Thursday, March 22, 2018

Upstairs, Downstairs / Arriba Y Abajo

La versión inglés está antes de la versión español.

SAN GERALDO AND I were talking about the fact that we've lived in the same place for five years and aren't discussing moving. That's a very good thing, we think, but it's not easy for us to get used to the idea. Oddly, I feel more at home here in this most foreign (for me) of all the places we've lived than I have felt anywhere else. Also, I've gotten to know my way around locally. I can go anywhere in town and easily find my way back through the winding, confusing streets.

Moose, on the other hand... Well, he's very sweet.

I let Moose out in the hall the other night. He loves the adventure. This time, he ran down the stairs. I followed and found him in a panic because the door to our apartment was closed — except it was the apartment below ours. I had to carry him upstairs. When he saw our actual door, he nearly flew out of my arms and ran inside.

Of course, he immediately wanted out again. He's a cat.

SAN GERALDO Y yo estuvimos hablando sobre el hecho de que hemos vivido en el mismo lugar durante cinco años y no estamos hablando de mudarnos. Eso es algo muy bueno, creemos, pero no nos resulta fácil acostumbrarnos a la idea. Curiosamente, me siento más como en casa aquí en este lugar tan extraño (para mí) de todos los lugares que hemos vivido que en cualquier otro lugar. Además, he llegado a conocer mi camino localmente. Puedo ir a cualquier parte de la ciudad y encontrar fácilmente mi camino de regreso a través de las calles sinuosas y confusas.

Moose, por otro lado ... Bueno, él es muy dulce.

Dejé a Moose en el pasillo la otra noche. Él ama la aventura. Esta vez, bajó corriendo las escaleras. Lo seguí y lo encontré aterrorizado porque la puerta de nuestro apartamento estaba cerrada, excepto que era el apartamento debajo del nuestro. Tuve que llevarlo arriba. Cuando vio nuestra puerta real, casi se escapó de mis brazos y corrió adentro. 

Por supuesto, inmediatamente quiso salir de nuevo. Él es un gato.

UPSTAIRS, DOWNSTAIRS. I KNOW, I CAN'T TELL THEM APART EITHER.
ARRIBA Y ABAJO. YO SÉ, NO PUEDO DISTINGUIRLOS TAMPOCO. 
MOOSE: "SWEET? WHO YA CALLING SWEET?!?"
MOOSE: "¿DULCE? ¿¡¿A QUIÉN LLAMAS DULCE?!?"

20 comments:

  1. Wow, what a difference a few potted plants make! Moose is totally adorable.

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    1. Deedles:
      Moose is so sweet and he hates to be alone for a minute. He even wants company in the room when he uses the litter box!

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  2. Moose....steppin out! Take it slowly now.

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    1. Jim:
      I'm sure he'll do the same thing next time.

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  3. Sweet is not a word I'd apply to many cats. A dog would be thinking "I love you!" to even strangers. Cats be like "you can pet me...for now..."

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    1. Adam:
      You really should get to know some cats. Ours have always been really sweet, gentle, and affectionate. Moose and Dudo are our best friends. (And we don't have to take them for walks and pick up their poop in a plastic bag!)

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  4. He just wanted to make sure no one had stolen the plants again!

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    1. Wilma:
      And again. And again. He learns very slowly.

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  5. Moose is faking you out.

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    1. Kirk:
      That's something Dudo would do. Moose doesn't have the ... sense of humor?

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  6. Moose leads a very sheltered life and that's a good thing.

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    1. Debra:
      Oh, he does. He views the world from the safety of his tower on the terrace.

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  7. I had a friend who use to move every three or four years. A monad I tell ya. I don't think she ever called a place home or laid any roots. I have only moved three time in my whole life this far....16 years where I am now.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I have never in my entire life lived in any one home for that long a time. You're so stable!

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  8. moose is an adventurous cat. and so adorable!

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    1. anne marie:
      Both cats are now enamored with the stairs. Dudo manages to find his way home.

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  9. You have really made that entry inviting with the plants.

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    1. JMoff:
      Now I need to get something ceramic for the wall. Maybe la Virgen Del Carmen?

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  10. Don't judge...that might happen to you one day

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Check out today's blog post. It has.

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