Thursday, November 30, 2006

I go away for one week......




Good grief! I go off to New York for a week & I come back to mice, gigantic holes in the ground, yellow dots & a cat who seems to have forgotten how to go outside for a wee (and worse). The museum is looking even more like a building site with a 30 foot hole right outside the front door. Today they have put up a big blue metal building, to have cups of tea in I presume, in front of the door so we've put more signs up to let people know where we are. We've also had an influx of mice, probably disturbed by all the goings on, & Graham has humanely caught 9 to date. Here is a photo of Hannah letting one of the mice go in the woods. You'll notice a photo of some yellow jacketed chaps placing dots on the exterior of the museum. This is so surveyors can take an accurate measurement & check if their works are causing the building to wobble/crack/fall down. I've also included a photo of my good friends Roger Pratt, Billy, & Kathy (not pictured) from New York who I had dinner with last week. Roger is becoming very helpful by going through the internet photos of our artefacts & helping to identify some of the ones we're having trouble with. His photographic memory is coming in handy. He's the hair-free one, by the way. Oh yes, if anyone knows how to re-house train a cat, let me know!!

1 comment:

sparrow said...

Hello, we had similar problems when both our elderly cats became ill. (Happily for them they each had a peaceful end and we have a special spot to remember them under a tree they both loved.) We re-introduced the litter tray for those days when they were too ill to venture out. We also dug a fresh flower border closer to the house for the days when they could make it out. To clean up, avoid anything that contains amonia, as this can encourage re-offending in the same area. We found that aromatherapy oils were very helpful for the house and our cats. Fresh catnip may cheer Mavis up too. Best wishes to you all.