Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Shadow Cat – Talya Update

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The other day – late afternoon – Talya plonked herself down on a patch of sunlight in the living room, as cats are wont to do. Sitting there observing her, I thought that the cat and shadow would make an interesting photo, as indeed it does. Her silvery fur and elegant shape are perfect for the ambient light flooding the picture.

In fact (I realised today-Wednesday) she looks like an Egyptian cat in that pose.

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It is now three weeks since we adopted Talya, and things are working out well. She is certainly living a more interesting life, having become an indoor/outdoor cat. As she grows more confident in her new surroundings she gives every indication of being a lively and happy cat.

The politics between her and Willy are still touchy, but they are becoming more tolerant of each other.

It’s the other neighbourhood cats who are causing her more grief. She and Monty had a run in a week ago, and this evening Pickle from up the road took a dislike to her and was seen to be advancing threateningly before we chased her off.

Anyway, it is fortunate that Talya has settled in so well, as stage two of the renovations are due to start early next week.

Yes, chaos is set to resume; with the dining room, kitchen, laundry and back bathroom scheduled for a complete transformation. We’ll be without a washing machine or cooking facilities for three weeks or so. Looks like we’ll be eating a lot of barbeques and salads.  The best way to look at it is to pretend we are camping. At least the computer, bathing and sleeping arrangements will be unaffected, so no squashy camping out in that respect.

Willy coped well with the renovations last year, and Talya knows how to escape excessive noise and disruption having several hiding places in the garden or under the house, so we hope she will not be too distressed by the building works.

Fortunately it’s not cold at the moment in Melbourne, in fact it’s hot and sunny and will probably continue to be so for the next month.


Ann O'Dyne said...

that is the queenly cat of an Egyptian queen, no doubt. what a great photo.
I hope she is not freaked by the coming chaos. hope you've booked a portaloo. Life is quite funny when the frig is next to the TV and the couch. good luck

Anne S said...

Well, the man of the house has been doing the demolishment over the past week or so, and Talya hasn't been in the least freaked out by that, so I'm confident she will cope with the builders etc.