Oh poor me. I’m going to a couple of meetings over the next couple of weeks (the ISEC in St. Andrews followed by the IBC, to celebrate the invention of the t-distribution). Of course, I can’t take The Beast with me, so and can’t leave him here on his own, so I’ve sent him off to the countryside for a holiday.
On Friday evening, when he was being picked up, I had to sort out his kit for him. He worked out what was happening, and ended up hiding in the box at the bottom of the cat platform he has. So, to get him into his travelling box, I had to remove all the plants from the platform (it’s the safest place to put them, as he never goes there) and tip it up until he fell out screaming (not through pain, I hasten to add. Just through annoyance. I can’t really blame him). He hung on well with only one hind leg sticking out of the round hole, but eventually Gravity won. Then it was on with the oven gloves, and inter him in ter the box.
So, now I have a weekend of piece and quiet sniff. I have de-haired the flat, and have adjusted my cat radar so I don’ need to worry about it when I go to make a cup of coffee, or some lunch. Making a sandwich isn’t the same without paws appearing next to the bread board, and a beast looking up at you pointing out that he hasn’t been fed for at least 20 minutes, and that the slice of meat smells remarkably good.
Usually at this time of day on a Sunday the Beast would be like this:
The Beast, not today.
I think he’s wondering if anything was worth the fuss when he’s like that, but he could also be hatching a new scheme to do, well something.
Later on in the evening he might dip into something more intellectual
and perhaps contemplate his latest installation piece Under the Sofa. Or just sit on the mouse mat and stare at me.
So instead, I am sat here blogging, without the balcony door open, but not with The Beast wandering out to examine the view and chat to any birds he sees
Hang on, that’s not right for July
The last I heard he was starting to settle into his new surroundings, so I expect he’ll be fine.