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.


The Inconsistency of Cats

by admin - 22:29 on 08 October 2011

The only thing consistent about cats is their inconsistency. Especially Bess.

Two years ago, as an addition to her many baskets (now all ignored in favour of our sofa), Matchgirl bought her a very smart black igloo, well cushioned, and of just the right volume to allow a medium-sized moggy to curl up in a contented cocoon.

Predictably, after being checked out a couple of times the igloo was ignored and left to gather dust under the dining room table.

A month or so ago the igloo was brought out and placed near her favourite radiator. It was still ignored, the pesky puss preferring to sleep beside her unwanted gift.

Until yesterday evening, when she sniffed the interior, stepped inside, washed, curled up and snoozed as though she'd used the accommodation every night since she was a kitten. She did the same tonight. There's no accounting for cats.

Market Update: Cromarty market proved a great disappointment today: I failed to make any sales, even of my well-produced and competitively priced greetings cards; Squirrel James made two sales, both to the adjoining stallholder (thereby more than wiping out the profit she'd made). The silver lining was that one of our outlets took a further ten copies of The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery. Sales now stand at nine hundred and twenty-seven. We'll pass the magic milestone of one thousand soon.

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