Charlie, (for it was he),
... to David.
(it was some kind of disagreement
about appropriate behaviour involving
a valerian teabag).
Charlie also finally managed to grab Pepper's birthday blanket when no-one was looking. Talking of Pepper... I planted out some catnip seedlings in a pot, and in doing so, turned my back for a second. In the blink of an eye Pepper had swooped in and dragged one of the unfortunate seedlings from the pot. It was quickly rescued and Pepper went to meditate on her lack of self control over by the lavender.
Mrs Pod on the other hand, had quite a good week. First she posed very nicely with a catnip toy I made for her...
Note the skillful paw action...
...and then, she watched me move our garden bench over by the Japanese Maples, and immediately took possession of it (strangely it only became an object of extreme interest to the cats once it was in its new location, even though they've seen it every day for years). She also batted Charlie on the head when he got too near. Result!
It's mine, all mine I tell you!!
Posky had a bit of a mixed week. His arthritis has been playing up and for various reasons his acupuncture sessions were disrupted so he was feeling a little sorry for himself...
... however as he and I took a trip to Linda 'the vet with the needles', at Market Bosworth last night (yes that Bosworth, where Richard III lost his horse amongst quite a lot of other things, and, come to think of it could probably have benefited from a few sessions of acupuncture himself...), he did get to hear Linda say what a beautiful natured cat he was. (How long was that sentence? Any more digressions and it could have come from a Henry James novel... if he'd written one about cats and Richard III that is... come to think of it, why didn't he?)
He also had the honour of being allowed to sit on the bench with Mrs P,
much to Charlie's vexation.
(And a special note for Penny of the wonderful
Scottish Vegan Homemaker blog -
you can see their relative sizes better here,
i.e. both big!)
I must apologise for the state of the un-strimmed edges of the lawn,
well actually David should apologise (for it was he...).
He did do it in the end :O)
And finally... I wouldn't normally post a photo like the next one, it is in all ways just not good. However, it's one of the rare occasions when all the cats can be seen together - a rarity! Seeing them like this for some reason made me think of that Japanese Zen Garden where you can supposedly only see all the boulders in it at once when you've become enlightened (or in this case driven out of your wits).
Note Charlie, aka 'Billy no-mates',
sitting by himself in the rubbish corner
(the bit of the garden we still don't talk about).
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