Cats and dog

The cast of characters amongst our cats and dog are~ Gingembre (Ginger in English), or Gigi for short, is a cat with savoir faire. She has learned to catch mice and moles whilst leaving all the other critters alone. Well, maybe the odd pounce or two. She is mother to Lapsong Suchong, our grey tiger who has issues, and Noisette (hazelnut in French) our tortoiseshell, the little loner. Our dog Chewie is a standard sized dachshund. He is larger than a miniature, weighing in at 16kg. Originally dachshunds were badger hunters, digging and going down their holes after them, hence the shorter legs, loose skin and long body. Chewie by name is also by nature. He likes nothing more than to chew on sticks, balls or wool blankets.

icky weather enjoys a good clear up at PumpjackPiddlewick

Well the weather has turned icky, so I am having a good clear up. The office, my phone, the blog, all are and have been tackled. And this weekend is calling for more ick, before we head back to spring, so there’s opportunity to do so much more and trulyRead 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 →

Waking up early happy moments at PumpjackPiddlewick

You may know that I start my days waking up early. Awake around 5am, I tiptoe quietly into the kitchen for mugs. If a cat deigns to wake and leave her bed by the warm heater she knows she will be fed. More often than not they prefer to waitRead More →