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Animal Farm

21 Mar

Animals are great and even if I wasn’t a fan, living with a horde of the critters would certainly change my mind.  The kittens have been spoken about elsewhere on this blog before, my favourite of which is still Mr Boffles:

Here he is, attempting to line up with mum Alut and uncle Rambo, in what I assume is a homage to the opening scene of the magnificent 2001: A Space Odyssey.  As mentioned before, he enjoys gangster movies and the music of Louis Armstrong.  Since then he feels confident enough to run at Rambo and be mercilessly pawed at in return, as well as meowing at Die Hard 3, dramatic stunts are expected from this little one.

Our latest new edition – a dog this time, just to mix things up – which arrived yesterday is this little lady, Rexie:

Having spent little over a day with her, I can confirm she likes the taste of slippers, nibbling Rambo’s tale and disappearing at various times to make me worried that she has wandered off somewhere.  Now that we are up to six animals, life is getting more interesting both in and out of the house.

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58 responses to “Animal Farm

  1. cricketmuse

    21/03/2018 at 07:29

    Guinea Pigs would round out the menagerie nicely.

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    • Ste J

      21/03/2018 at 07:48

      That would create chaos amongst the cats and dogs, if another pet has to be added, I may encourage stick insects.

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      • cricketmuse

        21/03/2018 at 09:22

        Actually, they may think the pigs are a ready snack. I once kept an aquatic snail as a pet. A default after the fish passed on. Very low maintenance. Undemanding as well.

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        • Ste J

          21/03/2018 at 09:45

          I like your thinking there. I think the cats and dogs would spend more time fighting over the guinea pig than knocking it around.

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  2. Lyn C

    21/03/2018 at 07:39

    Ohhh, Steve, they are beautiful! I could very easily lose my heart to both of them 🙂

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    • Ste J

      21/03/2018 at 07:50

      They are gorgeous, a handful but they always raise a smile. I hope they go on to have their own TV show where they fight crime.

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  3. Clare Pooley

    21/03/2018 at 08:13

    Sounds like you are kept busy looking after all those animals all day!

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    • Ste J

      21/03/2018 at 08:28

      It sure is, I make sure I am always keeping active, whether with looking after the animals or any of the other things that I am determined to do. I love the challenge and the days are long but good.

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  4. hitandrun1964

    21/03/2018 at 11:58

    So adorable. Six seems like a good number. I’m madly in love with the kitten and the new puppy is so cute. Love your dogs and cats. Congratulations on the new addition.

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    • Ste J

      21/03/2018 at 17:45

      Thank you, six is manageable, I am content to stop but I find I never quite know what is going to happen each day so I never rule anything out. When they are this cute, I don’t mind.

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  5. Carolyn Page

    21/03/2018 at 12:02

    I’m not a lover of reading, Ste J, but, I luv these cuties! Having three little dogs myself I know how they can make you believe you are in control when really…. not..
    So I’ll join the party if only to view your ‘other’ posts.. I deem this the ‘other’… 🙂

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    • Ste J

      22/03/2018 at 07:19

      These beasts can manipulate me too easily, I fear haha. I aim for at least one non book post a week, more if I have time to fit everything in. Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Alastair Savage

    21/03/2018 at 15:06

    My cat used to like watching snooker on TV but they don’t show it any more. It used to sit on top of the box, swiping at the balls on the screen. You see, every sport has its followers.

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    • Ste J

      21/03/2018 at 17:41

      An old classic, cats love it! I miss watching Snooker, a sport that welcomes your sleep participation.

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  7. Jill Weatherholt

    21/03/2018 at 16:58

    Oh my! I love these photos, Ste J. Rexie is adorable!

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  8. LuAnn

    21/03/2018 at 18:53

    These little cuties are sooo adorable. We got ourselves attached to a puppy and kitty in El Calafate.

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    • Ste J

      22/03/2018 at 07:05

      Don’t you just want to take them home haha! Animals are the best!

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      • LuAnn

        22/03/2018 at 18:24

        When you can envision them romping around your house, you know you are in trouble!

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        • Ste J

          26/03/2018 at 07:15

          Their is no imagination required, there is only calm whenever I walk to the kitchen and they all intensely follow me with their eyes to see if I am about to dish food up. When I do, they gobble it and circle me like vultures hoping to get some of mine…it can be unnerving sometimes not knowing where they will strike from.

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  9. Sarah

    21/03/2018 at 19:13

    So cute! My, doesn’t Rexie have an eye for the camera?

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    • Ste J

      22/03/2018 at 07:01

      I think I made a noise as she was trying to sleep but I should start a modelling portfolio for her.

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  10. shadowoperator

    22/03/2018 at 00:03

    Wonderful, a household with 6 animals! So that’s how the expression came about “It’s six of one and half a dozen of the other”! I envy you your fun, but right now I’m a one-pet woman, and my cat is a one-person cat (though she adores my mom, and would be friends, but mom’s not a cat person, sadly. They agree to disagree peacefully, though).

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    • Ste J

      22/03/2018 at 07:13

      Fun is not precisely the term for it but it is rewarding sometimes (when I am not trying to write). I miss Bella but it is nice to have such a diverse bunch of crazies here.

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      • shadowoperator

        22/03/2018 at 07:53

        Did Bella at least find a nice home with your parents, or someone else you love, or like, or feel close to?

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        • Ste J

          22/03/2018 at 10:56

          Bella is with the parents, she heard me on Skype the other week but isn’t bright enough to look at the screen where I was frantically waving.

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          • shadowoperator

            22/03/2018 at 20:14

            Don’t kid yourself, she is jealous and resentful of your new menagerie, and is deliberately playing stupid to give you the cold shoulder. She’s not heard of all the horrible mistaken re-routings and etc. that happen to pets on planes, and wonders why she didn’t end up going with you!

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            • Ste J

              26/03/2018 at 07:17

              I feel sorry for pets, they must go mental on planes. I think she would like the animals here but not the heat. What am I saying, six is enough, thank you!

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  11. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder

    22/03/2018 at 06:45

    I first thought it’s about Orwell’s famous creation. … 😀

    The animals here are super-cute… ❤

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    • Ste J

      22/03/2018 at 07:15

      I just liked to keep the book connection going but more Orwell is die for a review soon when I get around to it, the pile is slowly building, despite reading more that usual of late.

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  12. Lucy

    22/03/2018 at 20:18

    Lovely 🙂 And gave me flashbacks to when I had young animals. I’m glad to see you’ve got hard, wipe-clean floors 😉

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    • Ste J

      26/03/2018 at 06:41

      That makes my job easier as Rexie isn’t trained yet and thinks anywhere is game, for a pee including electrical wires I notice. She did backwards roll off the bed the other day though so she gets let off thanks to her comedy effect.

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  13. Sheila

    22/03/2018 at 23:45

    I love those ears on Mr. Boffles! I’ll be looking forward to a new Animal Farm book about them.

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    • Ste J

      26/03/2018 at 06:54

      A political rant in this climate? I would have to make sure I ticked all the right boxes or face censorship! I will just stick to there comedy adventures of barking at reflections and rolling off of cushions.

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  14. Sherri Matthews

    23/03/2018 at 01:34

    You’ve got your own Animal Farm! Now I don’t feel so crazy when I go on about mine lol. How great is that! Adorable kitties and Rexie is gorgeous. You are busy my friend! 🙂

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    • Ste J

      26/03/2018 at 07:08

      Lots of things are happening, I am trying to keep to a schedule to do a bit of each, each day and find a way to squeeze more in. The animal help with distracting me from getting too serious.

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  15. Viola Bleu

    27/03/2018 at 05:29

    Adorable!!!!

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    • Ste J

      27/03/2018 at 13:59

      Thank you for the free clicks that may come my way!

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  16. Jilanne Hoffmann

    27/03/2018 at 14:37

    It wasn’t curiosity that killed the cat, it was cuteness. Or is that what killed the internet?

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  17. Resa

    28/03/2018 at 03:59

    ONLY SIX???? Surely you have more available slippers? LOL! I love pets!!! I have 2 cats, a mom and her kitten. Okay, the kitten is now 10 years old, and is massive. Ohh, little kittens.

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    • Ste J

      02/04/2018 at 06:48

      Crissy always wants to adopt any stray she sees so I am sure there will be more in the future, and more mayhem too boot.

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      • Resa

        03/04/2018 at 04:09

        Lol! Write about it! My best to you, Crissy and your growing family! 😀

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  18. Idle Muser

    03/04/2018 at 13:37

    Rexie is such an adorable pup, Steve. No offence to Mr. Boffles though (he is handsome too). But I’m a devoted dog person. *chuckles*
    Your and Crissy’s lives must be full of life with so many darlings around. 😀

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    • Ste J

      03/04/2018 at 14:18

      I am more of a dog fan too. They are a handful but I love the distractions they give me and the comedy moments that seem to happen with alarming regularity.

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  19. ArtsandHobbies2006

    04/04/2018 at 00:55

    We have 4 dogs and 2 cats… Your puppy is sooooooooooooooo cute (And your cat)!!!!!!!

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    • Ste J

      04/04/2018 at 06:37

      The question is can we fit more in to our houses, haha!

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      • ArtsandHobbies2006

        04/04/2018 at 20:19

        Haha! Yeah! We used to have 5 dogs, 2 cats, and, for a little while, we were bottle feeding a pig that had been stepped on by his mother in the house… My dog Lady would play with it and snuggle with it, it was sooooo cute!

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        • Ste J

          05/04/2018 at 07:15

          That is so heart warming, animals are so happy to just to have friends to play and snuggle with. We can learn a lot from them.

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          • ArtsandHobbies2006

            05/04/2018 at 20:37

            Yeah. Unlike humans, they’re completely innocent and kind and just….. Amazing. 🙂

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