A tail of ticks and Hibbiscrub

That my friends is a very unhappy camper in cat form. You see a bottle of Hibbiscrub and a rather annoyed looking cat. You are wondering what the connection is? Layla had a little friend. A nasty, biting, blood sucking little friend. Yup, that little friend was a tick. Ticks are an issue where we […]

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The cats are NOT happy….

The cats are not happy.  Why are the cats not happy? The children are happy. We’ve moved rooms around. The small boy has a new bigger space for all his Lego, cars and toys, and the tween has her own bunk bed desk and a new and more grown up room (it’s in the process […]

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Layla’s mid life crisis…

Something is up with the cat.  Mostly, she’s normal. Well, normal for her, if you call being taciturn, grumpy, hating everyone, demanding human food, abusing the other cat, and regularly depositing hair balls in delightfully unexpected places, normal.  But she has started featuring a regular behavior that we have been calling “mental kitty” or rather […]

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This old girl has arthritis…

If you follow us on social media, you will remember that a few weeks ago, we had to do a rather urgent run to the vet for Layla. She really is the feline face of this blog, and she is my baby, too, as well as the children, in fact she has been around longer […]

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For the love of a pig…

This is Boris…  He’s a fully grown Kune Kune male pig, and we met him last week, when we stayed at Eco Gites of Lenault and we got to know him whilst we stayed. In fact, I took my coffee down to chat with him several times. He’s very chatty and companionable. He’s called Boris Johnston […]

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Teaching a cat to use a cat flap… 

So last week, we had a cat flap installed, because certain cats (I’m looking sternly at Jasper, as I type this!) like to wake us up at horrible hours of the night to be let out of the house. I don’t want to have them outside at night, especially Layla, in the winter, when it’s […]

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Rabbits – because I am running a mini zoo…

So, if you follow us on social media, you may or may not have noticed that MORE animals have joined the Mad House of Cats & Babies clan.  We have accumulated two rabbits. Two boy rabbits, to be precise, miniature Rex breed. Our next door neighbor breeds rabbits, and had two lovely boys needing a […]

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