Max looks carefully over the balcony
I know that you are all dying to know how Max is doing, so I asked him. He said “merow.” He loves sitting outside on the balconies, even now as I type he is curled up in one of those spine contorting positions that only cats can make look comfortable. We haven’t had any problems with him escaping or pulando (jumping) off the balcony (photo), he seems to have no misunderstaning of how far down the ground is. I think it makes him nervous, since he is very cautious and easily spooked when he is beyond the safety of the glass railing.
*Factiod alert!*: Egyptians shaved their eyebrows as a sign of mourning when they lost a beloved cat.
He made some friends quickly once we got here. The lady from the company that supported our move here saw him once on a follow up visit to our house, and on every phone call I got from her thereafter she asked how he was before inquiring on either mine or Gary’s behalf. (“I know you called me because water is raining from the ceiling in the bathroom, but first, how is Max?”) He is also fond of my portuguese teacher, he jumps up behind her on her chair while she is attempting to explain the inexplicable mysteries of portuguese. (Me: “That doesn’t make sense. Why do I have to say it that way?” Cecilia: “I know it doesn’t make senes, and nobody knows. It’s just portuguese.” Me: “Sigh…”)
Our ziladore also took Max to his apartment a few nights a week while we were back in the states, which was really nice considering we didn’t ask him to do anything for Max. So there you go. Our cat has more brasilian friends than we do.
*Brasil Factoid Alert!*: Brasil ranks number 4 of countries world wide for cat population, with 12, 466, 000 cats residing within the country. The USA, China, and Russia are 1,2, and 3 respectively.
“A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere. “-Groucho Marx