Sunday, July 16, 2006

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

portuguese feline version of "the lady and the tramp"





Luna and "Gordo" (he is an old friend of mine) met recently in the country, she a

New Yorker from Long Island living now in Porto, a house cat, he a country boy

from Beira Alta, who walks around the village.

It is interesting to see how animals relate: she hissed at him and he was very

intimidated by her, this beautiful white persian... he probably never saw one

before! They didn't get too close but enjoyed looking at each other and being

around each other for about two weeks. She had a great time but got home

to Porto infested with fleas!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Serra da Estrela again...




The Mountain sat upon the Plain

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The Mountain sat upon the Plain
In his tremendous Chair—
His observation omnifold,
His inquest, everywhere—

The Seasons played around his knees
Like Children round a sire—
Grandfather of the Days is He
Of Dawn, the Ancestor—

Emily Dickinson