Every fall we put our outdoor potted plants in the unheated sun room, and most of them make it through the winter. This year, the protection of the walls wasn’t enough, too many below zero temps have killed off most of them. Usually I can keep the geraniums over the winter, but this spring we’ll buy new. I’m looking forward to spring. Meanwhile, here’s two cats that are too tired to fight.
Tempo the kitten is getting less and less kittenish. The bigger she gets, the more this house feels full of cats. There is cat presence everywhere, I am rarely in a room without a cat. They are everything from a gentle reminder of another life form sleeping in the corner to a major annoyance when I’m trying to get something done, but mostly it is absolutely delightful to have a cat or kitten nearby.
This is Tempo having lunch off a yellow plastic lid, on her placemat because she is still quite messy.
Yes, Tempo is growing. She has gained a pound. Doesn’t sound like much, but she was ten ounces, so she’s more than doubled her weight! She is also learning to pounce, run, jump, and climb. In fact, Ms. Who-dini can also climb out of her tub, hence the tape around the top edges. She’s a very smart cat. She is very entertaining, and occasionally very scary.
It turns out Tempo is a girl, and she’s a healthy one at that. She has started romping, giving me small heart attacks as she heads to edges of furniture at top speed. She is starting to pounce, and enjoys chewing the edges of papers.
I’ve never had children and never wanted a kitten, but here I am, worrying about the little thing. She has grown from 10 ounces to 14 ounces. She is my sad-eyed kitten of the flat lands, an absolute delight and I’m very glad we’ve found each other.