We’ve had an extraordinary week with the entire Cat Wisdom 101 team in good spirits. Even Gris Gris, the least cuddly of the bunch made a quantum leap forward in bonding with Layla and the others. Shhh, he slept with her last night!
The full moon made for serious frolic and naughtiness. No one is allowed outdoors at dusk, but Odin slammed his full weight against the screen door and pushed it open. His Bengal friend Cachete was waiting. Before you could say jailbreak, everyone had escaped except Merlin, for a mega-dose of full moon madness.
While they cavorted and streaked across the lawn under the moonlit sky, I shrieked, “Odin, come!”, to no avail. I don’t think so, they taunted. Game on, crazy human. Odin teased me mercilessly, coming within grabbing distance only to zigzag out of my reach and tear up another tree. Two can play this game. My strategy was to drain his excess energy while keeping an eye on their whereabouts. Fortunately, they hadn’t had dinner yet.
You can’t fight Mother Nature and they don’t call it full moon madness for nothing. After about twenty minutes and a nice appetite built up, it was come to mama time. To avoid a repeat performance, I figured extra play/exercise would reduce the crazies and let everyone out yesterday for several walkies and an golden Easter egg hunt. This time, Odin behaved like a dream.
Odin searched high and low for the elusive golden egg.
No eggs here…
or way up here but what a view! No wonder the squirrels like it.
Odin, forever the ringleader enlists the others to help in the search. Domino says,”I’m looking, I’m looking but I’m not climbing any trees. I’m a croucher not a climber!” Domino doesn’t let on he’s more interested in other things.
Can you see Domino hiding in the bushes? He lets Odin steal the limelight or golden egg glow. After racing all around, Odin finally spies his prize.
Meanwhile, those who seek less are rewarded by their patience. Gris Gris who loves to lurk and play on the sidelines often wins by default. “Look what the Easter bunny left me!”
Merlin, the wisest of them all says, “Forget seeking one golden egg when there are beautiful eggs all around you, if you look with your heart and not your eyes.” Have a golden, eggcellent and Happy Easter!