Friday, 26 August 2011


I thought I was busy in Newcastle, but - phew! life is even busier here.

I have to walk with Flossie and Rachel into the woods; it's a long way.

I have a large area to patrol, with many new gardens and high walls. I have to look into the pub doorway to make sure people are behaving nicely. Rachel says there's a fish and chip shop within range, but I haven't been there yet.

I have a garden to take care of, and a birdbath to drink from.

I have a windowsill from which I can perform my Neighbourhood Watch duties on rainy days.

These duties are very tiring.

The others are kept busy too. Hamish practises his hiding skills in the shrubs, sometimes for hours. He is quite dedicated to achieving his goal of total invisibility. Rachel says it's a pity he's so orange.

Scooter is in charge of mealtimes. Rachel says his call to dinner can be heard two streets away. Hamish always hears him and comes out of hiding.

He forgets to be invisible when there's food or treats.

The dogs are just as bad. They start to form a queue when it's dinner time. Rachel says she is bullied and harassed by us all.

And Lottie? Lottie just carries on with being Queen.

She says it's a full-time responsibility.

So I help her when I can.

We all pull our weight round here, but we notice that Rachel doesn't do much. Except smile....


  1. Brilliant! They made me smile too :-)

  2. The Secretary smiled, too, and said "Charming."
    We, of course, can see how tiring this patrol is for Millie and how difficult it is for a "norange"cat to hide amongst purple flowers.
    And we're looking forward to hearing about the fish and chip place.When you have time, of course.

  3. ...and take photos! She is a good publicist for you.

  4. All garden bushes deserve some inner orange goodness, so glad to read that Hamish is obliging. That third photo of Flossie, her close-up, is so precious it hurts, so give her a hug for me.

  5. is it lottie who has the unreal beautiful.

  6. Thank you Millie. That was a lovely acount of your new world, and it's good to see that you've all found your place in it, even if Hamish's is under a shrub!

  7. Lovely photos......the furries all look very happy in their new home! .

  8. Mary ,East Coventry USA27 August 2011 at 15:28

    Millie- you can do it all! Such responsibilities you have. Take care of Rachel and keep her smiling.

  9. You sweethearts look happy in your new home.
    xoxo Kassey

  10. Anyone who can look as sweet as that deserves to be queen. Please thank Millie for her thorough report.

  11. What sweet and cute animals you all are. Very photogenic too !!

  12. Looks like you are all having a lovely time in your new home. Percy and Dixie send their love. Their mum says thanks for all the traffic that comes her way via your secretary's blog. x

  13. Lottie has such lovely big eyes......