I am a cat that lives on Purdis Poppy Farm . . . mistress of my domain . . . queen of all I survey . . . which is not really very much from the sofa where I spend most of my time.
Here is a lovely picture of me taken by my friend Liza.
She was visiting recently and paid me a lot of attention – which is more than can be said for Liz and Lee who pay me very little attention.
Now I have my own blog, I have resolved to get off my backside and conduct exhaustive investigations of activities on Purdis Poppy Farm so that I can report on them. There may be things that Liz and Lee are being a bit coy about, but rest assured, I shall be tireless in the pursuit of truth and excitement! Nothing animal, vegetable, mineral or social, will escape me.
Today for example, I have had a fairly exhausting morning. After 3 or 4 hours asleep on the sofa, I drifted down to the Piggeries. There are no pigs in the Piggeries. There is some other stuff. It is a bit overgrown around the buildings and I really think that Liz or Lee should cut back the brambles so that (a) it looks neater and (b) people can get in and out of the buildings more easily. I don’t really care as I can slink through anyway. I am just thinking of others.
On the way back, I caught a mouse which was exciting. I chased it through the goat enclosure and caught it near to the house. This was quite convenient as I was able to leave it near the back door after having despatched it. I know that Liz and Lee like to keep tabs on my conquests.
After that, I had a little lay down for another 5 or 6 hours.
Hello! We are Pepper and Frizz and we arrived at the farm a couple of weeks ago. Here is our photo – that is me (Pepper) on the left. I will be doing most of the typing. Frizz (on the right) will help me out with those hard-to-reach letters like ‘p’ ‘o’ and ‘l’. And of course those pesky apostrophes.
What’s happened to Meg? I hear you cry. Well, you may have noticed that she was doing fewer and fewer blogs and, without wishing to be rude about cats in general and Meg in particular, the truth is that she was just too lazy to blog.
Our problem is that we are not free range guinea pigs. We have some luxurious three storey hutches (there are three boys living downstairs but that is another story) and during the day we graze in the orchard inside a run. But we can’t go off exploring like Meg. Luckily she still does this and whilst she cannot be bothered to type it up, she is happy to pass on any gossip to us and let us post the blog. In return we still have to call it ‘Meg’s Blog’ so she sort of shares the credit.
We were so happy to arrive at the farm. We had been in a back garden hutch which was a bit boring. It is so exciting here! And the most exciting thing – we couldn’t believe it – our hutches are right next to a field of alpacas! Yes! Right here in Suffolk! We often have a little pang for South America and we hum little pan pipe tunes as we go to sleep. So you can imagine how gladdened our hearts were at the sight of the boys (as we later discovered them to be). We like to think that they were pleased to see us too. We have suggested to Liz and Lee that they re-name this part of the farm ‘Peruvian Corner’ – thank you Frizz – and they are thinking about it. Maybe a nice welcoming sign would be in order?
Anyway, that’s all for now. And if you think we look a little pathetic in the photo, please bear in mind we had just had a slightly stressful journey in a cat carrier. We are much less angst-ridden now. Don’t feel sorry for us. We have the life of Riley now, whoever he was.
We will try to blog regularly from now on and we will remind Liz to update the website with important events too!