Category Archives: Cats

The Proof of the Petting is in the (Rep)Eating


See previous post — yesterday morning and latest cat was still too afraid of human hands to let them come anywhere near her. Now she is becoming convinced that they are the best thing since plates of food. The more … Continue reading

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Black Cat and a Stroke of Good Luck


Our latest feral cat has taken over a month to overcome enough nervousness to keep from diving under the house at our least movement, to emerge and sit near us when we are on the porch, and to come inside … Continue reading

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AGENDA for trilingual six-word short story.


  De agenda van katten: wereld verovering. Agenda van katte is wêreld verowering Cats’ agenda: to conquer the world. (Doldriest zeswoordverhaal uitdaging — a challenge to use a key word to write a six-word short story, found on her Dutch … Continue reading

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Really Awful Shredder Sh’ Read er Bout


With M, a nice fresh toilet roll is very much in fashion, She perches near the toilet bowl And shreds it with a passion So every virgin one we bring — To make sure we don’t lack it — We … Continue reading

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My Troeteldier Amber met verbeteringe en musiek.


(Sien Mei 11 vir oorspronklike). Ek het ‘n paar verbeteringe gemaak asook om ‘n stuk van my ‘Trio No 2 for Alto Recorder, Piano and Violin’ by te sit. © 18 May Colonialist

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Grade Four Afrikaans Presentation


R has done this Power Point ‘My Pet Amber’ to support a presentation she has to give in Afrikaans at school. I think it is charming, particularly the whirly bit! If only we had had such aids available during my … Continue reading

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Pack Your Kits


Mister Mack registered resigned disapproval with some mild disgustification on discovering that he was being introduced to yet another kitten. Yes, Younger Daughter has done it again. She has brought home kitten number five. Mind you, it is hard to … Continue reading

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