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Mittens – Our very best friend

Gone across the Rainbow Bridge but never forgotten.  We gave you love but you can only imagine the happiness you gave us I first met Mittens back in 1996 when I started dating my husband.   She was his cat, I had never ever owned a pet (unless goldfish ...

Kittens looking up

Bella and Cindy – the Kitten Years

On 1st December 2005, I brought home two tiny little balls of fluff.  They were 3 month old british short hair kittens.  The black one, we named Bella and the Black Smoke, we called Cinders, Cindy for short.  These two little sisters swiftly wormed their ...

paw prints for blog

London Zoo Lates

Tonight, David and I went to London Zoo Lates.  For those of you who don't know what this is, London Zoo has a late night opening every Friday night during the month of August with food and drink options and a silent disco so as not to scare the animals.  ...

Amur Leopard extreme close-up

The Cat Survival Trust

The Cat Survival Trust in Welwyn was formed in 1976 to work for the conservation of endangered species of wild cat.  This small cat sanctuary is the only British charity devoted to the care, rescue and conservation of wild cats as well as the preservation ...

Male Silverback Gorilla

Gorilla Workshop – Port Lympne

David and I went to Port Lympne to attend a workshop on how to photograph gorillas.  Having been to Howletts Wildlife Park only a couple of weeks back, I thought I knew what to expect of the day.  I was wrong.  Port Lympne is very different (but in a good ...

Hunting Tigress

Chorbehra Tigress & her cubs

I wasn't feeling very well after lunch so I opted out of the afternoon game drive.  I really wish I hadn't as David took some wonderful pictures of Chorbehra tigress with her two cubs.  They appeared as he was exiting the park. Chorbehra was walking th ...

Pug mark

Bandhavgarh Tiger Safari

Our tiger safari was full of amazing tiger sightings and their stories touched my heart. I thought it was fitting that our first tiger sighting was of B2, Lord of Bandhavgarh. He looked old (which he was) but you could feel the power and majesty emanating ...

Jeep in Bandhavgarh Park

Jhurjhura Tigress of Bandhavgarh

Jhurjhura tigress was a daughter of B2, Lord of Bandhavgarh.  Until her untimely death, she was one of the most bold and successful mothers in the park, having raised two healthy litters and nursing her third which consisted of 3 cubs around 6 months old. ...

Welcome to Bandhavgarh signage

Bandhavgarh – we have arrived

We eventually pulled into Katni Junction at 0515hrs where we were met by 3 cars.  After a further 2 hours in the cars, we finally arrived at Nature Heritage Resort. After 2 days of hard travelling and very little sleep, I could not wait to go to my room ...

Steps to Jama Masjid

Bandhavgarh – How it all began

Last summer, I accompanied David on his wildlife photography course.  At the time, I wasn't really into photography but I was keen to see the cats at the Wildlife Heritage Foundation in Smarden.  During lunch, the course instructor showed off some of the ...