It was a Big Day today: Hili not only went to the vet for her annual anti-worm shot (video below), but got her Official Editor’s Outfit.
First, however, several readers asked to see Fitness, the black cat who lives upstairs (where I am currently sleeping). Fitness and Hili hate each other, which is sad. Fitness is also not as friendly to strangers as is Hili, but he let me take his photo:
Below:walkies along the Vistula. It was another warm day: about 10° C or higher. And, as you see from the photo my camera has finally gotten dust on the sensor. This is the inevitable result of owning a Panasonic Lumix, but I have found a place in Chicago where I can get it cleaned.
It’s a shame about that caterpillar-shaped piece of dust in the sky.
After lunch and a walk, teatime, with plenty of cakes. My favorite is the poppy-seed cake (makowiec, the iced one at top), but I had a bit of everything:
After lunch it was time to round up Hili for her visit to the vet. The problem was that she couldn’t be found. After futile searches for her in the orchard, we discovered that she had actually retired to the basement (did she sense an impending vet visit?). Before we took her off, though, she insisted on donning her new gift from visitor Sarah, a cat-sized green eyeshade that officially shows everyone that she is the Editor in Chief!
“This newspaper is unsatisfactory: it contains no news about cats!”
Then it was time to put Hili in her carrier for the short drive to the vet. It was my responsibility to carry her, as she has learned how to unlatch the carrier. She did not go gentle into that good basket:
Poor kitty! But she was pretty well-behaved compared to previous trips, meowing plaintively only a few times.
Voilà: Hili gets her shot (a masterpiece of cinema verité):
And some wine for dinner: