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About titflasher

Writer, blogger, animal activist, people activist, dream-catcher maker, mommy to 9 cats and a roving band of foxes ... Blog name comes from my father's suggestion for the title of my autobiography ... after my mother's and my awful habit of flashing whenever the security police took our photo in the dark old days of apartheid South Africa. I love nature, including creepy crawlies and people, find life fascinating and frustrating and have two terrible weaknesses - nictotine and animals in distress ... can't abide the latter situation and can't give up the former. I'm Pagan but not anti-Christian, funny but quite serious, light-hearted but can be annoying. I am warm-hearted until someone p*sses on me too much, then I get soggy and even. Feel free to link me but all the words on these pages is copyrighted, so copy it and take the credit and I will find you and slap you upside the head, hard. The blog is probably best read via category as there is loads on here already, and I just got started :-)

Why I, who hate the thought of abortion, will always be in favour of legal terminations (in loving memory of Florence)

Abortions and protests against them have been much in the news of late. The actions of a certain anti-abortion group have received a great deal of well-founded criticism, the unfortunate side-effect of which is that at least one member of … Continue reading

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Please read this if you care about the online abuse of animals or children

I see a lot of animal and child abuse online.  I also see a lot of very well-meaning people doing very stupid things. At best, people don’t know what to do, so do anything at all to make themselves feel … Continue reading

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Protected: Why I am never wearing false nails to an interview again …

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How not to spend a Sunday evening …

The day before I found Kitty comatose on the kitchen floor, the Stalker and I had been at a close friend’s birthday party.  I had just reached the stage of afternoon drinking which relaxes me so much I move effortlessly … Continue reading

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Protected: Too serious for words ….

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To Tom’s old owners … fuck you!

A face book message from a friend told me about a cat who had been abandoned in her carrier, at a local church.  Could I help?  Well, no I couldn’t but I’d do my damndest to find someone who could. … Continue reading

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Dear “Adam”

You’re not getting a forum on my page for your comment because I just know you’re dying for one, but I will reply to some of your assertions: (i) Britain First is a political organisation and should absolutely be sure … Continue reading

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Why you really shouldn’t send racially-motivated malicious communications to someone you don’t know … a lesson …

In the UK, we have a number of far right organisations, all of whom claim to be working for the good of ordinary people but whom instead work towards more sinister agenda.  They all now have facebook accounts, which are … Continue reading

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It’s not often that I repost articles and things but I’m making an exception here …

Go – read, please. http://www.news24.com/MyNews24/But-its-only-a-pet-20140429  

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One year tomorrow …

One year tomorrow, a filthy, matted, mortally ill, violent cat fell asleep in my fox basket.  The story of his arrival, his recovery and the decisions I was forced to make can be read here: https://titflasher.wordpress.com/2013/05/19/grumpy/. Reader, I kept him. … Continue reading

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