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Jaffa’s Make Over!

December 2, 2009
December 2, 2009 - Jaffa’s Make Over!

They say cats don't like water and I can certainly testify to that after having to give Jaffa an extreme make over!

Jaffa our ginger farm cat came strolling into the conservatory covered from head to toe in farmyard mud. I don't know where he had been to get so filthy - we can only surmise that he had been fighting with his exact look alike who must have rolled him over in the mud. Another ginger tom has  recently appeared at Hoe Grange who looks so like Jaffa you think they are one in the same cat until you see them together, eyeing each other up for a scrap. Photo to follow when I have a teenager to download from phone!  - Photos now downloaded,  thanks to Michael for technical help!

Before!  a rather bedraggled looking Jaffa
Before! a rather bedraggled looking Jaffa

Anyway Jaffa was so wet and dirty there was only one course of action to take -  give him a wash - well more of a swim really -  in the huge sink in the outhouse. It was a two man job and needless to say he was not at all impressed; there was much meowing, splashing and thrashing. Thoroughly disgusted with us he disappeared to sulk for the rest of the day, only reemerging for his supper at 11 0'clock last night. However the swim worked perfectly and he is now his usual glossy clean self and he even appears to have forgiven us, or maybe just forgotten!



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  •   We stayed for a night in one of the cabins . The cabin was spotless and very well equipped , lots of extra touches were added like fresh eggs and... read more

  •   A beautiful place to stay! Amazingly run family business! Everyone were very welcoming, friendly and cozy! The skylark pod we stayed in was very clean, cozy and well equipped! The... read more

  •   We wanted a complete break and some peace and quiet and this was perfect. The caravan was secluded with beautiful views over the countryside. Everything was spotlessly clean and well... read more

    joanne B
  •   Another great holiday at Hoe Grange - such a great place for us all to holiday as a family - this time with a baby, a 3 yr old, a... read more

  •   We had a lovely time staying in one of the incredibly well equipped pods. I bought my pony along and we had some great rides on the high peak trail.... read more

  •   On arriving at Hoe Grange in a downpour, we doubted if we’d made the right decision to go glamping, but after the warm welcome from David and a quick tour,... read more

  •   Felicity and David made us feel very welcome right from our booking. The pods are well equipped and spotlessly clean. The area is very peaceful with great views and we... read more

  •   Second visit to the accessible holiday cabins at Hoe Grange. David and Felicity were as helpful and friendly as ever. We had a welcome pack of freshly baked bread, butter,... read more

    Charlotte M
  •   What a wonderful find. As our first experience of needing accessible accommodation we could not have wished for better. Beautiful well equipped lodges in lovely surroundings. We stayed in both... read more

  •   Arrived and was shown to our pod, fantastic location and the pod was very good indeed plus we had home made bread and milk and tea and coffee. A... read more


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