Moving walls

I think it’s time I gave you an update on everything that’s been happening.

The male biped has made a good recovery and his voice is back to normal now. He appreciates how I looked after him.

I’d heard the bipeds talking about moving a wall and changing the stairs, but I was a bit surprised when they said the work was beginning last week. They told me I was going to lose my spot halfway down the stairs, but it would be fine when it was all done as there would be more space at the top and at the bottom. It would have been nice to have a say in this as it’s a good spot for keeping an eye and ear on the whole house at night, but I hope they’re right. At the moment it’s a bit messy (I’m going for the understatement of the year on this!) and very noisy.

Aqua paw print

It probably sounded a little strange when I mentioned the spot halfway down the stairs, rather than halfway up the stairs. Our house is upside down, you see! I was very surprised when I first saw it. From the front it looks like a bungalow. You can only see the garage, the front door and the kitchen window from the road. The house is built on a slope and the living room at the back is on the first floor, making the most of the views. The stairs go down to where the bedrooms and the door to the back garden are. It did seem a little strange at first, but we soon got used to it.

Aqua paw print

When the bipeds referred to ‘moving a wall’, I imagined it would be a bit like in Harry Potter where the wall glides effortlessly to the new location. I couldn’t have been more wrong! It was a euphemism for knocking a wall down and building a new one. Bipeds are very strange in the way they view things.

As you can imagine, I’m very busy supervising. It isn’t as easy to supervise as it should be because I have to spend a lot of the day, and I quote, ‘out of the way’. This seems a bit ridiculous to me. I think the bipeds are of the opinion that I might be silly enough to stick my nose in the wrong place or put my paw on a nail! It does, however, give me plenty of time to comfort the cats and keep them calm and I think the bipeds are grateful for my help with that.

I’ll let you know whether I approve of the changes when all the work is finished.


Snowdrops are a cheering sight!

We’ve been reminded that the Spring is on the way by little clumps of snowdrops appearing in the garden. They’re one of the female biped’s favourite flowers. She hasn’t found the time to plant any yet, so she’s thrilled that there are already some in our garden.

See you again soon!


  1. how great that your male biped has to share such good news…. moving walls sounds a little scary to me, glad that my staff will not move walls….I’m afraid that would end not good LOL Good luck with your project, Like Aaron Feuerstein said: Have a determination that is strong enough to move walls :o)
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    • Yes, it is nice to have him sounding like himself again!

      I’m keeping my paws crossed that all goes well with moving the wall. I’m told it’s going to plan so far. Some of the time I can’t hear myself think!

  2. Wow! How exciting! Moving walls and new spots for you to spend time – I bet it will be wonderful when all the noise stops – construction is a noisy business. It sounds like your new house has some beautiful views Clowie – you’ll have to share those with us one of these days! I’m happy your biped is feeling better – no doubt your nursing skills have a LOT to do with that.

    Sending you a Clowie Hug……
    Love, Angel Sammy
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    • Thank you, Sammy, I’m sure that my nursing skills played a large part in his recovery!

      The bipeds seem happy with the way the building work is shaping up. The female biped says the whole house will need a thorough cleaning when it’s done as the dust gets everywhere.

      The views here are lovely, Sammy. We haven’t seen them through all the seasons yet.

  3. Oh dear, ‘moving a wall’ eh? Seems like the best of ideas! However, if the bipeds think you’ll approve, they may be right. Keep the cats calm and a good eye out Clowie ๐Ÿ˜€
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    • I’m doing my best to keep an eye on everything that happens! I think the cats are really pleased to have me with them, they feel safe with me there.

  4. I’m glad that the health scare is over…but how unfair to start moving walls when you needed peace to recover from your nursing stint.

  5. Good to know that the male biped is better and appreciated the female’s help. That’s always a good thing. Hope that the changes aren’t too stressful but seeing that beautiful garden photo is reassurance there are good times ahead. Take care ya’ll. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Thank you. Yes, it’s lovely to see the signs that Spring is on the way. The bipeds keep saying that the noise and mess will be worth it!

  6. Moving a wall does not sound very delicious at all, C. I think you are being very smart and strong to endure this noisy, messy state of affairs at your house. We’re happy to hear that your male biped is feeling and sounding normal again.

    Love and licks,
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  7. actually, when we read the title we thought maybe you were helping Trump build HIS wall BWWWAAAH!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    • Oh my, what a thought! Our wall is minuscule compared with his mega-plans. I don’t think we could cope with that scale of noise and mess! ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. You might be surprised to hear we’ve been getting snow drops here, too, Clowie. Ours look different, though, and usually come 2-10 cm at a time.
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    • Good one, Stella! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’m lucky if I see that much snow all winter, but I was surprised when I got up this morning to find there had been a 2mm drop in the night.

  9. Oh dear! “Out of the way”… what is the world coming to? Of course you can’t do your job of protecting your bipeds properly, if they continue have silly ideas like that! You never put a paw wrong so why should you suddenly change your ways now? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Ah yes….the moving wall! No sign of spring here btw, just a reminder winter still rules supreme lol it’s trying to snow here and tonight is the night when my jacket decided the zip should break and be unuseable!! Oh wolf!!

    • I’m glad that you understand what a shocking thing “out of the way” is for me! But they do need me to look after the cats for them.

      I was surprised to wake up to a dusting of snow this morning!

  10. Best of luck through the renovation. Just keep thinking of the end game and it will all be worth it. Stay out of the sawdust and think of more spring flowers, Clowie!
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  11. Oh, Rita and I feel your pain with that “moving wall.” We are in the middle of a kitchen remodel that seems like it might never end! Rita definitely has to stay out of the way – but that’s because she hates strange men coming in the house!

    Those flowers are beautiful!
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  12. Oh boy, we know all about how little fun being under construction is! But it’s always worth it when it’s over and your bipeds have things exactly the way they want them.
    Keeping you out of the way is the wise thing, Clowie, and it’s so good of you to help keep the cats settled too!
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    • Yes, I think we’ll all be glad when it’s finished!

      The cats are my little pals. I’m happy to look after them because I hate to see them worried.

  13. hope that you approve of the remodel Clowie! Happy Valentine’s day!

  14. It all sounds very exciting, hope the work goes well and you can find a new spot!
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    • Thank you. I think it is going well, but some things are taking longer than planned. I think there will be new spots that are good, but I’m still not sure about losing the old one!

  15. It’s great to hear from you again, Clowie, after such a long time. I’m glad to hear your biped is recovering and that you are fine. I’m sure you’ll find a new spot in the house from which you can keep an eye and an ear on the entire place. Hope to hear from you soon.

    • Thank you, I’ve missed seeing my friends.

      The bipeds have said that the coming week shouldn’t be quite as noisy. We’re all looking forward to it being finished!

  16. Ooh! Clowie! I hate it when they don’t consult us or let us snoopervise!! After all we know best! We live in an upside down house too! It’s very confusing for the postman!! MOL Those snowdrops are very cheering and we are glad the male biped is feeling better!! xx

    • If they had half the sense they think they have, they would ask for our opinions in the very beginning!

      It’s good to know we’re in such good company in an upside down house!

  17. Renovations are misery. I hope you’ve got a good contractor. I lived through a reno once and said, “never again” Is you house in a new town than where you used to live? Are there still good places to hike?
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    • Yes, it’s quite a distance from where we last were. It’s a village on the canal, so we have a flat canal walk in two directions. There are also lovely walks in the hills all around us. There’s lots for us to explore.

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