Monday, May 08, 2006

Tamara and Babette

My cat and I have adopted Tamara. She is nine years old.
It's been three weeks now and she is still afraid of the cat.
The cat is quite curious but at the same time she has taken to sudden hissing attacks which terrify the dog.
The dog usually heads for my lap or if i am standing she begs to be saved.
Such a whimpering and carrying on.
I hope she can overcome her fear of the cat.
The dog sits for long periods of time facing the piano with her back turned to cat. I suppose this is dog language for being invisible or inferior.
I hope they will stop watching each other like this, and perhaps one day they will become friends.
Both have sweet personalities being gentle and a little timid when it comes to scary things like lightening or hissing sounds.
Tamara's owner was hospitalized and is unable to continue looking after her.
I guess the next step is a trip to the vet.

Thursday, February 02, 2006

February 2006

Retirement is an interesting experience. Not having to go to work every day has been such a change. There are some things about it I like very much like the freedom to do whatever I want with no one expecting anything and no one looking over my shoulder.
I just put in my application for the Old Age Pension. It will start on my birthday. What a treat it seems to be paid for just existing. Very nice indeed.
Yet I miss people now. I am starting to consider what I might do to be part of the human race. So many folks need volunteers. But I'm not quite ready yet to make a commitment.
In the meantime, I have been exploring things I have wanted to do for a long time.
The first thing I did once retired was to get a digital camera. I always wanted one. This was my big splurge. In the end I got a digital Video Camcorder.