It all started when the Orb came down to grace us with it's warmth and that meant we could venture out into the CatPod and have a cool breeze race over our fur, well, skin in my case. It meant freedom to come and go and sit and ponder and watch birdies and chase flies and generally have a relaxing time. It was great on day one of the Orb, but on day two and after seeing our Garden Cat Ipek out and about, the CatWomen wanted out too! They were literally 'climbing the bars' to escape and anyone leaving the CatPod received a flying Devon Rex as a lucky charm to visit the refuse bin with.
With this constant bombardment on the Parentals lives and the constant screaming if they were left behind, Momma decided that a few minutes in the garden would do them both good. I have to have strict supervision because I eat everything I find, so I was left behind! YAWP! But, as I watched Faith take the lawn in her stride and teach her Daughter 'just how it's done' as she walked daintily around and followed Momma and then took the lead when her confidence grew, I felt proud of them. I was especially proud of Lillibet, because I honestly thought she would get to the end of her leash and spin and twist to escape, but no, she walked behind or with Faith and Faith taught her how to be a lady. It was a small miracle really, because she is one very determined little woman!
Now, because Ipek is usually in the garden, the timing had to be just when she had left to go home for her tea. But on one of the evenings, Ipek arrived back in double quick time and strolled out of the bushes and right up to Lillibet. The only thing separating them was the hose pipe. I could hear Ipek making noises at Lillibet and in return, Lillibet had gone 'still'... too still. I jeered at them for a fight, but Ipek backed off because the sight of a snaking chocolate wild beast was more than her sweet nature could take. She is a gentle cat, but her and Lillibet have always been at odds with Thwakking through the CatPod door. This is Lillibet's territory and she will defend it and everyone in it. She is a fighter and a warrior princess that one.
It sure did everyone good to have time out and none of us asked again. It seemed to be enough to just have a quick paddle about the gravel on leads and even I got a few spins out at the front whilst ManSlave cleaned the cars. He let me sit on his tool box, which their old cat Dewie used to do. I am prone to wandering of though, so it takes a bit of cat watching on ManSlaves part, but he is easily distracted and I am of checking out the stock for the plumbing or chasing the odd spider.