Sunday, 14 July 2013

Visiting Heathcliff

I've just been to England for a quick research trip on Norman Nicholson, and went to see my grand-daughters in a musical production of Footloose.  It was wonderful to see so many exuberant young people  giving up all their free time to sing and dance and produce a show to professional standards.  The Musical Youth Theatre is a fantastic organisation and takes children between 8 and 18.  There's such a lot of talent around!

And I also got to visit my beloved cat, Heathcliff.  He was fostered by a neighbour when I began spending so much time in Italy, but last year the neighbour moved and I had to find him a more permanent home.  Lots of tears shed!  But then my daughter offered to take him and the children were very keen, so Heathcliff became a city-dweller.  He's settled well, despite his age (he's coming up to 14), and tolerates no trespassers in the garden!  He also seems quite healthy, though he has a cataract in one eye now.  Lovely to spend time with them all, and the weather was hot enough to sit out in the garden until midnight.


4 comments:

  1. Aren't the energy levels of the young amazing?

    I had wondered what happened to Heathcliff when you posted about Batcat.

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  2. Unfortunately we can't bring him out to Italy because of all the wild cats here - he would be made into mincemeat in five minutes. And our lease prohibits us having cats in the house. Sad. But he seems very happy without us. Cats are so fickle!

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  3. Fickle he may be, but an incredibly handsome chap and very photogenic is Mr Heathcliff!

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