Tag Archives: cats

If you go down to the woods today

If you go down to the woods today You’re sure of a big surprise. If you go down to the woods today You’d better go in disguise. For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain, because Today’s the day the teddy bears have their picnic. That is the beginning of a […]

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Hey Mom . . . wait for me!

This post is part of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011. The previous post in the series is Nossob. Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. Date: 18 August 2011 – Approximately 09:00 Place: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. On a game drive north of  the Grootkolk wilderness camp (see map).  On the left side of the road is […]

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Showing your kid where its food comes from

This post is part of  Kalahari  Series II – 2011. The previous post in the series is The Long Road North – Upington. Also see Kalahari Series I – 2009. Date: 11 August 2011 – Approximately 09:3o Place: Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park. On a game drive on the Twee Riverien – Mata Mata road north of Urikaruus […]

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7 Links: A Peek Into My Archives

I do not usually formally accept blogging “awards” I get nominated for. Firstly, because I can’t think of anything remotely witty to write as an “acceptance speech”, but I also find it difficult to pass on the “honour”. However, I’m accepting this nomination from 2Summers (see her post here) because it is different.  I had […]

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Living with an anorexic cat

Since I’m on the topic of cats (see last post), I thought I’d continue with another post about them. I am writing this not just to tell Lucy’s story, but in the hope that it will help other cat owners whose cats are losing weight for no apparent reason. Lucy, our cat, was a skinny […]

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The Tribe of Tiger by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

My “book reviews” to date – though they are more “random thoughts on books” than actual reviews – have fallen into two basic categories. Recently published books to which I had a very strong reaction – mostly of the not so positive kind – and my all-time favourites, which tend to be obscure books, often […]

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Some housekeeping and an update

Walking the Cats For anybody who has been following the indoor-outdoor cat debate on this blog in the last week, take a look at this video which 2Summers found online. Quite amazing! The normally indoor-only cats in this video look really happy. Just like dogs going for a walk. The deal with the Devil Several […]

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What Your Cat Wants You to Know: An American Ex-pat Perspective

Guest post for Notes From Africa, by 2Summers I’m an American ex-pat – I’ve been living in Johannesburg for the last nine months. I’m also a fervent cat-lover. I left two wonderful cats behind when I moved here. They’re in very loving, capable hands but I still miss them every day. When I read Lisa’s […]

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What Your Cat Wants You to Know – Really?

I am a cat lover. I know you might not know that since I’ve spent many posts telling you all about our wonderful dog Rosie, but it’s true. I’ve owned quite a few cats – my first being when I was around 5 years old. Okay so my mother looked after and fed the cat, […]

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The story behind the lion photo

So after doing some Google research, I finally found what looks like the story behind the “Camping in the Kalahari” photo. It is far more scary than I initially imagined. The story first appeared in Afrikaans in Die Burger on the 19 March 2011, with an English translation posted online on The Witness site. You […]

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