Trekking into the Jungle

The side border in our back garden is bursting forth in glorious florality. This clump of Cretan Rock Tulip is doubly joyous to me because it was one of Jasper Cat's favourite places to lurk when bravely exploring but it is also beautiful for itself; so you are commanded to be joyous!

Definitely the Best Present Ever

As we clamber from the wreckage of Yule, social media is littered with people commenting on the presents they received. This is considerably later than most, apposite given it refers to one I received years ago and haven't used for several years. A little over nine years ago, my wife sneakily negotiated a variation to … Continue reading Definitely the Best Present Ever

Anent The Most Lively Fuzziness

Last night, while attempting to pet Jasper as he demanded without having my arm closer than he allowed it, I was struck with a great revelation: Lovecraft's portrayal of the Elder Things as five-sided, pseudo-vegetable, barrels concealed their true forms. Both Jasper and Una frequently demand fusses while simultaneously complaining should I move my body … Continue reading Anent The Most Lively Fuzziness

A Mighty Tale

Jaspar Fuzzy-Breeks eased himself along the tunnel. Framed in the entrance, Lágr Rope-Bearer sat oblivious. The ground schuffed beneath Jasper’s feet, but Lágr seemed not to hear. Almost at the tunnel’s mouth, Jaspar paused. Everything was still. He eased his haunches and leapt. His paws wrapped around Lágr’s throat. They rolled, each on top then … Continue reading A Mighty Tale


Una the Deep Miaowing sat upon the highest of high spots in Ut-Garden. Fugl Bloody-Shirt’s raids became more common by the day. She must prepare herself. Legs drawn up, she wrapped herself in her tail. She had lain in wait. She had left and then returned hoping to catch him glutted with spoils. Yet each … Continue reading Feud