From Kitten to Cat.

What a difference a year makes! It doesn’t seem possible that the wonderful young cat who now shares our life here at Fantasy Farm was once a tiny scared kitten, his transformation has been a joy to see. When we came back off of a short break and decided to sit outside on the patio that September evening last year, we were really surprised to see a tiny black and white kitten crawl out from a crack under a window further down the building, and peer hesitatingly at us.   From the other cats distainful behaviour it was obvious that …

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Christmas Tree Fun with Domino

When animals discover new things it is always such fun, and Domino has been having great fun with our Christmas tree! Two Christmas’ ago Cleo, Ramesses and Neffi were kittens and we watched them climb in the big Christmas tree, they thought it was great fun and mum and dad didn’t mind. Their early months and antics can be read about in Toby’s Tails – The Christmas Kittens https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tobys-Tails-Christmas-Kittens-Fantasy-ebook/dp/B016153T0A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1481972221&sr=8-1&keywords=toby%27s+tails+-+the+christmas+kittens      This is Domino the abandoned kittens first Christmas, and he is having such fun! Whilst I lie quietly at her feet, mum wraps the presents, and he is busy jumping …

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A new supervisor has arrived.

  Our kitten is growing quickly and now he is competing with me supervising, well in the office at least. Mum spends most days writing, or reviewing books, and my place is at her feet, which is fine as every so often I pop up onto her leg and have a little cuddle. However, Domino has now discovered how to climb up onto the table and lays on Mum’s desk, watching her work, or trying to catch the tails of the older cats as they go past, totally unaware he is up there. When its time to feed the outside animals however …

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Halloween

  As you know, Fantasy Farm is all about the animals who live here. We do however notice what the humans do, and the strange things they celebrate… Domino has just discovered an enormous orange pumpkin on the vegetable patch and is sniffing it. “What is it?” He asks me. “It’s a pumpkin,” I explain. “What do you do with it?” he asks. “Well Mum cuts it open, takes out the seeds (and feeds them to the chickens) then cuts off the skin and make soups and other things with the insides. It is very popular this time of the …

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Getting to know you – Toby

  Well every day Domino the kitten is getting a little braver. Yesterday evening he actually came in to the living room and sat next to me whilst we were watching television. Today it is raining, and since cats don’t like getting their paws wet, he is indoors. He is still very wary or Mum and Dad, but he seems to be taking a liking to me.     Of course, as Domino just arrived here, we don’t know what his Mum and Dad looked like. He has tried desperately to make friends with Casper, perhaps because he is black, …

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A Kitten Called?

  Well it looks as if the kitten has come to stay, he is coming out to say hello more and more, and he comes up to me to have a rub and make friends, if no-one is watching. “What shall we call him,” Mum says. We all watch the little black and white kitten as it scampers around in the sunshine. I am still wondering what name would suit him when Mum says “What about Domino.” Immediately it seems just the perfect name for him, and Mum calls “Domino.” We watch as he turns his head towards us. Best get …

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An orphan kitten arrives at Fantasy Farm

One summer’s evening Toby was sitting with his human mum and dad outside on the patio. When suddenly mum and says shh! She points to the bottom of the building. There, peeking out from around the window sill is a very tiny kitten. Where has it come from? Where is it’s mum? How old is it? We don’t know the answer to any of these questions. But what we do know is that it has chosen to come and live with us. It is still watching us, and we all eye each other until, with a scamper of tiny feet, it disappears …

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Happiness is… A Toby’s Tails book for Easter!

These two boys are Connor and Mason, our grandsons, and this Easter they got a very special present. Their own book! You see – these two very special boys are two of the characters in the latest Toby’s Tails book, Toby’s Tails – Easter at Fantasy Farm. Look how happy they are!                                                                             Toby            

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Easter gifts – Why not give a book?

We all know that children get far too many chocolates at Easter. Why not give them a book instead? The Toby’s Tails series of children’s books are ideal for children aged 4 to 9 years who love animals. Whether the animal is a dog, cat, or farmyard friend, Toby’s Tails has a book to suit. All the animals featured live on our smallholding and were photographed by the author. If you would like to purchase a book, with personal message from yourself or just signed by the author, complete with a bookmark, a special Toby paw print, and have it sent …

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