Cat toys, scratching posts & catnip: Pet Planet READER OFFER

As an amputee I find the traditional scratching post difficult, writes Arthur ‘arty-puss’ Newton. But the need to maintain one’s remaining claws remains. Attacking the carpet leads to arguments, so I agreed to test out a couple of innovative scratching solutions from Pet Planet, one of the internet’s leading pet stores. For the Continue reading

Yuri Grigorovich’s Nutcracker, Manchester Opera House

I promised some thoughts on Yuri Grigorovich’s Nutcracker, despite my total ignorance of the ballet. But maybe that’s an advantage: I don’t know where this Manchester Evening News review was supposed to go. I hadn’t read up on the piece before, though I’ve done just enough reading since to ensure I don’t say Continue reading