Tag archive for "My Cat Paddy"


Happy birthday ol’ guy!

3 Comments 28 August 2013

My cat Paddy is 20 today. He started life in North London, was dropped off at a pet shop in a card board box along with several other black and white brothers and sisters, dropped off with the shop probably a little earlier than he should have been (the pet-shop owner said, ‘but it was […]

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Too much cat food makes your head shrink

10 Comments 12 January 2012

It’s a fact. Look at the evidence:                                       Can you see it? A year of too much cat food and Minky’s head is smaller now. I’ve never had a cat’s head shrink.           […]

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Why I love my cats

4 Comments 12 May 2011

At last the kitties have relaxed. Minky stopped growling and hissing at little Raffy ages ago and My Cat Paddy has realised I still love him even with two highly entertaining kittens around. My Cat Paddy doesn’t even mind if Raffy curls up next to him in his bed, although I suspect he pulls the […]

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Neglected garden… etc

4 Comments 05 April 2011

We’ve been gardening like mad these past few weeks. We’re going on holiday for two weeks–two of the most happening weeks in the garden–grass growing, bulbs blooming, hedge reaching, perennials pushing through, sun glowing, soil warming and no one to take advantage of it or direct it in the best direction! So before we leave […]

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Paddy and Raffy

20 Comments 03 March 2011

I know my posts have been a bit light on words this week. I’m plate spinning. I’m trying to catch up on a long list of tasks after half term at my daughter’s school. This week I’ve limited myself to a few brief thoughts or updates I wanted to share, and here’s another: Paddy makes […]

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I hate recycling cardboard

12 Comments 18 January 2011

Yes, I am going to be really uncool and tell you that I hate cardboard recycling. Don’t remind me of the polar bears. I do my bit; I unscrew the lids from plastic pots and throw the lids in the bin and the plastic in the container I bought from B&Q just for plastics. I […]

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Dear So and So…

19 Comments 23 December 2010

You may have noticed an absence of blog posts from The American Resident. I’ve been busy. Not just your regular holiday shopping/present wrapping/card posting/grocery buying/more grocery buying/child’s birthday party busy. No, I’ve been chosen to have Extra Tasks To Sort Out this holiday season. I thought a Dear So and So… post would sumarise appropriately. […]

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