Sunday, 26 August 2012

Live and learn

Just when I thought I had seen about everything there is to see in a cat's life, having had at least fifty (and I'm not exaggerating) cats under our care during past ten years, life granted me another surprise.
We have several adult female cats living in our garden. Two of them, both Siamese pure-breeds, who happen to be a mother and a daughter, had kittens almost at the same time. The older one had five pure Siamese kittens, while the younger one had four black kittens by unknown father as none of our male cats is black. Up to now the older female has been a perfect mother, she even talked to her kittens and watched them very carefully at all times, whereas the younger one was an eternal awkward teenager, staying far from her litter and returning mostly to feed them. All was clear and settled until at one point the roles inverted and amplified! The older one not only became grumpy and careless of her own children, she started to keep them harshly at distance in spite of visibly accumulated milk in her breasts. And then the younger cat-mother not only kindly accepted the abandoned kittens out of her own free will (as you probably know, you can't force anything upon cats, they just don't give a damn), but allowed the adopted children to take her breast-milk along with her own kittens. I am utterly amazed by this change. Nature has peculiar twists and turns sometimes.

Sunday, 12 August 2012

A gift that keeps on giving

Do you give yourself little gifts for birthdays? Or little treats for special occasions? Obviously my body was along the same lines and for my 35 birthday decided to give me a gift, something I've never had before. Before you get too excited, I must warn you that the body has a peculiar sense of humour, as it seems. It gave me a cyst. Not just any kind, but a vaginal cyst where episiotomy scar after the two childbirths was. The double scar has miraculously disappeared giving place to this formation that potentially could be even cancerogenous. Wow, my dear body, you shouldn't have! I would have gladly accepted any smaller gift, fewer wrinkles and better skin, maybe? Oh well, maybe next year then...

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Compulsive desire to impress

I've heard once that the person who tries to impress you is most probably already quite impressed by you, and this idea stuck with me. Now and then I catch myself thinking how to impress or at least not to leave a bad impression upon some particular person. And by that I can measure my personal standards. In retrospect I'm rather satisfied with my standards (i.e. people I'm trying to impress). Who are you trying to leave a good impression upon?

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Annoyed beyond measure

Isn't it annoying when you finally find time and perfect circumstances, calm and quiet all around, for what you have been planning to do on the computer for ages and then that particular computer program jams so badly it has to be reinstalled? I am losing time, patience, perfect "weather" and inspiration! Argh...