August heat is still warming up our house. It reminds me of the last summer, when we were travelling in Germany. It was during the heat wave with +40 Celsius degree temperatures. Seems like an eternity ago now.
On the riverbanks of Mosel, we stayed one night in a charming village hotel. On our evening stroll we passed by a house where a cat was patrolling on a balcony. She was immediately interested in us and reminded me of my first cat Mimi. Mimi loved to sit on a balcony and watch small birds in the back yard. Mimi was a formidable climber too. Her favourite was to run up a tree, to about three meters height, back down a bit holding on to the tree with all her four paws, then turn around and run down on the trunk until she was close enough to jump to the ground.
Animals and nature have always brought such a great joy to my life. I know I’m not alone in this. This year both hiking and pets have skyrocketed in popularity in Finland. I don’t wonder. With a pet, there is no dull moment in your life. Cats are masters of invention, if they only have a chance. But above all, they love to keep an eye on you and everything else happening around them. And if they can do it somewhere high up, all the better. Like a cat on the roof.
You can find my designs of Like a cat on the roof from my Redbubble shop. Here’s a few examples to get you in that hot summer night mood: