Monthly Archives: November 2017


Lullaby For The Cat Minnow, go to sleep and dream, Close your great big eyes; Round your bed Events prepare The pleasantest surprise. Darling Minnow, drop that frown, Just cooperate, Not a kitten shall be drowned In the Marxist State. Joy and Love will both be yours, Minnow, don’t be glum. Happy days are coming soon — Sleep, and let them come… Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)

Lullaby For The Cat ~ Elizabeth Bishop


  Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! English traditional verse   November 5 is Bonfire night. A night in the United Kingdom that commemorates the gunpowder plot of Guy Fawkes who tried to blow up the British parliament in 1605. A huge part of  British culture it is celebrated with bonfires, children who make ‘guys’ and burn them, and fireworks. Lots and lots […]

Keeping Your Cat Safe – Bonfire Night and Fireworks



  November is here.   The sweets and candy have been given out and the costumes worn and twirled in. Time to settle into autumn and the darker nights, swirling leaves and heavier clothes. Time for the winter kitty beds to come out, fuzzy blankets, for fires to be lit and laps to be found. (Apologies to friends in the warmer climates, your turn will come soon enough!) How do you prepare for the coming cold with your kitties?

The Day After Halloween