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.


A Thief In The Night

by admin - 22:41 on 12 December 2012

Cats continue to behave badly around The Rural Retreat, but this time the main culprit isn't a member of The Pride.

Mystery Moggy swaggered into the garden yesterday evening, jumped on to the gate and began to hoover up nuts, raisins and Nutella intended for pine martens. She/he (I don't know) left only after my second shout of outrage.

The gate was resupplied; twenty minutes later, the moggy returned for seconds. And again was reluctant to leave.

Mrs Marten arrived an hour after that to discover that her supper was smaller than usual. Or maybe bigger – perhaps Mystery Moggy regularly beats her to free food?

The Fearless Ones are still less than angelic. Willow continues to enjoy her kitchen counter strolls and Pandora has taken to using my sheepskin body-warmer as an aid to manicure rather than any of the three scratching posts available inside the Retreat.

It's probably best not to think about what they get up to while we're asleep.

Book Update: The latest issue of Scotland Outdoors magazine arrived today, containing in its reviews page words of praise for The Bumper Book of Black Isle Snappery. We look forward to a corresponding surge in sales.

Comment from James at 09:05 on 13 December 2012.
Did they give us a good write up?
Comment from Russell at 09:44 on 13 December 2012.
They did. I'll show you on Monday.
Comment from Soo at 11:45 on 13 December 2012.
You could always set up the Bushnell in the Rural Retreat if you really want to know, leave it downstairs when you go up to bed you may be surprised!
Comment from Russell at 12:58 on 13 December 2012.
Good idea! We'd probably be horrified...
Comment from James at 18:28 on 14 December 2012.
That's a great idea, Soo. It'd be like that paranormal activity movie....

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