RDP Friday: Kitties

I had 3 cats, but Nera was the big black fat cat, although she insisted it was fluff and not fat. I had a blog site for my cats so here is one of my stories featuring Nera.

This photo shows her in one of her typical regal poses.

Nera once had a paw problem. It was one morning after her early walk in her territory, she returned with a definite limp in her left front leg. She was holding her paw in the air and limping along using the three legs that were still working.

I was in the middle of cleaning, but dropped everything ready to call the vet. She had not had a fight with the ginger tom next door. I suspected a wasp sting, but Mr. Swiss said it is too early in the morning for wasps. Slowly her limp was accompanied by a whining meow, so things were becoming urgent. The next stage is hiding, but as we left her in peace, she did not hide and eventually fell asleep on her nice red wool cover on the leather settee. She prefers luxury, is not a nomal alley cat, although her origins are doubtful.

We decided to wait until she was awake and rejudge the situation. She was still limping so I phoned the vet. The vet said bring her along in the afternoon. Mr. Swiss took her to the vet and returned without Nera. I was already imagining a broken leg, she has already been there and done that. No, he said, they need time for a proper examination. Nera was throwing her usual diva fits at the vet, so it was decided the examination would take place under anaesthetic. Mr. Swiss was told to fetch her an hour later.

When he returned with Nera she was still sleeping off the effects of the examination. She was in a feline Nirvana condition, so we left her to sleep out the effects. The result of the examination was two ingrown claws. They had grown so long that the were growing into he paw. Poor Nera, but she survived. She is still sleeping off the effects. Now and again she takes a few steps, sits, collapses where she is, and again falls asleep. At least we will had a quiet evening..

Just a typical event in the life of a chief cat. Since then she has long been living her 10th life in the eternal corn chambers, keeping it mouse free.

RDP Friday: Kitties

Good Morning

Is it possible that the sun will rise today or is this just a fata morgana. Up to now it has remained a few bright spots of the horizon. According to the weather prophecy it will be a rainy day, as well as tomorrow. I do not have to go anywhere for anything. The cupboard and fridge are full and I can just sit at home and watch the rain from the window, although up to now it looks like a very friendly day. I will be getting my grocery delivery this morning, so what could possible go wrong.

Yesterday I was off to the local store along the road. I like to get fresh bread daily and otherwise had not very much on my list, so I was back home again after an hour.

Yesterday evening I made an exception of staying up until midnight. There was a programme on TV on the occasion of Sir David Attenborough’s 90th birthday. He is one of the BBC icons with his interesting animal programmes. The programme was filmed four years ago, as he is now 94 years old.I remember him from my childhood on the British TV when he was a young man. His animal films were so interesting from all over the world. One of the films in yesterday’s programme showed him on a close encounter with the gorillas in Africa. There was also an interesting film showing him with a blind baby rhinoceros. If left in the wild it would definitely not have lived very long, but it was adopted and is still alive today. He is now known for his programme “A Life on our Planet” showing the various wonders of our planet.

I was again busy yesterday taking photos of birdlife in my garden, although as soon as they notice movement they fly away. I managed to get this blue tit on my birdhouse. They seem to prefer to take their meals at a height rather than on the ground.

And look who returned for some food. I though it was one of the sparrows, but when I uploaded the photo realised that it was Mr. Robin who decided to feed whilst the other birds were finished.

On the way home yesterday I notice there quite a bit of snow up in the heights of the mountain. As long as it stays there I am happy. Time is flying and only two weeks until Christmas. It is my first Christmas holiday being somewhat handicapped and everything has to be planned. Will I have enough for the evening meals and will I be able to buy my meat. It will be a busy week next week and I am hoping that the snow will not cross the bill.

And look who has arrived.

At last the sun is here. I am hoping he will hang around for a while. Up to now no rain, but it seems it will definitely arrive this afternoon. I will be busy with a bit of tidying today and ironing the duvet and cushion covers. Have a good one today, the week-end is not far.