Posted in Loke on April 11, 2017|
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There are times when I feel like a bad pet owner; when I can’t really be bothered with an attention-seeking cat or when I leave him home alone over-night. I can’t even begin to imagine the levels of guilt I’d be engendering if I had a child, considering how guilty even a cat can make me feel!
Still, he is fed every day and has clean water in his bowl, so that’s a good starting point, right? And we go out into the garden together every day – and some days we go a bit further…
That’s my house in the middle of the picture… This morning I took the cat out for a walk down by the bog/lake behind the garden; he doesn’t like crossing the open field from the back of the garden down to the bushes by the lake, but once we’re down there he absolutely loves it!
There are things to sniff, trees to climb, water to almost fall into and basically everything a little cat could wish for!
This is when I feel that I might be an okay cat owner; he doesn’t get perfection all the time, but there are times when I definitely deliver quality of life to my little Loke. And today has been a good day for him, I think; a morning walk down by the lake, and now he’s sitting on my shoulder, insisting that I should stop paying attention to the laptop and start paying attention to HIM!
Okay, I give up… I have to go pet a cat now… Here’s one final picture from this morning’s walk:
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Posted in Loke on August 23, 2016|
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Internet, meet Loke! Loke, meet the internet!
Last Monday I caved and went to a cat shelter, just to have a look and get a feel for whether I wanted to get a successor to poor little Punto. Well, it felt right… So I put down a deposit for this little black kitten – 3 months – and arranged to pick him up yesterday because he needed to get his shots and be neutered before leaving the shelter.
Yesterday afternoon I brought him home to the Flâneur Garden.
He quickly found one of Punto’s champagne corks and was playing around merrily within 15 minutes of being let out of the carrier box… He seems quite content and friendly – a very worthy heir to the legacy of Punto!
Naming him for the Norse God of Mischief, Loke, seems to have been the right choice, as last night he twice turned off my laptop by walking across the keyboard, three times turned off my WiFi, sent one Facebook message to one of my friends and turned on the Firefox de-bugger twice… This little kitten has some MAD tech skills!
(And very little understanding that we’ll both have a much nicer time if he sits in the window next to my desk where I can pet him with my left hand, rather than when he walks across my keyboard while I try to shoo him away…)
He’s dreadfully sweet, though… His personality is just as I hoped it would be – and once he grows up a bit I think he’ll be very good company. (I knew getting a kitten would be a bit of a handful – and he is, but in a fun way.)
To round it up: I think we’ll make a good team. Søren & Loke…
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