The Critters

Critters have always been a part of my life. I've had more cats than anything (well, nearly).

Sam aka Sam Mule




Mo Kitty


In the past few decades it's been mainly cats as they're less maintenance. Puddkitty is the current household diva and keeps everything in line - including me! But there have been dogs as well.




I have had a whole menagerie of other critters - there was Jonathan the turtle, BeeBee the hamster (or Horrible Hannah to my mother), TweedleDum & TweedleDee aka Dum and Dummer - the gerbils, D'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis & Miss Finney were my goldfish. I started with D'Artagnan - who I won at a school fair and the rest I got for my birthday that year after D'Artagnan had grown really huge! At some point a friend started me with some snails caught at a local pond. I ended up with over 200 snails that took up residence in an old aquarium.