Would you ever think that three bundles of gorgeous fluff would ever wreak complete and utter havoc to a household! Well let me introduce you to Casper, Jasper and Tony - the manic monsters....
Excuse the pink hue which is from my phone case somehow!!
Yes they are but at the same time demonic! They are EVERYWHERE!!!! Up the curtains, down the back of the sofa, under the sofa, under my feet, eating the bottoms of my trousers, up the stairs, running for the front door every time it opens trying to escape and running like it's life or death when I put their food down!
So they are now weaned on to solid food which means POO!!!!! When they are little and only nursing from mum they don't wee or poo! What happens is the mother cat licks their bottoms to make them do a wee which she then consumes herself (EWWW!!!!!!) it's fascinating to watch (which I promise I don't do on a regular basis), because the kitten lays perfectly still with a glazed look on it's face while the process is happening!!
They have all been sold and are going to two lovely families (Jasper and Casper are going together) and as much as I truely love them and they make my heart melt when I look at them, I just can't WAIT for them to go! To not have a litter tray indoors anymore and to be able to shut Poppy out so that she can't constantly scavenge for food!!!
Marley on the other hand is doing very well, he is using his leg much better and I am hoping that in a couple of weeks he will be able to go to the meadows for a run! It's boring not being able to walk him in a field he doesn't get up to much mischief when he is confined to short lead walks and indoors all the time!
I started a new job a couple of weeks ago which has required me to employ a dog walker 3 days a week and she seems to be bonding well with Marley (not that I ever see her), he seems happy enough with his new routine and I am glad that I don't have to worry about him while I work all day!
So once we are in the meadows again I am sure their will be plenty of tales to tell but apart from a couple of ninja cats doing moves on a garden fence outside the school the other day nothing much has happened for Marley bless him! Fingers crossed for normal mania to resume shortly!!!
So Thursday was the day of Marley's check up! As I suspected he is not performing as he should on his back leg and so X-rays were required which meant ANOTHER general anesthetic This is what he looked like when I picked him up....
You can't help but laugh at this picture despite his obvious misery!
If only he could speak!
Or maybe he wouldn't have been speaking to me at all!!
The Surgeon's verdict is undecided. He said there is nothing too obvious to point to why he is not using his leg properly although the inside hasn't yet healed properly So he is back on anti-inflammatory pills for 2 weeks and then I have to ring in for a discussion on what action to take next. He did say he would like him to have hydro-therapy (!!!!) but I am not sure I have either the time or the insurance cover for that so I am going to have to make some enquiries tomorrow!
We got poor Marley home and he really didn't know what was going on! He kept standing in the living room and swaying and when he did eventually sit down, he was drooling and his head kept falling to one side as he dozed off which then woke him up again! He did eventually go to sleep against his will in the position he fell in....
He's still alive don't worry!
So we still can't go for proper walks which has been a real shame with the sun making an appearance this weekend!
The GIANT kittens are growing second by second, so much so that I have transferred them from the litter tray to a box because Poppy couldn't fit in with them anymore, so I will leave you with some heart melting piccies of them!
Hazel Cottage comes into it's own in the Summer.......
And so with the sun having his hat on today (although giving no warmth whatsoever!) I just had to share my house with you!
I give you Hazel Cottage!
It's a shame the roses round the porch haven't bloomed yet
but they are gorgeous when they do and smell heavenly!
My lovely Easter plant - a present from my Mum instead of an Easter egg!
Today has been a glimpse of what Spring should be like albeit -10 degrees! I fear that we are going to skip Spring and go straight to Summer which will be a shame, but anything above 3 degrees will be a blessing!