Today I performed the dreaded task of clipping the cats' claws. This is always a fraught job because Poppy has arthritis in her right arm and doesn't like it to being handled so claw clipping is about as bad as it gets.
However, taking on board something which someone said to me about cat claw clipping I sat cross-legged on the floor and held Poppy like a baby - tummy up. I still had to muzzle her but I was able to clip her claws without pulling on the leg and she hardly protested at all so maybe in the course of time she will allow me to do the job without the muzzle. As the operation needs to be done about every three weeks it is something which matters a lot to me. Poor baby, this has been going on ever since I first got her and it is nothing I have ever done to her - I've always been very conscious about only taking off the tips and not hurting her.
I am trying to get back to yoga after my double bout of vertigo but am finding the going hard as my balance is not good and I keep falling over if I do not concentrate. I have decided to use a chair for support in the lunges which are my main problem and perhaps things will improve as I work at it. Here's hoping, anyway.
Winter has finally arrived in Perth with only one day of official winter left and we have had rain, gales and low temperatures. I had no clients last Thursday, something I applauded because the day was cold, wet and windy and I have to change trains to get to Visability and it means waiting for non-connecting trains at the Perth station on the way home. Going to Victoria Park is not such a hassle because there in only an eight minute wait between trains and the Thornlie train is always already in the station so I can sit down and read a book until it is time to go. But going home the Fremantle train pulls out just as the Thornlie train pulls in so I have to wait 15 minutes for the next one.
With the two places where I have been buying my clothes either moving away from Claremont or being taken over I am back to shopping online at a Muslim outlet which sells the most beautiful clothes - and skirts and trousers are international. In the olden days after my trip to Iran I used to buy most of my clothes from this outlet which was based in Syria but the skirts and trousers which I have just received were posted from Jordan so I hope that they are all safe from the bombs and are able to keep on producing.
Things seem to be getting a tad chaotic in USA over the last few months and especially over the last week. The antics from the Government used to be funny but things are getting worrisome and goodness knows where it will all end up. SAD!