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A Hard or Soft Eggsit

Rinpoche discusses hard or soft eggsit

The Great Gloucester Divide: Part 4 “How did  the refereedom go, Rinpoche? Who won the cat fight?” The Wrecksiters won, Daddi. The referee decided that the pro-Wrecksit cat, Boris, was a stronger fighter and had inflicted more wounds than the cat, Jeremy, who was opposed to Wrecksit. So now our local council will be...

Wrecksit and the Refereedom

The Great Gloucestershire Divide: Part 3 “What is going on with the cats in our neighbourhood, Rinpoche? Lately, I’ve seen so many of them fighting.” “I know, Daddi. It’s terrible! They are fighting because of Wrecksit.” “Wrecksit?” “Yes, Daddi. You see, all the local councils in the county belong to the Gloucestershire Union. But...

A Down-to-earth Dog

Gruf the Dog illustrated by Julie Hope

The Great Gloucestershire Divide: Part 2 “Rinpoche, didn’t I see you greeting the white cat that you were hissing at yesterday?” “Yes, Daddi. She’s my new friend, Milky Bar.” “But I thought you said you hated her because she was a plutocat?  You told me they had selected a dog, Pluto, as their candidate...

Plutocats and Democats

Cat hissing in anger

The Great Gloucestershire Divide: Part 1 Photo by Marcos Ferrari on Unsplash “Rinpoche, why are you hissing so fiercely at that cat?” “She’s a white cat, Daddi. I hate white cats!” “What’s wrong with white cats?” “You can’t trust them, Daddi. And she’s a plutocat too.” “I thought you voted for the plutocats in...

Where are the People?

The Big Mysteries of Life: Part 5 Photo by Jens Kreuter on Unsplash “You seem to be frantically searching for something, Rinpoche. Don’t tell me you’ve mislaid another of the mutilated mice that you keep bringing into the house?” “No, Daddi, I’m looking for the people. I hear their voices everyday, but I can’t...

Hiding Food in Boxes

The Big Mysteries of Life: Part 4 “Daddi, why do you hide your food in the big kitchen boxes you call cup-hoards?”  “Cupboards?”  “Yes, Daddi. It’s silly to hide your food from Mummi and me. We both know where it is. And you should trust me, Daddi. I would never steal your food.”  “Rinpoche,...

The Magic Rain Box

The Big Mysteries of Life: Part 3 Photo by Abigail Lynn on Unsplash “Daddi, we need to talk about boxes. Why are humans so obsessed with them?” “Boxes?” “Yes, Daddi, boxes like the magic rain box in your bathroom.” “The shower?” “That’s right, Daddi – the big box with windows on all sides.” “What...

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