Thursday, 27 December 2012


I am a Scottish cat and I have REDPAWS!

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

A Snippet of Fanfiction

"Who is that?" Frodo asked, when he got a chance to whisper to Mr Butterbur. "I don't think you introduced him?"
"Him?" said the landlord in an answering whisper, cocking an eye without turning his head."I don't rightly know. He is one of the wandering folk - Rangers we call them. He seldom talks: not but what he can tell a rare tale when he has the mind. He disappears for a month, or a year, and then he pops up again. He was in and out pretty often last spring; but I haven't seen him about lately. What his right name is I've never heard: but he's known round here as the Doctor."

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Cat and Mouse - not just a game, more a way of life

This is a great game. As you can see, it is called Cat and Mouse. In it you play a cat* and the object of the game is to pounce on all the mouses (so you can nom them) before they get away. The mouses can also fall down holes (in which case they cannot get away so you can nom them later) but cats are too big to fall down the holes.

In the picture a cat is playing against a manny's hand, and the cat is considering his next move carefully. Does he want to pounce on the black mouse, or chase after the manny's hand's yellow mouse, or lie in wait for the white mouse, or have a sleep instead? So many decisions make for a deep and tactical game, which makes it lots of fun for cats.

* If you are a manny reading this then you may have to play a mouse instead.