I’ve finally written some Christmas cards.
Not many, but the ones destined for the US, Australia and the wilder reaches (ie Barcelona) of Europe which should have been posted about six months ago.
Also, I’ve been to a celebratory drink as this little block of flats has reached its silver jubilee. I chose my flat before it had a roof on it. Sue and I tried to work out where things would go. We had climbed in through a window of what would be a ground floor flat and came up stairs without banisters. I’m not sure we’d be allowed to do that today.
I’ve managed something else too. It’s been getting a tad biblical chez IsobelandCat with some close friends, and cat, becoming temporarily homeless in a few days. When they called and asked if they could use the sofabed, I said Of course. Only thinking a few days later that I should have asked for how long, and wondering if our friendship would survive the experience. This is a very small flat, and I have been looking forward to some quiet time.
Anyway, I’ve found someone who has a flat that is available for a very short let.
Much as love my friends, the idea of being with them 24/7 and their cat, meaning doors might have to be kept close to separate hostile felines, sounded very tiring. I might manage for a night or two, but this sounds like two or three weeks.
I really don’t want to end my days in Holloway.
Progress at the Inn
I’ve finally written some Christmas cards.
You’re really in with the bricks of your building 😀
I’m glad you’ve got your friends sorted out. I can rarely do more than 3 days with other people invading my space before I’m ready for them to go.
Three days sounds a long time! I reckon two nights…
My Mom used to say that after three days, visitors are like fish…
I’m not sure they ae sorted but it has allowed for the reality check and discussion re how I may want to kill them sooner rather than later…
Do we have justifiable homicide in the UK? 😛
Don’t know and am not sure I want to put it the test…
Giving them the cold shoulder, is I understand, the term for meals offered to guests who have outstayed their welcome.
No cards done here. No overnight visitors for the holidays. Have had some celebratory drink though 🙂 Can’t sleep tonight-Bah.
talking of cats, have you seen my new kitty?
No! A Jakelet? I shall dash over to yours now. 🙂
A the bottom of this post:
I’ve been there and commented, and have been thinking of names ever since! If female, Jacquita, for obvious reasons.
I like Captain, but it’s the name of a dog in a screenplay outline I wrote…
Not Cat could easily have been Rudolph because of his pink nose.
how strange, your comment isn’t showing up at all….
I’ve reposted and it’s showing. My connection dropped at one point and maybe it was as I clicked send. Who knows.
Hopefully your friends will be moving on any moment now – these “temporary” visitor situations rarely produce a CLOSER friendship that’s for sure! Glad you’re getting some Christmas cards done, etc. ‘Tis the season 🙂
I hope things work out for your friends. Last summer we opened our doors to some friends who were in a similar situation. After several days it became a lot to handle. They were super sweet people, but we only had a one bedroom at the time. It does try a friendship. I wish all of you luck!
I think it’s going to be ok, though I may end up with the cat for a while. He’ elderly and deaf so I suspect he would find Not Cat rather a trial.
Poor thing. He would hate my dog Miles. Even though Miles is 8 he is full of energy. At least now he will take naps so I do get some breaks. But years ago, I used to take him on 5 miles walks to wear him out and that didn’t always work. Good luck for you and all the cats.
You were lucky to get a place here where you can have pets, TBM. A lot of landlords won’t allow them. I took some pix of Not Cat on the wall the other day looking down at my friend’s dog Rosie. He was interested but not about to jump down and make friends. Did you see this on Saturday?
We knew that would be an issue and it was. Fortunately we found a great place that allowed pets, but we didn’t have too many options. I wasn’t here during the process, but I heard that some of the flats were horrible. Is Rosie friendly? Miles likes cats, but doesn’t know how to play with them. He moves too quickly and terrifies them. Atticus isn’t a big fan of him, but they get along thank goodness. Thanks for the article. I hope they adopt the dog with 3 legs. If I could, I would have more animals. One day I would like to adopt several rescue animals, but not until I am settled permanently in a bigger place. Who knows when that will happen.
Rosie is a miniature pinscher. She looks like something off a Babycham bottle. I have some bad pix of her – getting her to sit still is a nightmare. She has a neurological problem, and is consequently a bit highly strung. She is very good with Carol’s sister’s cat and plays with him. He’s a ginger with enough personality for ten cats. But she gets jealous if Carol tries to stroke the cat.
i play hide-and-seek with her, and whenever she sees me she rushes down the street on her extended lead for a cuddle. So I amy be a bit biased about her!
I’ll see if I can get a picture of her soon.