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A cat food question

July 20th, 2011 · Comments Off on A cat food question · Life

I was feeding the cats this evening when something occurred to me.  This is not an attempt at Michael McIntyre-style observational comedy, but a genuine question. Cat food comes in various flavours: beef, duck, lamb, turkey, salmon, chicken, tuna.  None of this is part of a cat’s natural diet and the obvious question is why […]

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The cat soap opera: a conclusion of sorts

July 3rd, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life

It looks like the ginger cat I saw twice in our garden the other day was not the elusive Boots after all.   By coincidence, and several weeks since doing a runner from here, Boots turned up back at Jayne’s sister’s place 5 miles away – a bit skinny and bruised.  The cat I saw here […]

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The cat soap opera continues

June 29th, 2011 · Comments Off on The cat soap opera continues · Life

The story so far: After we moved house we found that there are a couple of big aggressive cats in the road who pick fights with our two (not very streetwise) cats.  These cats got more and more aggressive to the point of following our cats through the cat flap into the house.  At the […]

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Flipping heck

November 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Technology

My Flip arrived today – the new 8GB HD model, and very nice it is too.  It is willfully bereft of features as it is based on the design concept of just doing one thing, doing it well and making it easy for you to make it do that thing.  I had read good things […]

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More gratuitous cat photos

May 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on More gratuitous cat photos · Life

Just because it’s Monday.

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Leaders’ debate lack of interest

April 24th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Life, Politics

I have to admit I wasn’t paying full attention to the second leaders’ debate on Sky News.  This was partly due to Sky’s even-worse-than-ITV production,  partly due to the blatant bias towards Cameron, but mostly due to having this sort of thing going on at the same time… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser […]

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Meet Diego

April 12th, 2010 · 5 Comments · Life

At last the new kitten is old enough to leave his mother and has come to fill our house with squeeks.  I have a 76-page election manifesto to read, understand, and familiarise myself with so may not be able to take the 200 photographs I want to take tonight, but I’m sure I will be […]

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Furry friend

March 25th, 2010 · Comments Off on Furry friend · Life

It has been quite a cat-oriented evening today.  As soon as I got home I had to take Chiquita to the vets for a scheduled check-up to make sure her scar is healing properly.  Considering she ripped the stitches out within minutes of having the collar removed at the weekend, she is doing fine.  The […]

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Good news on the kitten front

March 19th, 2010 · Comments Off on Good news on the kitten front · Life

It appears that the local farm’s cat has had kittens, and they are happy to give them away to a good home.  They have a pair of tabbies of, as yet, unascertained gender.   They are still too young to be removed from their mother, but as soon as they are old enough we can have […]

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Back from the vets

March 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Back from the vets · Life

Chiquita had her long-awaited visit to the vets to get spayed yesterday and returned with a huge shaved patch and a buster collar to stop her ripping the stitches out. She is not impressed with the collar. Advice from the vets included a remark that the cat could be drowsy for a few days as […]

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