

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teaches12345 3 years ago

Eddy, I just love this article. Enjoy those two babies -- it looks like the whole family is blessed by their playful antics.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thank you Dianne.

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Hilda Spann 3 years ago

Your mama cat has beautiful spots on her stomach....is she like that all over?

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

Thanks for taking the time to read and comment Hilda . Tabatha has a few spots on her side as well but tabby stripes on her back and tail.

Megan has spots on her tummy too but has some beautiful coloured stripes as well.

They are Tabbies but with Peachy stripes going through also; I have looked up Lebanese cats and they seem quite similar so they may be a throw back from them.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales Author

So glad you enjoyed this one condominium.

Looking forward to reading your hubs also.


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