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!
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...
One of the lilacs, so heavy with snow the branches are almost reaching the ground:
And the veranda roof, after icicles there's patches of snow falling with a soft pooof:
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