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.

Walking the dogs opens up a whole new world of sights at PumpjackPiddlewick.

With Pumpjack away visiting his family, my daily routine had to change. The biggest change came with walking the dogs. Chewie, our standard sized dachshund, wants walking at least three times a day. More if he can sway with his pity me puppy dog look. And we added Sanka inRead More →

Life with our cat Lappy at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s a Lappy morning. A first and so therefore a milestone. Lappy, or Lapsong Suchong, is our tiger cat and our ‘middle’ cat. And like many a middle child, she has her issues. Early mornings for me are normally my get work done times. A time before the world ofRead More →

Our Ducks first time in snow is always a laugh out loud experience at PumpjackPiddlewick

A north wind has been blowing through here and yesterday evening it began to snow. This morning I woke up to a white world. So it was quick out of bed to go and see our ducks first time in snow. It’s always a memorable experience. Maggie and George, whoRead More →

The monster in the lake in our French village at PumpjackPiddlewick

Here’s a to do. Our village has it’s very own Loch Ness monster. Except we are in France. And it is not a loch but a small fishing lake. Still, we have our very own monster in the lake. And what excitement he has caused. And with just cause. HeRead More →