Our schools closed on the 7th December for the learners and on the 11th for teachers and other staff, so I have been on holiday for the last nine days with four weeks left. I meant to do a lot of fly fishing for trout on our mountain streams but it has rained buckets almost every day and the river are all raging torrents. At last count at least ten people have drowned trying to cross rivers in our province and many had to be rescued by police and other emergency services, happens every year. Hopefully the weather settles and I can get some fishing in.
All doubts that I had about Cat the cat accepting Smokey as part of the family vanished a couple of night ago when Cat came in with a small mouse he had caught and gave it to Smokey to play with. Smokey grabbed the mouse, growling ferociously at the dogs if the dared to come near, then he proceeded to "kill" it and generally do what cats do with mice. All the while Cat the cat lay on a chair watching Smokey's antics with a look on his face that said, "That's my boy", as if he had anything to do with it.
Smokey with his first mouse.