Friday’s numbers

19 is the number of WW points I intend to consume today; this began with a fruity breakfast of 2.5 points including a sachet of ‘oat so simple,’ and milk.

7:32am is the time today that I got a call from a kindly neighbour to announce that she had our Joey and 7:40am is the time that he was retrieved from her and bought home to a flurry of fuss and several slices of ham. I have barricaded the back door from the invading felines and this weekend will involve the purchase of an electromagnetic cat-flap which only Joey can use and a set of super-soakers with which to defend him from Others.

I have also promised never to turn him into mutant feline-inspired intarsia knitting and am now endeavouring to go in and out of the house without losing him again to the lure of the hidden, catless gardens which he now apparently favours over the cat-infested environs of Mark’s street…

When I bought Joey home he got very anxious and then I spotted 2 strange cats hanging out in Mark’s garden. Clearly we cannot keep the recalcitrant felines away, and I am not sure of the best course of action but I seriously favour finding Joey a buddy who will unite with him against the Others.

The Sonic Tuck Shop is being installed today and will be up for approximately 3 weeks! I had better get on that right away, along with the purchase of iron-tablets, dark meat and tasty green leaves (all low WW points, thankfully.)

12 Responses to Friday’s numbers

  1. tinebeest says:

    Oh I’m so happy to read he’s back!

    I don’t have any suggestions to keep Bad Others away. Perhaps a buddy would help, but how can you tell s/he won’t bully kind-hearted Joey? :-/ Or what if buddy is equally *meep!* about other cats? Just wondering, not saying it can’t work.

  2. Meg says:

    Oh, I am glad Joey’s back! I’ve been keeping my fingers crossed as I read along in my feed reader.

  3. Susan says:

    Oh hooray hooray hooray!!!! I’m so glad to hear that Joey has come home!

    We had a neighborhood cat who took to peeing on our front doormat. (Presumably because he could smell our cats inside, and he took them as a threat to his territory.) We eventually managed to sneak up on him with a very large bucket of very cold water. He got terrified and soaked. This was a number of years ago. We have never seen him near our front door again.

  4. dozenoaks says:

    Hurray!!! So glad you found him 🙂 Perhaps you can try and build Joey’s confidence too? Our cat has a long running feud with one twice his size who lives next door. When they’re having a silent confrontation on the garden we often scare off the other cat from where ours can’t see us (behind him, usually) – thus our cat thinks he must be big and brave cause he scarred t’other one away when really it was us.

    Also, saw this and thought of you:

    but I expect you already know all about these artists!

  5. colleen says:

    So pleased to hear that Joey has returned safely. Thought he would. Better butter his paws sharpish.

  6. Kate says:

    hurrah for Joey – I am so pleased! My dad used to have an old-fashioned pop-gun – the sort with a cork on a string – that he’d scare cat interlopers with. It made a cracking sound, and seemed to work! You must repel Joey’s nemesis (nemeses?)!

  7. Alison says:

    I’m so happy that Joey has returned! I’m sorry I can’t offer any cat repelling
    tips, but I hope Joey feels comfortable in his own space again soon without
    all those interlopers coming around.

  8. Mark says:

    Pleased to confirm that superdooper microchip reading catflap has been ordered express delivery and will be installed in the next few days.

    Fortress Joey is under construction!

  9. JoannaD says:

    Oh hurray! Am just back from holiday and was catching up on your blog with ever-increasing sense of dread. A friend of ours used to keep a washing-up liquid bottle full of water by the window and every time a cat came in the garden, he squirted it.

  10. Ellen says:

    My MIL keeps cats off her grassy bit with an electric fence! (They kill too many birds otherwise.)

  11. caro says:

    yay, Joey has returned! I am delighted!
    Thats fabulous.

  12. Petit Filoux says:

    Hooray for Joey!!!!!

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