Friday Cat Blogging – 20 June 2014


Unless you’re down in Rio watching the World Cup, tomorrow marks the beginning of summer. And you know what that means: lots of snoozing in the sunshine for Domino. Yesterday she got a head start, seeking out sunny spots in the garden that are free from the evil mockingbirds. Not that she really cares about them. They can mock away and she just yawns. I think they’ve even given up their dive-bombing routine since Domino so obviously poses no threat to their lifestyle. Mankind may have fallen centuries ago, but here at Casa Drum the critters live in a state of prelapsarian laziness.

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