The cat who likes to walk with the dog in Governors Harbour

Not a lot of exciting news this week so a few snippets including the cat who likes to walk with the dog !

Firstly though congratulations to Kris and Alishia Johnson on the birth of their first son – August. So this means that dear Michele Johnson of the Buccaneer is now a very proud grandmother. It is always lovely to hear of the safe birth of a lovely new life in the midst of what is for so many people a dismal time…. Of course we are very much looking forward to seeing him some time soon. he was born in Canada so he needs his passport first ….

You must recognize the 3 known suspects along with good friends Lindy and Justin – lunch at 1648

Jane left last Thursday afternoon and we enjoyed a great lunch at 1648 – French Leave Bar and Grill with good friends Justin Tipler and Lindy. It was just what we both needed to stop us moping around and getting too emotional ! For once the Southern Air flight to Nassau left promptly on time at 3.30 and all travel went well. It is a long and tiring overnight flight back to London but Jane is getting used to it after coming for so many years and seems to bounce back quite quickly. Now we are planning the dates for her trip out here in the summer…..

This was taken the evening before Jane left – dinner with Dan and Larry on Cupid’s Cay
Dan with his good friend and great baker Norine- serving the most delicious crab and shrimp soup made by Dan’s sister Kathy

Well I pulled up my big girl pants and have been getting on with life here. I now take Rudge for a walk on the lead at about 6am each morning – he roamed back up to  Buena Vista and was racing around up there generally causing a bit of mayhem with cats and whatnot early the other morning – so I decided to be a responsible pet owner and walk him on the lead. We turn right out of Sprawling Towers and walk on the new road that runs at the back of us. Down to the bottom of the hill – turn right along the very bumpy bit of old Banks Road then back up the hill to Sprawling Towers. Well Brian , our cat , decided to follow us – or rather walk with us all the way round. It is a 20 minute walk – allowing for Rudge to do a lot a sniffing around as well as marking his territory , and now Brian is joining us every day. It is a delightful start to the day – something special that she chooses to walk with us. Lots of scampering about on her part with the occasional run up a tree just to show us that she can.

Good smells to sniff – but every morning ???

Bob says that she must think she is a dog as well – all I know is that she is a delightful character who more than holds her own with Rudge and has firmly found her niche with our little family.

Brian trotting up the road on our morning walk.

The furniture that we bought on our trip to Florida arrived and so we had a shuffle around moving the 2 white sofas into the screened veranda where they were always intended for. They look great there – now I just need a nice outdoor rug to complete the look as I envisioned it.

Bob relaxing with a good glass of rum in the screened veranda

We have the 2 new sofas in the living room which are lovely for lounging about on. Some new throw pillows are in order – so watch out Joy – fabric coming your way soon…..

We had Martin and Marcie along with Carol and Keith round for supper the other evening – Martin was sulking because Marcie was cuddling up to Bob !
Only joking ….
Me with Keith and Carol that same evening

And so dear friends – that’s all for this week. Hopefully a little more rain on the way I have been told ,but who knows – we are busy doing the rain dance you know ! Have a good weekend and as always spread a little love and kindness wherever you can. And treasure the time you can spend with friends  – they are our greatest riches in life… – well along with our dogs and cats !!


4 thoughts on “The cat who likes to walk with the dog in Governors Harbour”

  1. The cat who walks along is reminiscent of children’s stories wherein the cat accompanies one. Now you know it’s true. My childhood cat used to walk me to the bus and meet me to walk me back home after school. I love hearing about Brian joining you and Rudge. It’s a picture book story. On another note, l’m envious of all your smiling faces enjoying company and fare! It’s been cold up here in western Massachusetts.


      I knew that you would love this ! And I love the story of your childhood cat ….. Sorry to hear it’s chilly up there – warming up nicely here. Take care and stay safe….xx

  2. Hi Kathy
    Love your blog and thanks for including us in it
    Look forward to catching up when we get back !
    Again, thanks for such a wonderful evening

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Kathy Colman

Writer, Interior Designer, Foodie, and Wife to Bob. Living in Eleuthera, Bahamas

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