Well, we're keeping her! We brought this tiny kitten inside and have named her Pony (I don't know why -- it just popped into my head and I liked it). She came bounding over to me through the wildflowers when I called out to her yesterday, so I scooped her up and brought her in. Geoff built a pen for her in the spare room. We found a vet with more reasonable fees and she's off for her first shots and check-up later today (also the fees weren't explained well when I first went in to the other vet for an estimate -- they're spread out over time, not all at once).
It wasn't easy for me to rip her away from her family, and she cried loudly all night long, but I think that ultimately it will be best for her. The feral cat problem in Toronto seems to be worse than ever these days (also, we seem to hear some vicious cat fights every night, and between the abandoned building across the street and the park, there are so many passing raccoons and other beasts). Luckily she's sweet and snuggles right up to us so maybe she'll adjust quickly. She's sleeping at my feet right now.
I just hope that Oreo grows to love her!
Kate: Yeah, I can understand the sense of suffocation! I think sometimes I'm in denial about how much smog we have here, even when I have a hard time breathing outdoors.
Jane Flanagan: Haha, yes, there are some benefits to being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic for a few hours, I suppose!
Verhext: Ugh, I know. Silly brains! Shut up!
Siubhan: I can appreciate them both, but in general, yeah, I prefer the city. At one point I was merely living uptown and I felt so cut off from the rest of the world (which was ridiculous), so I can't imagine living in a suburb or in the country. I guess I have some kind of irrational fear of it.
michelle: Thanks! Yeah, the water was especially sparkly the next day, but I'd run out of film!
nice-etc.com / caitlin: Yeah, I think it's nice for a couple of days, but I couldn't spend too many days in a row "relaxing!" I think I'd go crazy. Oh, the cabin culture in southern Ontario is probably similar to other places... basically some people have these enormous cottages in the woods (sometimes they are bigger than their houses in the city). It's not something I grew up with so it's always a bit unfamiliar to me. I prefer a water slide park! Haha.
tschitschi: I would, but I like to think that if I had been in the city I would have been productive in some way (and if I wasn't productive, I would have felt bad!). I've never been a big Patti Smith fan (musically), but the book was well-written and the story was fascinating. It's mostly about Robert Mapplethorpe, who was a very compelling figure! It took me one day to read, so it's quick.
Rachelle: It's really great! The colours are amazing. Plus the colours of the camera itself are also amazing!
Nedda Ebo: Ha, thanks! I like "more fun" too.
hellojenuine: Aw, I'm sorry! I don't want to sound ungrateful! But I guess my ideal days outside of work involve being in the city.
sarah: I love it too! This camera is so good at it. I loved the flare in your lookbook! I think about it sometimes, haha.
hila: Thank you! And yes, I agree.
heleen: Thank you! Yes, it is a very beautiful place. Water makes everything so pretty.
stephanie renee: In the fall, oh man, there's nothing I want more than to live in a farm house or something like that... but I know that if that were to happen, I probably wouldn't enjoy it.
Sarah: Haha, I laughed!
oaklandetsuko: Oh, I hope you can get one! It's a very lovely camera. Luckily the price is modest, too!
Gillian: I really liked it! I thought it was well written, and pretty classy (no gossip and things like that). Now I'm pretty intrigued by Mapplethorpe and would like to learn more about him. I'm lucky that I've traveled to a few beautiful spots in my life, and even though I don't like extreme heat, I love all the colours and flowers in those places!