Remembering Gypsy

Gypsy was our beautiful Cocker Spaniel.

Amazingly spirited as spaniels are known to be.

She was a treasure sent from heaven above.

She died on this day, 6 years ago.

Snatched away too early.

Due to the carelessness of the vet.

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You think those dogs will not be in heaven! I tell you they will be there long before any of us.

~  Robert Louis Stevenson ~

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of dogs & #cats

a complete dog-person I considered myself to be…having always loved dogs.

for reasons unknown to me, I disliked cats.

i used to find them spooky & associated them with all things dark & eerie.

it was only on getting a cat & her litter which subsequently followed that I discovered cats are super fun.

while they never are & never can be in any way close to dogs in terms of giving affection..they are great pets.

Cat

i spent most of my life with a false perception of cats.

and for which reason I stayed away from the feline of the species.

a year later with a cat & 4 kittens I have been proved wrong.

Kittens

i realise the value of having an open mind.

you never know which spark of mischief can add sparkle to your life.

The Best Judge?

 

At one time I always believed that children & dogs were the best  judges of character.

Children by & large tend to instinctively trust or doubt another person.

They are also by & large spot on in their assessment of people.

Dogs can trust or will bark & kick up an alarm if they suspect a person. 

They really seem to know who can be trusted, atleast in most cases. They also know who needs to be nipped in the foot…& fairly fast at that.

And now there’s a cat in the equation. 

I have to humbly admit this.

I am learning that cats couldn’t  be bothered about humans, their lives &  petty affairs one way or the other. So forget about cats being a good or bad judge of character.

It’s own life is worthy of introspection & praise. No one else’s.

It’s in your interest to find out if YOU are worthy of a cats attention, affection or…if you qualify for its indifference or deepest contempt.

Bah to the human beans. They are all Humbug as Scrooge would have said.

Cats agree with Scrooge.

Wanderful Cat

                                         

Mia our cat recently did the disappearing act (part of the Raven-ous cast). She was gone a couple of days…leaving us worried & quite helpless. I mean where does one start searching for a cat? 

Being fairly new to the cat-world I looked up Dr.Google & was relieved to know that this is regular cat behaviour & they will find their way back home…eventually.

Well she didn’t exactly come back on her own…but was lost in the neighbourhood. We were informed by someone who saw her.

She  was fortunately found…with a lot of drama – including someone being sent with a bag with the hope she would cooperate & jump right in! No luck. Finally found in the 3rd attempt & the errant cat was brought back home…by the scruff of the neck.

She received a warm welcome by the inhabitants of the household.

What I’m trying to figure out is what is it that makes these creatures so damn curious. The stray dogs are constantly on the lookout for her…why can’t she get the message & stay safe. Also, I’ve never known of a dog wanting to climb a desk & go for a casual stroll on the laptop!

Having a cat for the first time I am discovering that it’s a totally fun experience. It’s drama of some form all the time…