Carnival Sunday and Pandora sits on the printer and stares agitated at vibrating window. Her eyes are wide and her ears stand up stiff and alert. I close the window, muffling the sound and stopping most of the vibration but the cats still look agitated and make their feelings clear by staying in the bedroom for the rest of the day. When I go to check on them I am relieved because the bedroom is quiet and sunny and apart from the distant beat of music, they seem undisturbed.
Hummus Rocky Glass arrived with his owners Brian and Leah at 9am on Friday morning. Hummus is a large,handsome, american (and sadly) declawed, ginger tom. He arrived in a tiny carrier that fitted him like a bodycon dress and erupted into the sitting room with a burst of energy and an instinctive curiosity that lead him by the nose around my front room. As we three humans watched Hummus explore I wondered at the strange combination of personality that had lead this cat to be c