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Friday, June 23, 2006

New neighbors and the cat with blue eyes


Funny the things you notice first about new neighbors. We didn't see anyone moving into the apartment directly across from ours, which probably happened during the work day. We didn't notice a change in noise or music. If the curtains changed, we didn't see that.

And then suddenly, there was a new cat in the window, with startling blue eyes. He sat and stared and stared at me, until I felt obliged to get a camera. Thanks to him I noticed a new blue lamp shade, a TV that wasn't there before and bingo! I worked out that someone had just moved in. A second cat showed up a minute later, but he was more interested in the birds zooming around in the street, taunting him, and he never looked over.

4 Comments:

Blogger Vasta said...

leave it to the animals to open our eyes to the changes in the world around us. that's a cute cat too!

2:35 PM  
Anonymous Jim Klima said...

I think the cat is wearing blue contact lenses. Not too extravagent. A pet owner here in Seattle arranged a stem cell transplant for his dog.

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Supriya said...

Enjoyed reading it!!

11:21 AM  
Blogger whistlestop caboose said...

Hey, an old friend suddenly appears here! What a wonderful surprise!!! And you're right about the contact lenses, I'm sure, because no cat could have those bright blues just naturally. Glad you all enjoyed this little fellow on the windowsill as much as I did. I think I'll have to go post one of the other neighbor pets. We had two cats for 8 years and last summer one disappeared and the other died 3 weeks later. Miss them very much, but it's a lot easier and less expensive, frankly, to enjoy the neighbors' pets!

6:23 AM  

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