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Sophie Wants a Drink

Oh Hi...

So there I was, quietly working away on the computer, and then I hear this loud meow from over my shoulder…

It’s our beloved Sophie, sat in the sink in the bathroom, demanding a drink of water.

You can see the rest of the pictures in our picture gallery, suffice to say that once she’s got my attention, this is a well practised routine.

She always used to demand water in the bath, so first off she will go and sit in the bath and stare at the taps, then once I’ve seen that, she’ll hop up and stand back in the sink again, until I can move her enough to get the plug into the plughole and run some water. Having said that, half the time the disruption of having had to move her out the way to run the water means she goes off in a huff…

Such are the delights of owning nutty cats…

A Sad Bit of News

Luther's Legs Fail Him (Again)

A sad little bit of news today from my parents. This morning they had to have Luther, one of their two Red Burmese cats put down. Considering that back in 1992, Luther who was the runt of the litter wasn’t expected to survive into adulthood, and indeed never grew to full size, he’s had a good long life at fifteen years.

He’s been going steadily downhill for the past few months, and has been suffering with his teeth to the point that he hasn’t been eating much, and only usually when someone is there to feed him, so Mum and Dad have ended up hand feeding him four times a day for the past few months. Eventually yesterday he was barely moving and rather than see his quality of life deteriorate any more they took the decision to take him along to the vets this morning and have him put to sleep.

The picture on this page shows how Luther usually greeted visitors to the house, by flopping over and expecting attention, he also liked sitting on your left shoulder – and note, only the left shoulder – being on the right would generally produce a lot of fidgeting to get over onto the correct side! Like most Burmese he was very sociable, and also could be very vocal at times. He also in younger times would quite happily play fetch and retrieve games – something again that Burmese are known for doing.