Saturday, March 29, 2008

The neighborhood Lothario an orange tabby.

When he was younger, he used to come running if he saw me a block away. It always made me feel like one half of those romantic scenes where the lovers run towards each other in slow motion; I could almost hear the music play in the air.

In the last couple of years, he's been less lovey dovey. Once, he turned, saw me, swished his tail, and then continued on his way to do whatever orange tabbies do. But tonight, just like old times, we had a good visit. He makes me smile, even though I'm worried that he's still out this late at night.

But so much for kitty talk. Today was a full day of Portland Open Studios business. The old web site needs to be updated while the new site is still in the works. All the various acceptance letters need to be updated (accepted, accepted as alternates, scholarship winners, accepted but no scholarship). That was the bulk of the day and I didn't make it to Kinko's to wrap up the notes for Pudding #23. Which gave me another opportunity to look over what I wrote for the technical data and evaluations, and I ended up re-writing much of it too. So it worked out ok. Should be able to copy that, and stuff the envelopes tomorrow.


Sven Bonnichsen said...

Ah, there's nothing quite like the thrill of a cat's affection. :)

We have our own friendly neighborhood feline: Winnie. (AKA "Drooly" -- which should be fairly self-explanatory.)

When gl. and I go out walking in the evening, it's the highlight to pass by his house and have him come bounding up to see us.

Scritchles behind the ears? No prob!

We've met Winnie's owner once before, who seemed overly disapproving of his gregarious ways... But, well, we've got our own relationship -- regardless of whether or not his family appreciates him.

fingerstothebone said...

Sven -- Isn't that weird how some people don't appreciate how fine their cats are? Another friend had a neighbor whose cat liked to visit her in her studio, and she (the cat) was a drooler too. A real sweetie pie. Then the owner dumped her at the humane society (!) because she (the owner) couldn't handle both the cat and the dog!

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