Friday, August 29, 2008

Sad Cat, Happy Cat

What a week! Phew I'm exhausted. Excitment, sadness, happiness, laughter and tears, its all happened here!

My wonderful state of the art Microchip catflap has been undone so it can just be an ordinary catflap as my two refuse to come in!

My neighbours cat has been taken to the vets to be sewn up as he was been very badly attacked by, we presume the feral cat, to the sum of £140!!!!!

Tango is feeling dejected...........

Sassy spends most of her time under our bed!

Jake is having fun provided we don't ask him to come out of T's room!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I will have been blogging for 2 years! I probably won't be around. But would like to thank everyone who has visited and commented over the past two years! I really appreciate the time you take to do this!

I would also like to introduce you to Jake

He has settled in remarkably quickly considering what a timid chap he usually is! As you can see he has no tail, although he came to our neighbours with one, he lost it in a fight with their other cat, at the time he was still a kitten and not aloud to leave the house, they never found the tail though???

Our house is by no means a quiet house and I think he's enjoying that and the company! If it wasn't for my other two I would let him out of T's room for a wander round, but I must take this very slowly, so maybe at the weekend, I will let him wander round the landing and into the lounge whilst my other two are off out. So his scent gets around and intermingles with the 'family' scent.

I have a feliway diffuser plugged in upstairs outside T's door and one downstairs, what amazes me is my two have trotted right past and taken no interest in T's room what so ever!!! I can't beleiev they don't know he's not there?

Monday, August 25, 2008


Have you been watching the Olympics?? Although I have been sooooooooo busy, I still managed time to watch! Didn't Great Britain do well! 4th in the Medal table! Better than in 1976 when we got one medal (Brendan Foster)! How do I remember this well hubby used to do athletic statistics before he met me and is a mind of information!!
So the count down to the London Olympics begins, I wonder if it will all get built on time????

I must apologise for being absent, my feet have hardly touched the ground in the last 10 days and I have another 10 to go! Hectic isn't the word.

So a quick update!

Cats Olympics!

Both my cats are Gold Medal winners in my eyes, although occasionally they could easily get the wooden spoon!

We now have a new cat flap Sureflap its operated by their microchips. So we can have no more unwanted visitors.

If I had been a betting person, I would have laid bets that Tango would have been fine with it and Sassy not. It has in fact turned out to be the other way round! Sassy pops in and out, no problems, Tango hates it, to the state where he won't use it, he goes out fine, But will not come in unless someone opens a door for him!
I think its the 'click' it makes, he jumps everytime. If I kneel down and have a plate of pilchards and hold the flap open, he will come in, it still clicks but he will come in! He is exceptionally jumpy in the house, I think the cat fight the other week has really unsettled him!

I have Feliway, plugged in around the house. I can highly recommend this, so hopefully things will calm down, in the meantime he gets called in at night, then I lock the catflap, otherwise I don't sleep! I'm a real worrier!

Not the best time to introduce a new cat to the house, but we have no option! Sadly our neighbours are moving and they can't take 'Jake' with them. We have fed and looked after him reguarly over the last 4 years, he is a lovely cat. T adores him. So I have read 'The Cat Whisperer' and Cat vs Cat so we are set. This will be a long and very slow process, hopefully it will work, there is a back up plan if not! He moves into T's room today! When I have a photo of him I will post it!

Garden Olympics.

No Golds here!
To be honest this years weather has not been the best for veggie growing, and I have been extremely disappointed! The only really good crop has been the French Beans 'Trail of Tears' curtousy of Lottie! Still going strong!

Shed Olympics!

Have you got a shed, do you use it properly or is it a bit of a dumping ground! Well as our house is well, on the small side, if we can't fit something in here, the standard answer is 'put it in the shed'!
Now we have not touched the shed for a year and it had got to the stage where we:-
1. could not see the floor!
2. could no longer find anything!!
3, could no longer fit anything in!!!
So I thought it was going to be a long process, so had set aside the Bank Holiday Weekend to work on it. Fortunately for us the weather was OK ish! Now like a wally I forgot to take a before photo. But rest assured you could only take four steps, in only one direction and that path through was only about 10 inches wide!

Here is all the rubbish we took out

I am Freecycling quite a few bits!

and here is the shed now!

Look you can see the floor, and lots of it!!
So Golds all round as it actually only took us 5 hours, but boy did we work hard! Wonder how long it will stay like this??????