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
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
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?
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
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