This morning the power cut out as the Goblin was heading out the door. I didn’t check my computer till after he’d left the house…and of course, because I was planning to work on chapter 47, the computer claimed no knowledge of me or my files. Being a computer-incompetent I had to wait for the Goblin to come home to get the computer to cough up my settings, files etc. It was rather annoying, but as I was feeling really rather fatigued (in a good way) from yesterday I went back to bed. When I finally got up (rather late) I dressed and went outside to sit in the sunshine on the deck. It’s my favorite part of living here. It’s a suntrap and there’s only neighbors on the left so if I put my back to the fence I can pretend we live in the blissful rolling countryside (when there’s no children on their way to or from school and the neighbor isn’t out working on his new garden fence). This afternoon it was quiet and warm. I hadn’t been sitting there long when into the garden came a cat; a teenage cat that’s come to visit several times before.
It came up to my chair and said, “Hey Lady, I’m hungry. I haven’t caught any birds or bees today. Can I have some tuna?”
My hostess skills are rather rusty, but I went to get Cat some tuna (it’s cheap tuna I was going to throw out because it tastes like the tin) and some water (it was a warm day). He scoffed up the fish and then looked at me and said, “Hey Lady. That was nice. Can I have some more?” I said, “I’m sorry Cat, that’s all you’re getting out of me today. I recommend avoiding the bumble bees in future as they don’t like big cats trying to eat them.” Cat wasn’t too upset on finding there would be no seconds. A while later I thanked Cat for coming and went inside and shut the sliding glass door. Cat sat there looking at me as if I was a cruel horrible woman for resisting its cuteness…
After a few seconds Cat was off to visit some other sucker for some free tasty treats. No doubt its developing a sucker-route, a long list of gardens where it’ll get fed and pampered before heading home to its own comfy hearth. We can’t have cats, but it’s always nice to have a visitor!