cats, pets, animals,

The secret life of my pets

This summer, my husband and I took Olivia and William to the cinema to watch The Secret Life of Pets. It made us smile, it made us laugh, it made

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An exciting announcement

The The Brat Race family is growing! This news has been a few months in the making. I’ve been dying to tell people about this for ages. You have no idea

White cat outdoors

The sound of silence

Are you worried your cat is deaf? I love our cat.  I may have written that once or twice on this blog before.  Dave is a marvellous creature; glossy, playful,

Alarm Clock by Feelart on

My early morning wake-up call

Image credit: Feelart | When sleep becomes a stranger. Pre-children, I loved my sleep.  Mr Sandman was one of my best friends, affording me joyous nights full of rich,

Staring out of the window and glimpsing my future

I've seen my future…

The grey hairs cometh. I stand, gazing out onto our driveway, as the sun begins to slowly set in the west.  It’s dinnertime and he’s not back yet.  I don’t

Curious cat


Someone’s getting adventurous…and curious. This picture has been submitted to the Love All Blogs #SocialPix linky.  Check out more entries by clicking on the badge. 


The newest member of the family

This picture was submitted as part of the Silent Sunday photo meme, created by Mocha Beanie Mummy and hosted over at Love All Blogs.  Click on the badge below to


Getting a cat? What to buy…

In a few days time we will be welcoming a new addition into our family – a beautiful, little white and blue kitten.  There is much excited anticipation here in



My husband and I have been talking about pets for a couple of years now.  We have both grown up with animals and really want our children to know the