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.

Our nest is empty now at Pumpjack Piddlewick

We are officially empty nesters. Literally, we now have an empty nest as our resident barn swallows have left. The fledglings have flown and our hallway is now quiet. It’s a real case of missing something when it is gone. I loved the early morning chatter I awoke to eachRead More →

A morning out of sorts at PumpjackPiddlewick

Made that mistake of falling back asleep this morning and awoke groggy and out of sorts at 7am to three cat faces staring at me saying ‘what time do you call this?!? Breakfast, now!’ As the animals are routine orientated, so I have become. Which puts to my groggy mindRead More →

Barn swallows in our house at Pumpjack Piddlewick

For some inexplicable reason barn swallows have decided they like our hallway versus our barn. Go figure. They like to swoop in and out the cat opening in our back door. What daring teases. The cats like to sit on the stairs and watch this. We thought it best toRead More →

What is it like to have a bi-sexual duck at PumpjackPiddlewick

Well, it looks like we have a bisexual duck. Or possibly transgender. Maybe both? Or maybe he is actually changing sex and becoming a she. Yes, in the duck world this is actually possible. Something is going on with our Little Laddie, and we are not quite sure what. LaddieRead More →