Weather forecasters keep promising temperatures that will surpass the freezing point, but so far we have had to be satisfied with highs into the 20’s. With nighttime lows below zero, though, 26° feels positively warm.
The best thing about the milder afternoons is that our stir-crazy cat goes outdoors for a little while. The other day, he found one of the few relatively warm, dry spots on the place, the tractor cab.
Hopefully today will be warmer, so Smokey will stay outside longer. We want him to get tired enough to sleep all night—so we can. At night, Smokey entertains himself by knocking things off the dressers, scratching furniture, banging cupboard doors, and attacking any arm that sticks out from under the covers. One night, it sounded like he was literally trying to climb a wall.
I wonder if they make cat jackets. If Smokey had one with tiger stripes or leopard spots, he might stay outside long enough to play away his stir-crazies!
“A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired.” –PROVERBS 17:22