Category Archives: Cats

Effie demonstrates the elements of a Good Day

First is the Yawn. . .

followed by the Stretch. . .

and finally, the Nap.

With careful timing, this method of bringing about a Good Day can start in the morning and last well into the afternoon, especially when frosty weather may limit the fun of bounding about on frosty ground outdoors.

–Inspiration by Effie

 

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Effie on books

Effie mounts a stack of books atop a revolving bookcase and washes her paws after a meal. . .


Then she assumes her Egyptian goddess posture.

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Prairie frost, and Effie

Before noon the sun and earth had escaped the freezing fog. The sun illuminated the frost and rose the temperature to a pleasantly brisk 28┬░F. Effie paced Effieland’s perimeter for quite a while, stopping to lick icy droplets from the tall prairie grasses, and simply enjoying her sun-gilt holdings.

Our field and frontage were also bedecked with luminous frost, which I found supernaturally beautiful as I went up to fetch the one egg our six chickens had produced, and down the other side of our property to put the trash can out for collection..

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Effie: What’s mine is mine, and what’s Daddy’s is ours

Effie keeps her Daddy’s chair warm, and his coats on the chair keep her warm. It seems fair all the way around.

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Halvor on Lookout

My husband, who took this photo, is building a gated fence around our small orchard, which has provided our visiting deer a feast of plums, apples, pears, and grapes. Halvor has taken up guard duty, even though fruit season is behind us for the year.

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Effie Surveys Effieland in Season

Effie enjoys sitting on the air conditioner viewing the vastness of her holdings, Effieland.

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Effie: Window Gazer and Floor Bath Champion of the World

I want to be out there; I have a morning to greet!

Sunbeams from an adjacent window┬áilluminate Effie’s tummy and toes.

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