Sunday, November 24, 2013
Attack Cats and Zombies
Here are Wabi, Sabi and Bobby, standing sentinel in our living room, with the shadow of our avocado plant projected onto the wall by the morning sun. Olga is terrified of those cats. She circles them suspiciously and God forbid any of us should ever bump them or make them move. She'll put her tail between her legs and leap onto the couch in full retreat.
It's funny, because she's not afraid of real cats at all. I guess these look just enough like animals that they make her wary, but she can't quite figure them out.
I took Olga for a long walk in the park yesterday, beneath a brilliant blue sky and deep yellow and gold trees that stand just at the brink of shedding the rest of their fall foliage. When we got home I was forced to eat peanut butter crackers for lunch, because we had no food, but then Dave came home (he had to work yesterday morning) bearing groceries, bless him. In the afternoon we watched "Return of the Jedi" and "In Bruges." The latter was really great -- dark but funny in a twisted way, and it made Bruges look beautiful. Now I'm thinking we need to go there some weekend.
I'm going to try to get out on the town a bit today.
See how eclectic we are at the library? This shelf cracks me up. I also laughed out loud on Friday when I found a book in the catalog called "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies : The Classic Regency Romance, Now with Ultraviolent Zombie Mayhem"!
I'm glad I can find humor in my job.