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Pot Luck

23 Jan

The furry purries have been walking warily in the recent freeze. The frosty mornings have meant their paws stick to the patio and the drive – not a nice sensation at all.

Zanzi tries walking on tiptoe and snatches her paws up high in a kind of dressage movement for cats. She has a quick tour of the garden but she’s soon back in her favourite bed by the Aga. Brrr, too cold to stay out long in this. I’ll just let my paws thaw out here.

Zanzi relaxing

Jaffa has been investigating the open fire, but the hissing and spitting of wet logs makes him back off.


The most challenging thing is finding a suitable place for performing their toilet. Digging up the frozen earth is not an option and we’ve forgotten to put out a litter tray.

But what luck! Jaffa’s found a pot to pee in. He’s tried a few for size. The first one’s too big and the second one’s too small, but this one is just perfect.





Ice Queen

28 Mar

Poppy chewing lumps of ice

The sun is making a rare appearance this morning but there’s still a thick layer of ice on the horses’ water trough. We break it up and Poppy seizes the broken chunks with relish. She chews and crunches them, rolling the pieces around her mouth until they melt. Is there some vodka mixed in there, Poppy?  At least it makes a change from her unsavoury habit of licking the frost-encrusted piles of horse poo!

Tootsie, meanwhile, is still huddled up on his bed by the Aga. He has survived much longer than we expected, but there won’t be any more forays outside to inspect the snowdrops and crocuses in these chilly temperatures.