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

Welcome to CatMinders

Welcome to CatMinders

Tuesday, 6 February 2018

The good news has to be that I found CatMinders again. The blog I mean. I've been Ms Catminder13 on Twitter for ages though thats been dwindling of late.

I didn't even know if I could find the blog. I did. It worked. I haven't been here since 2014 and I've stared and pressed buttons for ages before I managed to work out/ remember how to post a post.

And - still I haven't posted one yet so - we shall see.

A lot has changed.

To start with, I can't walk. This is dramatic and awful but temporary. I had unexpected surgery on my foot for a possibly cancerous lesion ten days ago and its become infected. So here we are.

I think I may have started this blog under similar circumstances when I had pneumonia or some other severe chest infection after I had pneumonia. I can't exactly remember. But I distinctly remember being laid up and reading Tim Wills lovely inspiring blog about his  baby son Freddy Wills. I would log on and read about how Tm was coping with Freddy's hospitalisation and he and his partner's life alongside Freddy as they all fought for Freddy's life. And I was inspired to start writing my blog- which was a silly thing - about cat minding and stuff. I had a lot of readers at various points. I can't quite imagine how. I took a lot of photos, never spoke about my professional life, and loved looking at my statistics online to see which people were reading and in which parts of the world.

I see from the most recent posts that I still have the same heart on my front door. Its probably not the same one as the original one was stolen and I replaced it. This one has therefore lasted years. Its looking battered but demonstrates that theres a welcome inside, I guess. I shall come back to tell that tale, though maybe not now, maybe later this week. Suffice to say its about our Formerly Homeless Friend, whom I shall call M, who found us just before Christmas.

Looking at the pictures, we no longer have Alice, our black greyhound, or Kitty our gorgeous eldest cat, who usually appeared in photographs looking a bit grumpy and very overweight. I don't know if Im ashamed to say this or not, but I still  put out water in my room every night for Kitty. Ok its also for the humidity factor but well ....
Bernard and Edmund are also no longer with us, and we are a piggy-less home now.

But we have five cats still - the three Birmans , and a lovely young greyhound, Kizzy, fondly known as Piggy. Im sure - if I come back - photos will follow.

Ive written almost-a-novel since last time I was here. I wrote 60 000 words in around seven weeks. And then stopped. And started a new one, because I had a different idea.
Then I started a third.

I should finish them one day. Maybe when retirement arrives.

Ok so now I need to see if I can post this.

Please let me know if you read it? I might be inspired to continue :) xxx

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