Posts categorised ‘Pets’

Sharing a couple of recent photos of the pet animals in my life 😄 On the left, a shot of Gizmo on our weekly Sunday beach walk (now they’re allowed again!) and on the right, Gidget keeping a close eye on those birds that keep showing up at her backyard 🐶😼

a white fluffy dog seen in 3/4 view, outdoors, on a gravel path a tabby cat on an outdoor chair in a purple harness, looking up and to the left of frame

Vivian bought himself a new second-hand Nintendo Wii. While Gidget here has kept him under strict supervision, he’s been enjoying kicking back with The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time while he has a few days off work between his old job and his new 😄

a tabby cat stands on her hind legs to examine Nintendo Wii boxes on a coffee table. a guy has a drink in the background

Gidget was very intrigued when she noticed a cawing crow perched in a branch near our living room window 😼

a tabby cat on a couch, deeply focused in ‘predator mode’, sun shining on her face

Gidget’s box was sagging where she’s been sitting on it every day, so it was time to tell it goodbye. She was not happy to see Vivian take the box out front and fold it up for the recycle bin. She later cheered up when she remembered how much other cat furniture she has 🐱

a tabby cat in 3/4 view, looking alarmed

Thanks to the easing of restrictions a few days ago, I was able to see this scruffball (and my dad) and go on a walk to the beach! Hopefully Gizmo’s regular dog groomer will be back in business soon, because he looks like he could really do with a session 🐶

a scruffy white dog in a tartan jacket grins at the camera, standing on some grass

Tonight I found Gidget rifling through the crap on my bedside table because she realised I keep hair ties there. She kept coming back to rummage through it some more each time I carried her away! So one of the hair ties is hers now. We’re playing fetch with it 🐱

Gidget’s ayah (that’s Vivian’s mum) sent her this great new box, a worthy successor to her last box that I cut up and threw away months ago 😂 She thinks it makes a great perch from which to watch Cat TV.

a tabby cat perches on top of a white box a tabby cat perches on top of a white box (different, closer angle)

Gidget was concerned last night that I might’ve forgotten where the cat food was kept… it was surely this, and not the fact she hadn’t finished her dinner, preventing me from giving her some late-night kibbles 🤣

a tabby cat sits in a darkened cupboard, ears flat with irritation at the human

Gidget seemed to approve of my selection of Cat TV video for her today… there were lots of squirrels (and birds) eating out of a feeder. Gidget doesn’t really know what a squirrel is, having never seen one IRL, but she finds them very intriguing… 😼

a tabby cat seen in profile view, staring intently ahead the tabby cat in three-quarter view, unimpressed that the human is taking photos
a cartoony avatar of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.