Tag: cats

It’s probably best if I leave you to interpret the photo. Only 4 days left to enter the competition!

Imagine that scene in Rocky. You know which scene I mean — the training one. Dancing, prancing, skipping and shadow boxing, the famous fanfare perfectly punctuating and accentuating each of our hero’s moves. Only it’s not a a boxer, and it’s not a punch bag. It’s not Stallone — it’s Eric, our runty-but-lovable blind cat training for his big day — the day that will soon be upon us — the day when he will choose a competition winner. Though…

Say hello to Eric, my 13 year old blind cat. He’s blind because of very high blood pressure, which detached his retinas or something. We tried medicating him but it didn’t seem to have an effect, so for the last 6 months he’s been coming to terms with being blind. From what I can tell, he operates on some kind of sonar — he mews pathetically, and then waits for someone to respond, and then walks towards that person. That’s…

I guess the vast majority of you guys have a pet that’s close to your heart. Pets are good for us; there are lots and lots of studies saying that if you look after a pet, your health and wellbeing can improve. Caring for a pet can be therapeutic, and give your life that element of ‘drive’ that you lack. Caring for someone else gives your life meaning; when you are personally responsible for whether an animal, or other person…

Last year there was a delightful (OK, shaudenfreude again) little story about a guy that murdered his wife after she changed her Facebook relationship status to… Single. Pretty freaky, right? That’s what I thought! And then today I was reading the BBC news and someone’s done it again! I assume there’s a bit more said to the judge than ‘she changed her status to single, guv’nor’! These were obviously some pretty troubled relationships, before Facebook entered the equation. But it…