I hope you have had a pleasant first Advent! This week had its ups and downs, but overall it ends well. It also started well – on Monday I took Canavar to school with me. Since the exterminator came to our apartment and I didn’t know where else to put the cat, I just took him in his carrier bag to school. He didn’t like that in the beginning and meowed already all the way in the car. But then I asked the class I had first in the morning if they had any allergies or objections against Canavar in the room. They didn’t. So I got him and we even let him walk around the room. It was fun to watch him explore everything. Obviously, he was quite excited, but not stressed out. He stopped meowing soon. Canavar actually behaved so well that I also presented him to another class later on that day (or was it the other way round?). It was also fun to watch my students watch the cat. I could immediately see who is used to pets and who isn’t. Nevertheless, all kids were fascinated, even the dog lovers. Like: “Woah, look at his muscles! He makes a standing jump onto the table without any problems.”
I believe that Canavar loved attracting all the attention, even if he didn’t allow many people to touch him. Because normally he avoids his carrier bag like the pest once we are home from a trip. But this week he lay in it and looked at me every morning when I left for work. I honestly wonder if he would like to accompany me more often.
As for the mice: I think there might still be some left. The exterminator only set up more traps. But on Friday the superintendant came to seal several holes. On the same day I bought an electronic pest control that is supposed to keep the mice away by sending out electromagnetic signals. Canavar is still excited to be in the kitchen, but I hope that the remaining mice will leave soon – I don’t really care how.
|Watched| The Man in the High Castle, Unforgettable, Charlie Brown Christmas episodes
|Read| Salt, Nejma
|Listened to| Christmas songs, Manga, Bosse
|Done| worked, bought and set up my Christmas tree and all Christmas decorations, went to a Christmas market
|Eaten| chocolate croissants, bratwurst, steak, Christmas cookies
|Drunk| water, coffee, hot chocolate, mulled wine
|Thought| some weeks just suck and then suddenly – boom – something good happens and everything else is almost forgotten
|Been happy| when I received an e-mail that my students and I as their adviser can participate in the Harvard Model United Nations Conference 2018 – it is a huge dream come true
|Laughed| when Canavar was too lazy to play even though I tried my best
|Desired| no mice at home – it is a continued desire
|Bought| Christmas tree, anti-rodent device, a few books at a warehouse sale
|Clicked| I am a little sorry that I didn’t go to Quebec City from Montreal last week: “The Everygirl’s Weekend City Guide to Quebec City”; all about cats – or rather gift ideas for cats and cat lovers: “Die besten Geschenkideen für Katzen und Katzenfreunde”