And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and sharing of pleasures, for in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Kahlil Gibran
Come into the Garden, Maud   

Who has been stealing gloves from the neighbourhood? Whose are they? 
Maud brought this selection home over the period of a week or so in July 2010.
...then, in August, she progressed to stealing from babies, but whose?
These photos were taken in May 2010, a few weeks after Maud was spayed.  The house is full of moulted hair - and so are all our clothes.  I feel as though I'm either grooming a cat or vacuuming the house.  It's not just the hairs; long-haired cats bring in a lot of incidental foliage from the garden!
Maud, May 2010 a few weeks after being spayed.

The photographs below were taken in September 2009

Maud, September 2009


Josh claiming a bit of peace from the cats


Milo on his return from THAT visit to the vet

Miilo on his return from THAT visit to the vet

MaudMilo in the elderMilo gardening

Milo spookedMaud and the palm tree

Mieu in the pear tree Maud in the pear treeMilo attacking the elder tree



Above, Maud and Milo, 26th August 2009, the day they came to live with us. They both had fleas and Maud was vomiting worms. Despite being much the smaller of the two, Maud was very protective of Milo and shielded him with her little body, hissing at all these strange people and animals.

Below, Rhiannon's kittens on 22 July 2008. Tia, the tortie, arrived first, followed next day by her two sisters, Mieu and Phoebe. Their mum was a feral cat, so they took quite a while to settle in. Though they are all very affectionate, they still startle easily and are very wary of people they don't know; and cramming them into a cat basket for vet appointment and house moves is no easy task!


Pix of Maud & Bela

Beasts Past