Category Archives: pets

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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Free Range Rabbits


December First, and time to say A ‘Rabbits!’ which will mark the day … I sometimes battle for new pics Supporting first-of-each-month tricks, But now I can snap quite a load Of free-range ones just down the road!           … Continue reading

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Goodbye Tabitha; When is James Bond Due?


Our latest (purr-manent) cat does not remain at rest for an instant until lights-out, which is why we have missed a very purr-ominent identification until now. After seeing it, Much Better Half has abandoned her name of Tabitha (I always … Continue reading

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Recurring Felines of Being Unable to Cope with Multiply Cat Shun!


Those who faithfully subscribe to these scribblings will recall that we adopted two factory cats in April, 2016 and then another from Younger Daughter’s workplace in May this year. Finally, only last month,  Much Better Half came home in with a bemused … Continue reading

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Tails of Two Pearl-Amber-lating Kitties


Two kitty-poozies one sunny day Cut short their snoozies and went to play, Both climbed a tree, then they climbed  a wall; There was no way they were going to fall, For both were sure-footed; cling-clawed as well; And full … Continue reading

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Company of Pooch Pals


For the weekly photo challenge, the theme is Friend. © June 2017 Colonialist

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