Pet Antics and Other Tails (Page 2)

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.

How w neded up with a menagerie at PumpjackPiddlewick

Menagerie [ muh-naj-uh-ree] noun a collection of wild or unusual animals, especially for exhibition. an unusual and varied group of people. Pumpjack & Piddlewick non-Victorian variation on the definition: 3. an unusual and varied group of animals defining interspecies possibilities. I grew up travelling a lot so there was veryRead More →

Introducing our littlest cat Noisette at PumpjackPiddlewick

We have three cats; Gigi, our ginger female, Lapsong Suchong, our grey tiger girl, and Noisette our tortoiseshell little explorer and snuggle monster. Noisette is the youngest and the smallest. And our most independent. She always has been. Of her kitten siblings she was the only one to figure outRead More →

Join me and a cast of characters in a glass of wine as we wind down the day at PumpjackPiddlewick

It’s early evening. We sit with glass of wine in our new patio and wind down for the day. The sun is waning and casting a golden glow on the garden, spotlighting flowers and greenery here and there. And I find myself surrounded by a cast of characters enjoying theRead More →

Moments of chaos and moments of calm at PumpjackPiddlewick

There are moments of chaos in life. Luckily, they are often followed by moments of calm. Case in point, this morning… Let’s set the scene. Dawn. A grey, slightly cool dawning. Gabby, our duckling duly fed and had her play time, she is now snuggled into my scarf to sleepRead More →