I was sent home early today because it was snowing so much here in Vancouver. UBC had turned completely white, and the buses were starting to really struggle in the snow. Our boss decided it was unsafe, so we all headed home.
So, as I had an afternoon with Monty, I thought I might as well write a new post about him. This is mainly for Mum, Araceli (new Mum) and Grandma. They are the ones that ask most often how Monty is getting on with his new Canadian life.
If you’re thinking of moving countries with your own catty furball, I have a post that can help you here.
Before we abandoned UBC, one of my colleagues and I, walked over to Nitobe Garden to see it in the snow. But it was closed. I guess the gardeners had been sent home due to the snow as well!?
After my failed walk to the garden, I was pretty chilly, so waited for a bus to go home. It took hooours to get home, but then I was greeted by a happy cat.
Monty is always happy to see me when I arrive home in the daytime! But today, Monty was especially interested in the window at the front of our flat. He was watching the snow and seemed really keen to go outside. I picked up his cat harness, and he ran over to me meowing. I can take the hint!
However, it turns out that although Monty *thought* that he wanted to go out into the snow, as soon as his paws touched the white stuff, he changed his mind. This is the cat face that means “wtf is this cold stuff!?”
As I mentioned in the last Monty update, my cat is a wimp. Monty took a few steps forward before he noticed how wet and cold the snow was. Then he went back inside and refused to step back out!
After about half an hour, Monty was staring at the window again, so I gave him another chance to walk outside. This time he was a little bit more brave. He started to explore his new white garden, keeping right to the edge so he could avoid placing his paws in the snow!
After a few minutes Monty built up the courage to walk right through the middle of the white stuff. I tried to get a few action shots, but mostly he just looked really unimpressed at the world around him!
So, my main update from Monty is “Actually hoomans, there is some sort of crunchy snow noise, and my paws are blooming cold. I’m done. Take me back to the fire!”
Right after this photo he ran back inside and has not left his spot in front of the fire since then!