The weather today is dull and dreary, with occasional rain showers and not a spot of blue sky to be seen.
One of my brothers has a milestone birthday this weekend, so he and his wife and a couple of friends have gone to New Plymouth for the weekend to celebrate.
I am happy to be able to housesit for them and take care of Rusty and Merlin.
Rusty is a bit of a coward when it comes to noise, and last night when it began to rain he shivered and shook so much that he made the whole bed wobble like a jelly. In the end I put his day bed into the bathroom and shut him in there (he is used to that).
He was fine this morning, and is now curled up on top of the sofa – trying to make up for all the sleep he missed out on last night!
Merlin, on the other hand, curled up in a living room chair and stayed sound asleep all night. Today he has been outside glaring at the wet grass (funny how cats don’t like to get wet), before curling up on one of the porch chairs and watching the birds.
We have doves, sparrows and blackbirds all feeding out on the lawn, and Merlin just sits and watches them. Birds seem to have an inbuilt instinct as to whether a cat is being a threat to them or not.
I was sorry to hear this morning that Prince Philip had passed on – he came so close to reaching his century. Knowing what it is like to lose a beloved husband and long-time companion, I feel for the Queen at this time as I know it will not be an easy adjustment for her after being so long together.
Share a smile and a hug today, with someone you love 😊