Creature Feature

Articles on domestic pets

New Pet Corner

FTR Pet Corner

We are trying to provide free space for all local animal assocations in a coordinated manner through our Pet Corner author. Help us, help them to find homes etc.

Creature Feature for May

Well it would appear we are not the only creatures to seek a little light relief from Nature’s garden! I started to look into it and this is what I found – I think it’s very funny! It would appear there has been quite the party going on.

Brainy Social Dogs

It would appear from the results of a recent study that dogs are in fact more intelligent than cats! The intelligence of dogs has evolved at a greater rate than the less social cat over millions of years, scientists at Oxford University have claimed.

Chris, Cats & Caterpillars

Someone asked me the other day what my constant reference to ‘up the tree’ was. Outside our kitchen door is an almond tree, we nailed boards to it to make a platform so that the cats could be fed away from the dogs…

Oddnamington

A friend of mine came over for a visit. She said I should tell you about the mentally deranged transference of personalities we have projected onto our animals and the names we call them… Come on; we all do it.

Men Don’t Multi-Task

One of the things I love about writing this column is the title Martin gives it. I’m so tempted this month to name it but shall wait and see if he thinks the same. Ok, bit long winded but funny. Men don’t multitask?

When Cheap is Expensive

Lovely, lovely weather! Having our yearly kennel overhaul before winter kicks in. Heating working, painted all the houses, put down new sand and fixed any holes in the fence. We replaced a whole section of fencing and built a wall. I was sat on a breezeblock rendering the wall, in the sun, having a moment.…

Life-Giving Leaks

I went to have a shower the other day, as usual, only to find there was merely a dribble of water. I start shouting, “Chris, Chris, Chrrriiissssss,” Nothing. I get out get dressed and stagger up the back, can’t breathe, to find him by the water pressure pump. Having a Miss Marple moment I think…