Winning the War on Vermin

You may or may not recall that although Junior is adorable and I do love him best, Sparky was actually recruited by us Gottliebs to win the war on vermin. For the most part Sparky has been useless, she does not love me, but she doesn’t dislike me. She’s a typical cat with me, aloof and busy shedding. With Alexander it’s a completely different story, for Alexander Sparky is all purrs and snuggles, she’s the perfect pet. Last night Sparky became my favorite too. Watch her at work, and you can look …

Cats, Dogs, Mice, Rats and Gottliebs

Last night we had a familiar issue. It’s all fine and funny, because (as usual) I didn’t see the rat. Mr. G. did. Let’s face it, over and over again my husband is seeing rats scurrying into and out of the house.  I have seen just one, and it was very very dead. My friend Emily is on her way in for a visit, and we had this little interaction. See?! It’s all still a joke. I haven’t actually seen the rat. I’m delighted to tease Mr. G. a little …