Category Archives: Cats

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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Wild Cat-ch.


Wordle 341 Haul out snarling; mind sharp claws; Arms inside the hearth apart; Small, but saw a scar can cause … Bar paws, seize trunk, to scruff is smart! Wildcat Cassie had an infected paw on Friday so I had … Continue reading

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For you, Senorita, I weel …


keel  … rescue … a-da bull … Bulbul! We keep (too many) rescue cats. We feed and encourage birds. There is a conflict, there, and inevitably the cats will nab one. Particularly with chicks, where the warning systems we have fitted … Continue reading

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