Thanks everyone who downloaded my Colonel book and thanks to those who bought the short story book too.
A while back I put a link on here to win a Kindle with Animed (where I buy a lot of Indy’s meds, syringes etc). It was a caption competition and I was so chuffed to be one of the 50 runners up.
The prize arrived and it was a pack of dog treats, which judging by the ingredients will be fine for Indy, plus a game for him. It’s like one of those little square things with all the tiny squares that you have to move to make up a picture, except this one has 9 big squares with little wells beneath each one.
He already has a treat ball which he loves to play with. But he keeps leaving it in the garden and last time he brought it in, a slug fell out! Because it’s got so wet inside, I can’t put food in there any more, so this new toy arriving was timely.
I put some of his food in the wells and slid the covers over to hide it. It took him all of one and a half seconds to figure out how to move the covers using his paw or his nose. I can arrange it so it’s more complicated, but it’s definitely a hit.
He’s always been very clever when it comes to things like that, but leave a door ajar and him on the other side and he is completely lost. Tilly used to open doors for him – either by pushing them or by pulling them open with her paw.
This picture makes me smile. It is so typical. Indy so spotless and Tilly… well it’s a good job she used to love her baths!
And funnily enough, a new lady has moved into our close and she has cats – and one of them looks very much like Sammy. It feel so strange – and so nice – to see a ginger cat around again.
This was Sammy when he was 10 – a few years before all his health problems started.
And here’s a picture I found of The Incredible Threesome (one of the stories in You Can’t Love a Stranger & Other Stories) – plus one! Sweep on the left, Tilly at the front, Indy on the right and my daughter’s dog Oakley (who has also appeared in lots of my stories) at the back. Sweep was 12 in this picture, the same age as Indy is now – and the other three were about a year old.
Why were they all sitting so nicely and looking so serious and attentive? They were waiting for their dinner which was up on the side!