Category Archives: Pets

Gift of a Shrew and Their Role in Graeco-Roman Egypt

This morning I was awakened by Bébé-Cat gifting me with a little shrew that was dead.  Not the most enjoyable way to start the day. However, this reminded me of a blog that I wrote a couple of years ago about rats … Continue reading

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Friday Funnies: Cats and Monkeys

Well, the monkey in the above video certainly didn’t consider this episode ‘funny’. Have a lovely and restful weekend! Sunset on Lake Tanganyika

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Friday Funnies – Films

This Friday, a series of cat and other animal videos – mostly funny. This first video is by Jim Hausman, who owns both the cat and the deer.  The deer is totally immobile, a trait found in the wild when … Continue reading

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Kitties in Africa, Past and Present

With the new year upon us, I look back at the animals I brought here from Kenya.  That included: 3 cats, 2 dogs, my 2 horses, and a van-load of Alpine and Boer breeding goats for our restocking and herd upgrading … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Black Mamba in the Bathroom

We don’t know.  A group of villagers came over and searched everywhere in the house, but snakes are so clever at finding small places to hide… On the other hand, one of the folks pointed out that snakes are pretty good at … Continue reading

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Lulu-Cat, an F1 African Wildcat

Lulu was an F1 / 50%  African Wild Cat x barn tabby. He was born in Kenya, in the Ngong Hills forest.  Lulu came with me here to Burundi, on the north End of Lake Tanganyika – dying at the … Continue reading

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Cat Culture in the Tropics

[First posted 19 October 2009,  Revised 6 December 2011] Several weeks ago  my cat Binty died.  She was nearly 14, which is an exceptionally good age to reach here in the tropics, where diseases and climates take heavy tolls on … Continue reading

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