Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Ramble ramble ramble...

Well, the cats have 'flu. Boo. It doesn't seem to be affecting them, but it's the cause of their cloudy eyes. Our friend/neighbour/vet Laura didn't seem overly concerned. In fact, by the way she was talking it was as if it's not unusual. She did say that they would always be prone to runny eyes and stuff. They seem happy and are still bouncing about so I'm not going to worry too much. I've just seen a post on knitty about someone's flea worries. Now I'm panicking that the kitten's are starting a major flea infestation in the house........ They only have one or two, the plan was to get some Frontline when they go to the vet tomorrow for jabs. Maybe I should have made it more of a priority! the tortie has been nicknamed Monkey for now. She is so naughty, and knows it! She hangs from the side of the sofa by her claws and then jumps and runs before you can tell her off. She is also gwetting into the habit of chasing the end of my needles and James has taught her to play with and old scrap of wool. Fantastic. Tabby Cat just hides in the corner.

I was very excited to find this in the University Bookshop the other day. Mma Rawotswe makes me happy. I have to admit, and I'm slightly ashamed, that I am not a massive fan of literary fiction. I like to read, but I like my books to have obvious stories about people. I struggle if you have to try and elucidate a deeper meaning. I hate finishing a book and not having a clue what it was about. Perhaps that's to do with my scientist's mind. I'm not a thinker. It's a bit embarrassing, my sister has a drama degree and my mum is a writer, they're big readers of good books. Although, mum has always said, it doesn't matter what you read as long as you do read. I must admit to agreeing fairly frequently, although not always, with Richard and Judy. So, The Number One Lady's Detective Agency Series, I love. Easy reads, with great stories. And I've just spotted this too, also by Alexander McCall Smith! It is the third in the 44 Scotland Street series, the first of which I loved, and the second not so much. And this one will be next (although buying hardbacks is naughty so it'll have to wait til next month). Adriana Trigiani is ace, and silly as it sounds, reading Big Stone Gap was life changing for me. I really should re-read it. This latest one is the fourth in the Big Stone Gap series. Her others in between kind of tailed off a bit. Anyway ramble ramble ramble, I recommend all these authors!
I've decided that I'm going to start replying to your lovely comments in the comments section, so make sure if you've left a comment to check back. I'm not sure why I haven't done this before really. Perhaps because I don't ever re-check other people's comments. Maybe I'll start.


Sherry W said...

A lot of times kittens and cats come home with 'shelter cough'. I think my guys needed a course of antibiotics. It cleared up and they where fine ever since.

Nell said...

Thanks Sherry, that's reassuring to know :0)