Sunday, September 18, 2016

Sleeping Party 1: Possum and Toffee

On a late summer afternoon, sleeping cats are a peaceful sight; two (or more) cats sleeping together are even better. They are a natural tranquilizer. I'm often tempted to curl up between them and sometimes I do.
 

The sight of Toffee stretched out, showing his colorful belly fur, is interesting from all angles:




Possum often sleeps with at least one foot in the air:


If I watch long enough, he'll stir, stretch, scrunch his back legs up toward his belly, and then relax again, his feet slowly drifting back into sleeping position.

A massive gut rehab of a house two doors down from us will be beginning soon. (A second house will be gut-rehabbed on our corner at the same time.) Construction in Boston is legally permitted between 7 am and 4 pm. I estimate it will take more than a year. They are going to excavate the back yard down to six feet to replace the sewer line, and in the process they will cut down two tall, shady old trees — one's a linden that fills the alley with its sweet, heavy scent every spring. We're going to miss those enormous trees. And the quiet.
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2 comments:

  1. sleeping kitties always makes me sleepy.. even seeing someone else's sleeping cats

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