A house with a walled garden, softened by hedges and a new wisteria. I live surrounded by auction finds, other treasures, stores of food, stocks of wine, too many clothes, walls of books and pictures... and rooms filled with comfort and activities. I share all this with DJ and the cat. I paint, I cook, I travel and I walk. Read more on my blog...Withinthewalledgarden.blogspot.com
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Wednesday, 23 September 2009
HOW TO GO AWAY AND LEAVE YOUR PET AT HOME
A short shopping trip to Maplins for some electronics bits and pieces for the lamps exposed this little wonder. Or is it? I bought the necessaries to go with it.
Tigger checked it all out. She thinks it is OK but she doesn't understand what "automatic" means. There will be no-one at home if it is automatically working, but she will be cosy, well fed and watered and have access to the great outdoors, which will allow her to finish off the vole dynasty in the alley! More than a night away and she will go to the cattery but an over-nighter causes her too much distress from the car travel.
First of all, buy an automatic pet feeder. I got mine at Maplins, half price at £20. I don't think I would have got one at full price!!! Anyway it will still take the equivalent of five nights at the cattery to pay for it and its batteries. Then read the instructions and programmed it to open and announce "Tigger-Tig, Tiggy, Tig its din-dins." I'm still waiting for it to do that and see how she responds because it will only do it at 8 hour intervals and that won't happen till 11.07 pm and I'm usually well in bed by then.