Category Archives: Cats

Cats: Successful Fundraiser and Truce Stranger Than Fiction


We spent the morning at the local flea market where, true to weather report, it blew a gale for half the morning and for the other half took a deep breath and really started to blow. No attempt was made … Continue reading

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Proofs of a Proactive Granddaughter


If you are averse to bragging, go away. Otherwise, note what Rhiannon has undertaken this week, as shown on her school’s D6 Communicator, and with respect to a project she had on display in the Library. It comes as no … Continue reading

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Growing in Cuteness; Childhood Misconceptions


Hearing a rendition of the Afrikaans song Jan Pierewiet, taken from the call of a bird known as the bokmakirie (the bokmakierie, Telophorus zeylonus, is a bushshrike). recently reminded me of the false impressions I originally had of the words … Continue reading

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Pest . . . er, Pet Pictures


Too busy with other things to spend any time posting lately, even though internet is back and (fairly) reliable. I concentrated on keeping a bit up-to-date with reading posts, when I could find the time. However, just to keep the … Continue reading

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From Bed to Hearse?


My cold is unabated though To sleep it off I’ve tried, Through this whole morning didn’t go For any time outside; The cats thought this was marvellous And cuddled up with me Though one might think, inside the house They … Continue reading

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Registering Attendance


One discussion by the Hort. Soc. Board, Joined by Oscar; not untoward; All decisions made will need His opinion one should heed. Two hungry ibis standing on a wall, To be fed have made a call, Knock on door till … Continue reading

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Swapping Terror-tory.


  Normally Toby and Loki frequent the main house while M, terrorised by the cats there, keeps to the cottage. Today, though, in the unpredictable ways our furry controllers have, Toby, Nigel and Loki, proudly sporting his new jersey, drifted … Continue reading

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