Remember me? I am the Alentejo cat that might be getting new pets — the tall one and the red one.  They have been coming to see me most days and have been leaving me food.  I was very glad of it when it was raining all the time — they even left it on the porch so it would keep dry for me.

Now it is sunny, and I have spent my time trying to catch these two birds on the fence — so far they have eluded me! They are crafty; they steal my cat food and fly off just as I pounce.  I am patient though and, like me, they hang around most days.

The other man has been coming a lot too; sometimes he brings others with him. They spent several days doing something inside — the smell was horrible. I hear the word paint — I am sure it is poisonous — it certainly smells it.

At other times they are all very noisy, bringing lots of strange loud machinery. They spent one day clearing up and cutting all the grass with a horrid machine that made a high-pitched whirring noise.

Now I have nowhere to hide anymore and that is a big problem, especially as it is now hot and sunny and I like to be in the shade. They have left me one bush near the house I can hide in.

Sometimes I creep in and take a look around and watch them working.  I have to be a bit careful now as one of them brings a dog sometimes.  I do not like dogs; I have had horrible experiences with dogs in the past.  Here is a sneaky peek at what they are doing.

The most exciting thing is that the last time tall and red came they met the man here; there was lots of talking and changing of papers and shaking of hands.  I think my pets are moving in on 1st June!


  1. Hi Bramble! It is so wonderful having you with us as a regular columnist! You have so many unique and special stories to share and I can’t wait to read more of your work! Your portrait image-capture is absolutely stunning if I do daresay so!

  2. Thank you for allowing me to be here. It is so nice to share the feline view of the world. I read a good tutorial on portrait images WINK

    1. You are a well-educated cat, Bramble! You tell an excellent story and you camera skills are superb — considering you have paws and everything…

  3. I love reading from this viewpoint. Will we be getting even more of these posts come June? We’ve got to see the place in all its refurbished glory!

    1. Bramble would like to announce that they have accepted an authorship and will be writting on a monthly basis. He likes telling tales too much to refuse !

  4. Love the pics! Remember that anything white and stinky is not for drinking!

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