Monday, 31 January 2011
Saturday, 29 January 2011
Wednesday, 26 January 2011
Thursday, 20 January 2011
We have two cats - there's Domino, who has long black fur, and gets lots of tangles and bits of stuff from the garden in it; and Mr Burns, who has short grey fur, and doesn't get messy.
Last year our good friend John (who actually introduced me to Jeff) had a birthday, and as usual, we looked around for something a bit spesh. It was evening, and we were at the shopping center, and we didn't have a lot of energy left. I dragged Jeff into the nearest shop, saying "Of course we won't buy here, this is just to help us get ideas". It was kitchen shop. We had no intention of giving a kitchen gift, but it was a good place to wander and chat.
I love it when the kids get good at baking. Mmm, cake.
Thursday, 6 January 2011
Wednesday, 5 January 2011
But he is also an amazing traveller! He disappeared from his home about six years ago, and Jeff's parents thought he was gone for good. He was replaced eventually by Millie. But as more and more grandchildren started frequenting the house, Millie had had enough, and decamped to the neighbours' house.
And they were catless for a while, until the phone rang one day. It was a vet, who'd been asked to look at a cat who was living in a stable many miles away. Yes, a stable! He was microchipped, and the chip registered him to here. Did they want him back? Well, of course!
So Max got brought home after all those years. He looked around, noted the changes, chose a new favorite seat, and settled right in. At meal time he still waits at the cupboard where his food used to be stored (even though the food comes from elsewhere now).
So there you are, Max the wonder cat!