Warm Concrete on a Summer Morning…

black cat rolling around on concrete
Mewsette rolls herself all over the warm concrete.

There is nothing as good as warm concrete on a summer morning. Just ask Mewsette, or any one of about a dozen other cats who’ve lived with me an gloried in the patch of concrete right outside the basement door which seems to hold the sun’s warmth even in the winter.

Mewsette is silly. She cries and cries, softly, at the door when I’m outside in the garden or hanging laundry. Then when I open the door she does a little performance but doesn’t go outside. What she really wants is for me to hold the door open while she enjoys both the outdoors and the indoors.

But this morning I had wet laundry to hang so I got her to walk past the door, then closed it. It’s protected in this spot, and if she makes a move to run I am actually in the way. But she didn’t. She decided the warm concrete was about as far as she was going to go. I thought the series of photos was better than choosing one or two (and slideshows are so easy with a wonderful little plug-in I downloaded!). I should just admit that I usually take way more photos than I will ever need.

(The white powder is diatomaceous earth.)


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5 thoughts on “Warm Concrete on a Summer Morning…

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  • August 19, 2012 at 3:58 am

    Well, who could blame her? This looks like a very inviting spot. I can almost smell the earth and the plants from here…

    • August 19, 2012 at 11:02 am

      Anne, so many cats have enjoyed it that even though that piece of concrete is heaved up and angled a bit, I dare not change it, but I cut a little off the bottom of the door!

  • August 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Ah, Mewsette! How I understand your pleasure! And your possible annoyance at the lack of understanding from humans that doors should always stay open 😉
    Wishing you all a purring evening!

    • August 19, 2012 at 11:03 am

      Texas, you can teach things to humans in the moment, but the lessons are never permanent. So sorry for them.


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