Category Archives: pets

Elegy for an Unidentified Companion


GloPoWriMo Day 18 Prompt: today: I’d like to challenge you to write an elegy of your own, one in which the abstraction of sadness is communicated not through abstract words, but physical detail. Out of the very corner of my … Continue reading

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Animal Antics


Medical matters like blood tests, and harmonising ‘Three Blind Mice’ for my keyboard tutor, precluded time for writing anything much else today. so I can fall back on a few cute pics from the faithful furry friends. © April 2019 … Continue reading

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Snappy Sunday


I haven’t reported that the M cat shown above doing repairs, after her week’s disappearance and return, then staged another of the same. After strolling back a week later again this time, she was kept in the cottage even during … Continue reading

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A Friend Like Ben


My recent ‘holiday’ to undergo a surgical procedure has enabled me to read a few books. This is a luxury I have not enjoyed since my last such visit. On this occasion, one of the books I took from my … Continue reading

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Let’s Cancel Today and Restart


The first thing I noticed when I got up in the morning apart from agonising twinges of sciatica was Amber, who was supposed to be locked in the main house overnight, smirking at me from a lounge chair. Then I … Continue reading

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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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Nativity Scene of Shock and Horror with Feral Bunnies


The Nativity Scene pictured here, at the entrance to an Eco Park near our home, has been a pleasant sight over the Christmas season. Closer scrutiny has, however, also turned it into a source of considerable amusement. There can be … Continue reading

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