Cats with colors / Gatos con colores

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SAN GERALDO WAS IN MY office this morning and I couldn’t help but notice his trendy look. Ralph Lauren lounging pants, hand-knit Norwegian socks, and a pair of vintage slippers. OK, the slippers aren’t really vintage. They’re just old and cheap. He bought a new pair a few months ago, but continues to wear the old ones. Fortunately, he’s never worn them in public. Oops. Until now.

Like me, Dudo is always worried about appearances. He has toys in every color of the rainbow (sometimes all in one toy). This week, he’s brought two mice into the living room. The gray ones that coordinate with the furnishings. San Geraldo said Dudo was playing with a white mouse on his own white rug in SG’s office. I’m couldn’t be more proud.

Storm Filomena has reached the Iberian Coast from the Atlantic. We’ve already got rain, wind, and dramatic skies, but the worst hasn’t yet arrived. Record-breaking snows are expected north of us. I’ve read that here in Málaga the rains may be “strong and persistent.” I walked on the beach this morning. The weather has worsened since. It’s beautiful.


SAN GERALDO ESTABA EN MI oficina esta mañana y no pude evitar notar su aspecto moderno. Pantalones holgados de Ralph Lauren, calcetines noruegos tejidos a mano, y un par de zapatillas vintage. De acuerdo, las zapatillas no son realmente vintages. Simplemente son viejas y baratas. Compró un par nuevo hace unos meses, pero sigue usando las viejas. Afortunadamente, nunca los ha usado en público. ¡Ups! Hasta ahora.

Como yo, Dudo siempre está preocupado por las apariencias. Tiene juguetes de todos los colores del arco iris (a veces todos en un solo juguete). Esta semana, ha traído dos ratones a la sala de estar. Los grises que combinan con el mobiliario. San Geraldo dijo que Dudo estaba jugando con un ratón blanco en su propia alfombra blanca en la oficina de SG. No podría estar más orgulloso.

La borrasca Filomena ha llegado a la costa ibérica desde el Atlántico. Ya tenemos lluvia, viento, y cielos dramáticos, pero lo peor aún no ha llegado. Se esperan nevadas récord al norte de nosotros. He leído que aquí en Málaga las lluvias pueden ser “fuertes y persistentes”. Caminé por la playa esta mañana. El clima ha empeorado desde entonces. Es bonito.

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..

28 thoughts on “Cats with colors / Gatos con colores”

  1. When the gulls are all coming ashore that is a good sign of an impending storm.
    LOVE those socks!!
    Stay safe.

    1. Jim:
      I grew up at the beach knowing that, too. The gulls have now mostly taken shelter. I have a pair of the socks in different colors. A gift from a Norwegian cousin. They’re the best!

    1. Kathleen:
      You haven’t seen them before? A cousin of Jerry’s we’ve never met made a pair for each of us. They’re wonderful. AND they don’t itch!

    1. David:
      Yep, there’s a LOT of gray out there today. And not even dramatic shades of gray. The surf, however, is absolutely wild with big waves breaking much further out to sea than we’ve ever seen.

  2. I have that exact same outfit! Except, the pants are read and black, the socks are the beige ones I got at the hospital during my cataract surgery ten years ago (made in China, I believe) and the slippers are fluffyish gray with the backs long since trodden down. Other than that, the exact same outfit! Tacky and proud, that’s me 😀
    That forthcoming storm looks like it’s going to be glorious.

      1. Deedles:
        I understood! What’s black and white and red all over… I mean read all over! The storm is pretty amazing. Lots more rain to come over the next days, however, with risk of flooding. I can’t believe you wear those hospital socks! My mother had a drawer full of them — but never wore them!

      2. I know you understood, Scoot. It just drives me a wee bit bonkers when I do that. I can’t even blame autocorrect. It’s getting pretty bad, to..two..too! I noticed on one of my computer games, that I speld my name wit on n insted of to..too..two. Dona instead of Donna. Oh, well the meaning is still the same. Lady, *cough*.

      3. Deedles:
        Oh, it drives me crazy when I do it, too. And, yep, I have a really difficult time with the name Mitchell.

  3. nice sox! and dudo is a color wizard. look at all the birdies; they know a storm is a-coming!

    1. anne marie:
      And, today, the birds are scarce. Really storming. The socks were made by a Norwegian cousin of SG’s. A pair for each of us. Mine are red, black, and white. So warm and comfortable. (Dudo is an aesthetic genius.)

    1. Debra:
      Ooh, I love that. The King of Clash! I should have done a full-ensemble shot. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, but he’s got some great plaid shirts I could have made him change in to. (And he probably would have gone along with me.)

    1. Wilma:
      A distant cousin in Norway (whom we’ve never even met in person) made us both a pair of socks a couple of years ago. They’re so soft, comfortable, and warm. I tried walking in the rain earlier today. It was fun, but then the wind picked up again and it was a slog. It’s really coming down right now!

  4. Oh my. I haven’t heard about Filomena. Are we getting that, I wonder?

    Love SG’s look! I also call all my old stuff “vintage.” Or sometimes “retro.”

    1. Steve:
      I think Filomena is mostly Portugal and Spain. But you seem to be getting plenty of your own weather. We do have some truly vintage/retro stuff in our closets, going back to the ’80s. Plus I’ve got a couple of sweaters my mother made in the late ’40s (and, no they weren’t originally made for me!).

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