Day to day musings of a cat minder/ sitter in North Tyneside and Newcastle upon Tyne . For details of services go to http://www.catminders.biz

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Saturday, 20 October 2007

Nat in Belfast

Nat is staying in Belfast for the weekend with her dad s family . She rang me last night to tell me she had arrived safely and I asked her where she was sleeping . She told me she had a nice room at Granny's with framed pictures of Oliver's works and books on the wall . Oliver Jeffers is her cousin , a very talented artist and writer of children's books --: Oliver Jeffers :-- and she sounded like she was having a great time .
I can't bring myself to tell her ( yet ) that Wendy is bringing Dog over this afternoon . Maybe later .

Greyhound Day


Today is greyhound day ! Not the day we collect her but a greyhound day non the less. Started with a trip to Pets at Home and Ikea looking for the perfect dog cushion ... we found a lovely big suede effect job in Ikea which was ideal but in bright red was a bit much . So we finally went back to Pets at Home for the pink and grey flat mat/ cushion which is fine . Too small to contain those great long sick insect legs but will at least be soft for her body with the legs sticking off the side . We also picked up a cat nip kitten which the cats are loving , and a guinea pig tunnel which has gone down very well .
On arrival home a message from makeover 2000 to tell us our photos are ready for collection ( tomorrow perhaps ) and then , a phone call from Wendy suggesting she bring Dog over together with her greyhound Suzie and we take them out for a joint walk on the beach . Such excitement ... has chased away my irritation with my cold /nosebleeds/ headache from blocked sinuses . Amazing what the prospect of a dog can do . Apparently Dog is now spayed , has a tiny tummy scar , skin is much better , she is semi vaccinated and microchipped to boot .
I also received £20 in vouchers from John Lewis today an dthe battery delivered as agreed pre 9 am. And Ive been offered £50 in compensation for the damage to the laptop ( scratches etc ) so Im not complaining .
back later with more pictures of Dog , probably .
We are wondering about calling her Alice , as , unknown to me until last week , my mother also had a greyhound when she was younger , called Alice , Ali for short . Nat liked the name so its certainly an option . It suits her better than Elektra anyway .

Migraine Days

Migraine Days

Flower and Bee on a Sunday

Flower and Bee on a Sunday

art on a sunday

art on a sunday