Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Lockdown sanity — the beautiful Fiona

Acrylic on mounted birch panel
5 x 7 inches
Barbara Muir © 2014

In the month of love everything that helps us keep going in Lockdown
matters. This beautiful cat, Fiona, our Siamese cat, is warm, affectionate,
insistent on going outside even in below zero temperatures for half a
minute here and there. That means that I go out on the back porch
 just to make her happy. And when I do I look around at the nature
in our neighbourhood, and immediately I’m filled with wonder at the
trees, the birds fluttering in and out of the Christmas tree Steven has tied
to the fence and filled with birdseed. So I’m very grateful.

If you have animals you’ll know that they have routines of their own --
they know their dinner should be at six.  Plus they learn your routines,
and no way should your routines change.  I think they even know what
should happen on which days of the week.  

Speaking of their habit of memorizing our habits -- it's TV time
now, and I have to go or Fiona, our cat Timbah, and our dog Sally
will all be upset.  But Fiona is the spokesperson for the pack.  So
talk to you tomorrow.

Have a loving your pets day.


Evelyn Oldroyd - painter said...

Our cat Henry is our manager and I am so grateful to have him! I know what you mean about getting outside even for a few min. a day. I feel energized and it is a reminder that the world is a beautiful place despite all we are going through right now. Thank you.

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you so much Evelyn,

Yes it's very late and this cat does not approve of me being
up so late. It's like having a mother in the house. Things
must be done the right way!


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