Here are just a few photographs from yesterday, and of course the Queen takes precedence.
Dinner was a delectable pork roast with apples, mashed potatoes (with pork-roast gravy), pickled coleslaw (a cross between coleslaw and sauerkraut) and a good Polish beer.
Upstairs lives a teacher at the local school, Gosia, and her daughter, along with their black cat “Fitness” (so called because he was rescued as a kitten outside a health club). Fitness and Hili do not get along: although they used to tolerate each other, Fitness now chases Hili when they are together. Thus they are not allowed outside at the same time. To ensure that this doesn’t happen, Gosia puts a two-sided sign on the front windowsill that gives Fitness’s status.
“Fitness is at home” (happy face): Hili can go out.
“Fitness is outside” (sad face): Hili should not go out.
The Queen, waiting for noms. She is on a diet because she’s been putting on weight lately. This is a difficult exercise because Hili noms rodents outside (see yesterday’s post), so any deficit of cat food at home is compensated by her increased and uncontrollable consumption of rodents.
Hili helps me with the dishes:
It is time to weigh her. Andrzej on the scales with Hili: 73.5 kilo.
Andrzej without Hili: 69 kilos. Weight of Hili: 4.5 kilos (9.9 lb). Not too bad, but a tad fluffy.
Walkies: A man and his cat:
Hili will climb when you tap a branch. She’s quite agile in the trees, but doesn’t have many “down” genes.
It is not too cold here (about 0° C), but after a few hours outside, Hili announced her desire to come in by the usual trick of jumping onto the windowsill. When I went out to let her in, she remained on the windowsill, and when I asked Malgorzata about this, she said, “Hili wants to be carried in.” Sure enough, Malgorzata went outside, fetched the cat and carried her inside. What a diva that cat is!
Bedtime for moggies. Hili crawls under Malgorzata’s legs when she’s resting on the couch.