Happily Ever After
Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running
Taking Care Of Kittens
by Russell Turner - 19:49 on 04 December 2018
My stint in sole charge of the welfare of six felines came to an end this afternoon when our neighbour returned from her overnight jaunt. All survived, although the appearance of an adventurous kitten in our garden provoked some some growling and wailing from an unimpressed Pandora. The matter was resolved without fisticuffs.
She had been equally unimpressed earlier, while watching me enter next door to feed some hungry mouths, her body language that of a betrayed wife when two frisky kittens emerged to play in the courtyard. Life can be hard for tabby cats.
Feeding kittens brought back some memories, especially when they climbed my leg in a bid to reach their food more quickly.
No injuries were sustained – just as well as I’ve embarked on the Yorkshire Marathon’s #WinterRunderland competition, with a prize of free entry to the marathon and the rest of Run For All’s 2019 calendar. To qualify for the prize draw I have to run more than three miles, three times a week, throughout December. I’d planned to do that anyway.
I’ll probably win because the prize will be wasted on me. Most of the big Run For All races are too soon after London or clash with City Limits gigs, which is a pity. I really fancied the York 10k, three days after my birthday, which is run entirely inside the city. Maybe I’ll make it in 2020.
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