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

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.


Beware of Mr Marten

by admin - 20:45 on 07 May 2010

Romeo's trip to the vet came earlier than anyone anticipated.

Mrs Montague called at The Rural Retreat this morning to borrow Bess's carrier so she could take him to see Dr Death. Her mangled moggy had a puncture wound and bloody fur around his throat.

Having ruled out vampires, suspicion fell briefly on Bess, but her involvement was discounted: the wound appeared too deep to be blamed on any of her remaining fangs.

Mrs M and the patched-up Romeo returned from the vet this afternoon to report that Dingwall's veterinary experts also believed the wound too large to have been inflicted by a cat. Number one suspect was a pine marten...

The notoriously dim Romeo may have pushed his luck with Mr Marten, whose untouched Nutella last night suggests a disruption to his routine. Bess will be delighted, especially as her bête noire celebrated his return by chasing her into the cottage. Mrs M was most apologetic.

Robin 4

Much of the day was spent watching the unfolding political drama on television, but I managed a few snaps through the living room window, one of which proved that a robin's not just for Christmas.

Chaffinch 3

More excitement was provided by following the further rise in the value of my stock portfolio which, thanks to yesterday's discovery, has gone into profit for the first time in months. Early retirement can't be far away.

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