Watching nature take its course, from the top of a hill in northern England

My What Big Teeth You’ve Got


Jammy the kitten-cat in the oak tree.

My What Big Teeth-1

I returned to the dentists this week, to tidy up some of the emergency work done during my weeks of toothache angst. I was a little concerned by my dentists obvious excitement about the ‘unusually long’ root to my tooth, the very tooth he was about to start root canal treatment on. He’d had to order up a new longer file especially for me*. Gulp, I was starting to wonder if I was in for some alternative  trepaning. But I needn’t have stressed, the whole procedure was much better than my previous experience, helped by a ‘raincoat for my teeth’.

As Spring unfurls, Jammy and Dodger have been enthralled by the upsurge of bird activity in the garden. The bird table is groaning under the strain

The Bird Watchers -1

Sadly I found the remains of a swallow in the porch this morning, the price we pay for employing these rodent killers…

*Yay for the NHS…


Author: uphilldowndale

Watching the rhythm of rural life, from the top of a hill in northern England. Having spent most of my life avoiding writing, I now need to do it! I am no domestic goddess, but if I were expecting visitors to my home, I would whisk round with the duster and plump up the cushions and generally make the place look presentable. I hope that by putting my words where others may see them it will encourage me to ‘tidy up and push the Hoover around’ my writing. On the other hand I may just be adding to the compost heap. Only time will tell! Pull up a chair, sit yourself down, I’ll put the kettle on.

8 thoughts on “My What Big Teeth You’ve Got

  1. Yay indeed. Enjoy it while you can because they are giving it away.

    Not being a cat owner, I feel all the more sad when someone else’s cat eats our birds without us even getting the rodent control.

  2. You must be relieved that it’s all sorted at long last. Good pictures of the cats. That’s something that most of us have to weigh up if we have cats and like birds. As you say it’s the price paid. xx

  3. That raincoat thing is one of the best inventions..ever. I had root canal done not long ago and it made it much easier to survive. Love the cats. Do they get gophers? I am in the market for gopher killers. Our little dog has declined the job.

  4. Great picture of the cats on the bird table! It deserves to be shared with a wider audience. My next garden job is to renovate my own bird table. Thank goodness my dog can’t jump that high or it would have totally fallen to bits by now. She also keeps the rodent population down so this is a win/win situation for us.

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