I’m a bit of a night owl but she takes it to a whole new level, sleeping most of the day.
So when she started staying over we got very little sleep. I was exhausted. But we are both in a good rhythm now.
I love the way we’ll seek each other and curl up next to each other. She’ll fall asleep in my arms. Other times she’ll caress my feet. Sometimes she’ll bite and scratch a bit when she’s feeling that way inclined. It’s not my thing, but to each their own.
I met her some time ago but we met again through the same mutual friend who looks after her Mum and we’ve been together for some months now. She’s black, which is new for me, although she has some white hairs that really stand out and I occasionally pluck out.
I love her.
Her eating habits leave a lot to be desired. Like many Vietnamese, they don’t put their litter in the bin but on the floor so I often have to sweep up afterwards.
We’ve already been through a lot. When she first arrived she was a scaredy cat, especially afraid of the rain and thunder. The roof here does make the rain extra loud 🔊 but now she is fine and can sleep through it.
It’s hard to have any privacy with her around. She’ll often come into the bathroom whilst I’m sitting on the toilet. Yet she keeps away when I shower.
We’ve watched movies together and fought off the flies, moths and bugs that often try to attack in night. She loves it when I sweep up. Did didn’t always like me on the computer too long, but now she enjoys it because she’s learnt how to be with me.
I love watching her play and enjoy life. She’s so cute.
Although she’s also invasive. She’ll check everything and go through my stuff given half a chance and sometimes destroys things. But she’s curious, not malicious.
But. I recently learnt that she’s not a she.
It turns out that Sabby, my cat, is a boy. Both Mrs Loan and myself misinterpreted Sabby’s gender. Apparently that’s pretty easy to do when the cat is young.
Sabby is a mostly black Bombay Cat
whom I love dearly.
I was going to post this some time ago but wanted to make a nice collage of images. I ran out of time then, but in 15 minutes time Sabby is going away, back to his home.
See, I’ve been living in Vietnam for nearly 7 months now, but it’s time to return to Australia and then, well I’m not sure where I’m going next but I know it’s to be with my girlfriend Jen.