I have two things to report today.
Firstly – I am making some headway with my project to train Monika how to use the cat door. On Wednesday – for the first time ever – she actually used the door to come in from the terrace. (I have to open the flap to let her out).
Of course it is tragic to watch as she sniffs and scratches and pats the door for an hour or so before doing what she is supposed to do – i.e. push it and jump through.
I watched her doing this for some time on Wednesday until she eventually made the leap. Of course I was absolutely astonished and it brought a lump to my throat.
Now I just have to get her to go out through the cat door – and this will be a harder task – but I am mightily encouraged.
Secondly – there are more baby ducks in Stadtpark. This is the second crop this year and I am well pleased to see that so many have survived the rats and the cat.
Finally – as it is news day – and we have news that is unique here – I thought I should tell you about an event this week.
Continuing the theme of Austrians finding new and exciting ways to meet their maker I need to tell you about the man who cut off his own head with a chain saw.
Now I know you think – as I did - that this would be impossible. But this entrepreneur found a way to do it by locking the saw into the ‘on’ position. This is never a good idea as proved to be the case in this tragic scenario.