Winter has come to Melbourne.
Only for a few days, but unpleasant for those of us who don’t like getting our paws wet. Of course the big boy doesn’t care. It takes him about twenty minutes of standing in the rain before he realises he is getting wet!
What’s that saying? ‘No sense, no feeling?’
I wouldn’t wish to cast aspersions on him but….. you can make up your own mind.
Me? I am made of finer stuff. Never mind that my ancestors nimbly navigated the rocks of the Himalayas in the snow and ice. I don’t. And I won’t.
Take this morning. The big boy went out first because he was going on a longer walk. I stayed curled up in my bed and was more than happy anticipating my breakfast.
Suddenly Mum gets up and puts her coat on.
‘Oh, we’re going out’ thought I. ‘Fine.’
I stand up and move to the door. Mum puts on my new coat which by the way shows the enormous faith she had in my getting over the pancreatitis because she bought it when I was ill.
It isn’t just any coat either. It is a Pawberry. I’ll give you a picture, it is very chic.
Anyway. Off we go. I am looking fabulous in my new coat and I’m anticipating the lovely sniffs and adventures of each bush and pole.
Then we got outside.
It wasn’t actually raining, but it was windy and rain was in the air. I couldn’t believe it. After all these years doesn’t Mum know me better than that?
We got to the first roundabout before she realised I wasn’t actually enthusiastic. Perhaps the fact that I was two paces behind her and shooting her reproachful looks finally got through.
‘Do you want to go home?’ she finally asked.
Of course I wanted to go home. Who in their right minds wanted to be out with the wind blowing up places the wind shouldn’t be allowed and with everything wet and cold. I had a warm bed that was missing me, a breakfast that was overdue and central heating. Why would I want to be outside?
So we came back.
Gee. Sometimes Mum can be really dumb.
But I did look great in the coat and for that I thank her.
Raffy was so impressed with my new apparel he decided I was a great accessory and decided to take me for a walk. I am in great demand.
Love from the Princess.