RDP #32: Keen

Cat 30.06.2018

I was on a wheelie in my chair taking photos of this and that and suddenly I saw this poster taped to a garbage bin. As we all speak german here, it was in the German language and tells us that “Otto is missing”. Otto seems to be a big black cat and someone was keen to get him back.

I remembered our little blind cat Fluffy, who has been living his 10th life in the eternal corn chambers catching mice for a few years now, but one day Fluffy did not come home. He could then see, as had not yet had his accident, but he went missing. We also made a poster something like this, hanging it on a few trees in the neighbourhood and even posted it in Internet on a special site we have for missing animals in our area. We reported to the local radio station and they said they wait three days, but would report it.


Two days later in the afternoon Fluffy suddenly appeared again in our home. He was cuddled and spoilt and looked OK, although he did not tell us where he was. He spent a few hours eating and drinking and then slept the rest of the day. We were particularly bothered as on the first evening he had disappeared there was a terrific thunderstorm. We can only think he got trapped somewhere, perhaps locked in a garage or something, and could not get out until someone released him.

Imagine my surprise today when I noticed a small headline in the local newspaper with a photo of Otto the missing cat and the headline “Who has seen the local town tom cat?”. Since 17th June he has disappeared without a trace. Since 7 years he belongs to our town of Solothurn and is known as the “town cat”. You see him here and there and is always in charge, even disregarding noisy dogs, he is the king. Often you see him in a shop window or between goods in a shop.

Of course he is not just a cat, but actually belongs to one of the more prominent town families and so they have distributed the posters about their missing cat. They even employed an animal communicator (whatever that is) who said that Otto lives and someone has taken him. The family are sure he will return. He once disappeared for a year and was found in a village about 20 kilometers away. Otto has a chip. He always reports at 6.00 a.m. at the villa of his family in town. It seems not only his family would be keen to find him again, but the whole town. My Tabby is already jealous that this cat is getting so much attention. Of course I will keep you informed how this mystery develops.

RDP #32: Keen

Good Morning


And it is another heat wave day today, blue skies, no clouds and it will be a hot one. I suppose I will just have to grin and bear it as most of us. It was one of the reasons why I just stayed at home yesterday. It was just too hot for a wheelie in my chair into the unknown. If there is a breeze blowing it is not big problem, but yesterday it was still. Even my lawn now has a few brown patches, although we water it every day: perhaps we should do it twice a day.


My phlox are now showing their flowers in the garden.


And I have never had such a great show of calla for a long time. They were originally orange, and still have a few fragments of that colour, but over the years, about 10, they are becoming more yellow.

It seems that web sites, especially business sites, should now have some sort of data protection statement built into it. I had no idea of this, and to be quite honest, am still not really in the picture. I do not have a business site, so am of the opinion that it has nothing to do with me. On the other hand after reading up on a few articles I should have some sort of privacy policy explaining how I retain, process, disclose and purge data of my readers in this connection. I write a blog, not a legal thesis and I can just confirm here that I do not disclose any private information given to me on my web sites.

You can read what I write, anyone have a problem? I noticed many of the links I see in connection with this have an .uk at the end, so it is clear where it is coming from. EU I live in Switzerland and this country is not a member thank goodness. I get annoyed every time I read that we should change our laws and way of life to comply with EU stipulations. Just get lost, I am not a lawyer and just want to have fun writing a blog.

And as nothing dramatic happened yesterday I do not have a lot to say. The only dramatic thing in my life at the moment is that we must now live in darkness, especially in the afternoon, to prevent any hot air entering the apartment and to keep it all cool. Not my idea, but I am happy to be able to sit outside and enjoy the sounds of nature.

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Mr. Crow that does not include you. Your sounds can be quite pesky to say the least with the continuous caw, caw, caw. We have a colony as neighbours and they always have something to say.

Today is shopping again, Monday usually is. I will now move on further for a tour de cleaning in the apartment. Have fun, I know I will: enjoying my housework, shopping and cleaning. Life as a golden oldie is full of stress. Have a good day, in spite of the fact that it is Monday.

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