Muffin last year
Merisi sent me an email to say – as politely as possible – that there appeared to be something wrong with the white balance in the photo on my blog yesterday. She said that as an academic challenge she had downloaded it and tried to do something with it - but that it was beyond redemption.
Ah well – I said – this is because it was in fact taken the day after I had fallen off the dog sled onto my camera and smashed it and my ribs to pieces.
So this and all the other photos that were taken on the trip were captured with Gwenyth’s camera which was made in 1992. No – I am not kidding – 1992. And it took really shitty photos. They were mostly out of focus and there was nothing you could do with them in either iPhoto or Aperture.
Now some bad news for cat lovers. Muffin merged with infinity yesterday.
She became really distressed the previous evening and was no better in the morning. I don’t think she was in any pain but was obviously suffering from extreme anxiety – which had been developing for some time.
She had been very restless and roaming around the house – not sleeping – just lying starting into space. And I looked at this scruffy 19 year old cat yesterday morning and knew it was time.
I would have waited until Cate came back but Muffin was obviously very distressed so I took her to the vet straight away and that was that. It was a sad day but I was glad to see her finally at peace because she has not been a really happy cat for some time now.
So we are down to two cats. Cate got back this morning and has been on the phone since she got back. As soon as she has a moment she will start talking about kittens. Spare me!