Tag: cat

  • Rocket the hamster pics and video

    Rocket the hamster pics and video

    We’re loving having Rocket. He’s such a cool little dude. He seems quite happy in his new home. At least he never tries to escape even when the door is open. He likes taking food from our hands but doesn’t like being held. He loves, loves, loves his wheel and is very fond of food […]

  • Pets and wildlife

    Pets and wildlife

    I think Victoria has been missing the hamsters. She used to like sitting above Daisy’s cage watching her. It was hamster TV. Just before Daisy died she came out of her burrow and simply stopped moving. I knew it was over then. Victoria started making whiny noises and tapped on the side to try to […]

  • Gardens as habitat for wildlife

    Gardens as habitat for wildlife

    There’s still no sign of the elusive hedgehogs. I have no idea whether they’re still in our garden or not. Hedgehogs can travel up to 2 miles in one night so probably they’re not but I hope they visit us from time-to-time. I continue to put food out for them along with the wildlife camera […]

  • Jumper, cat, and comedy

    Jumper, cat, and comedy

    I made another jumper. It’s a bit too warm and thick to wear right now so I’ll have to wait until winter. But I love it! Last night I put some cat food out for the fox and set up my wildlife cam to get some pics. Here’s the “fox” eating the cat food. I […]

  • Scottish wildcat

    Scottish wildcat

    Today we think we saw a Scottish wildcat. This is another very elusive creature whose population has been decimated over the past couple of hundred years. It is critically endangered and although it once roamed all of the UK it is now found only in northern and eastern Scotland. If it is a Scottish wildcat […]

  • Cat wheel

    Cat wheel

    We got Victoria a cat wheel for exercise because she’s turning into a fat fatty. At first, she was a bit scared of the wheel and wouldn’t go near it. But slowly we’ve been training her to use it using food as an incentive since she loves her food. Yesterday for the first time and […]

  • Our animal friends

    Our animal friends

    Several months ago I bought a lemongrass plant which I thought would be nice in curry. However, Victoria has taken a liking to the plant and has absolutely shredded it. It’s the first thing she goes to in the morning when she wakes up, even before her food bowl. Last weekend we made some birdfeeders […]

  • Hamster TV

    Hamster TV

    Victoria likes watching the hamsters. Unfortunately, Victoria’s taken to tapping the outside of Daisy’s home when she can see Daisy sleeping in her burrow so we’ve had to put the burrow against a wall or put something in front of it. We don’t see the hamsters very often because they’re always down in one of […]

  • Adventure cat

    Adventure cat

    I put the cat backpack on this morning, crouched down on the floor, and Victoria jumped in! I decided to take her for another wee walk along the bike path. This time I kept the top flap open but because it was not a planned walk I hadn’t put her harness on. She seemed to […]

  • Cat walk

    Cat walk

    Victoria jumps into her new carry backpack quite often and yesterday when she did that we decided to take her out for a walk just to give it a try. We did one lap of Duthie Park and she seemed to enjoy it. At least, she didn’t display any objections like meowing or trying to […]

  • Cat in a backpack

    Cat in a backpack

    This week we got a cat backpack for Victoria. I’ve had a carry case for her since she was a kitten but it’s quite flimsy and difficult to carry any great distance. I always walk when I take her to the vet and so I wanted something more comfortable for both of us. Plus it […]

  • Blackberry crumble

    Blackberry crumble

    Wild blackberries are ripe for the picking all over the place right now. Locally they’re known as brambles. Ben went for a walk yesterday along the river and came home with several cups of them. I turned them into blackberry crumble. This crumble was particularly delicious because I did something different. Crumble is just fruit […]

  • Cat and cargo bike

    Cat and cargo bike

    Schools are breaking up in Aberdeen next week but our kids won’t be starting holidays until the 23rd July, about a month later. However they’re not missing out because the holiday time is made up at the other end of summer as they don’t go back until September, about month after everyone here. The online […]

  • The tropics of Scotland

    The tropics of Scotland

    I woke up at 2-something last night to go to the toilet, I looked out the window and it was still light! There’s just no dark at the moment which is ridiculous. It’s light when I go to bed, it’s light if I wake up in the middle of the night, and it’s light when […]

  • Happy birthday to Victoria, open again, and a successful competition

    Happy birthday to Victoria, open again, and a successful competition

    It’s Victoria’s 1st birthday today. At least we think it is. She was born on or around the 26th April 2020. Here’s a little video of her having her fur brushed which she loves. It has been more than a week since I posted anything which is unusual for me. Things are looking up for […]

  • Shopping by bike and cat photos

    Shopping by bike and cat photos

    Last weekend I cycled to Nature’s Larder to get some supplies. It’s a wonderful whole foods shop on Holburn Street. What I love about cycling is I can park right outside just a couple of metres from the door. You can’t do this with a car as there’s no on-street parking in this part of […]

  • Yoga cat

    Yoga cat

    Sleeping position today.

  • New hairdos

    New hairdos

    You never know these days when there’ll be another lockdown and all the hair salons will close. With this in mind I decided to take drastic measures and have several hair cuts all in one go today just in case the salons have to shut again for several months. I think I lost a couple […]

  • In the paper, cat news, a kilt in a cargo bike, Foodstory, and zombies

    In the paper, cat news, a kilt in a cargo bike, Foodstory, and zombies

    I’m in The Scottish Daily Record today in an article about the state of cycling in Scotland. This is in response to the tragic death of a young woman in Edinburgh this week. It’s a good article that got a full double page spread and my photo spans from top to bottom of the paper! […]

  • Not a kitten any more, cycling lessons, and in the paper

    Not a kitten any more, cycling lessons, and in the paper

    Victoria sleeps in our bed most nights now and I mean literally in our bed. She buries herself under the covers head and all. I don’t know how she can stand it. It must get terribly hot. I think she probably alternates and spends some of the time on the bed and some of the […]