This year is no exception.
It's the World Cup fever and football-crazy students will skip classes because they are too blurry-eyed to attend classes after spending the wee hours of the night or dawn watching 22 men chase after a ball in a field. Skilfully, no doubt.
But it looks like the World Cup fever does not only affect humans.
Does it affect cats too?
Perhaps it does...
Ginger was late for dinner again today, and by 5pm, he was still not back.
So I called for him along the walled fence knowing that he has probably overslept at this rooftop plaza again.
Sure enough, after a few minutes, I saw him at the pillar.
He looked very bewildered and took sometime to come down.
Then, instead of coming to the patio as he usually does, he went to the porch and just sat.
I took his food out to the porch and he ate there, surrounded by Rosie, Daffodil and Vincent.
Then, he did strange thing. He slept at Rosie's flowerpot. I was a little worried about him, but he seemed fine. He wasn't feverish or anything like that.
And only at 9pm did he finally come into the house and started calling me.
Ahh...Ginger has woken up...finally!!
What a blurry little cat you are, Ginger!
He's back to his usual self now, helping me count tshirts, waiting for me outside the bathroom, etc.
And he asked for food. I think he had forgotten that I had already fed him in the porch when he was in his blurry state.
So, were you affected by the World Cup fever too?
You watched Germany vs Brazil last night?
I think Ginger wasn't fully awake when he came down from the rooftop plaza at 5pm.
Ginger wants to come into Bunny's Place so badly...
But Indy and Cow are mad.
It's just too big a risk although I would love to have Ginger safely inside.
Safely inside? With Cow and Indy??
Remember the time when Ginger first came to our house, he sneaked into Bunny's Place and Cow pounced on him and we ended up a 2-week course of antibiotics for a severe cat-bite?
I think for now, you're safer in the house, Ginger.
I wish you would not go out of the house compound, though.
But how can you tell that to a cat, right?