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.


Stress Takes Its Toll

by admin - 22:46 on 27 July 2010

Spider's dream of becoming the household's new Alpha Cat has cost her dear – this afternoon she was taken to see Dr Death, suffering from what was diagnosed as a stress-related condition. It's tough at the top.

She spent much of her free time today as close as possible to Matchgirl or me or lying on the sofa, the catnip mouse cuddled to her chest. Bess showed no sympathy.

The vet blamed all the comings and goings in The Rural Retreat. However, as Spider coped admirably when uprooted from her long-term home and placed with us, I believe that Bess's evil eye may be the real cause of her problem.

Marten 73

Master Marten snapped in the gathering gloom of dusk

No sightings of martens were made this evening – the only opportunity I had after spending the day at GNoME HQ – so here's the least worst of yesterday's snaps followed by a couple of Dales souvenirs.

Dales 2

Dry stone walls in Ribblesdale

A couple more can be found on my Flickr site, including a rare photographic likeness of the camera-shy Matchgirl.

Dales 1

A timeless scene in Ribblesdale

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