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2011 - My second year of blogging in Brittany

I felt I would like to share some of the photographs I have taken so far this year and some from other years. I live in a beautiful part of Brittany and just love being here. It's a lovely place to photograph and enjoy being in through all the seasons and hopefully this blog will show you where I live my life.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Friday, 5 February 2010 - The loveliest cats in Brittany!

I haven't yet posted photographs of my cats, so thought I'd show them off now.

Alfie, who came with me from Cornwall is about thirteen years old and has a lovely temperament.  Daisy, came to me with her sister Maisie last year as kittens.  They were born in May, but sadly Maisie disappeared and so Daisy has attached herself to Alfie.

And here is Mimi, my long-haired tabby cat.  She came to me as a wild kitten in May 2006 and we had fun and games with her disappearing into the broken down walls of the longere.  Several times, my oldest son, Matthew, who was helping with the renovations, had to dismantle bits of wall to get her out.  She had lived in the hayloft of her previous owners until I adopted her and wasn't keen on being with people at all.  In the summer, she spends days away in my polytunnel enjoying the heat in there, and I don't see her much at the house, unless she wants a change from her mouse diet.

This a photo of her ending a yawn - she looks fierce - but it's just the moment before the yawn finishes.  She's a pussycat really - lol.  Then there's a photo of her relaxing in the sun on her sofa.

This was Mimi as a kitten sitting in the cab of the JCB brought in to excavate our sewage system.

I felt I had to include one more cat - George.  George was a rescue cat from the RSPCA in Cornwall.  He had recently had a leg broken in three places and he had no fur on his back and head when we adopted him.  His previous life had been bad for him with lots of mistreatment and he was a nervous and aggressive cat.  He settled down with us eventually and was a beautiful, beautiful large ginger cat. 

George stayed in England with my oldest son, Matthew, when I moved to Brittany, and was probably happier living there where he was the only cat.  George  died the week before last and will be missed.


  1. I enjoyed meeting your cats. My post announcing my "Blog(s) of the Month" (including yours) appeared today. Here's the link: -Jean

  2. They are lovely! We have seven cats, and I can't imagine life without them. I'm sorry about George; they leave pawprints on our hearts, and we're forever changed by having had them in our lives.

  3. I absolutely adore cats and yours are beautiful. They are obviously very content and well looked after. I'm so glad that George had the chance to know what it was like to be loved and cherished.