This is actually from 2013, but it’s been raining for days and Mimi is no happier this year than she was then.
Mimi insists on going outside for even just a few minutes each day, even today, though it was wet, or raining, or pouring most of the day.
Usually we visit the deck and the garden in the morning, filling bird feeders and bird baths and checking the plants—soon we will be harvesting salad greens and green beans. Often we visit in the afternoon as the back yard is my outdoor photo studio as well for artwork and merchandise, and in late afternoon the back yard is bright with light reflected from the sky, the perfect color balance. Mimi will take both opportunities, waiting impatiently as I buckle her collar and clip on her leash. I open the door and let her go, knowing she won’t go far, and a 15-foot leash is trailing her down the steps to the yard. What would I do without a feline supervisor whether in gardening or artistic pursuit?
As today wore on and she saw no moves to go outdoors near late afternoon she really started a meow fest and tried to lead me to the back door, but I wasn’t understanding what she wanted, or so she thought. “Mimi,” I told her, “you can see it’s raining, you don’t want to go out in that!”
So I suited her up and let her run out the door while I followed with my camera. Off she went and down three steps before she realized it was wet! She ran back up, circled around, then tried it again, as if it might have changed in that split second. Back up she came to tell me something was gravely wrong with her back yard, and stood there to look at it, now and then meowing over shoulder to me to fix it.
I have still not heard the end of it. I do hope it doesn’t rain tomorrow. I can’t take two days of this.
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Planting up that basil (see below) this morning with Mimi’s su-purr-vision, even though she highly disapproves of our thoroughly soaked yard. Everyone else, including me, highly disapproves of our thoroughly soaked basement.
And one more that wasn’t on Facebook, but I love when Mimi watches over me from the deck rail. Cookie used to do that. She had also been drinking from the bird bath, but you don’t see her, of course…
About that basil…Basil meets his namesake.
And Charm was charming.
Someone discovered how pretty she is in the windowsill behind the ruffled pillows.
And an extra bonus photo, Mimi and Charm on chipmunk watch, and just being together.
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