Cats and dog

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, and Noisette (hazelnut in French) our tortoiseshell. Chewie is our standard sized dachshund. He is larger than a miniature, weighing in at 13kg. 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 blankets.

A hising protector at PumpjackPiddlewick

Have you ever seen a goose hissing? They puff up their feathers, that long neck and head go down and their wings go up. And they make this hissing noise. It is quite fearsome. And so it should be as this is their protector mode. They are protecting their territories,Read 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 →

A morning out of sorts at PumpjackPiddlewick

It all happens at once, sometimes. Made that mistake of falling back asleep this morning and awoke groggy and out of sorts at 7am to the ducks yelling ‘Oy!! Out now! We are not happy about this!’ Getting up, there were 3 cat faces staring at me saying ‘what timeRead More →

Walking the dog at our new home with PumpjackPiddlewick

With Pumpjack away each weekday, my daily routine had to change. Chewie, our standard sized dachshund (about 3 times larger than a mini dachshund), wants walking at least 3 times a day. More if he can sway with his pity me puppy dog look. It was Pumpjack’s task, whilst IRead More →