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Saturday, 16 July 2011
With Monty and his problems having taken up much of our time recently, we've been slightly guilty of neglecting Freddie; not that he cares one iota.
I like Fred. He's very aloof, very independent, and just gets on with his tasks of mouse catching, and scaring the bejeezus out of the neighbouring moggies.
I think you can see by his picture what sort of cat he is; arrogant little sod. On warm days he's usually to be found atop this old wine barrel water butt, from where he tries to look 'in charge'; quietly surveying his realm.
He's not terribly friendly (other than at night, when he tries to sleep curled up under my chin), but as long as there's food and water readily available he's always happy-ish; otherwise I don't suppose he'd have anything to do with us.... But then, I guess that's how cats are, and why we love them so much.
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
3 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 44 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie/Black Lab' cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!