Sunday, 31 May 2009

Working in the sun on my book ... with my little furry companions

Hurrah! Finally it is sunny and warm enough to leave my computer in my office and take my ageing and temperamental laptop out on the balcony to work on one of my books on the ‘Journey of Intimacy’!

I absolutely love working outside, under a sunshade with the bright sunlight around me, and every so often glancing into some green leaves. (Pictures, please click on them to get the original size.)

I have a miniscule titchy tiny little balcony, I mean it’s smaller than a postage stamp, but I still love it out there. I squeezed in a couple of chairs a small table, and one day I will really make it pretty there.

Being outside, it’s a favourite workspace; a huge amount of research and writing happened there during my MSc degree.

During that time I frequently had a little furry companion sitting on that other chair, Tehillah, our Abyssinian Blue, who has long since gone ‘across the rainbow bridge’. Tehillah was elderly then, and she enjoyed sitting on that chair, and I enjoyed her company. (on that picture the balcony still had the ugly orange/red plastic sides)

Since then I have adopted two Chocolate Point Siamese from a rescue shelter, Truffle and Praline. I have owned Siamese before and they were very adventurous, no way could I have trusted them to go out on that balcony (back then we all lived in a huge house with a secluded garden).
Truffle and Praline are very, very different to our former Siamese, especially in temperament, so I decided to see how they would behave on the balcony under supervision with me being present .... also I was really curious if they would get on Tehillah’s honoured seat.

(definitely need to click on that pic on the right to enlarge, she has such a beautiful little face >>>)

It appears that Praline is a bit more adventurous than her older brother Truffle, and along she came. She sniffed around and checked out the place, then she jumped up on that chair Tehillah enjoyed, and settled. It felt peculiarly good .... any pet owner might understand my sentiments ...

Well, finally Truffle joined in the fun, too. Maybe it was that buzzing flying 'thing' that caught his attention .... (he's on the right. I know, I know ... it's like a mother of identical twins, you just know who's who LOL).


Did I get any work done? Yes, eventually.





A Post Script .....

Well, this is somehow somewhat turning into a cat blog post. I guess it all started with me reminiscing about Tehillah. So, the inevitable happened, I dug out some old photos of our previous beloved furry friends who are held in special memory:

My most favourite cat *ever* was Phuket, a Blue Point Tabby (Lynx) Point Siamese. There seem to be never ending stories about this personality rich strong and intelligent cat.
(again, please click on the pictures to enlarge them to their original size).




Here are my favourite two boys: my son and a young Phuket .... still can't believe that my son, this cute little boy is over 30 years old and married now ....






Phuket on the prowl






Here is Chiang Mai, Phuket's sister, a Blue Point Siamese with her favourite human: my daughter. ..... She will cringe when she sees that I put up that photo, in other words, she does not like it. However, those two were inseperable.





Chiang Mai and Tehillah snuggled up





Tehillah was such a character! Here she stretched out on my son's bed with a huge yawn ....









... and then
she dozed off ...





Wishing you a purrrrfectly joyful day!


29 comments:

Beth in NC said...

How do you keep your kitties from jumping over the edge of the balcony?!?!?!

I think it looks cozy!

Angelika said...

As mentioned, these two are different from the previous Siamese, they are far more cautious. Also, they are only permitted to be on the balcony when I am on it as well ... (under supervision).

:-))

guild-rez said...

What a lovely story about your cats enjoying the outdoors!!
Must have been a wonderful experience to hear birds and insects. I hope your cats will have a wonderful sommer and stay on your balcony.

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