Spanning 4 generations from the lady who introduced me to her household and placed in the high traffic
most-loved area in the dining hall, I have heard conversations, differences and whispers on world affairs
to traditions to hand-me-down secret recipes. There are many tales to tell - for the benefit of her grand
children and great grands.
It certainly was surprising when Winnie was found resting at her old place two days ago. She still does and never rests at the lower tier since then. If only we know why, our human slave's life would be a lot easier!
Our human tip-toed in to the MeowYard wanting to snap a photo of sleeping Winnie having her afternoon siesta in an odd position.
With the handphone in position and just before the camera clicked, Winnie's survival instinct kicked in. She opened her eyes and got up.
Agreed; this is a weak stretch unlike most young felines but then Winnie is an elderly lady. She usually stretches lying down when our human gives her a full body comb holding one of her paws to reach certain parts of her body.
As you all know to cool Winnie down on hot afternoons, she gets groomed with a wet comb. It must have felt good as she drools during that process. Our human tried but could not get a good shot of those drools as Winnie kept demanded to be combed. This is the best shot of her drool droplets on her chin.
Our human found Winnie sleeping in a rather cute position with one paw propping her chin.
It is definitely a plus that Winnie could not hear well when our human made a mad dash for the handphone and then back snapping away before Winnie's feline built-in survival instinct kicked in to awake.
Our human wondered why Winnie always rest on a certain spot on the MeowYard.
Few days ago our human walked past and from the corner of the eye noticed Winnie looking through the MeowHole.
When trying to snap photos, Winnie got up to walk in the MeowRoom. Our human wanted to title this 'Looking Through the MeowHole' but remembered Winnie is not the first kitty who did this and looked up which kitty did it first.
Our human slave has been behaving, doing something funny lately and communicated with brother who resides in another country through whatsapp. Below is the conversation that turned out rather funny.
Slave: Think my 18-year-old kitty is deaf!
Bro: Did the vet do a test or you tested it yourself?
Slave: I tested myself for a few days. This morning I knocked on glass pane above her head till my knuckles were sore; no response! Knocked on wood behind her; no response! No wonder she had absolutely no problem with loud thunders and lightning that caused electrical trips in the house!
Bro: Old cat lah. Too tired to respond to knocking on glass pane. Heard that a thousand times before. As to thunders, same lah. Used to it already loh...
Slave: Thunders were so loud that sometimes even I jump up!
Bro: Only human jump when they hear loud noises. Animals don't jump, they crouch. The cat is old and already couching; cannot crouch any lower lah...aiya!!!
PS: Suffixes 'lah', 'loh'and 'aiya' are local slang that give emphasis, affirmation, exasperation, or exclamation.
It has been rainy a lot daily these days. There's not much to do except to rest. Our human's ancient monitor is getting more blur and will get a new replacement only when absolutely necessary. For now wordings and pictures are still visible.
Winnie called, ate and left those food bits for her 'slave' to clean up. Well, what can her 'slave' do except to stop eating lunch to give Winnie a full body damp wipe down, combing and more food before continuing lunch (slave's lunch that is).
PS: Actually there were more bits of food which our human had removed some but mid-way realised that this makes a good picture for posterity. It wasn't easy snapping these photos as Winnie kept moving and head-butting.