Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Toffee in the Rain

Okay, so it isn't raining today (it's actually gorgeously sunny and mild), but this little 5 minute fort is for when it's raining and blowing and storming and Toffee is outside. It's protected, nestled in the bamboo like that, and I've covered it with some plastic just in case some drips get in. And it's filled with something the same colour as the cat some clean straw.

Toffee is one of those cats who really likes being outside. When we got him from the Pound he was 5 months old and had been living behind a Pizza Hut for a while, so I suspect this is behind his need to be free and unfettered during the day. He's come a long way since we got him: he no longer flattens to the ground in a complete panic whenever someone comes up behind him, he graciously allows FDPG to maul him almost constantly (she loves him with a terrible passion), and he leaps and cavorts like a little kitten with the boys.

And now I won't feel bad when we're out, he's out, and it's raining. He has his bolthole.

4 comments:

JoVE said...

Mine go to the neighbours. Or under the porch. Or a hedge. ...

Nicola said...

Aww, that's so sweet. Toffee looks so cosy, curled up in there. And I LOVE nasturtiums.

Jen Robinson said...

That picture looks like an illustration from some sort of old-fashioned, animal-centric children's book. I love it!

sheila said...

Thank you thank you. I know, I am coddling him, aren't I? But it looked so cute, and he looks so cute in it. Now all I have to do is hope it doesn't get blown away in the winter storms.