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It’s Day 43 of the South African lockdown. Here is a picture of a cat.

Trixie the cat
Lockdown photo 43: A cat.

I considered writing about various things today:

  1. My lack of motivation for doing literally everything.
  2. The death of the South African publishing industry.
  3. My love for Chunk the Groundhog, whose life seems particularly relevant these days.
  4. My new and very intense disdain for capitalism.

But I just aired my grievances two days ago and I think it’s too soon for more of that. Instead I will share photos of my cats, who serve as faithful daily reminders that not everyone in the world gives a shit about COVID-19.

Smokey the Melville Cat in the sun
Smokey, aka the Melville Cat, enjoying his morning sun in the kitchen.
Smokey cleaning himself
Smokey cleaning himself, as he does for 98% of his waking minutes (approximately 19 minutes a day).
Smokey with toungue
In between licks.
Smokey eyes
Smokey is not as youthful and sleek as he once was. He suffers from itchy skin and has lost weight in his old age. I’m actually quite worried about him. But his eyes remain bright yellow and razor sharp, which comforts me.
Trixie the Melville kitten
Trixie the Melville Kitten, born in a boxing gym basement in Hillbrow, now nearing two years old.
Trixie the cat
Trixie has grown into a beautiful cat. Her eyes used to be amber but they’re more hazel now.
Last cat pic for now.

Today’s Worthy Cause

Today’s worthy cause is Nosh Food Rescue, which is doing amazing work feeding people in Joburg. During the lockdown Nosh is partnering with various Joburg restaurants, including Thava Indian Restaurant in Norwood, to prepare and distribute food to those in need. Instructions on how to donate to Nosh are here.

I think this is the shortest lockdown post I’ve written yet. Hopefully I’ll feel more verbose tomorrow.

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