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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Back when I had a life

I've belonged to quite a few opera groups in my time. This was the last one. It folded in 2000 thanks to a crummy musical director. We had some great times.

The picture is of an Edwardian Evening we did as a fundraiser. The lady in the background, a lifelong non-smoker, died of lung cancer. We think it was because she used to sing in smokey clubs.

The Many Moods of Mr Goren








Serious (and seriously tall...)


Friday, June 16, 2006

Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

No, it's Mitzi doing an impression of a very large magpie, with her daughter (very well-camouflaged) Twiglet looking on in admiration.

Hair today, gone tomorrow

Whatever he does with his hair, doesn't he look just fine?

What was the question again?

I wish he'd interrogate me. One look from those lovely eyes, one word from those luscious lips, and I'd admit to anything.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Five out of the seven, a teddy and a tiger

Why do cats love sleeping on human beds, but never in cat beds? Here are, from the left, Beano, Dandy, Shelley and Jaspa, with Mitzi on the tiger's back. (The tiger is fur fabric with a polystyrene head, by the way).

Dandy has been to the vet's again today with an abcess on his head. He looked as if he were frowning and was off his food, so I knew what was wrong. Now I have a week of antibiotics to get down him and some serious bathing to do.

The vet loves my cats.

I'm over here

He turned and looked - but not at me.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2006

what a naughty girl

i thought that rio was naughty when she used to unhook the curtains, but today she has -
forced me to type one-handed as she's on the other hand so no upper case
attacked my finger when it got near her
tried to chew my necklace so i took it off
then tried to chew my earrings instead.
bless her.

Pure Perfection

Okay, so forget the animals - here's the most perfect specimen you'll find in the animal kingdom.


Green-wing Macaw
Scarlet Macaw

Hyacinth Macaw

Well, I suppose these might beat the squirrel monkeys for improbable colours.


London Zoo now has a "walking with squirrel monkeys" exhibit. They are the most adorable little creatures, foraging through the earth and bark chippings to find insects, and hopping and swinging nimbly through the branches and along the ropes.

Did you ever see a creature in more improbable colours?

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Parrot Playpen or Kitten Climbing Frame?

When Twiglet was a kitten she made more use of the parrot stand than the parrots did.

JoJo's Challenge

Bad pictures of Vincent, JoJo? I think it can probably be done. I had The Salton Sea in mind, but couldn't find any on the spur of the moment. Even Being Human didn't meet the criteria. I don't think FMJ counts, as the photos are not bad as such. So here are some more especially good ones.

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