Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Cat Days of Spring

You've heard of the dog days of summer?  Well, here in Virginia it is the cat days of spring.  There's that beautiful time in April and May when everything is blooming and you can't decide if you need a jacket or not when you go outside?  Then, before you know it, the weather turns hot and you don't have enough summer clothes?  Those are the cat days of spring.

We have mountain breezes and tons of windows at our house so we don't have air conditioning.  We can keep the temperature pretty comfortable by opening windows and curtains at night to let the cool air in and closing them during the day to keep the hot air out.  But, the poor little Smiling Cat hasn't had time to shed all of her winter fur, so despite the ceiling fans, evening honeysuckle-scented breezes, and cool water in her fountain she's sprawled out trying to cool off (or will her fur to shed).  I may have to plant her a bed of cat grass to lay in to get her through the cat days of spring.


  1. Looks like you have some cat-grass started in the pot beside her. A tad small for her to cool off in though. Love the picture.

  2. You might think that pot of cat grass is too small for her, but I've found her perched in it before.