Pet Antics and Other Tails

We have enjoyed a wide variety of pets and pet antics over the past few years. We can boast a small chaos of characters, from rabbits to cats, ducks to dog, not to mention snakes, hedgehogs, owls and the odd mouse or 47.

All of their frolics inspire us to write and photograph, even video, them. You can read about their adventures here, as well as see their antics on Pumpjack & Piddlewick on Instagram.

RIP little Pi our teeange duck at PumpjackPiddlewick

Rest in Peace little Pi. In the blink of an eye life becomes death. It is times like these that remind me how precious moments, and memories, are. It’s a reminder to take the time, to savour the times with those around me. Thursday, last week, was spent as normal.Read More →

Dealing with brooding ducks and timings at PumpjackPiddlewick

Tis the season, the time for brooding ducks. Now to most, brooding ducks means ducks sitting on nests, all quiet, peaceful and spring tranquil. Well, I am here to tell you… ‘Ha!’ I’ve mentioned before (in duck difficulties), in January here ducks start to pair up. It’s a hit orRead More →

having fun mulching with cats at PumpjackPiddlewick

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, I love to mulch. But I particularly love mulching with cats. And ducks. I also love to prune, though not as much as mulching. Pruning takes more thought, more muscle and no cats. Or ducks. As sometimes branches are on theRead More →

The mindful act of walking with Chewie at PumpjackPiddlewick

Today is my last day walking with Chewie. And I will miss it. But before I sound too dramatic, today is also the day (or rather night) that Pumpjack returns home. Happy Valentine’s Day to me! Mr P had to leave very abruptly a couple weeks ago, to take careRead More →