I’ve been extremely lazy these days. A fact that I blame on the weather. I could deal with the heat (44 degrees Celsius today) if it wasn’t so freakin humid. Only the thought of having to spend one minute in this humidity (for example when parking your car and walking quickly to the shopping mall entrance) makes me want to stay at home. How am I supposed to get a tan in this weather?
And the cats… You have no clue what 44 degrees and humidity mean, when you’re a cat sitting in a 22 degrees chilled room. Our two cats however desperately wanted to have a stroll through the garden today, and they wouldn’t stop nagging until we opened the door to the terrace. Once they had set a paw on the hot terrace floor they stopped and stared at us like we had hit them. Unfortunately, they still want to be outside (they hide under the garden furniture or under our little trees – our garden is still only one year old), and I have to watch and take care that they don’t stay in the heat for too long. Sometimes they stay for a couple of hours until they feel like having a sip of water or a little treat, which means, that I also have to sit and watch for a couple of hours (sometimes from the window, sometimes outside). You may say that this is stupid. Yes, you’re right. But if this is the only way to keep the kittens happy and my mind at rest… then shall it be.
The weather lets me forget how beautiful the city can be sometimes. Good thing that we always have tourists, friends or (like in this case) interns, who remind us how good Dubai can be. Last week our intern Ellen went back home. She took these pictures of Dubai…
What a shame that the summer heat often makes me forget how beautiful it can be here.