Naked sunrise / Amanecer desnudo

La versión en español está después de la versión en inglés.

SINCE SO MANY OF YOU (three?) were disappointed there were no photos of my naked self yesterday, I thought I’d give you a bit more. I was completely naked (except for slippers) when I took sunrise photos this morning. Still, you’ll have to use your imagination. Be generous! I think you just wanted a good laugh anyway.

I went out for coffee (I was the only one who had coffee) with friends Tynan, Elena, their daughter Paula, and Elena’s sister Isa. We social-distanced (and then some), and we still can’t hug, which sucks. But it was good to sit and visit for a while.

I don’t know about you, but it concerns me that I’m becoming a bit too comfortable being antisocial. We don’t have a huge circle of friends, but the ones we have are very special to us.

And, yes, I will gladly get the covid-19 vaccine. Spain has been working for months on a distribution plan, so I feel confident we won’t have to wait long once it’s made available.

Do you have any suggestions on how to teach a cat to tell time? Dudo understands he gets his daily treat from me when the clock chimes. Although he knows the general time of day to expect it, he doesn’t know how to tell 10:30 from 10:15 or 10:00. Unlike Moose who can yowl for two hours non-stop if he doesn’t get what he wants (and even if he does), Dudo usually gives only a delicate mew to get one’s attention. This morning, he sat on the rug in my office and quietly stared at me. When the clocks (grandfather and mantle) chimed 10, Dudo mewed once. I said, “Not yet.” At 10:15, mew. Not yet. He looked at me excitedly when the clock began to chime 10:30 and I rewarded them. Then again, this won’t shut up Moose.

If you’re tired of sunrise photos, I’ve included a photo of the front part of the terrace yesterday afternoon during a period of sunshine.


YA QUE MUCHOS DE VOSOTROS (¿tres?) estuvisteis decepcionados porque no había fotos de mi yo desnudo ayer, pensé en darles un poco más. Estaba completamente desnudo (excepto por las zapatillas de casa) cuando tomé las fotos del amanecer esta mañana. Aún así, tendrás que usar tu imaginación. ¡Sé generoso! Creo que ayer solo querías reírte bien.

Salí a tomar un café (yo era el único que lo tomaba) con los amigos Tynan, Elena, su hija Paula, y la hermana de Elena, Isa. Nos distanciamos socialmente (y algo más), y todavía no podemos abrazarnos, lo cual apesta. Pero fue bueno sentarse y visitarnos un rato.

No sé tu, pero me preocupa que me esté volviendo un poco demasiado cómodo siendo antisocial. No tenemos un gran círculo de amigos, pero los que tenemos son muy especiales para nosotros.

Sí, con mucho gusto recibiré la vacuna covid-19. España ha estado trabajando durante meses en un plan de distribución, por lo que estoy seguro de que no tendremos que esperar mucho una vez que esté disponible.

¿Tienes alguna sugerencia sobre cómo enseñar a un gato a decir la hora? Dudo entiende que recibe su obsequio diario de mí cuando suena el reloj. Aunque conoce la hora general del día para esperarlo, no sabe cómo distinguir entre las 10:30 y las 10:15 o las 10:00. A diferencia de Moose, que puede aullar durante dos horas sin parar si no obtiene lo que quiere (e incluso si lo hace), Dudo generalmente solo da un delicado maullido para llamar la atención. Esta mañana, se sentó en la alfombra de mi oficina y me miró en silencio. Cuando los relojes (abuelo y manto) dieron las 10, Dudo maulló una vez. Dije: “Todavía no”. A las 10:15, miau. Aún no. Me miró emocionado cuando el reloj empezó a dar las 10:30 y les recompensé. Por otra parte, esto no callará a Moose.

Si estás cansado de las fotos del amanecer, he incluido una foto de la parte delantera de la terraza ayer por la tarde durante un período de sol.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

31 thoughts on “Naked sunrise / Amanecer desnudo”

    1. Judy C:
      This morning, there was no dramatic sunrise, but the surf is wild. Will head to the beach for a stroll… and pictures.

  1. Sunrise on your shoulders. Nice. 🙂 Once again, wonderful photos. The ones with the palm trees make me think I’m back in Hawaii.

    1. Mary:
      Oh, Hawaii. My best friend from Boston lived on Maui for a few years. We visited once a long, looooong time ago. I wasn’t disappointed.

  2. Naked doesn’t count if you’re in silhouette! LOL

    You have such amazing sunrises there. We won’t see the actual sun again until, oh, March or so. (Well, it’s not that bad, but it sometimes seems like it.)

    I have no suggestions re. the cats. But something tells me they won’t stop coming to you at 10 a.m. no matter how often you reward them at 10:30!

    1. Steve:
      “Naked doesn’t count if you’re in silouette.” I missed that when I was reading the naked instruction manual! SG decided to cut slices of banana bread this morning BEFORE the cats had their treats. They heard the two plates on the counter and it was all over!

  3. LOVE ALL THE PIX! except the first one, it’s too damn dark to see you! 🙁

    you’re not anti-social, you’re selectively social. and with COVID, one cannot take chances. you have plenty of wonderful friends!

    1. anne marie:
      Oh, so sorry about the first photo. I’ll try to do something about the exposure next time. (And thanks, but I AM feeling quite ANTI-social. Oh well.)

    1. Urspo:
      I’ve got some other ideas. Watch this site. But, don’t get your hopes up; I’m no Mistress Maddie.

  4. I’m certain I was one of the three asking about the Mitchell Moon!

    Our cat, Consuelo knows exactly when Carlos is finishing his trumpet practice every night. Just before he’s done, she wanders back by the door to wait for him to come out, and then she leads the way to treats. If y’all lived closer, i could have her tutor Moose.

    1. Bob:
      Moose knows when a tv show has ended by the music. He comes running from wherever he is to get some loving. I think Consuelo would lose patience with him however. Dudo hasn’t been able to teach him anything.

      I’ve got some moonshot ideas. Waiting for another dramatic sunrise.

      1. Mistress Maddie is one of a kind, Scoot (thank goodness). We’ve also seen your face more often, and a good face it is. Hugs and forehead kisses.

  5. Given you telling us constantly how cold it is in Fuengirola I am surprised you did not catch your death of cold, pneumonia must be just around the corner. Is that an iceberg on the ocean just above your shoulder in the photo? I think it would be safer if you went out with your mink wrap.

    1. larrymuffin:
      Unlike SG, I’m able to tolerate these frigid temps. Speaking of mink wraps, I wonder who took my grandmother’s mink stole when she died. SG could use it.

  6. This post reminded me of ””. Are you familiar with his cartoon films? They are hilarious to anyone who knows cats!! The first one I ever saw ( years ago now) was the cat trying to wake his owner up in bed!

    1. Frances:
      Oh, thanks for reminding me of Simon’s Cat. I loved those videos and will find some to watch today… And I especially remember the waking his owner one. I think that was also the first one I saw.

    1. Jim:
      There’s one to the side but only one or two terraces can see into that end of ours and I figure if they’re out that early and want something to see, who am I to deny them.

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