Tag Archives: Animals

Mar. 15.

Something Else Sunday: Here’s Some Animal Pictures

ses-patch-thI normally do something a little different at the weekend, but the truth is, I’m sick of talking about hospitals, and you’re probably sick of reading about them. I haven’t done anything interesting, or taken any fabulous photos to show off. Instead, I’m going to go with something that is universally loved. Here’s some animal pictures.

Particularly, here is Patch. He’s a cross between a Dalmatian and a Springer Spaniel. He’s got the spots. He’s got the patches (hence the name). He’s all muscle, and completely daft. And for some reason he doesn’t understand after all these years, that his tail is meant to be there. It’s adorable to watch him chasing it, until he spins around too fast and crashes into something, especially indoors!




And, as she is holding a razor-sharp claw to my neck, here are two pictures of Rascal looking cute and cuddly (she isn’t. Don’t leave me alone with her!)



Happy weekend!


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Mar. 24.

Manicure Monday: Nails on Safari

Mani-AnimalthIt’s Monday, it’s a new week and it’s lashing rain & freezing cold. Thank you Ireland! How about we take some time to think of nicer places to be with today’s mani, which sees my nails go on safari.


5 nails, 5 animals, 5 very simple ways to make your nails look more animalistic. Seriously, how difficult is it to paint a few random stripes on a nail, or a few dots?

So, from thumb out we have a:

  • Tiger: White base, orange over it, leaving some white at the cuticle. Dab some orange on with a sponge to part blend these. Paint black stripes.
  • Snow Leopard: Grey base, add a few white swirls, then add in black leopard print with a fine brush
  • Cheetah: Brown base. Black dots. Done.
  • Zebra: Seriously, I’m not explaining how to do a zebra. Just LOOK AT IT!
  • Giraffe: Nude/beige base. Brown patches. Job’s a good ‘un.


And all of this took me just less than an hour. Let it set for a while, top coat it and you’re done!

Also, just as a note, I chose snow leopard to make it look drastically different to the cheetah.

Now, what to you think of my animal claws? Is it something you would try yourself? Talk to me in the comments and let me know!



No animals were harmed in the making of this post, though the Cheetah is giving strange looks to the Zebra next door.

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Mar. 15.

Something Else Saturday: Meet Rascal

SE-CatWelcome to Something Else Saturday. The name says it all really. Saturday is a day to share something that isn’t about beauty. It cold be a song, a film, dinner, or in today’s case, an animal.

Yes, that’s right. Today I’d like to introduce you to Rascal, our four legged owner. I say that because, while dogs have masters, cats have slaves.

Rascal, though we nicknamed her Madiba, or just Mad, joins us from South Africa. She’s nicknamed Madiba because she’s South African and has endured great hardship. She’s been:

  • Mauled by a dog – survived
  • Nursed back to health
  • Emigrated
  • 6 months in quarantine
  • Hit by a car – lost an eye
  • Nursed back to health
  • Moved around a bit, before settling with us

When she got here we were told that she didn’t talk, didn’t jump, didn’t climb, didn’t eat meat, didn’t go outside, didn’t do anything really. Now we’re wondering if my sister was talking about the same cat. Mad does all of these and acts like she runs the house. When she’s not being fed or prowling around the garden (or picking fights with the dog through the door – but the dog ignores her) she can almost always be found asleep on my parents bed.

Anyway, enough waffling about the cat. Let’s get some pictures.


What interesting stories do your animals have? Anything to compare to my mad moggy Mad? Tell me about them in the comments!


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