Happily Ever After
Life in The Rural Retreat with a beautiful wife, three cats, garden wildlife, a camera, a computer – and increasing amounts about running
The Faces At The Window
by admin - 20:50 on 20 September 2012
A severe case of kitten fatigue struck The Rural Retreat today. Not on my part, and only slightly in the case of Matchgirl, who fears for The Fearless Ones' safety when Pandora and Willow throw themselves around the living room and kitchen and seek ever-higher climbing opportunities.
The sufferer is Maia, who looked increasingly grumpy as the morning progressed and her peace was invaded again and again. She did try to play, but it's like watching a woodpigeon frolic with blue tits. After a while all she could do was glower.
So Matchgirl took pity on her and banished the youngsters to The Kittenry, where silence soon reigned. I think the pair appreciated not feeling obliged to act like full-on kittens all day and have a snooze instead.
Maia relaxed enough to cease the anxious licking that makes Matchgirl (and me) even more anxious. Soon she was loose enough for playtime with Matchgirl, then her first supervised stroll in the garden. We'd wondered if she might make a dash for the wide open spaces but instead she stayed close to the door and bolted back inside when the tractor began work in Mr Moneybags' field.
I couldn't catch a decent snap of her, but plaintive little faces could be seen at The Kittenry window. Don't worry – they were allowed downstairs again later in the day.
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