Category: Diary Entries

Wet Strokes = Hairy Handsies

Wet Strokes = Hairy Handsies

Clive is a bit of an oddball. Ever since kittenhood he’s been obsessed with what the extended family and I have come to know as “wet strokes” (perhaps there’s a better, less paedo-sounding term for it, feel free to suggest one). Every morning, after I’ve finished scalding the sleep and misery from my skin, he …

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Saving Gilbert – A Seagull Rescue

Saving Gilbert – A Seagull Rescue

Some mornings just don’t go the way you’re expecting. For once this isn’t a victim of the Trio; even they draw the line at massive hulking seagulls who could pluck their eyes from their skulls. Meet Gilbert. On my way to work this morning, a very unpleasant individual drove into a flock of seagulls and …

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Clive – Bringing Home The Rain… and more

Clive – Bringing Home The Rain… and more

The British summer is in full swing and, once again, it’s been raining for over 24 hours. The cats have spent many of these 24 hours guarding their posts by the cat flap, where they stare out into the abyss and shout angrily at me to bring an end to this ceaseless downpour. If only …

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Clive Gets A Friend – When Harvey Met Clive

Clive Gets A Friend – When Harvey Met Clive

Clive was almost two years old when I introduced him to Harvey. He’d spent weeks pining after I moved house and was struggling with living the life of an only cat, having grown up with two others who later took to violently kicking his head in – thus his move to life as an only …

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Harvey Has Asthma – Harvey’s First Awareness Video

Harvey Has Asthma – Harvey’s First Awareness Video

We just finished our first Asthma Awareness video and Harvey loved every minute¬† As well as blogging about daily life with cats (the good, the bad and the totally gross) I’d also like to share our experiences with Feline Asthma, with the aim of raising awareness around the condition and hopefully helping other asthmatic cats, …

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Welcome Home – From The Cats

Welcome Home – From The Cats

Well that’s me home and another year older. Goodbye youth, hello incontinence pads, copious quantities of gin and in all likelihood, more cats. Immediately home from my trip, Bailey and Harvey shriek “FREE US FROM THIS FILTHY HOVEL”. They shoot between my legs and beat a hasty retreat through next door’s hydrangea (sorry Donna) – …

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Happy Birthday To Me

Happy Birthday To Me

This weekend I decided to take a short trip for my birthday. After excitedly discussing the pros and cons of the latest and greatest in recent vacuum cleaning technology, I came to the sudden realisation that I’ve peaked. I’ve officially started the slow and steady descent into the drudgery of middle age. Birthdays have become …

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Harvey’s Story – Feline Asthma

Harvey’s Story – Feline Asthma

I often try to write entertaining posts about the realities of daily life with three cats but today I thought I’d share another side of life with the boys and Harvey in particular. Don’t worry, there’ll be plenty more posts about their horrendous activities – they give me more than enough material, although sometimes I …

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