Winter Through the Eyes of the Melville Cat

by | Jun 26, 2012 | Johannesburg, Melville and Surrounds, The Melville Cat | 26 comments

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.

26 Comments

  1. Mr Bunny Chow

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

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  2. Slowvelder

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

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    • 2summers

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

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    • 2summers

      You’re welcome, thanks for reading!

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  3. catherine

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

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    • 2summers

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

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  4. jackie hulme

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

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    • 2summers

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

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  5. Kathryn McCullough

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

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    • 2summers

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

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    • 2summers

      It’s looking better today, just kinda puffy.

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    • 2summers

      It’s looking better today, just kinda puffy.

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  6. Deano

    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

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    • 2summers

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

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  7. Deano

    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

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    • 2summers

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

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  8. taxslave

    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:)

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    • 2summers

      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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  9. taxslave

    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:)

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    • 2summers

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

      Reply

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