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After a long winter’s nap, Effie hits the Effieland Trail

Effie heads out into the deepening snow of Effieland. . .

She goes into stalking mode–she alone knows what she stalks with such savvy and grace.

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Effieland’s first snow of the season

First there was fluffy sleet, then finally true snow.

And where was Effie?

Washing her tummy, of course. . .

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Just another snowy day reflection. . .

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p1020579Inside is good. . . .

Our predicted rain is snow. We trust science with big stuff, like gravity tolerances, and atomic fusion. . .so when the weather instruments and weather people say it’s going to rain, and instead it snows–it’s okay. Unpredictability happens. Predicting weather is a power we claim but have not actually mastered.

We shouldn’t mind or feel lied to. We should infer “a probability” of rain when rain is predicted, with all other possibilities remaining possible.

Rain was predicted for today. The temperature dutifully soared into the 40s, and now has resumed its trend at right around freezing, 32.7° F. The probability of snow is greater at the current temperature than the probability of rain. Snow is falling.

Cats and weather both incline toward probabilities that involve extremes. Effie puts up with rain, though she positively embraces snow. But she much prefers sunshine to either.

Cats are fickle, while weather is mutable. Weather cannot possibly be fickle because it lacks consciousness. Weather is a system driven by forces that have no stake in consciousness. Sometimes forces controlling weather are extreme.

Cats are driven by conscious imperatives and exert force on their environment and cohabitants. They don’t know where things originate. Everything that moves is something to play with, kill and eat, nuzzle, or engage with some other action. Everything that does not move is fair game for climbing, sleeping on, or toppling. Cats’ days are full of decisions to make.

Effie observed the sky and her landscape from a window. When snow began falling, she was ready to go out and engage with it. She frolicked in it; then she stared at a bird and clicked her teeth at it. What a wonderful day Effie is having!

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Effie Snow Stalker

 p1020416Effie stalks snow in the absence of bugs, and even birds. . .

p1020418She pauses to contemplate recent changes in her world. . .

p1020419A familiar ladder!

p1020420Ladders are for climbing!

p1020421And toes are for stalking!

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Effieland’s first snow

Effieland was fenced and birdnetted into safe use this past summer, and today falling snow glazes Effie’s domain. She loves it, even if she comes back indoors readily, cold, and wet.

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Effie’s snow

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We had snow last year, but we did not have Effie. Effie seems to find the snow a curious and joyful thing; she can scramble it around, taste it, pounce on it, and believe it is all for her.
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And, she doesn’t seem to half mind coming in and viewing her snow through the window.

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