Archive for January 31, 2007

Spice of Life!

CORIANDER COMES TO STAY.   My Fur family grew by one on 15th January when a Short Haired British Chocolate Tabby aged six months joined the gang of Hufflepuff, Bunter and Fidget. Her breeder, Jill told me to plonk her down by the dogs and it would all work out. Gingerly, holding her beyond reach, I showed her to each dog. A look of pure malice sprang into the normally loving eyes of the Schnauzer and Fidget the miniature Dachshund looked equally unwelcoming. Bunter, the Pug was beside himself with curiosity and would have risked a paw in his face had I followed breeder?s advice. New tactics were required and thus little Coriander plus litter tray and food was taken up to the bathroom and a barrier firmly placed at the bottom of the staircase.   She took refuge in the smallest space under a bedroom table which had to be dismantled to get her out. This hide and seek routine went on all day until the evening when I took her downstairs to meet the dogs by slow degrees. I rang a cat friend for advice. ?She?s be the boss?, Cat friend pronounced authoritively. I had my doubts as …..