So, paid for our purchases, eventually. For some reason my bank has decided that I shouldn't spend money, and has taken to refusing to process payments I attempt to make. It has done this with credit cards for so long that I have now given up even trying to use them - it now claims that attempts to spend on them is unusual activity on the account, and freezes the account. Whilst this does protect against fraud, it does not protect their employees who then have to face the wrath of Tia. And it doesn't exactly protect their profits, since surely their money is made when I spend, rather than when I save? So today paying was a lengthier than usual process, during which Little Fish managed to remove Mog's boots several times
Home James, where the WoofCats decided to stage an intervention. They are not pleased. Seven days ago they were removed from a shelter, and were given their own flat to share with just three human beings, rather than 150 cats, several dozen dogs, half a dozen sheep and goats and countless bunny rabbits. They lived ten cats to a bowl of superbargain basement catyuck, and used torn up newspaper in their litter trays.
They deigned to enter our house and tolerated life here for a few days. Yesterday the Whiskas and Eco-Pellet cat litter ran out, and they were introduced to the joys of supermarket own brand. The WoofCats are united in their disapproval. All food is now to be sniffed at and rejected, both cats then follow me out of the room making piteous "feed the starving WoofCat" noises. Purring and fussing has followed, together with a jump and run for the food bowls (individual raised china PDSA approved bowls, with a separate dish for dried food and another for fresh water), followed by a slow creep back into the room if I have failed to follow them with alternative food. Strangely, the food disappears after about half an hour despite both cats having apparently been desperately sad and disappointed, and at least one of them on my lap or in my hair the whole time.
Today instead I was greeted by the sight of two starving WoofCats having taken matters into their own hands. Food untouched, dried food casually scattered about the floor (ComeBack likes to eat with his paws, not just his jaws) and the sight of two cats not on the settee, nor on the fur rugs, but firmly back in their cat boxes. The implications clearly being "Take us home to the shelter, anything is better than this". Feeling the love here, guys! I am not altogether convinced though; GoWay's bald patches are growing fur again, and ComeBack has adopted the rocking chair as his usual hiding place, I suspect this is a guilt trip rather than anything else. They'll have to try harder next time.
I'd show you photographic evidence but something or someone appears to have eaten my camera cable. It is not
And the odd news - there are slugs in my fridge. I suspect they came in with the milkbottles, we've been wiping an average of four mini slugs off each bottle before bringing it over the doorstep each morning. But some of them appear to have avoided the cull. **I would have thought that the cold would shut them down, but when I picked up the eggs this afternoon a little black sluglet made itself known to me. Shudder.
*US readers, by this I mean that my wallet was not in my purse.
**It's that or the WoofCats' evil plans are coming to fruition.
Update: I interrogated GoWayand he reluctantly agreed to return the camera cable, but only so I could show to you how sincere he was in his attempt to be shipped back to Stadhampton.
He's also very interested in the idea of sponsorship; should anyone wish to donate countless foil sachets of super luxury Whiska Cat Heaven stuff he'd be very grateful. Well, he'd condescend to eat it. I notice though that the Bargain Chunks have once again been consumed by the invisible bowl-clearer, so I'm not inclined to take him too seriously.