Tag: Cat

Oh Lord Barrington

We have adopted a new cat, he is a black and white tom called Lord Barrington.

He has really been through the wars bless him, about 10 months ago he was taken in by the rescue and he was a real mess. He had been in an accident with a car in which he lost his tail.

And he recently had an eye operation to fix a problem with his eyelid, which delayed his adoption by a few weeks.

He is a very shy, very quiet boy and has spent a lot of time since her arrived home, hiding away and trying not to be a bother.

We know it will be slow going with him, but tonight he actually let us all strike him, and he gave us some purrs.

And until tonight he has refused to eat whilst we were around, but today he has accepted some treats and even came out for tea and ate with us in the room.

He has come so far so quickly and he is a wonderful little lad, I can’t wait to see how he comes along.

What I Am Modelling

Very slow going this week.

I started on a set of Meganobz for the Orks, I dunno they just took me ages to get painted.

And because after that I needed an easy win, I too on the Cairn Wraith for the Nighthaunt.

I then started on a Stormhawk Interceptor for the Blood Ravens.m, this one got finished incredibly quickly on Monday.

The Wurmspat were amazing to paint and I really enjoyed these models, and can’t wait to play with these.

I have now started work on the Death Korps of Krieg Death Riders for Niki and Hogthorns Mantrappers.

So what does that leave my painting queue looking like

  1. Zone Mortalis Terrain
  2. Death Korps of Krieg Death Riders x 10
  3. Hogthorns Mantrappers
  4. Blood Ravens Intercessors with Assault Bolt Rifles x 10
  5. Escher Gang x 10
  6. Stormcast Eternals Vanguard-Palladors x 6 & Knight-Azyros
  7. Blood Ravens Bladeguard Veterans x 3, Bladeguard Ancient, Indomitus Captain & Indomitus Lieutenant
  8. Sons of Horus Destroyers x 10
  9. T’au Y’vahra & Technucal Drones x 2
  10. Morgoks Krushas & Morgwaeth’s Blade-Coven

What I Am Reading

Still slowly reading The Harrowing of Doom.

What I Am Playing

Played the Witcher 3 last week for two sessions.

I did get a session of BioShock 2 in, but have yet to upload the video to YouTube.

What I Am Backing

Nowt this week, but I have my eye on Steve Jackson’s Pyramid Scheme.

What I Am Cooking

Sadly nowt, my hands have just not been good for it 🙁

Misty, Goodnight My Sweet Kitten

This is a really hard blog post to write, my beloved cat Misty has crossed the Rainbow Bridge after 17 wonderful years.

She has been with us since she was a kitten and her and I have always had a special bond, we always made time for each other and our cuddles were amazing.

She has always been a troublesome little minx, she got this reputation by being very bold about stealing food from you, especially Tuna.

When she was six months old she managed to steal my entire fish off my plate without me seeing her do it, and I couldn’t have a tuna Mayo sand which witch out sharing it with her. Megan had the joy of having Misty stick her paw in her mouth to take out chicken she had just put in there!

We all love her very deeply, she always was a sprightly active cat, to the point where when she was younger she would never keep weight on as she was far too active, meaning the vets were reluctant to spay her until she had her third litter due to her weight.

She was an awesome mother to her daughter Jenny, they often would curl up together in Lindsay’s bed, I am sure Jenny will be lost without her.

She used to love to jump on the table and interrupt our board games, and when we were in bed she would love to crawl under the covers with us to get hugs from both of us and purr her head off.

Sadly a few months ago, she developed an eye infection, we later discovered that this was because her immune system was fighting a cancerous growth under her tongue.

This made her drool a lot which was getting all matted up in her fur, so Megan and her mum made her some wonderful neckerchiefs of absorbent material for her.

She had made improvements when prescribed a painkiller and was eating properly again, although she could only manage pates.

The past couple of days she hasn’t been able to manage even that, we have fed her tuna mayo, which she struggled on to eat, but last night she couldn’t even manage that.

She wants to eat, she is hungry and wants to eat, but she was no longer capable of doing so.

My options were to feed her baby food. by syringe, which she hates, just keep trying to make her eat and she gradually starves to death, or put her to sleep.

I hate myself for having to make that decision, but it’s the right one for her, I don’t want to see her suffer to the point where she gives up.

So I called the PDSA as she is registered with them and we took her along. She had an appointment at 2:50 and they were very caring and wonderful with her.

They examined her and agreed that now was the right time, she was so wonderful and gentle with the vets, and they shed a little tear as well, it makes me realise all too well why suicide rates amongst vets are so high.

She went very peacefully being comforted by the nurse, I wasn’t allowed to be in the room with her, but I could see her through the window.

I hate myself for this, she still felt so alive, but I know if I had selfishly tried to keep her around it would have been awful for her.

The worst part of this, is that Megan, who utterly adores and loves Misty, is away so she doesn’t get to say goodbye, I know when we lost Sweep last year and I was away for the weekend, that Megan must really be hurting over this.

I am going to miss her cuddles, the sharing of tuna mayo stotties, her getting up to mischief.

She was always very special to us, and had dozens of songs sung about her antics by Lindsay and Megan.

I know we did the right thing, it hurts like crazy and I have a hole in my heart that will be impossible to fill.

Tonight I intend to eat Chinese omelette and ice cream, diabetes be damned, eat something nice for tea and watch Star Trek IV, because she always wanted to go time travelling.

Meet Bonnie

Since we lost Sweep and Cookie last year, the house has felt a little empty and when we found out we weren’t going to have to move, we decided that it was time to get another cat.

So we started looking around and after a few leads that didn’t pan out, Paul and Mary introduced us to Yarm Cat Rescue, and we saw a few cats in the group, two of which really caught our attention.

We asked which had been searching for a home the longest and we were told that this was Bonnie.

So we adopted her, she is a sweet girl, just 19 months old and is very loving and gentle.

She is taking a little time to settle in with Misty and Jenny, but that’s to be expected, but she loves to curl up next to you on the sofa and just get strokes.

I do love cats and they always make me feel happy, and I am very glad that we have been able to give a home to Bonnie.

What I Am Modelling

Company of Legends is fast approaching and I need to get this new table finished for it as well as a couple of additions to another table.

So I started the week with two thirds of the Honoured Imperium set. The broken Aquila was missing the centre piece so I filled it in with some texture paint, assuming the gold that made it up had been whisked away somewhere to form a part of some nefarious ritual!

I then painted up the second Galvanic Servohauler frame from Conquest, although this one I had gotten from Forbidden Planet as I was sick of waiting for Hachette to send it.

And then I worked with Megan to paint some Sector Imperialis Ruins, some from a box of them, some from Kill Team.

And finally I painted a set of Sector Sanctoris Ruins to use as scatter terrain.

I am now working on the bigger building in this box and they hopefully will get done this week.

As I said before my current painting plan is suspended until after Company of Legends and even then it will be suspended until I get back from EGX Rezzed, but here it is anyway.

  1. Death Korps of Krieg Quartermaster and Retinue with Death Riders Ridemaster
  2. Easy To Build Stormcast Eternals Sequitors
  3. Blood Ravens Captains x 5
  4. Death Korps of Krieg Command Squad Special Wrapons Men x 12
  5. Warcry Terrain
  6. Myrmourn Banshees
  7. Blood Ravens Bikes x 3 and Attack Bike armed with Multi-Melta
  8. Chainrasp Horde x 40
  9. Canoness Veridyan
  10. Death Korps of Krieg Command Squad Special Wrapons Men x 12

What I Am Reading

I finished The First Wall and I enjoyed it, it was really good, I know others have given it mixed reviews but I really got into the story of the Imperial Guard and their conclusion really felt like a stab to the guts.

I absolutely would recommend it, and I am going to listen to it on audiobook as soon as I can.

I have now moved on to Tales From The Crucible which I will be reviewing on the blog

What I Am Playing

I went to Meeple Perk, my local board game cafe on Friday night with Megan, Lindsay and our friend Jo, and we played a few games.

We started off with a game of Just One, in which we scored 11 points which we were really happy with.

And then we played three games of Codenames Disney, we all lost the first one when Lindsays first clue lead Jo right to the assassin and me and Megan won the last game together.

Then on Sunday we went to Paul and Mary’s house where we played three rounds of Telestrations, which was very very funny, and then two rounds of Just One, before we headed out to tea and returned home for a game of

What Am I Backing

Still just Broken!

What Am I Cooking

I helped to makes some breakfast sandwiches on Sunday.

They had in them, BBQ shredded chicken, in my Kansas City BBQ sauce, topped with some streaky bacon and a cheese slice and a fried egg.

What Am I Spending

The next two lots of my Black Library Celebration/Store blowout arrived! The first was a Nemisis Warbring Titan for Adeptus Titanicus and Traitor Command and The Deaded Ambull for Blackstone Fortress.

And the next batch was the Adeptus Titanicus Command Terminals, two sets of Custodes Dice, Valerian and Aleya, Larissa Shadowstalker, Sgt Jovan, a backpack, art prints, plasma gun ammo tin and a couple of paints.

I still have one more delivery to come which was dispatched today so I expect it either tomorrow or Wednesday.

Goodnight Cookie

This is a post I never expected to be writing so soon, but our darling Cooking Fat, generally just called Cookie, passed away very suddenly on Saturday night.

We think he had a stroke, but it was very rapid and he was gone within a few minutes of it happening, it was quick and hopefully painless.

He once lived with me and Lindsay when he was just 1, and in that time, he got both Misty and Sweep pregnant, we had been told he had his operation, he soon actually had it done.

He then lived with my nana for 10 years, she looked after him on a Christmas when me and Lindsay went away and she decided to keep him as she had fallen in love with him, we let her because she really was enamoured with him.

Then he returned to us after my nana had to go into sheltered accommodation, and he and Megan quickly bonded. He would sleep with her, either cuddled up in her arms, wrapped round her head or on her waist.

They were so very close and he made her feel so much less anxious as he was a very calming presence to her.

He was a bit of an idiot though, even with fresh water for him, he always preferred drinking out of the toilet or from my dirty paint water, he used to constantly get in the way and I fought with him every night about who got to use my pillow.

He also had a unique talent of managing to set his tail on fire, either by deciding to sit on the toaster, climbing over the hobs when we were cooking or sitting in front of gas fireplaces.

But he was so lovely, he had an amazing personality and was friendly to everyone, he would make you fall in love with him within a few minutes, even Paul tolerated him sleeping with him.

It feels like he was snatched away from us, just shortly before he passed, he and I had cuddles and he was his usual bright eyed healthy pain in the arse.

I will miss my pal, and I know it will take a long time for Megan to come to terms with it.

It’s been a rough year for us with pets, first Lorgar, then Argel Tal, Sweepvand Fibally Cookie.

We took him along to a place in Newton Aycliffe this morning to have he cremated, and we should get his ashes back tomorrow, we plan to scatter them in Waldridge Fell.

What I Am Modelling

It’s been a slow week I only did three units, the first two being done at the same time, and those were the Poxwalkers I got from Warhammer 40,000 Conquest.

Next I did a unit of Death Korps of Krieg Infantry for Niki, along with a lost artilleryman.

I am currently working in a squad of Custodian Guard and the Godsworn Hunt.

I have washed the armour of the Custodes and gotten the skin and faces of the Godsworn Hunt painted and have just started work on the first fabrics.

My current painting list looks like this.

  1. Plague Marines & Icon Bearers
  2. Imperial Objectives
  3. Death Korps of Krieg Commissars, Quatermaster, Officio Prefectus Commissar and Severina Raine
  4. Blood Ravens Primaris Lieutenants
  5. Foetid Bloat-Drones
  6. Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad
  7. Mollog’s Mob
  8. Legio Custodes Contemptor-Galatus Dreadnought
  9. Ylthari’s Guardians
  10. Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad

What I Am Reading

I got through the Sisters of Battle Omnibus and I loved it, Faith and Fire was as good as I remember and Hammer and Anvil was just brilliant, the new story Heart and Soul was also pretty good.

Dammit Jim, get more written for Miriya and Verity!

I have just started Requiem Infernal by Peter Fehervari and so far that’s pretty interesting.

What I Am Playing

I played two games of Warhammer 40k this week, both were on Tuesday, both were 500pts games and I used T’au Empire in both of them.

The first game was against Aaron and his Chaos Space Marines, he had four Greater Possessed, a Chaos Lord and a Venomcrawler.

I lasted to turn 5, but had lost it in turn 2, all I managed to kill was two of the Greater Possessed.

In my second game I played Tristen and his Black Templar’s, and he played the silly list after offering me a sensible list or the silly one.

His army was a Crusader Squad, a Techmarine and a Land Raider Crusader. I quickly killed off his Crusader Squad, but couldn’t finish off the Land Raider as the Techpriest kept healing it.

I lost that one on kill points, he killed three units and I only killed one.

What I Am Backing

Still just Car Wars Sixth Edition, it’s in that plateau now where it’s going up much slower, but we do have a couple more road tiles and another mini added.

What I Am Cooking

I cooked a pizza in the oven I got from the CoOp for lunch on day, so that’s progress right!

What I Am Spending

Along with Lindsay and Megan I bought Ticket to Ride London, because it was only £16 at Game, but other than that not a penny.

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