The snow has just melted and rain showers have halted for now. The cats and humans are hopeful we can finally put away the winter clothes and say hello to flowers in a few weeks.
There are no buds on the vine yet but in a few weeks, the catio should be surrounded by a delicate curtain of green laced with pink and white leaves. There is no backdrop more calming than that. I hand you over to Sly Pie who seemed to rejoice to be in his happy places, the tunnels.
Hi there, I’m Sly Pie and I’m presenting this week’s Meowvelous Monday Haiku. I have to tell you how excited I am that the white stuff has disappeared for good. Well, I cannot say “for good” because it seems to return every time after the leaves fall. I wonder if that’s because the Earth’s axis is tilted at an angle as it revolves around the sun. Mmmm, I don’t know about that. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t listen to Mr. Jack and his tall tales!
As I sprinted through the bare tunnels, I imagined the lush green canopy of vine leaves tickling my ears as I walked by. I could hear the sweet trickle of a fountain somewhere between the flower pots. I could hear the buzz of the little fluffy things with yellow stripey jackets that fly around my catnip bush. They’re alright because the Lady Cat says our planet cannot exist without them. This Summer I’d like to ask him how does he purr like that!
But in reality, there is no buzz in the air, there is no trickling stream.
Just the insolent tweets from the birds in the tree, always teasing, always taunting.
But with the melting of the snow, there were some interesting relics uncovered from last Fall. Some were the leaves the lazy humans had left in my condo. I also found some windswept pieces of the lemongrass. And Scout found her “mouse in sheep’s clothing” fluffy toy that was hibernating in the snow all winter.
Sometimes it’s the little surprises like these that make my #catworldproblems seem minuscule in comparison. They keep my paws grounded as I patiently wait for all the sweet things to come.
I shall sit here in the tunnel and wait for the Earth to complete its full revolution around the sun so that I can have my catnip and watch my friends in yellow stripey jackets pollinate our world!
Happy Earth day furriends!
Tell me, what are the good things you are looking forward to?