Tiger 1996 – 2012.

I remember very well the day in winter of 1996 when I went to collect you.  You were lounged nonchalantly on a bed in a small townhouse in Bray where the owner had christened you Florence.  You were about 3 months old.I took you home to our little rented house in...

YOU CAN’T BEAT THE LOVE OF AN ANIMAL

A client of my husband’s arrived at our house recently to collect some photographs.  It was a Saturday morning and she was accompanied by her gorgeous daughter who was about 2 years old. Arriving at our door can be a bit hectic as not only will you be greeted by one...

A LESSON IN MOTHERING – FROM A CAT!

Consider this post a third instalment in our ‘Adventures in Kitty Fostering’ series. After the stories of Hector and Maggie, we took a break in order to facilitate a smooth transition back into school routine etc. But once October arrived, I knew in my heart that it...

MAGGIE

The August Bank Holiday weekend is the last hurrah of summer – next stop Halloween and sure then it’s Christmas. According to the Celtic calendar we are now in autumn and the August Bank Holiday roughly coincides with the ancient festival of Lughnasa, which marked the...

HECTOR

What will we call him?The girls chirruped happily in the back of the car. “Meooowww” said the little ginger bundle in the cat carrier. “Dewey”? “Ginger”? Negotiating the slip road onto the motorway, I indicated into the traffic. “ His name is Hector” I announced...

ONLY A CAT?

In this part of the world, cats were big news last week. Yep, domestic moggies made the headlines. For the benefit of the Americans, let me explain. The first story came from the UK where a woman put a cat in a wheelie bin. She was caught on CCTV and later apologised....

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