On Friday, rainy, grey, cold Friday, we put Amelia in my aunt’s barn for the Winter. She has a huge red barn behind her new house with lots of room for storage. So she offered for us to put Amelia in there, safe and warm, for the Winter.
Photo taken with my iPhone
While Steve set about Winterizing her – filling up the tires, changing the oil, and other preparations – I stayed cozy and warm inside helping my aunt with some last unpacking. We brought Hobbes along because he gets lonely by himself and because we want him to feel comfortable going on car rides and staying at my aunt’s place when we go on trips. Read the Stuff My Cat Does Monday this week to learn about his not so guestly behaviour. No, guestly is not a word.
Steve earned a delicious steaming mug of hot chocolate when he came in several hours later and in the evening we had a yummy home-cooked meal and sat down to watch some Glee with my aunt.
We still need to go back and mouse-proof Amelia because we don’t want to find any nests in her vents in the Spring like we did when we first bought her. But for now, she’s tucked in for the Winter. Which is good, since it’s already snowed a couple times in Ottawa.
I hate Winter. But I love a snowy Christmas. In my perfect world it would be hot up until just before Christmas, when there would be a big dump of snow for the 24th and 25th, and then it would all disappear by my birthday (January 4th) and it would be hot again.