Memories of the conversations with my cat – 98

As some may be aware, but many not, Chester, my faithful writing assistant, mice catcher, and general pain in the neck, passed away some months ago.

Recently I was running a series based on his adventures, under the title of Past Conversations with my cat.

For those who have not had the chance to read about all of his exploits I will run the series again from Episode 1

These are the memories of our time together…


This is Chester.  He’s now over having the grandchildren staying with us.

As part of the COVIS 19 restrictions in place, the grandchildren cannot go to school.

However, because their parents are both working (which is very fortunate as so many others are not) they have asked us to look after them.

So, they arrive Sunday night, stay the whole week, and go back home on Friday.  It means they are homeschooling, so the internet is taking a beating, I have to feed them, morning tea, lunch. After school snack at three and then dinner.

Chicken nuggets, pies, and shoestring chips can only go so far, and, no, he does not like scraps from their plates.

And having to cater for four rather than two means a gentle shift in logistics.  More shopping for food, having to do the washing every day, tormenting the cat.

OK, that last part is where Chester comes in, or, rather, he stays hidden away.

Remember that phobia he has when the grandchildren are around?

Now they’re here semi-permanently, he’s in hiding, and coming out only for food and water.

And to let me know just how displeased he is.

He wants his domain back.

Pity I haven’t told him yet they’re going to be back next week.


4 thoughts on “Memories of the conversations with my cat – 98

  1. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your beloved cat, Chester. Your post about his adventures and memories together is heartwarming and shows the special bond between a pet and its owner. I also appreciated reading about your experience with homeschooling your grandchildren during COVID-19, and the challenges that come with it. It’s admirable that you’re taking care of them during these difficult times, and it’s heartening to see families coming together to support each other. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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  2. It’s so sweet to read about Chester, the author’s faithful companion, and it’s clear that he was dearly loved. It’s heartwarming to see the author sharing their memories with readers and I look forward to reading the series from the beginning. Thank you, author, for sharing your stories with us.

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  3. It sounds like you have your hands full with the grandchildren, author. It’s great that you’re able to help out during these difficult times, but I can imagine it’s quite the undertaking. Chester’s reactions to the chaos must have been amusing. Looking forward to reading more about your adventures with him. Thank you for sharing these memories with us.

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  4. I’m sorry for your loss of Chester, your loyal writing assistant. It’s heartwarming to read about the memories and adventures you shared together. Taking care of your grandchildren during the pandemic must be challenging, but it’s admirable that you’re providing them a safe and nurturing environment. Thank you for sharing your experiences, and I look forward to reading more about Chester’s adventures. Thank you to the author for sharing this heartfelt story.

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