He was our breeding stud and the father to many of the cats that come and stay here.
He is living the life of retirement, and he prefers not to leave his house so to see him so brave and venture out was rather unsettling to the other cats, they all came running to see just where he was off to. Laura kept very close to lordy
Poor Mack is not going too good - He is very sore and often yelps despite his pain medication. Its his twilight time and we are all preparing ourselves...
We have noticed when Brent is home Mack puts on a very brave face and hides his pain as much as possible. Mack sees Brent as the pack leader- dogs (and humans too) naturally hide any weakness as part of their instinct for survival.. Mack still likes to lark about like a pup around Brent
We have limited the unsupervised romps for Mack and Stella together - Stella adores Mack, but does tend to jump on him too much, she always has and Mack never minded this but with him being so sore and Stella not understanding what's going on she needs supervision.
Mack still pushes the boundaries and piddles on my lemon verbena.tut tut! Knowing full well that I'm turning a blind eye to such behaviour and not growling at him.
Mind you growling at Mack is a waste of time around here and Brent will hear no wrong when it come to Mack - Typical responses are:
Are you sure
He wouldn't do that
Nope - I didn't see him do that
I don't think so
I cant say he did
You will have to wait and see what the Mastiffs union says
James has been going on quite a few courses and needs to take a packed lunch - portable snack food that is dairy, egg, nut and wheat free has been needed.
The dehydrator has been working over time - drying pineapple, bananas and apples
I just slice thinly and pop in trays and put dehydrator down in barn to dry the fruit.
Honey flavoured chick peas.
Soak over night 1 pack of dried chickpeas, next morning rinse and cook. when cooked drain well. Dry in a couple of tea towels. Cook in oven until dry and crunchy then coat in honey, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon.
These sure give you the munchies.
Spicy Pumpkin seeds 4 cups of pumpkin seeds 2 Tablespoons of Himalayan Crystal Salt 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper Enough water to cover. Leave over night for seeds to swell & flavour be absorbed. Drain & then gently on a LOW oven roast.
It was a beautiful spring day today perfect for the cats to get out in the outside runs and watch all the farm animals.
Fred is such a cruiser - Look at the size of those clubs on him - I wouldn't like to get myself into a cat fight with Fred. Good thing he loves to purr and prod when we pick him up
Beau is a big cruiser too - his speciality is eating all Sienna's food as well as his own - Well he's actually a bit of a pig really.
Sienna is a good eater - but she has to be fast when Beaus about. We always give her a head start to make sure she has a fair go "I like my food, but I can't eat as fast as Beau can" Sienna says
Indigo has been having me on a treat - She has been on a wet food diet due to er um poop issues...
"I don't like like sardines, I don't like whiskers, well the casserole is alright and tuna is OK - As long as its human tuna not that cat stuff"...
It's terribly hard to try and choose what fancy feast to buy - hoping Miss Indigo will like it.
Well truthfully, they all get to eat the same stuff when they stay here. But.. Indigo likes to watch all the others eat and then when she's ready, she eats her own food very slowly and lady like... while Beau and Fred sit and watch her eating.
VACANCY at Cottage Tails Farm Stay
There is a vacancy for one cat family during the coming school holidays from Thursday 3rd October.
We are taking booking for Labour weekend
Christmas is fully booked from 21st December to 30th December.
The weather man sent out warnings of high wind gales .
Oh the thought of all the spring flowers being battered by such high winds
made me pick a bunch for a friend
then early evening we picked most (not all) of the spring flowers.
I much prefer to see flowers in the garden than in the vase as they last longer.
The spring blossoms are just opening -
Not that I have got my spring flowers to flower in time with the cherry trees. Daffodils have long finished, and the tulips are open and just about finishing as the cherry trees are starting to flower.
One thing with gardens one can try again next year.
Andrew from Biking Mad whom I brought my Eleanor Schwinn bike from has given a few treats to give away on the blog.
This weeks prize is a bike pump.
I sure appreciated Andrew's help choosing a bike to buy - he understands female talk.
I entered his shop saying I wanted to buy a bike, I had no idea what type of bike but it must have rear brakes (as that is what I had as a kid) and I wanted it to look like a Mary Poppins bike with a basket with a low step in..
Andrew asked me if I wanted gears, I didn't know as I've never used a bike with gears, he assured me gears would be good in a head wind.
Andrew knew just the bike for me, he brought up a picture on his computer to show me and SQUEAL it was purple! SOLD then and there - gasp not like me at all to be so impulsive..
When I picked up my bike Andrew shared he had had another lady order the same bike but a blue one and that he had quite a few phone calls about these bikes..
Was it YOU from reading the blog?
I had told Andrew I'd shared on the blog all about his shop and his wonderful service re Eleanor Schwinn.