Because Alfie was going to have the stitches taken out of his face where his eye and some tumour were removed three weeks ago, all three cats had been starved since midnight, since any food or drink I put down could have been eaten by any one of them. The vet, Aude, who is lovely, said that unusually, because Alfie has such a gentle temperament, that she might be able to remove the stitches without sedation, but just in case, that he shouldn't have had anything to eat. He was so good on the journey to the vet, not a sound from him. We waited for ten minutes and then went into Aude's surgery and she removed the stitches without any fuss from Alfie at all. What a lovely cat he is! She dimmed the lights and checked his remaining eye, which appeared to be fine still.
Then two seed heads from my red poppies in the border and
Lastly a view of the pergola with the pink rose growing by it.
It's been a reall weird weather day, perhaps now we're heading towards winter again the weather doesn't quite know what to do. I can't believe the sunshine finally came out today. Apparently it's going to change at the weekend and be wall to wall sun for a while - let's hope so.
Three things I like:
1. Purrdy snuggling up on my shoulder purring loudly.
2. Collecting hen eggs - still warm.
3. Eating my friends' daughter's birthday cake in the polytunnel.