Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sugar spots


This photo was taken at the same time as the Double Mint photo I posted last week. I think it was my snapping away at the sleeping Candy and Sugar that invited Cricket and John to join us. I loved Sugar's tummy, with spots in both black and red. You can see a few of the all-black spots on Candy's tummy, too.

I visited Sweetie at the shelter on my way home from piano lesson yesterday afternoon. She's in a cage in the "sick" section, finishing up 10 days of antibiotics for that sneezing I noticed last time. The disadvantage of being there is that she is separated from other cats and has a more confined space, and also that people are more hesitant about adopting cats who are over there.

Aside: I adopted Cricket from the sick area of her shelter. That shelter had the rule that once you entered the sick area you didn't return to the general floor. If there was no room in foster care, that was the end of the road for you. I do NOT like shelters that have those kinds of policies. Fortunately for both of us, that was not the end of Cricket's road.

The advantage of being sick at Sweetie's shelter is that you get fed canned food, which is clearly her preference. She looked much better than when I saw her last visit, and we enjoyed a little around-the-bars snuggle. Fingers crossed for when she goes back to the main adoption floor.

One of my assignments for piano lesson next week is La Cinquantine, arranged as a (piano) duet with my fellow student. I mentioned that the tune is commonly found in an arrangement for intermediate cellists, as well. So I have the additional assignment of preparing it on the cello in a minor, if it's not already, to play with the piano accompaniment. That should be fun. And my new routine is to stop and visit Sweetie on the way home from lessons, hoping each time I will find she has been adopted.

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10 comments:

PJ said...

great looking tummy!
Happy Tuesday!

Kellie The Orange Cat said...

I'm so glad you get to see Sweetie once in awhile.

chatkatze said...

Love those spots. I hope Sweetie gets better soon.

Funky Smith said...

The spots are adorable.

I'm pretty sure that La Cinquataine (sp?) is in a minor in the Suzuki Book 4. Or 3. I can't remember.

PinkFluffySlippers said...

I just said a prayer to the Great Cat in the sky for Sweetie to find a home.

Jason Heath said...

I hope Sweetie gets better! Sick kitties really break my heart.

Mr L said...

All the arrangements of La Cinquantine I've seen have been in a minor. This was the first piece that I played as a solo in front of other people...

Gottagopractice said...

Thanks for the La C. tips. I found the arrangements in Suzuki Bk 3 and in my Otto Deri solo book, the same except for additional fingering instructions in Suzuki, it looks like. And in a minor, plus the A major B section that isn't in my piano arrangement. So I'm set. I'll be thinking of you as I play, Mr. L. What was the solo occasion?

Mr L said...

I played this for some in-class thing in Jr. High. It was only memorable in that it was the first time that I played a solo. I don't even remember who played the piano -- it must have been a fellow student...

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Purrfectly Beautiful Kitty-Cats!