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Of cat and snow

Our dear Pomponnet, contrary to a sentence in my last Japanese exercise, is a STUPID CAT (ばか猫)! Why, though he's neutered, has he to fight like a demon with a black-and-white cat who comes sometimes in the garden? This time he came back with a big wound under his left ear; I first thought it was superficial but a few days later it appears it was worst than that. The vet had to keep him one night for some surgery, in fact he has about 5cm (2") of stiches; and, of course, Elizabethan collar (Tudors fashion?), which is what upsets him the more LOL. This being said, he's patient with cares (I just have to clean once a day with Betadine and give him antibiotics, crushed in yogourt that he's so fond of, thanks God). As going outside is strictly forbidden, he's even more affectionate, which explains why the Fox & Ratty calendar isn't going ahead very fast, sorry!
Pomponnet and his Elizabethan collar
News from the sky: as everywhere (or almost) in Europe, we're under snow. It snowed yesterday and probably a good deal last night, so this morning we had about 12cm of white carpet. Now temperature is a little above 0° and packs of snow are falling from trees and roofs. I'll have to put salt again on the sidewalk this evening as it should freeze tonight.

So here are some pics of the back garden...
The back garden under snow

One of the lilacs, so heavy with snow the branches are almost reaching the ground:
Lilac under the snow

And the veranda roof, after icicles there's patches of snow falling with a soft pooof:
Veranda roof under the snow
NB— the furin (風鈴)–chime – lost its paper clapper a few weeks ago during a little storm. I'll wait for a milder weather to make a new one. And I must find a beautiful sentence to write upon it, before there was just something telling it was a "good taste chime" XD



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19th Dec, 2010 14:47 (UTC)
Poor Pomponnet! I'm glad he's okay.

Wow, that's a lot of snow! Hope you're staying warm!
20th Dec, 2010 10:59 (UTC)
He tries to be patient– if you can say that of a cat! But it's more hugs all the time LOL
And yes I have to keep warm enough, if for Paul only. I didn't get outside today but to check on the junk bins, and the service hasn't come yet, so they'll stay in the yard.
19th Dec, 2010 18:34 (UTC)
Aww, poor little Pomponnet! I hope he's all better soon. We've had some snow too. So strange to have real winters again, lol. Maybe even a White Christmas...
20th Dec, 2010 11:01 (UTC)
Too white and too thick a winter (starting tomorrow only...) for me. I don't have a car but it's still a problem to do errands in the village and to be delivered. Hope my X-mas tree will be delivered this afternoon but I'm not sure!
And I hope it will be milder when Pomponnet is allowed to go outside, in 10 days or so!
19th Dec, 2010 19:21 (UTC)
You've got more snow than we do in Toronto. I think we have about 2 cm. I can still see grass. Even neutered male cats will still be territorial - mine was.
20th Dec, 2010 11:07 (UTC)
We've got even more today! It's slightly above O° (talking tenths of degrees here) so it's melting a little, but falling lot more. So this morning it's already some 15cm (6"). And weather forecast isn't very optimistic for days to come. Anyway I saw on TV you have problems now with air traffic.
The cat was always a fighter, he already was bitten to the bone on one forepaw once when a crazy Siamese entered Mom's house and bite her on her hand. He was defending her! But here, this isn't necessary. I'm afraid he won't learn his lesson...
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20th Dec, 2010 11:11 (UTC)
Yes, he's a very cute and affectionate cat. He was very sweet with Mom and I took care of him then each day as Mom couldn't stand up. After her death I took him here, it was only 200m a trip LOL
He's quite muscular, with a little fat too :o), and he must weight about 5kilos. I'm not happy when I have to bring him to the vet, it's only 300m from here, but gosh he's heavy. And I don't see him becoming any more reasonable, oh no Mam'!
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