The view from this tall window at Wilma atnd Titi's apartment has always been one of my favorites in the city of
lights snoops. Lean out and look left and you'll see an army of decorated rooftops, and the Eiffel Tower on the other side of town; gaze straight ahead and you'll see a cinematic array of other people's apartments across the courtyard that would make L.B. Jefferies leap out of his wheelchair.
When the boys adopted Lulu-Cat, it was coming on winter, so the window stayed closed and the kitty played safely in her sixth floor flat. By Spring, however, the air had to be let in, so they opened the windows and constructed a genius makeshift 'gate' in a gallant attempt to prevent little 'lu (by then an impetuous teen) from stepping out. Of couse, you can't keep a gold medal kitty olympian cooped up with chicken wire, and soon she was not only hopping from ledge to ledge, but paying frequent visits to the neighbors -- whenever, I imagine, they were cooking some variety of poisson for dinner.