Thin walls

The house next door is sold, and it took the new neighbour only two weeks to renovate and decorate with the slightest bit of noise. Lucky me.
And she has cats. Lucky her. 

I guessed the neighbour had at least one cat, since I heard her calling out ‘eh, eh, eh.’ That sounds hardly as a conversation over the phone, don’t you think? Sherlock Holmes would be proud about my skills of deduction.
These houses are built almost a century ago, so the walls are rather thin. As opposed to the house my boyfriend lived with his parents, when I got to know him. It was built at the late eighties, but the dogs next door still managed to disturb them when left home alone. The neighbour thought a baby monitoring device might be the answer to stop the barking. Whenever the dogs were making too much noise, my boyfriend’s parents were to yell at the dogs by pushing the button, telling them to shut up. Just imagining this scene makes me smile. The thought of them barking orders to the dogs… well, it is just weird. Not to say hilarious. As you might expect, no baby monitoring device was ever installed.

With the last few stories I published I got very kind comments, one even telling me to keep writing. That was just what I needed, since I am not doing too good. Life can be hard, but I will try to continue writing stories. Even if, again, those mention cats. I almost feel like apologizing, but I won’t.
Instead, lucky you – use this comment box below as if it was a baby monitoring device. Unburden your heart if you want to tell me to stop talking cat nonsense, to stuff it, or something along those lines.
Or you might have a cat story you want to share. I would love to read about it =^.^=

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6 Responses to Thin walls

  1. Laura says:

    Enjoyably clever! I agree. Keep writing.
    You brought an image to mind and a smile to my face.

  2. Pattie says:

    Enjoyed reading so very much. Yes, keep writing, dear. Gives me something else to think about besides my own troubles. Love the cat stories. (Dogs too!)

  3. Fleur says:

    Thank you both <3

  4. Wendy says:

    This is a cute post…I love both the story of the cat lady and the baby monitor…maybe I need that for the dear doggies next door who are alone so much. It would probably just make them feel more alone….our neighbor seems like a nice enough person, but I feel she tortures her dogs, she is never home. Where do they go? and if she crates them….oh my golly geez.
    but I did have a problem, I have to really brighten my screen to see the black on this dark blue, and it really hurts my headaches, so I can’t stay on your site for long. I was wondering if you could lighten the blue just a bit? I hate to ask, but it would mean the world to me. a new reader on The Chronically Ill and Stuck in Bed Goodreads book club.

  5. Fleur says:

    Hi Wendy,

    Thanks so much for your comment! I am sorry, but I cannot change the blue in the background (it would mean to change the colour on the buttons and everything, no stamina for that – sorry, dear), I always thought it was okay. I will keep it in mind for if I ever decide to change the site completely. However, I do feel sorry for you and your troubles reading my stories. There is another solution: subscribe to the newsletter and you get the new stories in your inbox, so that would be easier for you to read.

    BTW – how did you get yourself that avatar? I might want that as well!

    Ciao, Fleur

    • Wendy says:

      my avatar…hmm, It’s from Gravatar. I have a blog on WordPress and I just put it up through there. I’m not that fond of that photo actually…thinking about changing it. You can just Google Gravatar and it comes up, it’s “Globally Recognized Avatars” so I guess if you add one there it comes up everywhere you need one. ha. Unless you put a different one on a specific site…like mine on Goodreads, that I put on there a long time ago. I haven’t updated my books on there for a very long time. It is wayyy behind.

      I’ll subscribe to the newsletter….thanks for the tip.
      Sorry to be such a pain.

      Peace….wendy

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