Friday Rant – Gender

Gender. What is it with bloody gender these days and why are people so prissy about it? Don’t get me wrong, I am pleased for people to be who they want to be but if you innocently use the wrong term in a Facebook post or miss a letter from an acronym, you get pilloried…

Can’t Cook, Shouldn’t Cook…II

Part 2 – More sponge puddings, Wacky Cake and cruelty to animals. We had a lot of sponge puddings when I was growing up. They hadn’t started life as puddings though. All were Mum’s attempts at producing light, airy sponges of the cake variety. Unfortunately, instead of falling out of the baking tins on to…

The Cat’s Rule Book – Rules 21 to 25

Rule #21In general, we cats enjoy a degree of variety in our diets. Some humans have difficulty in understanding this. Therefore, if you are offered the same flavour of food more than once in any given week, sniff the food to confirm your suspicions and then walk away. It is customary to employ a dismissive…

Anxiety Analogies

If you suffer from something it’s not always easy to make people aware of what your problem feels like. If you’ve got flu and tell someone about it, chances are they’ve had the flu at some point and can recall how it clogs up the brain with gunge and sucks the energy from your aching…

The Cat’s Rule Book – Rules 16 to 20

Rule #16 It is well known that humans undergo various forms of treatments, analysis and mental therapy. Thoughtfully humans now recognise the need for any cat to also fully express itself in a safe and controlled environment. Anger, rage, contempt and even manic behaviour can all be fully and safely expressed in these special areas…

Can’t Cook, Shouldn’t Cook…

Some background…… For those of you who know me, I have probably already astounded/bored you with tales of my Mother’s cooking exploits. In my circle of friends, some of these stories have now become the stuff of legend. For anyone not familiar with the deadly combination that can be achieved by placing my Mother in…

The Cat’s Rule Book – Rules 11 to 15

Rule #11 Humans are very poor hunters. On occasion they will dangle various items in front of you such as toy mice, feathers and objects attached to string. This is a signal that they wish to learn from your finely honed hunting expertise. Demonstrate your hunting skills and killer instinct for them until you think…

Life – The Biggest Lies

Meal for one – one what? Squirrel? Forms an unbreakable bond – until you first use whatever you’ve tried to fix. That’s lovely – just what I wanted – it’s going in the bin as soon as you leave… One size fits all – I don’t think you’re talking about humans here are you….? Next…

The Cat’s Rule Book – Rules 6 to 10

Rule #6 Humans do not possess a warm fur coat as we do. Therefore it is vital that all body extremities remain covered when the weather gets colder.  For example, in the middle of a Winter’s night you must be alert and watch for fingers and toes that may protrude from under the human’s bedding…

Enough!!

Surely I can’t be the only person who is sick to the back teeth of TV adverts for online casinos and bingo?!? On certain channels, the ad breaks consist entirely of gambling commercials. Do men and women actually sit around the house playing online bingo? Do people really come home from work and the first…