Weekly Photo Challenge: Up

This is what I often see when I’m in the garden and I look UP . . .

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The Neurotic Cat putting on her “superior” act here! She is lounging high up on an 8-foot wall.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Lunchtime

I’ve been rather quiet lately, I know . . . It’s just been too hot here to do much, and my brain doesn’t work well in this weather. I suppose I could write posts in the evenings when it’s cooler, but then there is dinnertime and playtime  . . . and then sleep-time. Life is just so busy then!

This week’s photo challenge is all about lunchtime. I don’t get lunch, as such. I have to wait until dinner time to get a decent meal. But Lisa gives me some “puppy cookies” (see note at bottom of post) as she calls them, to tide me over until then. I’m pretty good at rationing them out throughout the day, and only eating one when I really need a snack. Often I take a dog biscuit with me when I go and take a nap, just in case I wake up mid-nap with a snack attack.


Me with my stash of doggie biscuits.

Willie and I both think that “puppy cookies” is a silly name for them. I’m NOT a puppy any longer, but Lisa often calls me her “Little Pup”. When is she going to realise that I’m a big dog now? Well, maybe not big, but all grown up.

Why is this a problem?

Lisa brought an interesting article to my attention yesterday . . .

Police under investigation over ‘dog’s’ witness statement

Police dog handlers are all too aware of how crucial their four-legged colleagues are in the investigation of many crimes.

However, when the CPS demanded a witness statement in the name of a force dog, officers realised that it would be taking their canine skills a step too far.

They wrote back explaining that PC Peach was in fact PD Peach, stressing that PD stood for police dog but to no avail.

Eventually, the exasperated handler completed a form as if it had been written by the Alsatian, signing it with a paw print.

The statement read: “I chase him. I bite him. Bad man. He tasty. Good boy. Good boy Peach.”

It stated that the age of the witness was “four” and that his number was PD4341.

Read more . . .

[You should click on the above link if only to see the photo of the cute police dog with his head-mounted video camera. It also quotes other people who made some pretty witty comments in response.]

Now, of course, PD Peach’s human handler is in trouble with the CPS. And I don’t understand why. Have they never heard of dogs giving their side of the story? They should read a couple of dog blogs to see how smart we dogs are! And if anyone, I’d think that PD Peach is also probably the best witness they’ve got!

Downward Dog

I was recently showing you how flexible Neurotic Cat is (see here), and Colleen and Jackie left comments about “kitty yoga” and “downward kitty” (Neurotic Cat does a very nice “downward kitty” when she’s doing her morning stretches). I thought I’d show you what my “Downward Dog” looks like. Really people who do yoga are getting it all wrong!

Me doing the "Downward Dog" to get at the Neurotic Cat's saucer which has been left under the chair.

Me doing the “Downward Dog” move to get at the Neurotic Cat’s saucer which has been left under the chair.

The Daily Show

Every day I watch in amazement as the Neurotic Cat contorts herself while she’s conducting her daily cleaning routine. All that licking does seem to be a bit OCD to me. The licking carries on for several minutes, and then just when you think it’s stopped . . . it starts all over again. But I have to say I’m impressed – by the ability of Neurotic Cat to contort herself, not the licking so much.

I sometimes offer to help her clean her tummy, but she usually “shows me the paw”. So I have to content myself with just watching.

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Neurotic Cat has this long, skinny body which she can twist far enough around, so that she can lick her spine quite comfortably. Comfortably for her, that is. Watching it can be a bit alarming! I keep thinking she’ll hurt herself.

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This is really better than watching television. Can your cat do this too?