Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want.
~Joseph Wood Krutch
I'm even more excited about the prospect of Saturday sleep in because for the last few days the weather has not been cooperating. Today it's a third consecutive morning without sun which makes getting up that much more difficult. It's dark and gloomy and big clouds hang in the air threatening us with something. We've had rain for the past two days and this morning we are told to expect flurries. There are even some on the ground already, I guess they have fallen during the night. The temperature, we are told, will hold steady below freezing today. Lovely.
With the weather being the way it's been this week, the kitty cats have not been having a very good time. They already got used to us being outside and them being able to explore the yard, sniff around and nibble on some leftover growth from last year. Last week we were outside almost every day, planting first seedlings and basking in the sun. This week we got none of that. The temperature has been hovering just below the freezing mark and when it went up a little bit two days ago, the rain came.
And the kitty cats just don't understand.
Everyday after their breakfast they run to the back door and expect me to open it and let them outside
and let myself outside so that we can enjoy the wonderful outdoors together.
But the door stays closed.
Unless I'm going outside as well and it's warm enough to leave the back door open, I prefer for them to stay indoors. I like knowing where they are and what they are doing because we are close to our neighbours and some of them don't want to have strange cats in their backyards. Oliver never wanders off of our property but Hercules, although pretty good at staying mostly on our property, does like to wander off sometimes and I like to be able to be outside and call him from time to time to make sure he doesn't go too far. Cats are cats and will go off on their pursuits but it doesn't mean they can roam completely free and do whatever they want. Maybe one day when we move deeper into the country and have larger property, they'll have more freedom.