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I am continuing the blog of Diamond, cat sage and haiku poet.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday selfies

Lynettea helped me with this, so I don't know if it counts. She put a rainbow behind my head.
This is a blog hop from The Cat on My Head

Saturday, August 20, 2016


I might take up mountaineering.
Getting into practice, yesterday, I  leaped onto the curtain pelmet and after a brief survey of the view from the summit, I practiced  an uneven surface landing. Very possibly on a mountain there would be rough boulder scree and glacial ponds. It is best to train first.
Whether I will be able to get to a mountain is something I don't know. Very likely Lynettea will say she needs me here to look after her.
Of course she would really say it would be too dangerous for me, but I know what that means.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Post Olympics

Is there an event for the cat tunnel, or random dish leaping, or the corridor bolt. I will rename  myself Usain Sasha for the next week.
And just because I tried a very tiny bit of the peanut sauce  is no reason for saying I have a terrible germy cat tongue and splashing.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

human grooming: some thoughts

Lynettea was telling me a story, trying to get me to sympathise with her. She went into a department store, because her favourite smell remover was running out and she couldn't buy it at her usual shop.
It makes you wonder what is happening on the high seas between here and wherever it is made.
She looked for the natural, low cost brand of cosmetics she usually buys, and they didn't make deodorants.  A shop assistant told her to look in a special Brand Section nearby.
Lynettea was suspicious when she got there, because the products seemed to have no price labels.
A very well groomed young man with blond hair came up to her. He opened a drawer and took out two sprays. Lynettea said, suspiciously, 'Oh, you keep them in a drawer?'
But no, he pointed out the shelf where they were all standing in a row and invited her to inspect the sprays. She went up and read the labels, as she always does. They were in little print and hard to read. She had to take her glasses off to see the print properly. Well, after a thorough inspection of ingredients, she decided to ask.
'I suppose because these are all unpriced, they are expensive?'
The well dressed young man now had a lady assistant with him too. They both stared at Lynettea, who was the only person looking at their products.
The young man took out a price list from the drawer and brought it over to her. He started reading it and found the small bottles of deodorant spray with herbal scents.
'They are $35.00 each,' he said.
Lynettea almost jumped, she told me.
When she said it was too expensive for her, the young man said,' Thank you very much,' in a polite and very distant fashion and put the folder away.
So she went to the chemist.
Humans smell like humans. Why should they try to disguise themselves? I like to smell like me. I hope she does not try any cat deodorizing sprays on me.

Monday, August 8, 2016


It is sunny again. We haven't had sun for a while. Lynettea opened my front window for me to check the street. It was exciting to smell the scents in the breeze and watch for any movements. Here I am, sun. Ready to go. Ready for Life and all it may bring.

Saturday, August 6, 2016


And now we have to watch the Olympics, in which no cats are competing, as far as I can see. I have already lost interest, as the filing cabinets replaced my indoor training circuit and I was forced to give up.
I sit on the top of the cabinets, but it isn't the same as a training circuit and the cotton mat Lynettea put on top falls off, if I jump at it.
I may start more training in my outdoor circuit, as the weather is a bit sunnier.
Meanwhile, we watch the recorded version of the opening ceremony. Mostly flashing lights. I don't think we will watch all the teams come in. I have watched a huge number already and not a single cat has appeared.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Pits all over the street

Today I went out in the street, for the first time in weeks. It was an alien territory, with orange mesh and dug up paving everywhere. The Gas  Board workers dug it up and it hadn't been repaired. Lynettea says she spoke to one of the workers digging around in a pit two days ago and he told her it might be a couple of weeks. It has already been dug up for weeks. The workers from Telstra wrote  a letter to Lynettea saying they  would start digging more pits on Monday to remove asbestos from cable pits. I felt nervous when I looked at all the changes.
Lynettea said, 'Don't be  nervous Sasha.  I am here to protect you.' She means well.