1900/24th March 2023 Gray beginnings turned into a lovely afternoon. The sinking Sun lit up a picturesque sky. Evening light, that part of Spring and Summer I love. As these reminders pop up, my nostalgia for Winter dissipates. . It was another bad night with poor Toby. This time I crawled bed unimpeded by Blackie … Continue reading Repercussions
Lighting the fuse
0815/21st March 2023 Since the turn of the year, anxiety has begun to creep in around the edges. Lots of little things contribute that are of no importance what so ever. The new tax year. Big deal. That's what I pay an accountant for. A few friends still exchange birthday cards with me and it … Continue reading Lighting the fuse
0735/17th February 2023 Just after dawn it seemed we had fast-forwarded to dusk, as it got increasingly dark. Rumbles of thunder sent most of the cats for cover. Dee Dee abandoned her stock-taking and rushed off down the basement. Our stoic Himalayan wasn't bothered. Muffin was happy to play red-dot unchallenged. Thunder is very out-of-season, … Continue reading Next time
0706/13th February 2023 More explosive sneezing caused me to leap from my bed this morning. Perhaps leap is a slight exaggeration. My own sneezing had stopped after two notable episodes, but now a cat was sneezing and in my experience this often signals a cat cold. When you have multiple cats, colds can be a … Continue reading Manners
11th February 2023 Could it be? Oh dearie me. Could I be allergic to my cat? Oh drat! Hair on my clothes And all up my nose That hair in the eye It did make me cry. . Half a lifetime ago, a white kitten was with me briefly. His long hair and Roman nose … Continue reading Anniversaries
0707/2nd February 2023 Dumping ice out of the water bowls this morning, I sent a mental message down the groundhog hole: "If I was you mate, I'd stay put!" Whoever thought groundhogs would want to emerge from hibernation on the 2nd of February? Of course they don't! A few of the poor creatures get dragged … Continue reading Borderline
What’s in the breadbox?
On the way to Bennington to purchase a new microwave, we crossed over several sets of railroad tracks, so I took the obligatory shots. Some people drove by and I half expected them to ask what I was doing, which happened to me occasionally in foreign countries. It is sort of strange to have that … Continue reading What’s in the breadbox?
2nd January 2023 "Was it something I said?" "Rude she-cats! Mutter mutter." After hitting us up for three lots of breakfast, the boy took himself around the front to stare at the all-purpose hole in the sumac. Perhaps he fancied a main course of mouse or chipmunk. Then Grant went out with his walkers. Muffin … Continue reading *LBJ
0711/22nd December 2022 A date with lots of 2's! I don't follow numerology, so I had no idea what could be significant about 22/12/2022 or 12/22/2022 depending which side of the Atlantic you are on. But just for fun I looked up 2 : On numerology.com: The Numerology number 2 is known to numerologists as … Continue reading Counting
0814/15th December 2022 A group of Sparrows, I've decided ought to be known as a "scavenge"! "Host" may be the proper name, according to Google, but I believe my title is more accurately descriptive. Bottoms up. You'll have to excuse my little friends. Someone told them there is a storm coming. So they are in … Continue reading Scavenge!