Anyone owned by a cat that goes outdoors will attest to the fact that the occasional present gets brought home. I learned a long time ago that lots of patting, stroking, words and sentiments of deep appreciation go an awful long way to reducing the frequency of these present depositions but they still happen. A little… Read More The Temporary Lodger
It seems that I haven’t posted anything about Mabel (aka Moomin Pie) for quite some time so I think I need to remedy that here and now. Mabel has been going from strength to strength since joining the household back in August 2016 (which was the last time I posted anything about her!). She is… Read More Mabel the Peacemaker
This is Cara, one of my two older girls. Butter wouldn’t melt in her mouth. Unless you happen to be called Cedric and be a newcomer to the neighbourhood. My poor little Cara is a bit of a wimp, you see. She came to me with her sister Charlie and for the first couple of… Read More The Lion Roars
Last week I was sitting and minding my own business at home when my neighbour sent me a text: “2 cats in your tree in garden about to fight. Think they are both yours”. My neighbour and I text one another regularly in case of any emergencies. Or needs. Or help requests. Or advance notice… Read More A New Playmate?
Poppy becomes more of a mummy’s girl as the days and weeks go by. Her health is improving although we had a slightly fraught couple of months when she ended up getting whipped up to the vet when her breathing started to worry me. I decided that maybe we should do some testing to try… Read More Retriever Cat!
Any cat parents out there will, I’m sure, sympathise and empathise with this post. As some of you know, I have four fur babies. I prefer them to be in the house overnight and, most of the time, they’re relatively compliant during autumn, winter and spring (summer is a whole different ballgame). They come and… Read More The Cat Dance
Most cat owners will tell you that their fur baby has a sense of humour or a particular personality trait. I’ve had quite a few cats in my life and none of them with more personality than my old boy Tinker. He was given the name when he was a kitten for the simple reason… Read More Tinker the Joker
A couple of days ago, Charlie was just sitting in the doorway of the under stairs cupboard and looking rather fabulous. Surprisingly, she stayed looking that way while I got out the camera and snapped a picture: I felt compelled to post to Facebook to share her beauty. Not that I’m biased or anything… Read More Reminders of Kittenhood
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
Six weeks after Mabel’s arrival and a month after Doris joined us, relationships with the remainder of the feline household are gradually improving but progress is slow. What never ceases to amaze me is how quickly these little spudlings grow. It seems like only yesterday when Doris practically fitted into the palm of my hand.… Read More Firm Feline Friendships