Pets’ Room

All Creatures Great and Small
There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats. (Albert Schweitzer)

North Walbottle Highland Cows

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Introducing my neighbours. More from Ye Olde North Walbottle soon.

Boll and I are back

Bolly November 2015

Eee. Are yiz alreet pets? Bolly and I are back. We now live in a bosky dell near Newcastle, with Highland Cows at the end of the road. Since we last Peacockshocked, Boll celebrated her 16th birthday (80 in human years) and I did lots of travelling – Athens, Stockholm, Durham and so on. How are you???

Taking a Break

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Hi. I’m taking a break from Peacockshock for a while xxx

Blitzing with Bolly

Basically, this is what happened when I had a big tidy-up. Bin bags seem to bring out Bolly’s nesting instincts.  bolly binbag ps 3bolly binbag ps 1bolly binbag ps 2


Dogs (and cat) get happy on the beach – viral video from Oz

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If you need to kick the January blues, just watch this amazing video of dogs and a cat on the beach accompanied by Happy by Pharrell Williams.

Digda the cat belongs to the dogs’ trainer Robert Dollwet who runs Malibu Dog Training in New South Wales, Australia. There are more videos on the Malibu Dog Training YouTube Channel

Oddly for a dog trainer, Digda is his only pet. She has her own YouTube channel Catmantoo which has loads of cat training tips. Bolly watch out.

Robert has lots of experience in dog training, with the army, the police and celebrities such as Mel Gibson, Pamela Anderson and Olivia Newton John. And he takes the dogs, and Digda, for a beach party once they’ve graduated from their training course.

Digda is clearly top dog, so to speak.


Bollinger Court

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Thank you to Ally for alerting me to the existence of Bollinger Court, North Acton, West London – clearly named after Bolly.

Breaking News – cat stranded on wet floor

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I decided to mop the kitchen floor earlier. Bolly, meanwhile, decided she wasn’t going to budge. So I mopped around her. Now she’s stranded on a tiny island of dry floor looking pensive and threatening to phone the RSPCA.