No wonder I slept so well, it is like being wrapped in cotton, a cocoon of silence. No cars, no birds, no nothing ... silence.
Makes you pop your ears and be sure you still have your hearing.
I wandered into the kitchen with the fussy kitten .. feed me feed me I'm hungry why aren't you feeding me !!!!
As I poured my coffee ( I send thanks to the unknown person who invented the automatic coffee pot that brews and has it ready for you when you stagger into the kitchen half unconscious and in severe need of caffeine )
The kitten wraps herself around my ankles, goes to her dish, back to the ankles, it is this whole kitten drama every morning .. like I ever forgot to feed her ??
God forbid, I would forget to feed me before I would forget her.
Plus, she would never let me forget ... maamamamamamama feeeed meeee.
So she has her little head buried in the bowl, I stand at the windows and sip my coffee, waiting for my brain to wake up and I stare at the snow. Several feet of it on the ground. Weighing down shrubs, tree limbs , fresh deer tracks each morning, empty bird feeders .. poor things, I can't get out there to fill them and the deer would eat them before the birds.
My best idea this week , much to the delight of Minette was putting popcorn, crackers and toast , all crushed up , out on the dining room porch .. Blue Jays as big as the kitten squabble over the crumbs, little sparrows sit in the shrubs, patiently waiting .. now and then a flash of red .. a huge cardinal waits his turn ..
No sign of the chipmunks since it got really cold. I put a lot ( a L O T ) of pistachios out by their home and they disappeared so I am encouraged that they are all snug in their little homes, fat and warm and making crafts things out of empty cashew shells.
When I am stuck inside for too long, I think of what a good idea it was to get a kitten and not a dog.
But then ... I want a dog.
I have good reasons, if I need to give them to someone who asks, what do you want a dog for ?
Watch Dog. That explains itself.
A companion when I go for walks.
Walking ... I can't sit around and increase my dress size when I am walking a dog every day.
Company .. Minette is great, she is my tiny baby and snuggles and makes me laugh and I know she thinks I am Mama.
But a dog is different.. you can still be mom and you can still have company but they are more needy than cats .. they want company too.
When I sell the house and hopefully move into the Little House .. a dog will join us eventually.
We will decide later what kind .. it varies from day to day .. who I talk to ..
I just looked at the weather for my area .. on line ... how did we live without computers ?
I have to ask Minette.
Be sure to pay attention to the temps tonight ... deargodsendmetoArgentina !