Sunday, August 23, 2009


This is a photo of my family - lovely Dan in the background drawing at his desk and Cosmo the cat attacking some red wool. The beast - Cosmo - was rescued from a shelter; no-one wanted him and he'd been there for months. He was a bit grumpy and didn't relish attention but, as we were leaving, we took one last look at him, he reached his paw through the bar and touched Dan's shoe.

His name was Sparkle. Ridiculous. We settled on Edward. We brought him home and decided he was not an Edward. Edward is the name of an intelligent, bookish sort of cat: the kind owned by TS Eliot. Cosmo is, to put it bluntly, a bit thick. Grumpy and thick, but he's cute so he gets away with it. Like Jude Law.