I think Reginald is getting better. He's still very nervous of noise and riding in cars, but he is very easy to train using hand gestures, and this morning his tail was up and wagging when we set off on our morning stroll. Just now, he ran in and found a sunny spot on the floor, and wriggled round on his back. That's a first for him. Onwards and upwards!
Esmerelda lived with us for a couple of months, then one night she ripped through a window screen, and disappeared into the night, never to be seen again.
My cousin found Puss as a kitten, stuck in the wall cavity of her shed at Gunns Plains. She convinced me to keep her. She wasn't an affectionate cat when she came here, but became more so as time went on.
"Thousands - millions and billions - of animals are killed for food. That is very sad. We human beings can live without meat, especially in our modern world. We have a great variety of vegetables and other supplementary food, so we have the capacity and responsibility to save billions of lives." - His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama.
"In a perfect world every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog." Author Unknown