Thursday, 20 November 2014

Let sleeping cats lie...

Here’s a picture of my cat Luna asleep in her radiator hammock, so snug and warm and doing no mischief at all. It’s that time of year when I’m afraid the dark mornings and even darker nights keep her indoors more than she’d like and on some days, when there’s nobody around the house, she hardly gets out at all.

It’s her lazy time of the year and she sleeps away the days as well as the nights. But I’m sure she’d rather be out roaming her world, the one that runs from one end of the road to the other and across to the houses on the other side. A small world where generally she can find her way home and return in pretty much one piece most of the time (I pray it continues). Yes, there she is asleep in her hammock without a thought in her head apart from her next meal, her next poo, and the robin that teases her sometimes in the back yard.

Of course this wasn’t the blog I was intending to write tonight. There is something far more important than a sleeping cat on my mind. Something I need to get down but haven’t yet thought through well enough and haven’t so far been able to distance myself so that I can write it as honestly and unemotionally as possible.

So, for now let’s allow sleeping cats to lie, so to speak. I'll keep the cat in the bag just a little longer.

It’ll wait.

20 comments:

  1. Sharon Taylor on FB
    the house across the road?

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    1. Andrew Height
      No Sharon.

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    2. Sharon Taylor
      for what it is worth I would be annoyed by it, it looks awful!

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    3. Andrew Height
      Particularly as I hand no opportunity to object. I am in communication with the planning authorities. Regardless of outcome though I have made an (other) enemy.

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    1. Haha who is mr shouty?

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  3. Simon Parker on FB
    Bloody cats.

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  4. Carmel Payne on FB
    That time of year

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    1. Andrew Height
      She is so lazy.

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    2. Carmel Payne
      All cats are!! One of mine has slept all day. When I came home I fed him, then he went out for 45 mins at the most, came back and resumed sleeping position. Still there now.

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  5. Vicky Sutcliffe on FB
    What a life that cat has!

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  6. Sarah Rawden on FB
    I think my cat Jingo would be too lazy to get in the hammock! xXx

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  7. Mr Shouty is a wholly fictitious character who bears no resemblance to any person living or dead (unfortunately)

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  8. Oh what a shame! I was hoping for an interesting story of sorts...

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  9. There are Mr Shouty stories on this blog, even though and and his wife are fictitious.

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  10. Just Google Mr Shouty and you will find some of them.

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