September 8: Ted seems happy

I’ll do anything to avoid editing The Novel, including following Ted around and taking pictures of him every time he does something that makes him look content, like these:

Ted being disturbed by his own personal paparazzi on the kitchen balcony. That palm is a Chilean wine palm, which is the same kind of palm as the tallest tree in the Palm House at Kew Gardens. I didn't just know that, of course - I spent quite a bit of time Not Editing The Novel in order to identify and learn that fact.

Ted had a look at the sunset from the kitchen balcony...

...but he decided he preferred the sunset from the other balcony. This picture makes me smile like a fool, because we've put the innocent little beast through so much, and he's been (as much as a cat can be) a trouper.


About Suellen Grealy

In 2011, a series of coincidences led my husband Joel, our cat Ted and me away from London, where we lived quite happily for 30 years, to Nice, where Joel grew up. While he and his sister ran their restaurant, I wrote a novel. Family being family, Joel and his sister no longer work together. Writing being writing, the novel lingers on... Meanwhile, we've found ways of living a completely different life from the one we had in London, including running our own restaurant together, 7 Villermont. The only constants are our Ted, our now-battered Peugeot, and each other. Everything else is a complete surprise
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3 Responses to September 8: Ted seems happy

  1. Harriet Salisbury says:

    I love Ted – I feel he had grown in stature as this blog has progressed. Come on Suellen – I’ve handed in my 120,000 words – you can do it! x Harriet

  2. Robin Morris says:

    If our cats are happy, we have accomplished our primary task.

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