Patchouli loves summer. Summer means that every morning I go outside and do battle against the weeds for 30 minutes. Yes, I set a timer. I'm a little OCD about my daily schedule. I do everything in 30 minute increments and take little walking breaks in between. But enough about me weird schedule, let's get back to Patchouli. I've mentioned before that she is extremely skittish and afraid of every other cat, whether they are threatening to her or not. So, she doesn't spend a lot of time outside. But in the early mornings, with me out there, she relaxes a bit. Not too much, but a bit.
Sometimes she even plays a little in the grass. This time, the neighbor's cats were out in their yard, so she hunkered down on the driveway, keeping a watchful eye on them. I think she also stuck her tongue out at them.
One of them wandered onto our driveway, which caused her to go on high alert. Usually after our mornings outside, she runs inside and sleeps for about 4 hours! It's exhausting being on high alert every second that you're outside!
Here she is for her artsy photo: