Category Archives: Ratty rants

How on earth do we cope?

Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the constant litany of animal abuse that hits my email, my facebook and my phone. I get that some people don’t particularly like animals, would not have pets, I can understand that one.  I also … Continue reading

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Brian Haws, Clarence Clemons and other hard acts to follow

Being on the opposite side politically, racially or sexually to most of the people around you has got to be one of the hardest things to do. To remain morally sane when the world around you is not, to speak … Continue reading

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Twists of fate and nasty decisions

Life sometimes takes the most remarkable turns.  So much has happened in the last two weeks I have not had a chance to take a breath and think about it or process much of it, let alone write about it.  … Continue reading

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The insidious nature of racism

I did not have the weekend I had planned (and as I have whinged my head off on my facebook page, I won’t go into it in any depth here) but suffice to say that instead of trolling round the … Continue reading

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Protected: The fur is starting to fly …

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Hedgehogs, heartbreak and an intruder who is Going to Get It …

When I bought this house, I had a boyfriend who loved nature and he was the first to spot the foxes and the first to spot the pair of hedgehogs in the garden. He was a study in contrasts – … Continue reading

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Shocks for Focks and a Halloween story

Mewsie is a small, black and white, compact but now chubby cat who loves his food.  He also loves cuddles and is getting used to coming indoors at night.  He moved into the conservatory about a year ago and refused … Continue reading

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