Gilbert the Good – my week last week
beaten up used to our cats. She and Arthur have four cats in their
house that all get on with them but don’t demand top billing. Our cats taught
her to show them the grovelling respect they demand deserve. Arthur
learnt that a long time ago.
The other day, Herschel batted her and then Jellicoe followed up with another blow. It made a change from them cuffing each other. There were no claws involved and she wasn’t hurt, just very surprised. She can jump back out of reach really quickly now.Arthur
The Spanfest were quite happy in our house,
but every time the doorbell rang they rushed to the door, ears alert and tails wagging,
expecting their people to appear. I went along as well,
because I’m nosy
because I wanted to see their people, too.
One of my
favourite places to sleep downstairs is around Janice’s feet. She
with it likes it because I keep her feet warm. Arthur decided he wanted to
sleep near her, and then Lottie wanted to be included. It meant that Janice was
forced into many contortions and she doesn’t bend at all easily. She developed
a funny walk and complained commented that we were making her knees and
Every day when my humans went round to Arthur and Lottie’s house to feed the cats, we went with them and played in the garden. D squared thought it was strange to go home and not stay there but leave again to come back to our house.
Janice and Barry said it was lovely to have four dogs again, but two Labradors and two Spaniels are not the same as four Labradors. The Dancing Dogs are very busy, rushing here and there and back again, noses to the ground and very easy to trip over if humans aren’t careful. Luckily, my humans are used to the slow, get-under-your-feet sauntering of the cats which can turn into a sudden mad dash without notice so the Spanfest wasn’t a problem.
It was nice to have them here but I’m sure they’re happy to be in their own home again.
The exciting news is that it’s my birthday tomorrow. I shall be one year old and I'm quite a big chap now. I’m going to spend the day with the vets. Jellicoe stayed with the vets one day last week so I suppose it’s my turn now. I’ll miss my humans but I really like the vets so I’ll be alright, and it’s only for one day.