It took a while for these odd sounds from the lounge to be recognised by my brain. I’d been completely focused on finishing an editing job for a client, and had as usual lost track of time and filtered out the rest of reality, as happens when one sits at the computer!
What was going on there? Clearly, Tuffy-Cat was trying to get my attention.
I quietly made my way to the lounge, where the following sight greeted me: Our otherwise-so-tranquil Tuffster had just pounced onto the chair that she uses to climb in and out of the window, and her tail was whipping from side to side. Her ears twitched backwards when she heard me reach for the camera. What was she staring at with such rapt attention?
Oh my goodness!
A huge butterfly was stuck in the net curtains!
It was so beautiful, that I zoomed in for a close-up. Sorry, butterfly, but my blog readers will want to meet you too. You will become famous around the world. So don’t be scared of the flash. FLASH!
Isn’t that just … wow?
Clearly, though, I had to help the poor thing to regain its freedom, before our many-clawed playful kitty-cat decided to play cat-and-butterfly with it. So I geeeeently moved the curtains until the path to the window was clear, and the butterfly took flight… and fluttered towards the light… and out, upwards, its wings standing out crisply against a luminous blue sky.
Unfortunately, I needed both my hands for this manoeuvre, so there aren’t any photos of the Great Escape. But you can imagine it, can’t you?