I did Halloween at Nancy’s House but I don’t think I have told you about Victor. He is cat with so much love he must share it with an entire neighborhood. The other day a young woman who works in San Francisco was moving into her first house in Nancy’s neighborhood. I met her and her mother and as usual got into a lovely conversation. I suggested she meet Nancy and Victor across the street. “Victor?,” That cat is in my house on the sofa we just moved in. I thought maybe he came with the house and I was counting my good luck.” Well I explained that he comes with the neighborhood, everyone thinks he spends most of his time with them. Of course there are about 14 thems. Nancy figures his nine lives may be out there right now.
In the mornings Victor likes to show up at Nancy’s bedside after a nite of roaming. He wants his food and he tells her loudly. She tells him how much trouble he is going to get into if he does not wait until 8. She sleeps on a different schedule and they work it out. But Victor loves to test her on it. If you heard the conversations between them you would agree they have shared many lives together.
The funny part is everyone is just sure they must let Nancy know if Victor is out late at night. So 2 AM calls and taps at her door to report that Victor is limping or has not been seen for several days occur all the time. Regular walkers in the neighborhood carry treats for him.
Victor has taught our little Georgie Girl how to behave around him. She has figured out he is Senior and very cool. So she treats him with great respect.
Oh yes, when neighborhood children have birthday parties, Victor always attends. He spends the full party entertaining and sharing love with their friends and families.