February 28, 2008
A neighbor’s cat is staying with me for eight days while her people are on vacation. My own has been transported to a friend’s place for the duration. She has no idea that a thin, large-headed, tiny-hipped orange cat with an enormous meow like that of a petulant baby is roosting on her favorite spot on the back of the sofa, chomping her bonito flakes, and availing herself of her litter box. She just thinks she’s on vacation herself. I feel like I am, too. But oh, I miss my robust, tiny-headed, broad-hipped black cat with her polysyllabic musical meow!