Early Spring Fever at Chez Schavis
Meanwhile, the Beasts also enjoyed the warm day, lazing on their Cat Porch while birds of every feather stopped nearby at the feeder or in the big Pussy Willow.
Though we have been seeing the birds all winter, we realized that we had just started hearing them again -- Robin, Cardinal, Red-Winged Blackbird, Chickadee, and Mourning Dove are some of those we recognize by vocalization. After I cleaned and filled three baths, there was an immediate line-up of Blackbirds in one and Snowbirds in another. It is quite dry here just now.
At bedtime, it was still so warm outside (mid 60s) that we nudged open a window in the bedroom. I woke up several times to see a feline outline on the window sill, and when the birds started singing near 6 a.m., it was unmistakably Miss 'Bella stretched out.
So, it seems that the kitties didn't want to miss one second of the outside entertainment and stayed up most of the night. This morning they were definitely sleepy.
I attempted to do some knitting at the kitchen table, but I stepped away for just a moment and this is what I came back to:
A short while later, Beau decided my knitting basket was not so comfortable after all and he moved on. However, before the nest had time to cool, another customer moved in:
'Bella, on the other hand, prefers to snooze on the Cat Porch, stopping in from time to time to refuel:
We're headed back out for more spiritual fuel in the garden today!