Choco the cat is an indoor feline, but she has grown to love poking her nose outside to observe the greater world. We adopted her last August from the SPCA, and initially she had little interest in the outdoors, preferring to explore and get accustomed to the security of her new home. We wanted to keep her indoors anyway, away from the beasts higher (and lower) on the food chain here near our relatively wild urban ravine...
She has developed a taste for being held in one's arms in the doorway, and will occasionally hang around the front door to indicate she'd like a peek outside.
We shared a few moments in the doorway late tonight, gazing at the fullness of the cherry blossoms on the tree across the path, lightly lit against the black, wet sky. Her body felt soft and heavy as she balanced alertly in my arms, her eyes darting about and nose twitching, occasionally glancing upward into my face as if to check that I was enjoying the air as much as she was.
I nuzzled her, and she ran her nose along mine in return.
Thanks for sharing, Choco.Posted by Paul at April 28, 2006 10:29 PM