Category Archives: Animals

A Cantankerous Cockatiel

The other day I went to take the cockatiel’s cage down to feed him and he had a go at biting my thumb. Now that’s not like him at all. He’s not used to being handled, but we have evolved … Continue reading

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I’m a Tiger, I’m a Tiger!

Some may recognize this as the title of a song by Lulu. (Released in 1968 – yes, I’m showing my age) This is Titch, enjoying the last of the long grass before it is cut. My husband has been working … Continue reading

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Still Around.

I have quite a few half-finished blog posts hanging around. I just never get one finished… They say life is what happens while you are making other plans. Life certainly keeps happening, no matter what plans I make. Bronchitis, abscessed … Continue reading

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Wild Bells

I was remembering a poem today. ‘Ring out, Wild Bells’ by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, although it is actually called ‘In Memoriam’. The link to the full poem is here It’s about ringing in the new year, although it covers quite a … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Returns!

Titch is home! Many thanks for all the positive thoughts and prayers, and all the helpful advice. It did help when I was feeling somewhat overwhelmed. 😉 She came in just a little while ago, seemingly none the worse for … Continue reading

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Still Here…

We are still soldiering on. My husband has an appointment with a neurologist on Monday – we will see what she has to say. To add to the excitement, the specialist is in Johannesburg. I don’t know my way around … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings

Life continues somewhat complicated. Our Jack Russell, Sparky, has been diagnosed with the early stages of kidney disease. He’s getting on, as are we all. At least we can start with treatment that will hopefully ease things for him. He … Continue reading

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