Sunday, 30 September 2012

Meet Poppy

Time to tell you about our new cat.   After almost five years of being catless, (hubby doesn't like the upset of losing them), we now have a lovely girl we have eventually decided to name Poppy.  She was Coco for a while but I couldn't really take to it.

I got her from a local animal sanctuary called All Creatures Great and Small which is only 2 or 3 miles from where we live.  They had many lovely cats and I was torn between two who were sharing an enclosure.  Would have been great to have them both but I was not pushing my luck.  As you will see from her photos, Poppy is tortoiseshell and white her friend was ginger a white and they looked good together and seemed happy with each others company. I felt quite sorry to leave ginger there alone though I suppose it wouldn't be long before she found another room mate or hopefully a home of her own.

Poppy is about 5 months old and had been neutered a week earlier. She didn't hesitate to come to me and enjoyed being stroked so I think we hit it off.  I brought her home last Monday and she had fun exploring the house.

 A stroll along the study window ledge being very careful not to knock over the family photos.

  A sniff around the kitchen

Now the garden looks interesting but she is not allowed out there yet.

Exploring the lounge and all the interesting things, including the fireplace. 

What 's up there?  Only the light!

Now did I spot birds flying overhead?

Yes I think I did, and maybe a squirrel too.  What fun when I can go outdoors.

After exploring it was time for food. That's good!

Next a wash and a stretch on the mat.

 Mmmm, good for scratching!

Now time to try out the chairs
Armchair is very nice

 So is the chair in the study

Maybe my igloo isn't too bad either if I can't get on anybody else's chair. 

Time to explore the desk.  These pens look like fun

But perhaps in the 21st century I should be learning about computers.

Yes the wires seem to be connected properly.

Wow! this is a mouse?  I was given to understand it would be furry and run from me.  
Well you live and learn!

Now I like this little person and I think he likes me too.  I will have to be nice to him so he will visit again.

Monday, 3 September 2012

My Wildlife Meadow

I have a small patch of grass which I have left to grow now over several summer and only cut it once a year at the end of summer.  Not sure how much wildlife it has attracted but it certainly has a large population of wildflowers.  (according to the gardener they are weeds!)