Ta dah!

I have news. The new shed is up! I know you never thought this day would come, frankly, neither did I. Now you may think this will mean that I shall stop harping on about it. Wwrrrroonngggg! Because there are now so many new things to do! Like planting and gravel and hooks and fairy…

Cat House etc.

This is my cat sitting on the cat house that Santa brought him for Christmas. Please ignore the awful photo, there’s nothing I can do about it. They haven’t made a filter than can transform the grey drabness that we call February. Some people might think an outdoor cat house is an unnecessary extravagance but…

Trick, No Treats

I don’t get terribly excited about Halloween, it isn’t a holiday I grew up celebrating. I realise it’s fun for the kids to dress up and what child wouldn’t like trick or treating… but Halloween isn’t all pumpkin carving and eating your own weight in candy.  It has been statistically proven that black cats are…

A&E

I’ve spent my fair share of time in hospital with my daughter. There has been illness but also two broken wrists. When you’re sitting in paediatric A&E you are surrounded by poorly or injured children and their parents. Some parents are fretful, the worry etched on their faces. Others look positively blasé.  In one 4…

Felipure & More Cat Food 

CAT POST KLAXON! Now you may remember that a little while ago my beautiful perfect cat Crofty was called overweight by the vet. I took this opportunity to review his food. He was eating a well known brand of dry cat food that was classed as “superior nutrition”. For the first time I read the…

Poorly Crofty 

This week I have been preoccupied with our cat, Crofty. It started when we noticed that he appeared to be a bit nervous. Then he started crying when we picked him up. We thought he’d hurt his back leg as that seemed to be what the problem was so we took him to the vet….

Fat Cat

Today is our cat’s first birthday. He is my pride and joy and I must confess to feeling some sadness that I won’t be able to call him “my kitten” any longer. Yesterday he went for his check up at the vet and she informed me that our precious, fluffy bundle of love is… fat. Excuse…

A cat fountain?

I don’t like cats. Or at least I didn’t like them for 37 years. Over time my family have had an assortment of dogs, cats, hamsters, birds, fish, terrapins and tortoises. We had two cats whilst I was growing up, Cleo (a Birman) and Purdie (a Silver Chinchilla). They were both very nice but I preferred our dogs. I…