Pets’ Room

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


Frank and Henrietta’s cat Dexter. Dex is very sweet but prone to moments of vagueness. His favourite food is processed ham.


Frank and Henrietta’s cat Maud. Maud is very fond of her fluffy purple mouse and the duvet in the front bedroom.


Henrietta’s rabbit Sebastian. He’s an Essex boy, but he’s quite shy and polite and has never knowingly worn a Burberry baseball cap.


Fran’s Cat Livia, who lives in London. Fran elicited the following statement from Livvy: “Here I am at the top of the stairs, in my favourite warm spot. I was rescued from a cat home by Fran, who feeds me…


Alexis the cat, assuming a Gothic expression.

Happy 5th Birthday Bollinger!

Bollinger’s five today, along with Tigger, Piggy and her other brother, who live in Oxford. Happy Birthday to all of them. Boll woke me up at 6.10 am to celebrate. I gave her a mouse on an elastic string and…

Bunny Apple Alert

I innocently gave the rabbits an apple for breakfast yesterday. But they only ate part of it. And, when I got home, it was abuzz with wasps. Hertford is currently suffering from a wasp invasion (“Wasp Wars” is the frontpage…

My Favourite Ferret

My friend Henrietta held a very enjoyable picnic the other day in a field at her stables. And we were joined for a post-prandial promenade by Bandit the ferret who was visiting the yard on his lead. I took him…