Sunday: Hili dialogue

April 22, 2018 • 6:30 am

by Grania

Good morning! It’s the birthday of philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724), eccentric actor-director John Waters (1946) and a curiously large number of footballers.

It’s also the London Marathon today and KV Switzer is running.

In the cat portion of this post, another cat has succumbed to Maru Syndrome.

https://twitter.com/StefanodocSM/status/987618242297556994

A toasted marshmallow (AKA Gus)

 

And a cat for sale.

Typical indeed.

Finally, on to Poland where Hili is strategising.

Hili: I have to hide.
A: Why?
Hili: So I could jump out suddenly.

In Polish:

Hili: Muszę się schować.
Ja: Dlaczego?
Hili: Żeby potem nagle wyskoczyć.

 

 

Hat-tip: Heather, Taskin, Gethyn

11 thoughts on “Sunday: Hili dialogue

  1. Maru Syndrome:

    Is there something in the glue (or other processing chemicals) use to make cardboard boxes that is a cat attractant?

    In chaos theory terms, a “strange attractor”?

    1. Cardboard boxes & cats: It’s selection bias by human observers – we peeps tend to have a lot of boxes about the place at times & most of them are cardboard. Kitties also enjoy other less common enclosures such as gaps in the bookshelf or a nice bowl-shaped bathroom sink or a Tesco display shelf.

      Reasons for enclosure:
      ** Domestic cat comfort zone is 86-97°F [30-36°C] around 20°F greater than our own zone & poor kitty is close to the ground where all the draughts hang out. When there’s a blazing sun through a window kitty forgets about boxes entirely & sprawls in the sunbeam no matter how much people traffic & other disturbance there are. Domestic cats like being high too & I think that’s also mainly about draughts, plus the air is significantly warmer away from the floor
      ** It’s said that cats like enclosures because solitude/stress relief & ambush predator instincts, but I don’t think it’s top of their list – give ’em sun & they’ll lie exposed anywhere that’s hot.

    2. My cats like to sleep in the washing up bowl .
      And i have a photo of one of them hiding behind my books in a deep book case .

  2. Katherine Switzer is amazing. At 71 she is a year older than I. I could not run 500 yards. And what an inspiration to young sportspeople, especially women, everywhere.

  3. It took another 5 years (1972) til Boston Marathon caved and allowed women to race officially.

    A friend, Louise Parsons, grew up in Philadelphia and now lives in corvallis, ran track in high school and college. She says she ran in, and completed, the BM a year or two after Switzer. She got her bib as “Lou” X, wore baggy sweats and hair under a watch cap. She says she wasn’t the only lady in the field. I surmise that someone arranged to detain Jock at a local bar.

    1. I find it deeply shocking that women were officially kept out of the Boston Marathon until so late a date.

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