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Lose half your body weight in a week! New miracle diet!!

Season’s end approaches here and thoughts turn once again to how to earn enough of an interseason living to keep the bills paid and the cats in expensive foul-smelling biscuits which they ungratefully regurgitate in the very spot where you … Continue reading

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Uninvited guests

It’s back to feline guerrilla warfare with the onset of spring and the fact that jolly neighbours next door can leave the house open without risking insta-frostbite, thereby allowing their feline zoo access to the courtyard and other people’s food … Continue reading

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Further catty complications

The courtyard’s feline politics continue to evolve. Established residents Eric and Little Fatty seem to have resigned themselves to the permanent presence of Psycho Bob, whose recent trip to the vet to have his activities curtailed has had no effect … Continue reading

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A small token of your affection? Thanks a bunch, felines.

You often hear dog lovers, in defending their perverse choice of household pet, assert that the cat is a cold selfish creature which has no feelings for you and will quite probably shit in your slippers if you feed it … Continue reading

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The complicated secret life of cats

Once upon a time, a man found a dented oil lamp in a junk shop. He polished it up, and upon the appearance of the inevitable genie, he wished to be a pussy magnet. (He was an unsubtle individual.) This … Continue reading

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Adventures in bureaucracy

Despite the national reputation for rabid patriotism and general xenophobia, French rules regarding nationality are fairly inclusive. You are accepted as a national even if one of your parents was merely born here. So say for example your granny from … Continue reading

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Parents’ Progress

It could be said that upping sticks in your late sixties and moving to a random stick-a-pin-in-the-map location in a foreign country is at best reckless and at worst an invitation to social services to come and assess you for … Continue reading

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