My dogs understand English a lot better than I understand Dog, but I'm working on it. I understand more than Rob does and I can interpret sometimes for him. I'm pretty rusty on understanding and speaking Cat. My neighbors are away for a few days and I'm on cat duty. Ashes isn't a friendly climb on your lap type cat, but we get along OK, especially if I'm doing the feeding.
This morning when I went over to check on her and fill her bowl, she met me on the front steps, meowing loudly and walked to the back of the house with me. She went to the back door and looked inside. I understood what she was saying. She was asking where her people were and when they'd be coming home.
I sat on the deck with her scratching her ears and stroking her. I told her that her family would be home soon, today or tomorrow. She finally calmed down and decided it was safe to eat her breakfast.
I stayed with her while she ate and she looked up now and then to be sure I was still there.
When she finished her breakfast, she came over to thank me. She seemed calmer and I left her sitting in the sun in her pretty yard.
My neighbors are really into gardening and their back yard is beautiful. We often go over and sit on their deck for a glass of wine and a chat. It's nice to watch the birds and chipmunks playing in the yard. Here's a peek.
This is taken from the deck.
Ashes likes to hide behind these Caladium. I think they provide her with shade to nap.
This one bothers me. I love Bouganvilla. I've tried to grow it ever since I saw it growing everywhere in Trinidad. I can get it to grow, but I can't get it to flower. Please, if anyone knows the trick to making it flower, help me.
This Rose of Sharon was buzzing with bees. I had to take this shot quickly and carefully.
As you can see, their yard is relaxing with spots of bright color. Of course, they don't have ten dogs helping them garden. They have one very small dog plus Ashes.
I am happy to report that Ashes' family is home and she is purring away in the sun. I can put away my Cat dictionary for awhile.