My Couchsurfing host in Vilnius had a cat! A host (or a guest) with a cat: the best combination! We became friends immediately. It takes longer with people but it can be almost immediate with cats. And my host's flatmate, a young woman, didn't get along with this cat very well. Probably they were too different. She was even afraid of him at times. But when I met this cat, I understood quickly what to do and what not to do with him. It was a funny quick course for me.
Can you distinguish?
There is a story behind this picture. It was my last full day in Vilnius and as usually, I went out to walk around all day long and take pictures of commieblocks (see www.magistraal.ee). But in that day I could walk around about an hour or two when my back pain got stronger so that I just couldn't walk anymore. I walked very slowly anyway but that didn't help. I had to go back to my hosts flat. Since he was leaving for work, I had to be there without my host and spend my own time. So I spent next four hours by sitting in an armchair, cat sleeping on my lap. During that time I was praying over two hours, then continued my math research (visible on the right). The cat had many deep sleep phases: he was "vibrating" in different areas of his body like face, paws. I enjoyed all this so much that I will never forget it.
Still on my lap and sleeping.
But all good things end at last and I had to eat something and I stood up. My sleepy friend woke up as well.
And at the end, a surrealistic video with my dear friend in bathroom. The light was out of order which gave a brilliant chance to make a video of a black cat in the dark.