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Feb 25th, 2024

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A little gentle encouragement

Lucky is distinctly overweight (R calls him Fatass). Unfortunately when we brought him in from his stray existence, we tempted him with food, and he was so ravenous that he was eating in excess of six pouches of cat food a day, plus copious amounts of milk. This has had a bad effect on his […]

Feb 23rd, 2024

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More sheep

It has been a while since we had sheep in our garden, but this small flock (three ewes and a ram) have been here a few days now. I wish they would stay as they help to keep the lawn under control. We are really going to have to decide what to do about the […]

Feb 20th, 2024

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More on Ratty…

We moved the camera to the floor of the shed to see if we could work out Ratty’s mode of ingress. Sure enough, he has gnawed his way through the door at the bottom, enabling him to get into the main shed from the space in the foundations where he clearly lives (click on the […]

Feb 19th, 2024

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A new piece of Donich wildlife…

Many years ago we had some plastic bins in our shed which we used to store seeds and nuts for the birds. Then we caught a field mouse in the seed bin and assumed that one of us had accidentally left the lid half off. A few days later, I opened the bin lid (which […]

Feb 17th, 2024

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Progress with cats and arm

Lucky is starting to be a nice (if rather odd) cat. He still occasionally vanishes for a day or two at a time, and we still have no idea of where he goes. But back in the house, he is now prepared to be stroked, tickled on his tummy and brushed. There are some tangles […]

Feb 14th, 2024

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Be our valentine

Valentine’s Day today and the cats sent R their own take on a card. This was Saphy and Amber’s effort. Lucky’s showed a surprising insight into his own personality. R also got a box of very yummy chocolate brownies, and I got a large box of nuts.

Feb 13th, 2024

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Goodbye Ingenuity

I’ve always loved space exploration. My first memory is of the Apollo moon landing. I was 3 years old and I clearly remember Dad carrying me into the room with the black and white TV and him saying to my Mum “She will remember this all her life.”. I have (so far). When I was […]

Feb 10th, 2024

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Dangerous custard

There is a cracker joke which goes “What’s yellow and dangerous?” answer – “Shark infested custard”. Actually custard presented a real and present danger the other day. I went to see my mum in Rhu, and as usual I ordered her a nice lunch (to tempt her to eat as she doesn’t eat enough). For […]

Feb 9th, 2024

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Some more masterpieces

I’ve produced some more coloured drawings/watercolours – that is they are drawn with watercolour pencils onto stretched canvas panels, and then brushed with water to blend in the colours so that they look like a painting. This one came from a Christmas wrapping bag. It looks like Lucky, so I redrew it with a spring […]

Feb 5th, 2024

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The cat sat on the mat

I put R’s rug onto the bed while I hoovered underneath it. The cats found it shortly afterwards and found it a great place to sit. Although the ladies don’t like cardboard boxes, they do love to sit on anything placed on anything else (a towel, a suitcase etc.). The latter behaviour I have seen […]