If it's not something growing in the yard that I'm featuring, it's a cat. You can tell what part of the semester we've arrived at. And it's raining. We are all awaiting the emergence of the new 3D Puss in Boots film. In the meanwhile, the Senior Cats have a new thermal blanket - not an electric blanket, but something that picks up the warmth from their bodies and relays it back to them (in other words, it's a mat filled with some probably totally toxic substance). This has proved extremely popular - I rushed to find my camera when I came upon Lola (above) and Emmett both crowded onto it, although Emmett confused my rapid disappearance with the fact that I might be about to give him his dinner.