The plot thickens.
I woke around 6 oâ€™clock this morning, filled up the cat dish and put it back outside. At 8 oâ€™clock I decided to get up, look out and the cat dish was empty again. No sign of BC. Then while filling up the kettle, I noticed outside the side window, two cats on the wall, BC and the white cat with grey spots. They were sitting facing each other, 2 feet apart. BCâ€™s tail was flipping back and forth. Maybe Iâ€™m wrong; maybe the white cat with big grey spots is actually a female and BC was courting her. I went out to the front porch and peaked around trying to get another picture and white cat took off flipping down the other side of the wall- that wall is about 12 to 14 foot high around the property. BC was trying to figure out how to go after her/him. Maybe I interfered in a courtship.
The gestational period for cats is around nine weeks. Iâ€™m four weeks away from leaving. OMG, this couldâ€™ve happened when I arrived. Not now.
Even though itâ€™s 19+ degrees here itâ€™s cloudy and windy so it actually feels a bit cooler.
Iâ€™m very excited. Iâ€™m parked here by the bus stop in town and in about nine minutes the bus will come in with my two guests,the unfortunate ones that were stuck in the airport in Toronto for three days. I am so looking forward to seeing them. Iâ€™m sure theyâ€™re looking forward to a rest.
I wanted to take my friends out to dinner tonight to restaurant Odesus and I went in to see if I could get reservations; they were booked up, because itâ€™s international womenâ€™s day, and the women are all meeting there. Howâ€™s that for luck? My other favourite restaurant O Sacas, at the fishing wharf is closed on Wednesdays. Several that are highly rated arenâ€™t open until the end of next week they told me theyâ€™re just getting themselves ready for a new season.
My guests have arrived. Who are they? Ross McGhee and Irene Tsai!
I gave them a quick tour of the local area after they dropped their bags at the house and had the house tour. At 5:30 we were all ready to eat and they were both looking forward to a fish dinner that was freshly caught. I had grilled bream and so did Ross. It was the best fish I have had cooked, perfectly. Irene had clams and she said they were as good as she could get in Hong Kong.
The older Campbell teachers will know my guests, especially if they spent time in the famous coffee room. My guests: Irene Tsai, a former business, Co-op, and ESL teacher and also a long time Air Canada employee, and Ross McGhee, former head of the Technical Department and later a VP. I am looking forward to the next few days of touring them around and taking them to my favourite restaurants!
Until tomorrow all, have a great day.
PS…Irene is allergic to cats. She may have to sleep outdoors.