[Oxford63] Athena Scratching at the Door

Jane M. Hill jhill at cybermesa.com
Sun Sep 13 17:57:50 MDT 2020

Classmates -

Sure enjoyed the Zoom meeting. Nancy Luke, I have been thinking of you 
for a few days. Glad you are safe from the current scourge. Sister 
Madeleine, sorry you had to undergo an operation, but it seems that 
gallbladders are not as essential as other appendages (organs?), so 
that's good. Hope you repair quickly!

So, about Athena. She lives in the front garden (jungle?) from mid-May 
to mid-September. There seems to be plenty to eat, but since she spends 
her winters indoors, she has developed a taste for the easy life. Toward 
the end of last summer, she came and scratched at the door three or four 
times. This summer, she has made it a habit, like every two or three 
days. If she scratches in the morning, she heads for her indoor feeding 
area to get some Romaine. I leave the nearby sliding door ajar, and she 
generally returns to the garden after eating. If she shows up in the 
late afternoon, she opts for one of her bedrooms (either under a 
bookshelf or under the computer stand at my desk). Thenthe next morning 
I send her packing.

On September 7th, through a window I happened to notice that Athena was 
headed for the door. I grabbed my pocket camera and went out the side 
door to to record the event. The camera does not have much of a zoom, 
and I did not want to get so close that I would unwittingly distract 
her. In hindsight, I wish I had swept the front patio (stuff blows in 
from the garden)!

There were some technical issues, but I fixed them today. This is hardly 
a fast-paced action flick, but blessedly, it only lasts a minute and a half.



*** Jane ***

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