Category Archives: Tuffy, our Cat

Going organic with the Ethical Co-op

“What on earth are these?” I asked Tuffy-Cat, holding up a bunch of vegetables that looked like gigantic radishes. Tuffy-Cat was watching me closely, as I was unpacking a big cardboard box, and laying each of the items out on … Continue reading

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Admiring the early morning flowers

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Milk and kibbles for a fluffy feline

A couple of days ago, I was standing at the kitchen sink, absent-mindedly washing the dishes and gazing out at the front garden, when I glimpsed a movement near the rickety old garden bench under the frangipani tree. Was that … Continue reading

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In which Tuffy-Cat claims my chair as her own

I was peacefully working away on the computer this morning, when Tuffy-Cat marched into the office, sat down next to my chair, and glared up at me. “MEOW!” she declared. If you own – or rather, are in service to … Continue reading

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Tuffy-Cat helps us to paint the ceilings: A little slideshow

Last weekend, we finally tackled the painting job we had been procrastinating over for months, if not years: our ceilings. When we moved into our house some 7-8 years ago, I had (very foolishly, in hindsight) insisted on using eco-friendly … Continue reading

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A sunny spot and a good ol’ adventure book

If you ask my family, they will confirm that I was a “Leseratte” (a German word translated directly as ‘reading rat’, but meaning the equivalent of ‘bookworm’, which sounds much better) when I was little. I always had my nose … Continue reading

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Winter storms and cosy fires: A little slideshow

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Hitting the Pause Button for a brief Kitty Interlude

After last week’s whirlwind program of activities and outings with mom-in-law, it was back to work for me today. Some editing and proofreading work had been pushed aside for a week, and now it was clamouring for attention. As you … Continue reading

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Tuffy-cat and the open window

When my blogfriend Helen over at Walk the Cape left such a sweet comment requesting more posts about Tuffy, I proudly informed our kitty-cat that she had at least one other fan in the world (other than hubby and me, … Continue reading

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Tuffy-Cat and the Butterfly

Thud. Mreow! Thumpity-thumpity-hoppity-thunk. Mreow! Thuddity-thud. Mreeerreeow!! It took a while for these odd sounds from the lounge to be recognised by my brain. I’d been completely focused on finishing an editing job for a client, and had as usual lost … Continue reading

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