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.


Squirrel James Goes Nuts

by admin - 18:22 on 03 November 2012

A panicked phone call today from Squirrel James revealed that planning for his first workshop – tomorrow – was not as thorough as could have been expected: he'd run out of hazelnuts with which to lure his stunt squirrel in front of the camera of his first paying customer.

Local stores are bereft of hazelnuts, it appears; fortunately I had a spare stash which I handed over at no charge. Snappers must stick together.

James, who has occasionally questioned my liking for feline snappery when real wildlife cavorts nearby, recently admitted that he'd caught himself admiring one of his moggies, who'd struck a photogenic pose, and got as far as reaching for his camera before (in his opinion) coming to his senses.

Willow 7

I'm less snobbish so I've no worries about sharing Willow's latest portrait, taken when The Pride was out and about in the wilderness at the bottom of the garden.

The Pride 3

Earlier, even Maia had joined in a climbing frenzy in our willow tree. Poor light meant I couldn't get more than a scrapbook snap but it was good to see all three cats sharing some quality time together.

Comment from James at 16:47 on 04 November 2012.
Ha! You should write for the newspapers! Whilst there is some truth to this tall tale, it's not 100% as it was. Is it?

The Willow portrait is superb!
Comment from Russell at 17:51 on 04 November 2012.
But would the judges agree?

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