Happily Ever After

Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, memories of a much-missed moggie, three adventurous new cats, a camera, a computer and a garden filled with wildlife

Earlier posts can be found on Adventures of a Lone Bass Player, where this blog began life. Recent entries can be found here.




Have At Thee, Varlet!

by admin - 15:56 on 17 July 2013

Life continues to be quiet in and around The Rural Retreat (apart from at 6am when crows and pheasants indulge in shouting contests).

Willow is back to her usual self and mostly ignores the ugly wound on her side; the sooner her fur grows back and covers it, the better. Because she's deemed trustworthy by Matchgirl, The Cone of Shame has been taken off and hidden away until needed again.

This could be soon. The Fearless Ones often enliven their walks up and down the lane with jousting contests in which two steely-eyed moggies crouch and face each other from a distance of around six feet, bottoms wiggling, then charge, springing up at the last moment to grapple – briefly – like two very small and underweight sumo wrestlers. No clear winner ever emerges from their trials of strength.

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Willow, who reprised her role of Jane Austen until a few days ago

Neither have tried their luck with Maia who can produce a fast and impressive punch when startled by careless felines.

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Pandora poses for posterity on her personal rock

Marten Update: Still no daylight sightings. It looks like 2013 will be a washout with regard to new pine marten snaps. At least they still visit at night.

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Dolphin Update: Tim's website is active at last, although it's currently a bijou production. He intends to add more content soon. You'll find it at Tim the Whale.

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