A day in the life of Nathan and Winnie…

A day in the life of Nathan and Winnie…

As the weather warms up and we move into summer, we love to venture out, taking our girls on trips into mid-north Queensland – after all this is Nathan’s old stomping ground. On this occasion we took a 3 day trip to Elliot Heads.

Nathan and Winnie the beach cats hanging out in the sun

The drive to Elliot Heads

The drive to Elliott heads is a pleasant 6 hour drive through some of Southeast Queensland’s most beautiful beaches. This was to be Winnie’s second trip to the beautiful beaches up north, not to mention, Elliott Heads beach was where she was found abandoned by RSPCA Bundaberg.

We arranged to stay at a cute little animal friendly Bed and Breakfast – no sneaking our girls into a hotel required ;). After packing the car with all the essentials – scratch post, kitty litter, an abundance of cat toys and food and treats, we started the journey. Although our girls are very chilled and slept most of the way to our destination, Winnie can get a bit vocal at times, we suspect she’s being a back seat driver.Winnie the beach cat drying in the sun

We get to our BnB late in the evening, unpack the car and take the girls into the room. The girls explore their new surroundings, not remotely fazed by the new environment. Winnie heads straight for the kitty litter and Nathan to the food we’ve laid out for them – some succulent chicken breast for dinner – their favourite.

Soon after eating, Nath and Winnie both claim the bed. Despite being less than a foot long, it always amazes us how they can cover the entire bed – as Ron Burgundy would say, “I’m not even mad, I’m impressed!”. Any movement of these little girls is met with being yelled at by Winnie in disgust. The only thing we can do is bend ourselves around them so we can get some sleep for the big day ahead.

Beach day with Nath + Winnie

It seems that all the sleep Winnie had on the drive up, combined with a good few hours overnight, has left her full of beans! From 4.30am, Winnie caught the zoomies, taking laps of the room, which obviously required her to run over us in bed continuously. It seems that Winnie’s zoomies were contagious and Nath was set off not long after. Ultimately our sleep came to an end at 4.30am and we spent the rest of the morning playing with the girls – I guess if you cant beat them, join them!

After a quick breakfast and popping on sunscreen, we’re off to the beach for the day. We arrive at beautiful Elliot Heads beach, not a cloud in the sky, a warm 28 degrees celsius and not a person or dog in sight – perfect for the cats! It was dead on low tide, which produced some perfect little shallows and thousands of Blue Soldier Crabs littering the white sand.Nathan the beach cat sniffing nose on a crab in the sand

With Nathan and Winnie both off the lead and joyfully exploring their surrounds, we pitch our tent by the waters edge and headed off for a swim. Nathan decided to sit out for the first swim, however Winnie accompanied us immediately and started swimming laps before lounging and resting with us in the warm waters. We were soon joined by Nathan, and it was a family of 4!Nathan cat walking through the water and sand

The day was spent lounging around in the sun, swimming, playing and exploring the sands exposed by the low tide. Needless to say, our little girls where in and out of the tent, plagued by an abundance of energy followed by extensive naps, snacks and water.

Our day at the beach ends when they’ve both had enough. Winnie lost interest in the water and Nathan started jumping up into Rian’s arms wanting to be carried. It was a quiet ride back to the BnB. After a thorough wash and dinner, our girls cuddled up to each other and were out for the night – thankfully no 4.30am wake up this time!

The drive back to the Gold Coast and Winnie’s demon

Up at 8am, our girls still with their tired little eyes. We had a quick breakfast and packed the car for the trip home. We decide to take our girls down to the park for a quick walk before the long drive. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to head back to the beach, despite the amazing weather.

As per normal, we packed the kitty litter into the back seat so the girls have access to the toilet, but after our walk in the park, we were hopeful they wouldn’t need to use it – we were wrong! Within 5 minutes of starting our drive, Winnie unleashed a nasty poop! The odour ripped through the car, requiring quick action and a litter change. Who would’ve thought that this could come from something so cute! The rest of the trip was thankfully uneventful and the girls were excited to be home.

We can’t wait for our next trip!
Nathan the beach cat in the mangroves along a beach

We hope you’re enjoying our blog of life with Nathan and Winnie, please leave us a comment, we would love to know what you think! Don’t forget to subscribe to Nathan and Winnie’s Wolf Pack!

Love Nathan, Winnie and family.

As the weather warms up and we move into summer, we love to venture out, taking our girls on trips into mid-north Queensland – after all this is Nathan’s old stomping ground. On this occasion we took a 3 day trip to Elliot Heads.

Nathan and Winnie the beach cats hanging out in the sun

The drive to Elliot Heads

The drive to Elliott heads is a pleasant 6 hour drive through some of Southeast Queensland’s most beautiful beaches. This was to be Winnie’s second trip to the beautiful beaches up north, not to mention, Elliott Heads beach was where she was found abandoned by RSPCA Bundaberg.

We arranged to stay at a cute little animal friendly Bed and Breakfast – no sneaking our girls into a hotel required ;). After packing the car with all the essentials – scratch post, kitty litter, an abundance of cat toys and food and treats, we started the journey. Although our girls are very chilled and slept most of the way to our destination, Winnie can get a bit vocal at times, we suspect she’s being a back seat driver.Winnie the beach cat drying in the sun

We get to our BnB late in the evening, unpack the car and take the girls into the room. The girls explore their new surroundings, not remotely fazed by the new environment. Winnie heads straight for the kitty litter and Nathan to the food we’ve laid out for them – some succulent chicken breast for dinner – their favourite.

Soon after eating, Nath and Winnie both claim the bed. Despite being less than a foot long, it always amazes us how they can cover the entire bed – as Ron Burgundy would say, “I’m not even mad, I’m impressed!”. Any movement of these little girls is met with being yelled at by Winnie in disgust. The only thing we can do is bend ourselves around them so we can get some sleep for the big day ahead.

Beach day with Nath + Winnie

It seems that all the sleep Winnie had on the drive up, combined with a good few hours overnight, has left her full of beans! From 4.30am, Winnie caught the zoomies, taking laps of the room, which obviously required her to run over us in bed continuously. It seems that Winnie’s zoomies were contagious and Nath was set off not long after. Ultimately our sleep came to an end at 4.30am and we spent the rest of the morning playing with the girls – I guess if you cant beat them, join them!

After a quick breakfast and popping on sunscreen, we’re off to the beach for the day. We arrive at beautiful Elliot Heads beach, not a cloud in the sky, a warm 28 degrees celsius and not a person or dog in sight – perfect for the cats! It was dead on low tide, which produced some perfect little shallows and thousands of Blue Soldier Crabs littering the white sand.Nathan the beach cat sniffing nose on a crab in the sand

With Nathan and Winnie both off the lead and joyfully exploring their surrounds, we pitch our tent by the waters edge and headed off for a swim. Nathan decided to sit out for the first swim, however Winnie accompanied us immediately and started swimming laps before lounging and resting with us in the warm waters. We were soon joined by Nathan, and it was a family of 4!Nathan cat walking through the water and sand

The day was spend lounging around in the sun, swimming, playing and exploring the sands exposed by the low tide. Needless to say, our little girls where in and out of the tent, plagued by an abundance of energy followed by extensive naps, snacks and water.

Our day at the beach ends when they’ve both had enough. Winnie lost interest in the water and Nathan started jumping up into Rian’s arms wanting to be carried. It was a quiet ride back to the BnB. After a thorough wash and dinner, our girls cuddled up to each other and were out for the night – thankfully no 4.30am wake up this time!

The drive back to the Gold Coast and Winnie’s demon

Up at 8am, our girls still with their tired little eyes. We had a quick breakfast and packed the car for the trip home. We decide to take our girls down to the park for a quick walk before the long drive. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to head back to the beach, despite the amazing weather.

As per normal, we packed the kitty litter into the back seat so the girls have access to the toilet, but after our walk in the park, we were hopeful they wouldn’t need to use it – we were wrong! Within 5 minutes of starting our drive, Winnie unleashed a nasty poop! The odour ripped through the car, requiring quick action and a litter change. Who would’ve thought that this could come from something so cute! The rest of the trip was thankfully uneventful and the girls were excited to be home.

We can’t wait for our next trip!
Nathan the beach cat in the mangroves along a beach

We hope you’re enjoying our blog of life with Nathan and Winnie, please leave us a comment, we would love to know what you think! Don’t forget to subscribe to Nathan and Winnie’s Wolf Pack!

Love Nathan, Winnie and family.

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30 thoughts on “A day in the life of Nathan and Winnie…”

  1. Haha I love this! Winnie’s nasty poop 🤣🤣💩 What an amazing little family. You guys must have been tired after that 4 30 wake up call!

  2. Patricia Soffiatti

    It’s amazing how these two love water!!! It’s always fun to watch their videos! Beautiful special little black fury things! 😻😻

  3. I enjoyed your video/blog immensely! You both are amazing cat parents AND Nathan and Winnie are the coolest cats! Thanks for posting your adventures.🐾🐾❤️🐾🐾💖

  4. Love this adventure. Our two, Sam and Frankie, won’t use the litter box in the car; they wait and get quite busy once we settle for the evening.

  5. We love Elliot Heads but we don’t have so far to travel as we live in Bundaberg. We loved taking our dog, Jessie to Elliot Heads. She just ran. Didn’t like the water. Loved the sand crabs too. Sadly she passed awY 2 years ago. We still go out there regularly and reminence about her life. It’s nice seeing your 2girls on leads. I keep my big boy, Jasper ( A 7 year old Rag doll cross) on a rope in the back yard so he doesn’t end up road kill. He’s a big scaredy-cat though.i love following your cats.

  6. I still can’t get over how your girls LOVE water! They are so precious. Thank you for taking the time to do some blog posts. I love reading your posts.

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