Are we mad ? This morning I had to get up an hour earlier for milking. I am now cast back into getting up in the pitch black, just as the mornings were getting light, as I set off for work, the powers that be go, "Don't forget to put your clocks forward for British summertime." Utter madness.
This morning when I got to work the cows wondered what the hell was going on and the poor semi feral cats who come in the parlour at the end of milking for a bit of waste milk, only two made the shout of the regular seven or eight that normally appear as the last cows leave the parlour. Tonight they were on the ball though with Mr Cat coming across the rafters of the parlour two rows of cows before the end of milking, taking up his usual place of sitting on a beam enjoying the heat from one of the strip lights, before descending to take up his place for milk when I had finished milking.
Mr Cat as I call him is a very handsome mostly black cat. He has a little white on his chest and is a big feral cat, but what makes Mr Cat striking is his white whiskers on a jet black head. He's at the top of his game and tonight came in yelling for his ladies, but no reply. Poor Mr Cat, I think he must be wondering why the ladies are not succumbing to his charms as usual. Recently the farm that I only milk every other weekend for now, has caught all the females and a couple younger male cats and they have all been neutered. Mr Cat though has been elusive and still has his manhood in good order, as I could see as he climbed across the rafters in the parlour above my head tonight, I don't call him Mr Cat for nothing. Lol
I forgot to mention last time I blogged that Mollie was coming to visit us on Saturday. Mollie is from Smudge's litter born last year in February and Reggie is her Dad.
Rhian and Russ had been on holiday in the area for the last week and popped in to see us Saturday morning on their way back home to Wales. It was lovely to see them and catch up with Mollie who is a beautiful girl.
I managed to get a couple photos of the visit and as you may notice by my facial expression in the photo of Mollie with her Mum and Dad, I was not expecting to be in that photo. Thanks Russ and Rhian for taking the time to visit us.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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