Put in a Corner

WIth the Weekly Photo Challenge being Corner  this gives an opportunity to show the sort of corner I hope to be pushed into quite soon, when I do a launch of my new book It won’t be in that corner, though — it was in The Book Boutique that, very sadly, recently closed its doors. This was one of the last events there, when local historian Dr Duncan du Bois brought out his latest book ‘Portraits of Colonial Natal’ and gave a fascinating talk.

Ironically enough, following on recent political freak-outs at the very suggestion that Colonialism brought any benefits to the country, there is much in this book to show without even trying how numerous these were, and how many people among the Colonialists were active in trying to improve the lot of all South Africans.

Another corner worth recording is found in the factory where Younger Daughter has initiated a feral cat feeding and shelter scheme.

Here is a corner inside showing the feed station she services daily. Bunk beds are on the other side, and even a litter tray is provided. No wonder, when she visits there, loads of furry fans suddenly appear.

© August 2017 Colonialist


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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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17 Responses to Put in a Corner

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  2. Shibin Dinesh says:

    Great photos! Keep clicking!

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  3. Are those feral cats likely to become more tolerant of humans, and become domesticated with this treatment from your daughter?


    • colonialist says:

      They are becoming more tolerant of humans, but it is unlikely that the adults will be capable of becoming domesticated. The kittens from before the neutering operations (like our wildcat) can adapt, but they still display feral qualities. Our vet got us to pay for dissolving stitches because she doesn’t want to see them back — too vicious! But they do tolerate us.

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  4. Kev says:

    What a fabulous scheme… You must be proud of your daughter for coming up with this! 🙂


  5. The feeding scheme is such a good idea, I love it!

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  6. restlessjo says:

    What a sweet daughter! 🙂 🙂 Good luck with the book!


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  9. Great corners. It’s sad how many book stores have closed where I live. You still have big ones like Barnes and Noble, but the small ones struggle. Tell your daughter – great job. How many cats are there, and how much food do they eat in a week? It has to be a lot. They must also go through large amounts of liter. Good luck with your book.


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