|Photo by Maggy Fellmann|
Billy, the cat was tested for leukemia, examined and given a whole bunch of shots. The vet said he was very healthy and that some awful owner had dumped him. He told me to let him out during the day but to keep him in at night. The first night he pooped and peed on the guest room sofa. I called the guy who works on this house to come and take it away (the sofa, not the cat). And designed a new bed. I hated that sofa. As he got more used to me and to the house he got bolder. He tried to sleep on my bed. Stayed out till eleven and had me worried that he'd got run over or cat-napped. As Billy got more confidence (bordering on bravado) I got more like a helicopter pet owner. But the worse thing: he's an adorable cat and I can't keep him because I'm going to Finland and France in the fall. So now everyone I know is looking for a cat lover who will give him a good home and love him like crazy. If Eki and Riikka lived here it would be no problem. They are crazy about cats.
Q. What part of making docs do you hate the most?
A. When Eki tells me to watch the interviews and pick out what is best. We keep all interviews to around ten minutes for that reason.
1 September 2013: "Happy Birthday to You." And here's the bill.