Now I have to sit back and wait a month before tackling Valerie Hoskins Agency for my second (and final) chance for representation.
To while away the time, I'm musing on my cat: He's loving, lazy, uncoordinated and overly friendly, er, really loving. Actually, really, embarrassingly, annoyingly desperate for human company. He shows signs of loyalty - he'll try for my knee first (or keyboard or book or whatever I'm doing that isn't about him), but quickly moves onto the next person if that fails.
In short - he's not a cat, more of a yo-yo.
A lap: up - often getting pushed off - and therefore down.
A fence: up, misjudges it, and therefore rapidly down.
He 'somehow' broke his leg last summer - never known a cat do that before, but doesn't surprise me. Of course I love him! But I am wondering if he'd fit in better somewhere else...
So, I'm wondering if I could - should, even - look for a disabled or old person to have him? He'd be in his element, sat on someone's knee all day. He gets so lonely when I'm out, "Yowls" the house down when I get home...they would surely love the devoted company?
But then I think that knowing him, he'd trip them up as he entwines around their legs (stairs are his speciality)... or jump onto their hot cup of tea, spilling it in their lap... and then I'd be responsible for making their lives worse.
What should I do with a cat like that?
No easy solution, but I think instead of mulling this over (oh, also trying to avoid an excruciating IT bit of work I have to do), I should start edits of Sequestration Manor. Draft 1 completed last week