This is Frida, a shy lost stray spotted in our neighbourhood last week. We managed to feed her twice, but on the third day, before we could lure her into safer places, she was gone.
So, we tried to find her. Barry dressed like a ninja and hid in the shadows. (I'm not sure why he's covering his mouth.) I used the art of camouflage: can you see my accidentally matching glasses in this picture? (I'm not sure why they're on my leg).
Before I get all jokey about this, we did spend hours looking for this cat, attempting to trap it, and failing wildly. Hopefully she is ok and found her way home. Now, let's use humour to cope.
The street birds, pigeons and wild chickens, are clearly up to no good, and I don't trust them.
While looking for Frida, we found 3 other cats who had clipped ears and did not seem lost. We also found a fairly big patch of banana trees, under which someone is gardening very cute chilis.
We took the path from our house, by the old train station.
The closest animal we saw is this black-necked spitting cobra. This is my first cobra, and it was very cute.
We also found the 2 forest woks, which have an oddly and creepily parallel to when we saw two rice cookers in the forest. Not the same forest.
I sometimes consider adopting a Monstera plant instead of rescuing cats, and then Barry and I discuss how it would take over our whole patio, fly away like a kite, maim bystanders below and possibly steal babies. One of us is quite risk-adverse when he's not cycling.
The best thing that we found to blunt the sorrow of our failures is, of course, Critopractice! Watch next time for my new reduced entire skull outline!
I'm particularly excited about #3, where I can address memory loss, insomnia AND face lifting!
I bought Barry some #2, to address his flatulence and Insomnia constipation (which is when you wake up with bowel pain, I suppose).