Cats have been a part of my daily life since the early 1980’s, I think they are lovely animals and can’t imagine a life without them. As I’m writing this post Fleur is on my lap purring away helping to keep my blood pressure in check and legs warm.
As well as my own two beasties a little stray has started coming in at night for food, she taps on the cat door at around 11.45pm, (the time I usually get ready for bed) to let me know she’s there. I put a dish of food down for her but she is very wary and doesn’t come into the kitchen until I switch out the light and pull the door to.
She’s quite small but feisty, and eats every last scrap of food. I managed to get this photo of her by sticking the phone through the cat door and hoping for the best. She really needs a home, hopefully I can get in contact with Cats Protection this week and see what they can do for her.
I’d just got back home this morning after running some errands for myself when the black & white lad appeared through the cat door, he consumed a dish of food and then snuck upstairs for a sleep. He must be being fed by someone as his coat is in good condition and he has a such a lovely nature. There are at least another 3 strays in the neighbourhood which I see walking through the garden from time to time !
My midnight visitor pops in for his breakfast nearly everyday now, he comes into my sitting room and looks at me in that way that cats do when they want feeding. I bent down to stroke him and he gently nuzzled my eyebrow.
My cat Fleur finishing off my plate of porridge oats, I make it with milk and then add salt and butter.
I was just getting ready to go to bed when I heard the cat door open, my two cats shot up and slinked towards the hall. I switched off all the electrical appliances, picked up my phone and headed to the kitchen.
And was greeted by this lovely little cat standing by the food bowls, a bit spooked at first but I spoke softly and gently and was allowed a quick pet which was reciprocated by purring. I think I know this cat, when my 2 first put in an appearance in the garden in 2008 they were often accompanied by a a small black & white cat, who on one occasion dropped a mouse (meal) in front of Fleur (my mother cat) I’m pretty sure it’s a male. I really hope he’s got a home, he looks reasonably well fed, and I don’t mind giving him a bit of food when he comes to visit.
Well we all met up at the Roller Skating rink last Friday, quite an experience !!!! It was Roller Disco night. I was expecting to glide out serenely on to the floor and whizz around effortlessly, ha. I’m used to skating on wooden or hard stone floors, this one was vinyl tiles, it felt weird, and slow, and why didn’t anyone tell me that your feet get wider when you get older, so I had to come in and take a pair of socks off. Managed to fall over 3 times, all the youngsters just skated around me completely oblivious. My skates felt strange seeming to go quickly and then abruptly slow down, I think the bearings which were slightly rusty are past their best. Not going to give up though, a new pair of skates (wider fitting) and some practise, as it’s such good exercise, and surprisingly I didn’t ache too much the next day. Stay tuned.