Anyway, here we are again. It is a beautiful time of year. There´s been a lot of rain and a lot of sun and a lot of growth of all things green. I have been busy planting herbs (yes Miranda, I am on the case!) in an old washing trough which we have filled with what I hope is wonderful soil from inside the house we are renovating. There are also freshly planted irises and hollyhocks, and a very fragrant yellow jasmine. But enough of plants! What about our feline friends?
I was trying to catch Tortipizza to get her teeth sorted out last time, but to no avail. Funnily enough, she seems a lot better now and we suspect one or two rotten teeth have perhaps fallen out. So she is less of a worry at present and is turning up for mousse-style cat food at 2 pm every day. It´s always great to see her at the grand old age (for a feral cat) of around 7 years. Perhaps there´s a lesson there in what GPs call `watching and waiting´...
I´ll tell you about a trio of cats that have been visiting a lot over the last week. One is a butterfly cat, or calico cat which is nice, because she symbolises our project here. Our neighbours call her La Pintada (the painted one). She is very shy indeed and I have been aware of her for a couple of years but not got near her to get a decent photo, let alone get her to the vet! But apparently she was ´like a barrel´until a couple of weeks ago and now is not, so has a brood of kittens somewhere. She is thin and very hungry and so is coming closer than usual. And I have got a couple of photos of her. We have called her Calypso. Here she is eating with Ron.
Finally, Bette Davis is our most frequent visitor, having a bit of a thing for Dreamies... in her spare time, she pretends to be a lioness on the savannah. Can you see her face?