I had the pleasure of photography these gorgeous kittens during the week. They are up for adoption from Sligo Animal Rescue and will be ready in three weeks. If you can give them a home please contact the rescue.
It’s been a bit of a week with animals this week. First of all the dog decided to take himself for a walk. The first thing I knew about it was when the black stray cat that hangs around came into the house in a lassie style mode and started biting me leg and trying to drag me outside (he usually bites me but never drags me anywhere). Anyway he was very agitated so I followed him outside and found the dog half way up the lane! The cat bit him to tell him off!
Then yesterday our white cat (who is the only one that is actually ours) came in and wee’d right in the dog’s bed! I’m not sure if she’s incontinent (can you get Tena Lady for cats?) or if she’s just getting her own back because every time the dog goes outside he wee’s on her!
So I got the bed washed and sorted out and was getting ready to go to bed myself last night. I let the dog out in the garden for his bedtime wee (sorry this blog is all about wee!!) and he only went and rolled in some kind of sh***!! So there I was at almost 11pm bathing the dog! I’ve no idea what kind of animal the muck came from but it really made me feel sick.
Now I’m sitting here watching Dr. Doolittle and thinking wouldn’t it be great if animals could talk, but after the week I’ve had I think it’s a good job that they can’t
Another old photo but because the cats get a mention today I thought I use this photo.
I have to say how overwhelmed I have been by the kind words and support about my blog from the people on tripadvisor
Today Lucy has had her friends over so they’ve been in and out most of the day. Andy, Jono and I managed to get out for a short walk. Andy is still recovering from the mountain walk I made him take last week!
It’s Mothers Day here tomorrow, so mum is coming over for dinner. I made a black forest gateau today (first time I’ve made one), it’s a bit messy but it’ll do. I’ll post a photo tomorrow.
I didn’t have a very good evening tonight. Somehow I managed to end up wearing half of my dinner ( and that was without any wine!). My arm had a sort of spasm and the food went everywhere….great for the diet though!
Then I went out to my beloved wheelie bin and saw that one of the cats left a poor mangled creature on the doorstep for me, they also threw up as well…..ewwww.
This picture was inspired by the poem The Cat and the Moon by WB Yeats:
The cat went here and there
And the moon spun round like a top,
And the nearest kin of the moon,
The creeping cat, looked up.
Black Minnaloushe stared at the moon,
For, wander and wail as he would,
The pure cold light in the sky
Troubled his animal blood.
Minnaloushe runs in the grass
Lifting his delicate feet.
Do you dance, Minnaloushe, do you dance?
When two close kindred meet,
What better than call a dance?
Maybe the moon may learn,
Tired of that courtly fashion,
A new dance turn.
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
From moonlit place to place,
The sacred moon overhead
Has taken a new phase.
Does Minnaloushe know that his pupils
Will pass from change to change,
And that from round to crescent,
From crescent to round they range?
Minnaloushe creeps through the grass
Alone, important and wise,
And lifts to the changing moon
His changing eyes.
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I’m not going to dwell on either of these, there is so much hype about Michael Jackson at the moment, I find it a bit odd especially by people who didn’t like him when he was alive.
Anyway onto life here. I’ve been quiet on the blog front because we have been busy.
Thanks so much to the people who took the time to sign the petition about Crumlins childrens hospital cutbacks. Also thanks to two kind magicmums who were going to leave teddies at the Dail on behalf of Jono and Lucy as part of the protest about the situation.
I’ve still been waking up most mornings at some daft hour so have been going for walks. I was daft during the week and ended up having to walk down Rockfield hill during the school run (I forgot primary schools didn’t finish until Friday). There is no pavement on that road and in places barely room for two cars. I saw one near miss (or should that be near hit!) and althought I had to climb a bank to get out of the road I still had a car brush past my arm.
It’s mad that there are no pavements on this road. I saw children being driven such a short distance to go to school and I’m sure it’s just because it is too dangerous for them to walk to school.
Anyway the reason for todays pic is that we have been busy painting the house (or half of the house). We weren’t mad keen on the pink and it was looking very grubby. The only trouble is that neither of us are great with heights and even if we were we don’t have a long enough ladder to reach the top.
So far we have thought about stilt walking, trampolining, one of us standing on the others shoulders (including the cats and the kids) or even abseiling!
We phoned a hire place about one of those platform yokes that go up and down (ooer missus) but they want 150 quid a day! I only want to hire it not buy it.
So anyway we are a bit stumped at the moment and the house looks like some kind of ice cream…..any suggestions?
On the other news: You might remember me telling you that I entered the cats photo into a pet competition in the Sligo weekender. Well they didn’t win, in fact they didn’t even get into the top ten…..none of the cats entered did. So I’ve figured that cats aren’t very popular in Sligo and that maybe they should have put them in a different cat-egory
Well I hate to admit it but I quite enjoyed the Eurovision song contest last night. Some of the songs were really quite good. I wasn’t surprised that Norways ‘Harry Potter’ lookalike won, it was a catchy song….so much so that I’m still singing it! The contest was made all the better by the online chat I was having on http://www.culch.ie some of the comments were hilarious.
I also like Graham Nortons comments and didn’t miss Terry Wogan at all.
I thought the Denmark entry was really funny. I know that Ronan Keating wrote the song but did yer man have to sing just like him?? Talk about karaoke.
Anyway enough of Eurovision chat. Today we went to mums to fit her cooker. It was the cooker we bought in February before we knew we were moving and there is a built in cooker in this house (even though the hob is about half a mile away from the oven and I need a skateboard to get from one to the other….but that’s another story). Mum was on about getting a cooker so she decided to have our one.
It all went fairly straightforward apart from Andy nearly putting his back out and getting hit in the nose by a knob off the cooker…..hee hee.
Thanks so much for your comments on my other posts I didn’t get around to answering them, so just to let you know the pet competition doesn’t close until next week, so no idea if the cats got anywhere….fingers crossed though.
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Well I’m feeling a lot better today, just left with a headache now. Yummy Mammy suggested I had swine flu, which had actually crossed my mind (who shouted hypochondriac!!!)
Another day of rushing around like a mad thing, I wonder if I will ever have time to relax. Jono had an appointment and before then I had to take mum to Ballymote….still it’s good to be so much in demand!
I had to sit through the soap awards last night and missed The Apprentice…..sob. We’ve only got one tv here at the moment (oh it’s a hard life) so I had to endure Peggy Mitchell’s praises being sang….I really don’t like Eastenders and her voice get’s on my wick.
Anyway the Eurovision song contest semi final is on tonight. We watched the first one on Tuesday, the acts I liked got nowhere and I have no idea what the presenters were on….they were mad. I miss old Terry Wogan doing the commentary though, I reckon they should get Harry Hill to do it. Ireland is taking part tonight, I really don’t think much of the entry but we’ll see what happens. I don’t like the UK one either……fussy aren’t I!
So todays photo is for a number of reasons, it’s Chicken and Yorkie and although it really does look like they love eachother and they do most of the time, but Yorkie has a habit of washing Chicken and then battering the hell out of her….nice cat. I entered this pic into the Sligo Weekender pet competition, it’s to win vouchers for the Connacht Gold store in Sligo. The pic was in the paper this week, so both cats are feeling very smug at the moment.
I didn’t get a chance to tell you that on the run up to the move Yorkie went missing. He was gone for two weeks. Andy went up to the old house last week and there is was….very weak and hardly able to make a noise. So I went and bought him to the new house. Thankfully he likes the place so I’m hoping his ‘catnav’ won’t take him off again…..he’s such a muppet.
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Well today was Grand National day and every year we have a little flutter. Mum backed Comply or Die and I backed My Will. I only put two euro each way on it, so have probably won about 50 cent. I didn’t watch the race though as we needed to go into town and sort Jono’s glasses out.
Lucy was also wanting to get a cd and some shoes (more shoes!) Luckily she bumped into her friends in town and they went off shopping with her and Jono and I went to an exhibition at the model:niland called Signals in the dark: Art in the shadow of war. http://sligomodelblog.wordpress.com/ There is some really good graffiti to do with the exhibition in the old Castle interiors premises. I’ve taken some photo’s which are on my flickr page.
When we met up with Lucy she still hadn’t gone shoe shopping, so we had that pleasure…..I hate shopping as I’ve mentioned before.
We called into see mum on the way home and her ball cock is broken……oooerrr missus. So that’s a job for Andy to do.
We also called in to the Connacht Gold store. They’ve got some lovely pets including tiny newborn mice and a parrot called Charlie who was really friendly…..I would love to bring them all home.