Scaredy Cat

Funny how life works out.  A few days after I lost Doris, I was at the tattoo parlour getting my memorial tattoo updated with a new, small, black and white butterfly which was added right next to the mummy butterfly.  I found it strangely cathartic. Whilst there I was told about a 3 year old… Read More Scaredy Cat

Kitten Progress

Last Friday was the day I decided to try and introduce Doris and Mabel to one another.  Doris was very obviously ready to start exploring as I’d caught her on camera, curled up behind the door of her room, listening to Mabel thundering around the first floor. I went up there, opened the door and… Read More Kitten Progress

Lazy Doctors?

I know I’ve had a good old whinge about doctors in the past, but here’s another one: The end joint on my second finger on my dominant hand has been giving me trouble for a while, mainly small sharp shooting pains that afflict me occasionally but over the last 3-4 months, it’s been getting steadily… Read More Lazy Doctors?

Kitten Obsession

Doris has now arrived!  She’s supposedly a seven or eight week old kitten and was brought to the shelter with her brother and a sort-of sibling from another litter.  The charity had been advised of a number of kittens living in an abbatoir – no sign of the mother/s.  Doris is about two thirds of… Read More Kitten Obsession

Mabel Settling

So now that Mabel has been here for nearly two weeks, she’s settling and coming out of her shell a bit.  The shelter tells me that she’s about two years old but, judging from the amount she likes to play, I’d say she’s possibly a bit younger.  We’ll see the next time I have to… Read More Mabel Settling

New Arrival #1

Now that it has become apparent that Gaia has left home for good and is more than happy living in the two fields at the top of my road (she’s got two of the homeowners up there well trained to feed her at around the same time each day) I restarted my search for a… Read More New Arrival #1

Gaia Gone :(

I don’t suppose it’s entirely surprising that she’s legged it (pardon the pun). Last Bank Holiday weekend when the weather was unseasonably warm, I had the doors and windows open.  It’s not the first time they’ve been open since Gaia arrived but this is the first time she’s been brave enough to go out of… Read More Gaia Gone 😦

Back to Square 1.5

I had to bite the bullet with Gaia.  Her breathing was getting seriously noisy and I was a bit concerned.  The shelter had told me that, as well as the osteoarthritis that had precipitated the amputation of her leg, there was also an historic upper respiratory infection that had caused her some problems which meant… Read More Back to Square 1.5