lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-10-15 01:34 am
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Thomas Leo gets a bath


Click on the photo to play the video,
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-10-14 09:32 pm

More photos of Filipos - Please help if you can

I think Filipos grows cuter by the day. I want to do all in my power to make this little boy happy when he arrives, all being well, in just over a month to complete my cat family.

Sadly, the cat charity arranging his adoption have found his travel costs are higher than anticipated and they are struggling to raise the funds in addition to caring for needy cats and kittens in Greece.

Even the smallest donation helps as does sharing this post.

God's Little People.
Paypal to

Or buy a beautiful card from

Filipos23 - Copy

lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-10-13 02:37 am
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The boys

Walking round the house earlier I found a lamp knocked on the floor, a small cat tree knocked over and a large heavy chair overturned. Was there a tornado in my house or this Trio(taken Sunday in the spare room)

Harry is giving me a message and Thomas Leo has been acting as an electric blanket as mine has broken.


lindahoyland: (Harry stalking)
2017-10-12 03:28 am
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An Award for Harry


Harry - What if my whiskers stopped growing?

lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-10-11 09:12 pm

More on Filipos - Please help if you can

The lady who runs the charity organising Filipos' adoption posted this on her website today. If anyone can spare a little towards Filipos' vaccinations it would be most gratefully received. No donation is too small and will allow "God's Little People" to do more to help needy cats.

From "God's Little People" today¬if_id=1507751928091212¬if_t=mentions_comment

"Yay!! Another little orphaned kitten from our Greek island has won the kitty lottery!! His name is Filipos and he was rescued out of a car engine (please read the post below from Filipos' new mummy and do watch the little video clip from when he'd just been rescued out of the engine!). He is a lucky little guy because he replaces Fanta's adoption offer (Fanta is a nervous boy and because of the long travel to the UK his adoptive mummy and I agreed it would be better to find a different adoption offer for Fanta) - and with Filipos it was love at first sight! Filipos' rescue and adoption is honestly a logistical labour of love. He was rescued by our vet (who's also helped give him all the necessary jabs, tests etc) and who found him a local foster home with a really sweet woman. The adoption offer came from this page/network and so did the funding for his travel - many of you initially donated towards Fanta and Filipos is now benefiting from this. AND in the U.K. a friend of the kind lady adopting Filipos has kindly offered to take the long drive to pick up Filipos from the courier companys drop off point because Filipos' mummy is unable to do this drive herself.

All the funds that was raised towards Fanta's travel has now been forwarded towards Filipos travelling to the UK with a courier because I promised his mummy that I would do everything I could to help get a little unwanted Syros cat to the UK if she would offer it a safe and loving home. So his travel fund is covered but we're still 150 euros short to cover all his initial vaccinations - 2 regular vaccinations, rabies vaccination, microchip, blood tests and passport. He is in purrfect health and is ready to start his journey home on November 15th. If you wish to contribute towards Filipos new life please use my husbands PayPal: (Richard A Bowell). Thank you and thank you to everyone involved in getting Filipos' to his forever home! "

lindahoyland: (Eye)
2017-10-08 11:02 pm
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An award for Reuben.

He has "celebrated" by twice knocking the milk over!

"If I just watch maybe I'll work out what this strange little creature is."


lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-10-08 04:33 pm
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Filipos Apollo


I fell in love when I saw this video. Filipos was found trapped in a car engine on a beach.

If anyone would like to celebrate the hoped-for arrival of a very special little boy, I'd be thrilled if you could donate to the charity arranging his adoption. Some friends are kindly planning to bring him to me and have asked for donations in lieu of travel costs.

God's Little People.
Paypal to

Or buy a beautiful card from

I fell in love with another Greek cat last spring, but sadly he was too timid for the journey, then I spotted Filipos last month and fell in love and being a kitten he should travel easily.

If you think I've been distracted of late, this is why as I won't be able to relax or believe it till I have Filipos in my arms and my cat family is complete.
lindahoyland: (Thomas Leo)
2017-10-06 12:43 am

An award for Thomas Leo

IMG_0456 - Copy

I shouldn't have sucked my thumb as a baby= Thomas Leo.

lindahoyland: (Leo)
2017-10-04 02:28 am

Another award

Harry- I remember washing old Leo's ears for him.

lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-10-01 08:11 pm
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More Awards for my boys



If allowed in the spare room, Reuben turns on the light!


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Harry enforces far stricter discipline than I do when he tells Reuben to behave.
lindahoyland: (Gingerboys)
2017-09-28 03:53 am

Where to donate for Puerto Rico

Originally posted by [ profile] med_cat at Where to donate for Puerto Rico
I've donated; please donate if you can, and share on LJ, FB, among your friends, etc. if you can.
I know the person who organized this campaign very well.
I can guarantee you that she will make sure the money is put to good use.

Here's the GoFundMe campaign:

Click here to support the Boricua Relief for Puerto Rico, organized by Maite Corbin
lindahoyland: (Thomas Leo8)
2017-09-27 09:05 pm
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More awards for the boys

Reuben - I could be a florist.


Thomas Leo - I could be a contortionist.

lindahoyland: (N&N)
2017-09-27 03:42 am

October Teitho Challenge

Teitho: October challenge *Hunt*
Tue Sep 26, 2017 5:55 am (PDT) . Posted by: mirach_ravaia
Autumn is here. If you imagine living in Middle-earth, it's the time of gathering fruits and preparing supplies for winter. That's why it's also a time of hunts. Our October topic is therefore Hunt.

Who is the hunter and who is the hunted? That's the question you will have to solve in your story. You can write about hunting animals, but also Orcs or other evil creatures, or something more abstract, like information or knowledge.

But you can also write about being hunted - by enemies? Or maybe by suitors? The topic can be as sinister or as humorous as you make it.

The deadline for this challenge is October 25th, but can be extended until the end of the month. If you need an extension to finish your story or picture, just write to the email below!

For writers: send your stories to The contest is anonymous and the story can't be posted publicly until the results of the challenge are announced. Aragorn or Legolas don't have to be main characters, but at least one of them must be mentioned in the story.

For artists: Submit your picture into the Teitho gallery folder of Arda-Inspired at deviantArt. The picture should be new, drawn specifically for the challenge. State that you are submitting it to the contest in the artist's comments.

Happy writing and drawing!
Your Teitho-moderator,
lindahoyland: (Harry stalking)
2017-09-25 04:43 pm
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Another Award for Harry

"I'm the best at squeezing into a small space."

lindahoyland: (Harry stalking)
2017-09-22 10:22 pm
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Awards for Harry

Harry has won 2 awards in a caption contest in a FB Group.

"Arggh, a mouse, Help!

"What time is it please?"

Don't forget you can enter your pets to win real prizes at
For the next 24 hours, you can have 4 entries for £2 with all proceeds helping needy cats. If you don't use Facebook, PM me and I'll send in the photos for you. All pets are welcome.
lindahoyland: (autumn)
2017-09-22 08:51 pm

Happy Equinox and Jewish New Year

Happy Equinox! It has felt like November here for weeks, cold wet and windy. I'm grateful it's not hot, but hope we will all be blessed with some mellow autumn weather. I saw a lovely autumn leaf the other day. Thomas Leo's eyes are starting to turn amber like Reuben's!
I love the idea of New Year at this time as so many activities start afresh in September.
Also Happy Birthday to Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and my favourite opera singer, John Tomlinson.

Here are a few pictures and a little video of the boys.

Click to play.


lindahoyland: (Reuben grown)
2017-09-22 08:19 pm

Reuben's Scrabble Writing Challenge

It's autumn and a perfect time to sit indoors and play scrabble. Reuben has a special scrabble/lexulous
brain-teasing challenge for you all.

Here are a list of words rarely used in everyday life, but often used in scrabble. Reuben challenges you to write a story using at least 3 of them in order to win his banner.

Here are the words, azo, yeti, quean, qat, ziti, riza, xi, jo, jean, vug, vav, tav, reh, rex, zo, bey, awow, jee, hex. lei, guv,sov.


Reuben will be fascinated to see who can solve this teaser. Remember, you only need to use 3 words though you can use more if you wish.

If the words don't appeal, Reuben's second challenge is to write a story inspired by the banner picture.

Stories can be any length. Please post them on your favourite blog or archive with the banner and a link to this post and feel free to share.
lindahoyland: (Sky)
2017-09-17 10:26 pm
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The Unanswered Question.

Written as part of the Silmarillion40 event.

Estel listened enraptured while his foster father spoke. Only when the story was concluded did he speak.
“Why did the One allow Melkor to spoil the music the other Ainur created?”

Elrond was silent for a few moments lost in thought.“Maybe this is how it was meant to be. Would we recognise light if there were no darkness, good if there were no evil, joy if there were no sorrow?”

“But how much happier everyone would be if Melkor's discords had not spoiled the harmonies of the Music of Creation!”

“Remember though, Estel, he only spoiled the music twice. The One would not let him spoil the final theme and it was from this that the One brought Elves and Men into being.”

“Then the music is not spoiled ?”

“Only if we allow the Evil One to prevail, Estel.” Elrond fell silent again thinking of his wife whom he could not heal. “One day, Arda will be renewed and her hurts healed forever.”

“But what about everyone who is hurting before then?” Estel persisted.

Elrond could only shake his head sadly. To some questions, even the wise lord of Imladris had no answers.
lindahoyland: (Sky)
2017-09-17 10:20 pm
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Eternal Cycles

Written for the Silmarillion40 event.

Eternal Cycles

Silence, nothingness, endless eons passed until;
A single note shattering silence.
Then another and another,
Chords woven into harmonies.
Sweet melodies took form, and with them
Earth and air fire and water,
The very stuff of being.
Land and sea, forest and river.
The One saw that it was good.
But then another chord distorts the melody
Earth trembles, seas rage and forests burn.
Harmony shattered by discord.
For Chaos must exist with order
And Evil with the Good.
From the beginning, it was ever so,
Creation and Destruction.
Endless cycles, until the end of time,
When Arda is renewed.