Saturday, 26 February 2011

Not just a pretty face...

When, for the second time, Helena felt the need to free my 'mass' from the window of our log cabin, she decided to prevent the situation occurring again by blocking the windows with tissue paper. Helena may recall that she removed Rema from the same position, that of being wedged half way through the window, not so long ago.

This morning, having seen me resting on the raised pillow that I had created in the doorway of our log cabin, using the tissue used to block one of the windows, I suspect that Helena now recognises the purpose for our choice of posture; our bodies, now cruelly distorted by tumours, make our usual resting postures uncomfortable and a raised platform accommodates the additional bulk we now carry.


Thursday, 24 February 2011

I journeyed under Helena's coat arriving at the place smelling of unfamiliar creatures. I was handled by one person and then another. Lots of unfamiliar faces surrounded me and after a short time I was returned to Helena and once again I found myself cradled under her coat. We returned to the familiar surroundings of our home and I was fed pine nuts, before being settled under the sofa duvet where I slept until early evening.


Monday, 21 February 2011

Tree Feeding

Tonight will be my body's first night outside.


Helena wrapped me in a crisp white cloth and placed me under the pseudoacacia frisia, with Tony Blair, 'Shy Boy' Archangel Gabriel and Gordon Brown.


Sunday, 20 February 2011

Special Relationship

In the past few months Rema actively sought a closer bond with Helena and in the last few weeks they gave each other a lot of attention.
Did it come across as insensitive that my appetite for yoghurt and honey was not affected by Rema's departure?



This morning I waited for Helena at the door of our secure home. When she came she picked me up and stroked me. Had she come a little earlier I would have been able to greet her. The White One watched on. I was still soft and warm.

2009 - 2011

Friday, 4 February 2011

Some time later

Helena left me on my own and returned smelling of spices. I was brought a small dish of water and some grapes. I had a drink but declined the food.


In Bed With Helena

Helena wasn't her usual active self today. Come early afternoon she took to her bed and took me with her.

I enjoyed the warmth and comfort of resting on the pillow and against Helena.


Well if had the freedom to choose... would be here.


Thursday, 3 February 2011

My favorite place?

Is it on the sofa, under the throw or on the bed, under the duvet?