Rain, wind and sun. We have had it all today. Though fortunately no flooding. Apparently the Thames Barrier has been put to use for the eleventh tide in a row. I thanked my lucky stars that I was working from home. MasterB, currently lying beside me on the sofa, took himself back to bed in a drawer in the divan base. As I had to turn on the light at just after ten in the morning in order to see what I was doing I was tempted to follow his example and crawl back under the quilt.
However, this evening finds me feeling things have been achieved and a few more items have been crossed off my list. Having given up my salaried job, the calls I received offering me freelance work were more than welcome. Whether it brings in enough to keep the wolf from the door remains to be seen. Friends’ reactions to my decision have ranged for congratulations and cheers, to shaking heads and forecasts of doom. Financially I admit to misgivings, but there are times when you have to take risks. I am not going to go into detail about what I am doing, but writing is going to play a bigger part in putting food on my table than it has for a while.
Do feel free to commission me!
Trevor the cat has given me pause for thought. Cat rescue certainly doesn’t pay the bills, but it is very satisfying, more satisfying than anything I have done recently. However, I can’t see myself retraining as an RSPCA officer.
While on the subject of Trevor, I had another message from Chris explaining how the name came about.
the vet was in chaos when I went in though, power cuts, no computers, or booking records
the other 10.45 slot was a dog called Trevor, so we called our boy Trevor & it stuck, he did behave himself
I dare not try & alter it now, as hopefully they have now retrieved their records etc
So that’s clear. I was worried about the word ‘trapped’ in her first message after he had seen the vet. I asked if they were thinking deliberately trapped, or that he had got himself stuck somewhere.
trapped as in unable to get free, we hope
the alternative seems unlikely as he is not frightened, purred at the vets,
I know cats purr to comfort themselves, but in his case he seemed okay
he goes back to the vet next week, it was difficult to tell how much feeling he had in the wounded tissue.
it does mean that he does not require the “collar of shame” though