I spend a fair amount of time taking Effie outside because she loves to go out. Mostly, I watch her watch things. She watches birds, bugs, the space between grass blades–all kinds of things–and I, her affectionate keeper, watch her watch them. Sometimes she also eats the things she has been watching, especially grasses and bugs. What a blessing it is to have the spots of time to keep vigil on my cat’s vigils! Several times a day, I dedicate somewhere between 15 and 45 minutes to our vigils together. Here are some highlights from our 45-minute outing this afternoon. It’s less than a minute long, I promise.