Monday, February 14, 2011

And Yet Another Snow Storm....

Well, all I can say is nooooooooooooooo.  Not again!   Record lows.  I've never seen the temperature so low.  And of course we get a few days of 'warm' weather in between the storms - 'warm' defined as above 50 in the winter time.   But that is Texas weather for ya.  Cycle between record lows and highs in a single week.
NO - Not more snow!
What first appeared to be Mr Squirrel taking a snowy walk proved later to be the snow/ice melting from the arbor.  I hope anyway.
Signs of Mr Squirrel?

Then there is Sam guarding the side yard just in case Mr Squirrel comes down the tree on the side of the house.  Sometimes Mr Squirrel uses the tree to get from the fence to the roof.  He then scrambles over the roof across the arbor then over the other side of the roof just to get to the tree on the other side.  From there, he uses another tree to get to the fence on the other side of the house and goes home.  Sometimes, I've caught Mr Squirrel on the tree near the kitchen window while using the kitchen sink (the window below is the bedroom window that is on the other side of the house from the kitchen).
Sam guarding the side yard against preditors

Now just look at this cozy pair.  In the middle of record low temperatures, the cats share a space other than my bed.  LOL  This didn't last very long once Millie realized how close Sam was getting.  She promptly moved to the other side of the window to guard the side yard and 'allowed' Sam to watch over the back yard. 
Cabin Fever Makes for Strange Bedfellows
 These are house cats with a few outdoor playtimes that are closely supervised (just in case Sam really figures how to climb a fence).  So how did they get cabin fever?  Sam was running back and forth in the house one night for most of the night.  The next morning, after a few more jogs, he fled to the garage as I was taking garbage into the garage, ran around the car and back in the house all before I even had a chance to yell at him.  Now I think, his escape ended quickly when he realized the concrete was too cold for a house cat.

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