As some may be aware, but many not, Chester, my faithful writing assistant, mice catcher, and general pain in the neck, passed away some months ago.
Recently I was running a series based on his adventures, under the title of Past Conversations with my cat.
For those who have not had the chance to read about all of his exploits I will run the series again from Episode 1
These are the memories of our time together…
This is Chester. He doesn’t like stormy weather, particularly at night.
We’ve been having a lot of hot days with no relief in temperatures. From mid-morning, the air conditioning had been running until midnight.
But, Chester’s usual hiding place has been in the non-aircoditioned part of the house, so he’s had to come down to join me.
There’s been no rain for weeks and although some days are cloudy all it does is worsen the humidity which at times even the airconditioning can’t relieve.
But when the storms come, after a long dry period, they are intense, and when the lightning strikes the thunder is particularly loud, and the cat jumps.
Never let a scaredy-cat sit on your lap in a storm. I did. Once. Never again.
I put him on the chair next to me and covered him up. It helps.
An hour later the storm has passed, and he goes back to lying on the floor.
Oops, was that another crack of lightning?