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
Running With The Night
by admin - 20:49 on 24 October 2012
The Fearless Ones were uncharacteristically subdued yesterday, following their vaccination boosters, but back on form today. Their new favourite toys, I can report, are grape stems and anything to be found in the wastepaper basket, especially scrunched-up envelopes. Who needs to spend money on kitten toys?
Liveliness continued into the evening, when Willow made a dash for freedom as I returned from putting out marten treats. Much chasing ensued, until she disappeared into the shrubbery beyond reach of house lights and I went inside to find a torch. When I opened the door, ready to resume the search, Willow the Wanderer stepped in, her face a mask of innocence.
She might have miaowed at the door, but as her vocalisation has yet to exceed a whispered peep – unlike her much more squeaky sister – she wouldn't have been heard.
Drama over, I went back outside to retrieve Nutella and peanut butter jars, and gave Pandora her opportunity of an early-evening sprint. Her impression of a bounding roe deer is impressive; it took both Matchgirl and me to round up the fugitive.
It's fortunate that none of the feline residents have recognised the cat-flap, currently boarded up with a flimsy sheet of cardboard. It's also locked, but Matchgirl says previous desperate moggies have found that only a minor hindrance.
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