Thursday, January 19, 2012
Torbie Thursday: Miss Marble's Weather Report
Miss Marble writes:
This picture that Mommy took is what my world looked like the past three days! It's now back to normal: wet, cold, and windy. This white stuff is called "snow", and it sticks to my fur! It's very cold and wet, and turns to water when I lick it. I can't walk anywhere when it snows, but I can pounce in it. It's hard to catch mice in snow, I found out yesterday. I pounced from the deck onto a mouse, but then it slipped from under my paws. I'd bitten it, so it couldn't get far, but after I got it again I looked at my sister and at Mommy (who was watching from the door), asking for explanations on why my mouse almost got away! My sister was as confused as I was, and Mommy was laughing! My sister and I ignored Mommy and went under the deck to eat my mouse.
I've been coming inside more and more, now that it's been snowing. There is a lot of new stuff inside! There are things called toys! I like rolling toys, I've discovered, because my auntie Freya keeps rolling them to me to play with after she demonstrates how they work. I like a ball that used to flash, so the humans keep that by the door for me. Auntie Freya gave me one of her special toys, which she calls a roller! Actually gave me it! It's the core of a roll of doggie poop bags, but she loves to play with the roller (the core), and now so do I! Auntie Freya brought it out to show me, then pawed it around in the dining room so I could see how it works. Then she pawed it to me! I wasn't quite sure if it was ok for me to play with it, so I looked at her, then at the roller, then at Mommy. Mommy hit the roller with her shoe, and then I batted it with my paw. Fun! I batted it even more, then picked it up in my mouth and carried it a little closer to the door. I batted it some more, then picked it up in my mouth again, inching it even closer. Mommy opened the door and I took my special toy out into my world! My first favorite toy, besides natural things! I've played with grasses, rope, and other outside things, but this is my special, inside toy that my auntie gave me!
There is something called a heat vent inside, just on the other side of the door, that keeps the house warm. I like to stand by it and play with the blinds as they move in the wind. Striped Girl and I have learned that the spot outside across the door from the vent is the warmest spot to stand, but now I know why! I still get a bit nervous when the heat starts up, because it makes a whooshing noise, but then I like to play with the blinds as they move.
Daddy has been shutting the door when I come inside, to keep the warm air in. Mommy has, too, but Daddy makes a game out of it. I come inside, the door shuts, then I paw at it and wiggle. The door opens and I bat at the track and at the door. I go outside, come back in, and the game starts all over again! I get so into the game that I sometimes forget that I'm not supposed to bite the humans. They understand, though. When that happens, they tell me it's time for me to be outside for a while to calm down. I get to come inside again later, though! I'm even beginning to purr out loud when I'm petted inside.