Winter Through the Eyes of the Melville Cat

From the Melville Cat:

This afternoon I was sitting on the roof of the Lucky 5 Star, as I often do.

This is me, Smokey, on the roof.

(Side note: I currently have a broken tail. I’m not sure how it happened. The tail is sore and prevents me from sitting comfortably, but it doesn’t prevent me from climbing a tree and jumping onto the roof. I am the Melville Cat, after all. I have thus far managed to elude Heather during the hours when that awful place called “the vet” is open, because I can tell that she wants to take me there. She says that my tail will probably get better on its own, anyway.)

As I relaxed in the sun on the roof and looked out over my Melville kingdom, I thought to myself that this is not a bad place to be, even in winter. It’s certainly cold inside the house, and especially at night, as Heather already told you. But the days are warm and sunny and there are lots of pretty things growing everywhere.

So I commanded Heather to come outside and take some photos of the winter flowers at the Lucky 5 Star. I think you will like them. (Meanwhile, I stayed on the roof where Heather could not reach me. I am so clever.)

Arum lilies bloom year-round at the Lucky 5 Star.

 

I believe Heather already told you this, but magnolia trees are in full bloom all over Melville. Strange, I know. They will bloom again in summer.

Lemon trees are full at this time of year. They are not really flowers, but just as pretty. I don’t like to climb the lemon tree though — the thorns hurt my paws.

Aloe blooms, in silhouette. These are Heather’s favorite winter flowers.

So you see, winter in Joburg is not really that bad. Especially when you’re a cat and have several human families to feed you and keep you warm.

Please wish my tail a speedy recovery. Thank you.

Oh, and here is a pretty picture of the sunset last night. I know Heather wishes she could climb up on the roof with me to see the sunset. I have a much better view from up here. Heather can only glimpse a piece of it through the trees. Poor human.

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26 Comments

  • Reply Mr Bunny Chow June 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    they somehow just know that a trip to the vets is imminent.

  • Reply Slowvelder June 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Oh you poor cat. Think you may need to go to the vet.

    • Reply 2summers June 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      I’m being very evasive, hoping Heather will give up on the vet idea. And I can be very determined.

  • Reply barbaramattio June 26, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Great blog. 🙂 Thanks

    • Reply 2summers June 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      You’re welcome, thanks for reading!

  • Reply catherine June 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Smoky, I wish you a speedy recovery and have a bit more trust in Heather, she knows what’s best for you!

    • Reply 2summers June 26, 2012 at 8:57 pm

      Thank you for the well wishes. But I still think that I know what is best for me. I am the Melville Cat.

  • Reply jackie hulme June 26, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    the Bicardi Breezer Cat … such a skelm .. out partying … most probably fell over on the dance floor …

    • Reply 2summers June 27, 2012 at 9:05 am

      Hahaha. He stayed out all night again last night. But his tail is looking better.

  • Reply Kathryn McCullough June 26, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Poor baby! How did you manage to break your tail? Hope you’re feeling better soon!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    • Reply 2summers June 27, 2012 at 9:06 am

      According the the stuff I read online, it’s quite common and can happen very easily. I had never heard of it before though.

  • Reply Gail Scott McDonnell Wilson June 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

    They do heal on their own however you might land up with a kink in your tail!

    • Reply 2summers June 27, 2012 at 9:06 am

      It’s looking better today, just kinda puffy.

  • Reply Gail Scott McDonnell Wilson June 27, 2012 at 7:45 am

    They do heal on their own however you might land up with a kink in your tail!

    • Reply 2summers June 27, 2012 at 9:06 am

      It’s looking better today, just kinda puffy.

  • Reply Deano June 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Heather,
    I love the Melville Cat posts! Why not make this into a comic strip? I love his/her perspective on things. It’s too funny.

    Deano

    • Reply 2summers June 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      I’ve had several requests for a book about the Melville Cat. We’ll see…Glad you like them 🙂

  • Reply Deano June 27, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    Heather,
    I love the Melville Cat posts! Why not make this into a comic strip? I love his/her perspective on things. It’s too funny.

    Deano

    • Reply 2summers June 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm

      I’ve had several requests for a book about the Melville Cat. We’ll see…Glad you like them 🙂

  • Reply taxslave June 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Beautiful sunset picture. Cats dissappear unexpectedly when vet Looms – save your money and then you can tell Melville Cat it’s his own fault that he has a kink in his tail and that he should have listened to you:)

    • Reply 2summers June 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Haha. His tail seems to be pretty much healed but he is still staying away. I think he has found a third family 🙂

  • Reply taxslave June 27, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Beautiful sunset picture. Cats dissappear unexpectedly when vet Looms – save your money and then you can tell Melville Cat it’s his own fault that he has a kink in his tail and that he should have listened to you:)

    • Reply 2summers June 28, 2012 at 10:23 am

      Haha. His tail seems to be pretty much healed but he is still staying away. I think he has found a third family 🙂

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