It was another lovely, sunny day in Cyprus today, with the temperature up to about 25C. I don't suppose those of you in the UK really want to know.
Sophia spent much of the afternoon asleep on my beanbag. I wonder if I should change its name to 'cat's cradle'. But perhaps she's just illustrating the saying, 'Let sleeping cats lie'.
Tessie and Sophia are not related. Tessie is the cat who arrived on our doorstep, after Richard had unwisely said that we had plenty of cats. However, although they fight sometimes, Tessie seems to have a lot of admiration for Sophia. At times like this, she's something of a copy-cat.
One problem with cats is that they tend to scratch the furniture, when they're sharpening their claws. One of our sofas was getting distinctly tatty, although I've attempted to mend the worst of it. On Friday, we noticed doormats in Metro at two euros each, so we bought a couple, to place behind the scratched sofa. We hoped it might encourage the cats to sharpen their claws there instead.
I think it's working, since they love scratching at them. But today, Sophia decided instead to illustrate that famous aphorism 'The cat sat on the mat':