"And how is the new cat going?" It's a question with an answer that involves a lot of eye-movement, a mouth like a gulping goldfish, and weird noises. Can a cat be trained? In all my experiences with cats, whether mine or within the household I lived in, or fosters, I've had only one cat … Continue reading Cat Training
Spring is the time of Spring cleaning. Decision time. Throw stuff out, donate stuff that's never used, repurpose stuff that's failing its current use. And the big question: New doonas and covers? What's in the house already? Several wool doonas, aptly named fluffies. Several cotton doonas, best for between season weather. And two cotton-waffle blankets … Continue reading What to Toss, and When
"You talkin' to me, punk?" That's the cat, whose name was once Slinky. He's a real spy-cat, a super-hero who can leap tall bookcases in a single bound - especially late at night when the walls vibrate with human purring, and he thinks they should either be quiet, or - the better option - get … Continue reading Kaoticat
Which is your favourite? Or are you not a fan of either? I prefer cats as my sleeping companions, dogs as my outside companions (yes, they live inside with me - what's the point of having them guard the back garden if someone gets into the house and threatens me from the front? Yes, it's … Continue reading Cats or Dogs
A few things brought this to the fore. If you've heard about our dog, Pepsi, you know she's at a stage of her life where quality is lacking and she suffers. It's not at the stage yet where she's ready to give up and she fakes her ability to move and run and jump (she … Continue reading The Melancholy of Reminiscence
I think I thought today was Friday and it was time to write a post, but apparently, yesterday was Friday and the dog went to the vet. Remember? Oh, yes. Which means today must be Saturday and I don't need to write a post. Or, it means I'm a day late, and two dollars short, … Continue reading Isn’t today Friday?
Someone said it was National Black Cat Day, but as I'm Australian, I'm going to call it I'national Black Cat Day (as in International). So here are my pics of my favourite black cat. His name was Boof (aka Barbari Thom Thumper). Unwriting week it's been. Shoulder surgery last week (I think), next shoulder next … Continue reading Black Cat Day
Boof (aka Thom Thumper, Boss and Barbarian of all He Surveyed) Anniversary ... 15 years