There is some football cup or something just beginning today. Freyja has been deposited back with me in my studio: she got thrown out of the lounge for handball…
Waiting for Kitten Food:
Outside is a beautiful day, but Percy is lurking in my studio in the hope that the bowl of kitten food that I have hidden will magically re-appear. Freyja is lurking in my studio in the hope that Percy will do something interesting. it is a sort of three-way stand-off. We shall see who breaks first.
I may have mentioned that I draw all of the Cat-of-the-Day drawings on my Samsung phone… and I may have mentioned that I loved the phone so much I recently bought a Samsung tablet that has the same pointy little stylus that I draw with but a much bigger screen (people ask me what software I use – it’s not the software, it’s the hardware that’s important).
However, just now I am drawing with the phone, because this is the bag in which the tablet lives. It is a valuable tool, and it is being closely guarded.
Freyja has had her jabs, her microchip and is allowed out (supervised as present, as she is still a mad little kitten). She has discovered that the garden is just absolutely full of fun things; Arthur is at pains to point out that he is not one of them.
Is it me or is it suddenly very quiet here?
Full speed sideways!
If you are a little on the small side, terrify your enemies by approaching them sideways on, which will make you look much, much bigger. For added impact wave your huge front paws and perfect your mad-eyed kitten look.
‘Dog Tired’ may be a little embarrassing, if one of of the cat persuasion. But then again, Freyja Kitten has puppy fat.
And then, this morning, something wiggled, right in front of her!
How to draw a moving target! This morning Freyja ran around, and I attempted to draw what she looked like. The result: a series of ridiculously cute scribbles. It is probably impossible to make a drawing of a kitten not look ridiculously cute, can’t be done, it’s in the proportions. On the other hand, here also is Arthur’s best Paddington Bear Stare, delivered from the safety of the dining room table. The boys still do not approve.
I have a new artist’s model. Meet Freyja, a darling little creature hardly more than 5 weeks old. Somebody found her wandering on her own on a farm and took her to the vet. Hannah-Jo, veterinary nurse extrordinare, and auntie as it happens, to Arthur and Percy, took her in and looked after her. Hannah called her Mud, because that’s what she mostly was when she came in. She needed a home, and so she came home with me, and now she is called Freyja. Arthur and Percy would like it stated that they were not consulted on the matter, neither in the naming, nor indeed in the adopting of such a creature in the first place, and there has been some grumbling, but I think they will come round, after all, who wouldn’t?