What was I going to talk about today for Storytelling Sunday I wondered? To be honest I'm still not one hundred percent sure but I'm gonna ramble abit I think.
Now I am back at work, the usual thing has happened, despite my best efforts I have caught a cold. Boo hoo. It means I sound like a dalek and have the most awful taste in my mouth. Conversely it does mean I have stayed in my bed nice and warm and cosy this morning. I am joined by the fluffbuns namely Holly (fluffbun) and bayb fluff (Willow). We have always had animals in my family. My grandparents had dogs and we grew up playing with Sally who was a colly with a poorly paw and Tufty their cat.
Our own first pet was a black Burmese cat called Sooty, original huh? I can remember walking to my friend's house with my mum one dark evening to pick him up and we walked home with him in my mum's coat pocket. Sooty lived for about 15 years and was a well loved cat. We then had Smudge who was only a part of the family for a brief time and sadly was run over. My sister and I then had a succession of rabbits, guinea pig and another cat called Smokey who was a Maine Coone cat.
After I left home, I didnt have any pets until I bought my own house in Southampton and that is when I first got Holly and Lotty. hey were in a cage together at the PDSA a charity for abandoned pets.
Holly was 3 months and Lotty 7 months. I couldnt bear to separate them so took them both home. I still have Holly obviously and inbetween I also gained a guinea pig and a rabbit called Blackeyes who is over 10 years old and has been adopted by my friend and her children back in Southampton. Oh yes and there have been several fish!!!! Many from fairground wins.
Willow came into the fold nearly four years ago. As you all know she is a pure pedigree Persian although I would never show her. She's too fussy and if I had to wash and brush her more than average it would be a disaster. She is more like a dog at times. She loves rolling in the dirt, she brings in dead things and her tail is more like a brush than a tail......................there have been forests of leaves in there! She is still beautiful though. As for Holly at 16 yearsish she can still hold her own, chases around the flat like a kitten at times and generally loves sitting on any lap available.
Having pets has made life fun, expensive at times but generally a very postive thing. So go get one, it's the best therapy ever and research proves it :)).
Yes, I agree - though, when we thought we lost ours a couple of weeks ago I think WE all needed the therapy!ReplyDelete
I've been puppy sitting my daughter's Cavapoo (cross between Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and Poodle) for a couple of days while she has been poorly and it's been so much fun. But reminded me that a puppy is just like having a toddler - nothing is safe and you can't relax for a minute!ReplyDelete
Over here we call a story that starts out as a bit of a ramble - "a great yarn", maybe becasue it can end up wrapping together lots of different threads. All Irish are partial to a great yarn, so I really enjoyed the fact that you started out and didn't know where you were going to end up this morning! A lovely tale (and isn't Willow a beautiful looking creature?)ReplyDelete
I hope a morning safely tucked up in bed with a story or two makes short work of that cold and you are fit again very soon :) Thanks for the story today Jo
Oooh, I'd love to get a cat one day. Yours are beautiful!ReplyDelete
Sorry to hear you have a cold. It always seems to happen to me as well after the summer holidays. Hope you feel better soon!
I have always been a cat lover. I don't have one now but I've promised my kids, when we move back to the States, we will get one of not two. They are the best companions. I miss a fluffy ball in my lap purring.ReplyDelete
What beautiful cats - hope you are soon on the mend Jo ♥ReplyDelete
we have always had cats, my first one was called Sooty too!ReplyDelete
We love cats and have one that sounds just like Willow- he thinks he is a dog! hope the cold gets better. xxxReplyDelete
DD's little white bundle of fluff lives with me, and has totally transformed my life....I think I will be devastated if she ever wants her back!ReplyDelete
Hope you're feeling better xx
Great little tale, Jo! It's lovely to have pets - we always did and when I had my first home, I had to have a kitten - luckily the landlord was my friend's dad and was a kindly chap. We were cat-less for a while, when we were first married (she stayed with my mum when I moved into a rented house before I was married, then she just stayed on). We had 2 guinea pigs by then and the landlord of our rent in Milton Keynes didn't mind them. So really, I have had pets almost all the time. I don't know what I would do without... when we didn't have a cat I really missed it. Of course, now we have Sherlock and he is wonderful!ReplyDelete
Lovely photos and a great story.
Such a comfort to you and hopefully curled up keeping you warm and wishing you well. Have enjoyed rambling along with your story. Thanks, IreneReplyDelete
Pets are an important part of the family, we currently have a cat called Tinker who is a domestic short hair ie a Moggie, he is such a coward and gets very nervous. It doesn't help that a new tomcat moved into our close and terrorises him (grrrrr!) we only have one rabbit called Panda as sadly the 2 others escaped and probably fed the local fox. Hope you feel better soon Jo xxxReplyDelete
You clearly love and cherish them as they do you! Hoping you are better soon.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful cat. Right now we're petless, would love to get another dog but with the traveling do it's just not fair to it. (: Hope your cold is much improved today.ReplyDelete
Oh Jo, I hope you're feeling better now xxReplyDelete
I agree with what you say about pets though :) We currently just have The New Hamster, but soon we'll be joined by The Axolotl! (Not as cuddly but very interesting!)
What beautiful cats. We don't have any pets because of allergies but they are a lovely addition to the family:)Not sure how I missed you on Storytelling Sunday!ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree more, pets give such love to us, and what lovely cats you have. Thank you too for your recent kind comments on my blog, I'm back to blog reading today. Hope you're feeling better nowReplyDelete