We had a lovely lake-effect snowstorm Sunday evening and into Monday, enough that the news asked folks to stay off the road Monday morning. Luckily for me, Monday was a holiday so I pretty much padded around in my PJ’s most of the day and didn’t venture out until about 4:30 in the afternoon. I discovered that my two new cats, these tough street cats that lived outdoors until I adopted them, suddenly became indoor kitties and refused to go out and face the snow.
This is Buddy, who is a hefty tabby with 13 pounds of pure muscle. He is a handsome cat but is surprisingly mild-mannered. He’s at least 2-3 years old and I think he’s happy to leave his fighting days behind him.
This is the newest addition to the family. I’ve been calling him Sam or Little One. He is a little thing and though he has some tabby markings, his back has more of a tortoiseshell look than stripes. He’s a scrapper and not afraid of Buddy who is twice his weight and a lot bigger. He likes to cuddle in bed with me and I suspect that he is a lot younger than Buddy and a lot smarter. I love his white mustache and beard – like Colonial Sanders.
Being the good pet owner, I finally got dressed and went out in the late afternoon to shovel paths for the cats and for myself. I cleaned off the sidewalks, driveway and car. however, I forgot my camera and didn’t take any of those wonderful first snow pictures that I try to capture.
So yesterday, I took my camera with me to work. I heard that we were going to get warmer weather, the snow would melt and I didn’t want to miss my opportunity.
Turns out that I didn’t get very many photos and those I took could have been more interesting. When you are trying to capture lovely nature shots, an urban setting is less than optimal.
Looking out my window before daybreak. Everything really did have a bluish cast.
My favorite of the bunch. Frost on the inside of my car window.
It’s supposed to get back up into the 40’s again by this weekend. Goodbye Snow.