Thursday 18 December 2014

Where to?

Don't think we will be following the usual footpath today ...

Sunday 30 November 2014

Level Crossing Safety

Always stop, look, listen and look again ...

Sunday 9 November 2014


Remember TJam read her one book of the year, A Street Cat Named Bob? Well she decided that I would ride well on her shoulders.

I wasn't sure what she wanted at first although I don't think it was this...

We eventually got the hang of it.

Saturday 8 November 2014


Today I will mostly be testing flooring samples.


Bamgee has nipped into the shop. She will be getting cat food and sausages for Saturday lunch. I hope she gets something lovely for me. I would settle for a sausage.

Tuesday 4 November 2014


This morning I am mostly imagining I am on One Man and his Dog. I'm winning of course.

Sunday 2 November 2014

Introducing Wheels

Today I laid on Beanz's lovely beanbag bed. Truth be known I have been laying on it solidly for 9 days. I haven't even gone up to lie on the humans' bed at night. I only got up to eat and ... well... the other thing us cats are good at (apart from hunting).

While I sunned myself, Bamgee, TJam and Beanz went to the park to see Bready and Wheels. 
They were celebrating Wheels's 2nd birthday.

Wheels fed the ducks. He is so run-aroundy that he wears a lead, just like Beanz.

Between the house and the car, TJam misplaced Beanz's lunch, so TJam had to share her cheese and mustard sandwich with Beanz. Beanz seemed quite happy about it.

 Then they went on a Spooky Walk. Wheels has started talking to he could shout about the FACEs and SPIDERs that were hidden around the walk.

I'm not sure if TJam was expecting to sit on her beanbag chair when she got home, but in any case that was never going to happen. I have decided it is time for a change of scene.

Saturday 1 November 2014

Sunny November

I did a bit of walking and posing today. I also had a little chuckle to myself about the sausage game that I have started playing of an evening when the humans hide chunks of sausage round the house and I have to sniff them out. 

Then I had a November dip...


One good thing about me getting older is that I am losing my hearing so the fireworks have been a lot more bearable this year. It is also good that I can't hear TJam telling me off. 

Saturday 25 October 2014

Having It

Oh, I've still got it!

Sunday 19 October 2014


I have had a lovely walk in the autumn colours and am on generally good form all round. Happy autumn!


Thursday 9 October 2014


Don't worry TJam, that flamingo won't be bothering you again.

Tuesday 23 September 2014


I am just a normal dog laying out in the pouring rain.

Saturday 20 September 2014

Other Guy

I have been in a bit of a scrap. You should see the other guy.

Friday 19 September 2014


Whatever made TJam think I have been digging in the garden?

Thursday 18 September 2014

What is it Wednesday

Remember that game when we re-enact a film and you guess what it is? Can you guess this Sherlock Holmes tribute?

Wednesday 10 September 2014


TJam was impressed with how close I came to catching the frog tonight. She could hear it squeaking from the house. By the time she came out and to help me, the frog had hopped away.

Next time I will succeed and I feel sure TJam would love me to bring it into the house for her to take a closer look or even hold it.

Now I am settling down with a good book. Maybe Bob has some tips on frog-catching.


We saw a very beautiful sunset.

In other news my poorly mouth has responded to antibiotics so I don't have to have an xray on Friday, just another check up next week. Fingers crossed I am still fine by then and I get signed off. I am sure yesterday's fertiliser helped restore me to full health.

Tuesday 9 September 2014


This is my best Dont-tell-me-off face that I had occasion to use after I had galloped across two fields to eat fertiliser.

I think it worked.

Monday 8 September 2014

Spot the Cat


I am getting quite a taste for this stepping put on window cils thing.

Sunday 7 September 2014

Keeping People On Their Toes

Today I did a bit of tree climbing and then I stepped out of the upstairs window onto the window cil.
Don't want TJam to get too complacent.


Carlsberg has not left me alone since Womble left.

She keeps coming up to kiss me.

It hasn't all been sitting around though.
I have been on a couple of fairly decent walks since I got antibiotics for a horrible mouth abscess that TJam didn't know about until she could smell it.
I am feeling a lot better now and hoping I don't have to have an X-ray next week.

In the mean time, I have been to the woods...

... and to a lovely pond.

By the way, I am now officially 13 years old.

Wednesday 3 September 2014

My Friend Nero

Today we had to say a final farewell to our friend Nero.

When we were young, shiny coated, all black dogs, we used to run around and play. 
Well I used to play with Nero, and Chips just ignored us.

Nero always put Chips and me to shame with his good behaviour and never running off. 
But every now and again, his cheeky side would pop out.

He was very handsome. 
Truth be told, I had a bit of a thing for Nero, but he wanted to be just good friends.

Us three used to go to the cafe every week. 
Nero was our calming influence when we used to bark all the time.

We walked together come rain...

...or shine.

Nero was our friendly, gentle friend. He didn't even bear a grudge when Chips bit his ear.
We loved walking together and rolling in muck and searching for treats. 
We loved finding new paths and getting lost and finding ourselves again.
We loved setting out, and Nero loved heading back to the car when he thought it was time to go home!
He was the perfect combination of sensible, loyal and fun and he did a mean photobomb.

Farewell lovely Nero.
Thank you for the good times.

Friday 22 August 2014

Womble News

 As you know, Womble came to us on a foster placement.

We had a chance to get to know her and help her find her forever home, whether that was in the Tip with us, or with someone else.

Our character assessment was as follows:

Very handy for building work, with a good work/life balance...

... good lookout and maker of fence panels...

...great with kids. Really great with kids.

Adventurous when the situation calls for it....

... and very very very cuddly.

In the end, TJam decided that Womble would be best off with someone who could cuddle her more. Our humans never sit down. Also, Carlsberg was not at all happy with a young whippersnapper in her house. TJam drove herself and everyone else mad with her deciding, but in the end our Tip just didn't seem to be quite right so little Womble has gone to a new and perfectly matched family who love her, a young dog to play with and a cat that has bopped her on the nose. 

Good Luck Womble!
You were only here a month, but you made an impression. 
Not least the scratch marks in the new plastering and the rubber bungee you chewed through.
You are very very cute and we hope you have a long and happy life with your forever family.

Friday 1 August 2014

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

If Womble can lie in my bed...

Then I will lie in hers.