It was cold this morning and my Oriental Shorthairs can't deal with cold. Whenever the heat kicks in, you can find them sitting on one of the heat registers. So when the sun came out, it was pretty gorgeous despite being only 52 degrees.
So I took Gloria out for her walk.
She didn't want to go, but I picked her up from the heating pad where she was cuddling with Puma (my Chausie). She was still groggy, so she didn't complain, but I could tell she didn't want to go. As soon as we stepped outside, the sun hit us, and it felt great and cut the chill in it's track.
We went to her favorite walking spot and got out. She didn't want to get out of the warm car, and to be honest, neither did I. But after getting her out, the sun hit us again and it felt more like 65 degrees than 52!
After a few minutes, I urged her to move a little further into the field. She did, but immediately began selecting and chomping on grass fronds. After another couple minutes, I urged her to move again.
The sun beat down on us gloriously. I felt the ground and it was pretty dry, so I decided to sit on the ground with her. After a few minutes she climbed in my lap. We sat there, smelling the air and looking around for about 10 minutes.
Sometimes a walk isn't a walk. It was blissful. Don't miss these opportunities by focusing too tightly on the goal. First and foremost, it's all about sharing time together.