0653/31st August 2021 You should pardon the expression, but it was, you could say, a shitty way to start the day... Long-haired cats are beautiful but long hair can be problematic for a cat, as it can be for a person. I know because for almost half my life, I had long hair. Come to … Continue reading Butt….
7th August 2021 A young blue jay takes breakfast, silhouetted by early sunlight. Meanwhile, Willow prepared for her game of twirlies Then decided to contemplate her piece of paper instead. We permanently have a piece of brown paper on the living room floor and several of the cats regularly sit on it, with a look … Continue reading Shot in the…what?
25th July 2021 Forgoing lunch yesterday having not posted for two days, I persevered with what I was writing, deleted half of it and cobbled together a post about Willow. After all, she's "my child". I can always find something to say about her. And she is photogenic. So there it was, after a long … Continue reading No Crusade
Dee Dee and Lily 24th April 2021 It's become a daily event now, another that I reluctantly accept, only because the cats do so like it. Grant was brought up on a farm where all creatures were free-roaming and he feels our cats need their freedom, at least for short, monitored periods. Fortunately, not all … Continue reading Routines
Sikkim ever hopeful of a morsel of some kind Ever since Grant did his early morning exit a few days ago I haven't managed to quite get my head right. Or maybe it's the new medication. It has a simple name but we are never allowed to have the real thing. We have to have … Continue reading Doing the right thing
Yesterday I met with one of my "Medical Team". I only call them that because there seem to be so many. This one deals with my ears, nose and throat. Nothing very helpful came out of it. Does it ever? The reason my voice is sounding strange is because I have a polyp, most likely … Continue reading Rude awakenings
In the event it could be helpful to someone else in a similar situation, let me "share" my experience with weaning off oxycodone so far. I'm not all the way there yet and the home stretch could be the really hard part. It depends, really, how many challenges you undertake at the same time, I … Continue reading Making changes
July sky July seems to be lasting forever. While this rather rubbish year has generally rocketed along, suddenly here in the middle of July it feels endless. Maybe it's just that I never did like Summer much. In my childhood I was asthmatic and all the pollen and dust of summer made me suffer. But … Continue reading Long stormy July
A crack of dawn appointment this morning rather disrupted things. We got home in time to feed the crowd, then we grabbed our own lunches and left the kitchen "for later". Quite a bit later, I finally went to have a look at what seemed a bit of a disaster area and I saw poor … Continue reading Little drinkers