It's a stormy night here with pounding surf, wind and rain. The surf has been pounding the beach for the last two hours. It's +6C right now, balmy compared to yesterday. I've my window open beside me. It is calming to feel the fresh air. Zoe the cat runs in and out that window like there is no tomorrow. She keeps jumping over my hands and laptop to the window and vice versa. It's as if she wants to be in two places at once.
Zoe is an interesting cat to observe. She came to us almost two years ago. She was 7 years old, fixed, and strictly a house cat. Her introduction to her new home would be a shock to her. In the warmer weather our doors and windows are rarely closed. We let her do what she wanted to do. She chose the outdoors. The back yard. We call her our garden cat. It is where she hangs out, has day time catnaps and explores. If only her personality were as soft as her fur. She is not a good tempered cat ... at all. She doesn't like change. The changing of the seasons are her least favorite things. Zoe doesn't like wet or cold. Since November is a cold and wet month Zoe has gone from being outside for 20 hours a day down to 1/2 hour a day. Now she spends those 20 hours asleep. Much like hibernation.