Wednesday, April 27, 2011

on a boat of reeds

on a boat of reeds
playful tabby cat chasing
the end of a rope

On our way across Titicaca to Isla Amantani, we stop at one of the Islas Uros, docking alongside the floating island. A line of singing, dancing women greets us, and a friendly gray tabby cat. The cat looks like one of our cats back home, though much smaller, and I feel happy to see a cat in Peru for the first time. While we sit on reed benches on a floor of reed mats for a presentation about the reed islands, the cat visits us, cuddling on each cat-lover's lap before being passed on. When we board one of the large reed boats, the cat jumps on board and entertains us by chasing a rope.

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