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Thursday, 31 July 2008

I know you wont have the time to read this but ....

Angelina Jolie and the superfast generation Carol Midgley - Times Online

Sitting outside M and S yesterday in the outlet car park waiting for Nat and Kathryn and reflecting that this was the first time I had had five minutes to call my own in what seemed like weeks . probably a gross exaggeration but .... I watched people ..... the world , me included , is in a hurry ..... cars revving past , cross at having to wait for space to park , to get by , men in the car park impatiently waiting for women and kids coming out of the shops , I myself looking at my watch and trying to calculate how much of the twenty minutes agreed had elapsed since I had left the girls .... then wondering if the dog at home would have trashed ... what exactly ? The house ? Not likely ... a shoe ? at worst ..... and stopped myself worrying , wound down the window to enjoy the sunshine and the wait .

So with that in mind , it seemed something of a coincidence that I read this article tonight .
Its worth a read .

Besides my extra duties with M still in hospital and her three cats insisting on going out and refusing to come back in when they should ( why would they ? the house is hot , they dont know where she has gone , they last saw her disappear in an ambulance and I cant help them understand when she will be back . So they go looking for her , is my theory .... ) Im also looking after two matching cats in grey and black with white paws , both elderly , long haired and living in an idyllic spot , house centred around a beautiful courtyard .
The boy cat , who is slightly more into cuddles than his Foodie sister , leads me round the ( extensive ) house showing me places where he has dropped a dribble or a speck of fluff and mooches around nonchalanantly till I clear up . Houseproud he is ..... whereas sister just ushers me straight into the Food dept and heads for the tuna tins and then follows me for a conversation after her dinner .....

But after feeding and clearing are all done we adjourn to the courtyard bench and sit and chat for a while in the sunshine and that is the blissful part of this job cum hobby of mine . I wouldn't change it for anything . Nothing beats those few minutes of rest and recuperation and hanging out with a couple of cats .

7 comments:

BetteJo said...

Oh I love that article! You have to wonder if it's true - what on earth is the hurry to have more children? Especially when there are so many more flavors out there to adopt!

But it's true I think. We want what we want and we want it now. Lovely to stop and enjoy the garden with some cats. :)

Silliyak said...

God grant me patience...and I WANT IT NOW!!
(BTW I am disappointed you didn't take the time to view the "eye candy")

MsCatCalls said...

Silliyak .. Im confused about the " eye candy ? "

Silliyak said...

The video of Chris Isaak. Most females agreed he's easy on the eyes and has a "nice" voice.

MsCatCalls said...

Silliyak ... Thanks for replying so fast ... now at risk of seeming really slow here ... where does the video of Chris Isaak fit in ... was there a reference in the article ? Im now really confused ? Words of one syllable please ?

Silliyak said...

went to see show . like songs and show . you might like too . he did this song . he is from these parts .

MsCatCalls said...

Now at last it makes sense .... I had not stopped by your blog as I had people staying ,...now I have seen that there is the video link and indeed the eye candy , so anyone wanting to make sense of this rather confusing chain , head off to Silliyak's blog and see for yourself . He also has a bold new header with unlikely sentiments about failure and such ...

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