The Art of Begging

Here are a few pictures of Monster, for those of you who might be missing him.


(He looks quite a heft but that is just neutered cat “widge” – under all that, he is light as a feather, he tells me)

But we luffs our Monster, so that’s all that matters.

Today, he did a surprise rugby tackle/pounce on BeAnne has she wandered past.  She was quite surprised but exacted her revenge by nipping up the stairs to eat Monster’s supper. Revenge is a dish best served cold and it was!

Monster was too busy laughing to himself to notice his food vanishing.  His usual modus operandi is to sit close to his human victim and prod until they get up annoyed to feed him.  OH is usually his target.  He always caves early.  The rest of us are busy with “Faites vos jeux” on how long OH will hold out.

Meanwhile, the Haakon and Iacs are happy with their life together far away from the younger equine generation.  They are in the field near the house.

They slowly mooch about together blagging carrots off me every time I walk past.  I can’t resist.  They just look so hopeful.

And they both have perfected an optimistic face and, like OH, I always cave.

It is lovely having them near the house, too.  My perfect neighbours.

7 thoughts on “The Art of Begging

  1. Sam

    Thanks for the lovely pictures of Monster. Nice chuckle over his begging. Lucky you to have such handsome neighbors “borrowing” carrots.

  2. Elva

    What a treat to see all of these pictures of Monster!!! I can’t believe a white cat, totally devoid of stripes, can be so amazing! My young border collie, Ian, is totally obsessed with my house cats. He watches them with as much (or more) absorption as he does the sheep and cattle! He finds the cats much harder to control than the nastiest bull or ram.

  3. Judith Garbutt

    It’s amazing how Monster keeps himself so beautifully clean! The old boys look so well and so fluffy – gorgeous!

  4. Linda Kirk

    Lovely photos of Monster, who always looks so pristine.
    The hopeful look is obviously something the boys have perfected over the years and perhaps they have a little snigger when your back is turned – “It worked again!”

  5. diane in northern wis

    Love that Monster of yours…. always so gorgeous! Love your beautiful horses too….so nice to have them close by hmm? Love your blog.


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