What do you mean, there is no cold white stuff outside? Why just yesterday I had to get my paws wet just to chase a mutt off our lawn–
No, no, of course I believe you, my Queen. This comfy spot wasn’t that comfy anyway…
Oh hey there, Wrinkly One! So uh, me and the Missus were just going to head out and enjoy the sun… you don’t mind taking care of two energetic kittens, do you? No? I didn’t think so. Oh, just so you know, I think Two-Paw discovered how to pull down the white papery stuff next to the giant water bowl, and Three-Paw found the nice-smelling mouse again, so he’s a bit bitey and isn’t going to want to nap for a while.
…Gotta run, don’t want to waste this nice weather!
Without the kits underfoot, it’s just the two of us for a while, my Queen.
How about a castle for the lady?
Up here, Spotted Queen! It’s so… nice and cozy in here, if you get my purr.
…Wait, what’s that I spy down there?
Ooooooh… a plaything! Can’t… resist… must… bat… with… paws…!
Mfph?! Uh… Of course I was waiting for you! I would never get distracted by a small round object that is easy to knock about! Don’t be silly!
…So maybe the castle wasn’t the best idea. I didn’t know there would be sneaky playthings! But I know a much better plaything… mrwahaha…
Oh you coy thing you! Prepare yourself for incoming kitty– wait, there’s a lizard!?
What clever eyes you have, my Queen. Remember the first gift I brought you? …Just you wait.
I’d better not screw this up, or she’ll never let me live it down… you’re a respectable hunter, don’t go bird-mode just because the lady is watching this time!
Victory! And tonight, we shall dine on fresh lizard!
The afternoon’s activities had left us both quite ready for a catnap. Despite the lack of white stuff, the air was still chilly… a perfect excuse to snuggle up and share the warmth of my Queen. It was pleasant, even if she does kick in her sleep. Not that I’d ever tell her that.
All refreshed and ready to head home, I took one look at my lady-cat and could tell she was thinking the same thing as me. Oh, meow. Isn’t it a bit early to be in season? Not that I’m complaining…
But then when we got home to our special cozy place… a stray! How dare a stray desecrate our breeding place with their smells!
Hey! Heeeeeeeey! Get out of there!
Oh… and it was a male, too! No… nooooooooooo!
Oh, that really arches my back and flattens my ears! …And kills the mood. I’m sorry my Queen. I’ll have to take you up on that offer some other time… Sigh.
I was surprised to see that Seasons can have some freak weather patterns, as an overnight rain shower washed out all the snow and there was an unseasonably warm winter day in Appaloosa Plains. Reminds me of the weird weather we get here sometimes… we had snow the last week of March and weather in the 70s a few days later!