Ginger, my friend from next door, came to visit yesterday (miaowing VERY loudly in the rain outside the kitchen door) and followed me around as I got on with my chores - stripping and remaking the bed, (Midgey and Moose used to love this chore - chasing, rolling around and hiding under the sheets!), hanging the washing over the drier, etc. I sat down for an hour and at that moment realised how lonely I am at home. He jumped straight onto my knee, purred incessantly, pushed his face into mine, looked deep into my eyes as if searching for answers from me, and then cuddled up alongside me with his sweet face resting on my leg.
Oh how much I miss Midgey and Moose .... although their cuddles are rather different from Ginger's and if I have to be honest, not quite as relaxing .... not with Midgey attacking my ear lobe and pummelling my neck and Moose always appearing to be confused by what is expected from a cuddle! I have much more of an understanding now of how someone must feel when their partner dies, and they are plunged into an unplanned life alone, especially if there was just the two of them at home. It truly does only take a second for one's life to change unbearably and forever.
On a lighter note, the weatherman announced on the radio today, " It's not getting warmer, but it will be less cold!!" Go figure that one! Well I don't know how the weather was (or is) in Edmonton today, as the Olympic Torch is carried on its relay through the city, but it sure was pretty dull here in York. Rain and misty. Anyway I hope it all went smoothly - no dropped batons or extinguished flames! I wanted to include a photo here of the River Ouse today (York's river) but for some reason it keeps failing to up load. No idea why!