Yesterday morning we were greeted by Theo our timid black cat in the door step. Mr FF went off for bread and milk, the lady in the village shop kindly adding a few homemade biscuits in the bag. While he was away Lisa appeared, voicing her delight at seeing us again, We pottered in the house and garden, opening up again after 6 months and the cats lay out on the terrace. After lunch we did say that Marzia was taking the joke bit too far not appearing and I told Lisa if she went to find her baby she could have an extra cat stick.
It was almost 4 when I spotted a little white tail sticking out of the cat apartment, Marzia had come for food. She ran off when she saw me but I spoke to her and she came back, let me stroke her and was soon purring. She has grown into the most beautful creature, is in excellent condition, thick pure white fur with a touch of ginger still on her ears and tail, the most amazing ice blue eyes. The only slight concern is that we now realise she is a boy.
Mario told us the cats spend most of the day up above us with Giovanni and his wife but always come down here for food. It's wonderful to have them all back, to know they remember us and judging by the number of extra bags of food Mario had to buy when the supply we left ran out, they've eaten very well.
That and the fact the roofers returned to the penthouse yesterday to finish the work is the news you've been waiting for, let's all relax. We are off to see The Danes later today, perfect.