Very Handsome Dog: Max the kelpie


This is Max: he looks very noble and sensible, but don’t let that fool you, he’s all bouncy, silly, energy!
I took these with my Olympus XZ-2 using the grainy black and white filter, through a smeary window, and I think it lends an especially retro feel.


Mary’s Little Lambs: a flock goes to school


Having heard the sound of a soft footfall on the floorboards of this old school building at Tooan, I tentatively peered through the window to find a small gathering of sheep inside. They were nervous but put up with my intrusion of their digs.

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Box with Cat: my favourite lad


It’s been a while since I’ve posted any photos of my pets, but I thought this one of Westley Farmboy Chickenator was a bit too cute not to post. It’s hard to believe he looked like this a year ago.

How much does a cat love a box – seriously! Right before I took this, he’d been jumping in and out of it, biting the edges, and being generally all cutesysilly.

The Cutest Disguise: when a swashbuckler is as cute as a kitten


Westley Farmboy Chickenator is doing a good job training to replace Pugsley. He loves to eat pretty much anything, including spiders and other small things that try to run away, and he caught and ate his first fly the other day. Good boy.

Named for Westley (“farmboy”) in the MGM film The Princess Bride, Westley Chickenator is equal to his namesake’s swashbuckling feats, causing mayhem and havoc around our home; he’s also handy with a touch screen. And just like our movie hero, this kitten is really a softy at heart, and loves to snuggle into My Good Man’s crotch region after a full day’s sword-fighting on the high seas. I swear that’s not as weird as it sounds.

As an aside, how much does this photo look like the kind of selfy you’d expect to find on Facebook?