A smile to start the day
July 22nd, 4:15 a.m. ~
A case of insomnia meant I was up at 3 a.m., an hour or so earlier than usual. Making my way through the early morning dark, I turned on my computer and then made a pot of coffee. Our cats (Slider, an all-black Maine coon cat, and Peaches, an orange tabby), asleep in their respective places, paid little attention to my early rising so I was able to enjoy a first cup of coffee while spending a few extra minutes thinking about the day ahead and catching up on overnight e-mails and blog posts. Soon enough, though, it was time for showering and what passes for my daily “beauty” routine.
Because I left the door to our bedroom open when I went to shower, both cats made their way into our bedroom. Slider more than likely dozed on the throw-rug on Art’s side of the bed while Peaches almost certainly fit herself into a curve of Art’s sleeping self.
Having finished my shower, I returned to the kitchen for breakfast and to give the cats their first feeding of the day. They are usually both right there, underfoot (!), anxiously awaiting a bit of kibble, but my early rising, the open bedroom door, etc., confused them enough that they didn’t appear until after I put the food into their bowls. So, as I turned around, I was treated to the sight of both cats, shoulder to shoulder in almost military order, rounding the corner into the kitchen. It made me smile…which is, of course, a great way to start a day.
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