Archive for September, 2005

Juvenile Entertainment

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

Since term has started and Miss Kit is now left to some extent to herself, she now has a comic to keep her amused. This is a production aimed at the extremely small and is called Twinkle. This is very pink and sparkly indeed, and tends to have feathers and whatnot stuck to the front […]

Growing Up

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Miss Best Friend has grown up. We put it down to kittens, basically. Faced with an orange squash-ball with ears which is bouncing off the walls, she has started bleating, ‘I say, steady on,’ and it would seem that anarchy has lost some of its charm. Miss BF is somewhat older than Dido, and might, […]


Sunday, September 25th, 2005

It is now autumn, blue & gold, with combine harvesters roaring in the fields and a crisp, cold bite in the air all of a sudden. It all comes as news to Miss Kit, only 15 weeks old: ‘Mummy, why is it doing that?’ —- Outside, all of a sudden, is rather chilly […]

Confessional approaches to Plumbing

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

We have recently had a visit from a delightful party from the Carolinas: it could hardly have been more enjoyable, the only shadow being the idiosyncratic plumbing which decided to throw a major, system-blocking airlock in the middle of their visit. Various attempts to rectify this were made before dinner, abandoned during dinner, and discussed […]

Floor Level Politics

Saturday, September 17th, 2005

Miss Kit is doing very well. She is getting bigger, though still diminutive, she is indeed walloping round the house, fierceing the dogs by grabbing them suddenly round the hocks (which causes them to skip in a most undoglike fashion). Most of the time she is angelic apart from outbreaks of being a rotten fierce […]

Catching up

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

Miss Kit continues to thrive. Today she and Mrs Grey were found slumbering side by side on the two-seater yellow sofa in the Northern Professor’s study. She has begun to discover the great outdoors and thinks it quite fascinating; she found one of Mrs Grey’s voles and was, fortunately captured before she had posted it […]


Tuesday, September 6th, 2005

The Rogue Semiotician has trusted me with getting a picture of Miss Kit onto the web for you all; here goes & hope it works. Here is a picture of the little creature from about 10 days ago: the legs are longer now and the ears bigger. Perhaps she will grow into them.

The Young

Saturday, September 3rd, 2005

Miss Kit is going from strength to strength. She has touched noses with both dogs, is being a good clean kitten, & generally a credit. I look forward to her rampaging round the house in another day or so; she is essentially confined to the bedroom and the Northern Professor’s study, exerting her tiny […]

Rhapsodies in Sorrel

Friday, September 2nd, 2005

Miss Kit is being all that is wonderful. Such a brave little creature. The only black mark thus far was weeing on the duvet this morning — I think, a genuine taxonomic problem, because the texture of a feather duvet in a cover felt under her paws like her cat-litter — I rushed her off […]

New Arrival

Thursday, September 1st, 2005

We have a fair amount to say about Dublin and related matters but don’t have time for a couple of days — but we must at least announce a new arrival. The late and much lamented Miss Cat’s successor, Miss Kit. Miss Kit is a tiny sorrel Abyssinian with bronze-green eyes (twelve weeks old), a […]