The weather was fine for the first time in weeks. A near month of rain had caused flowers to bloom and inhabitants to crawl up the walls with cabin fever. A couple of decent storms had filled the swimming hole with debris and the garden was wild and weather beaten.
Bilbo stepped tentatively from the window that was always left open for him, even in the most biting chill. He wasn’t keen on the cold and preferred to sleep, eat and not much else in the winter months. His humans still liked to give him the option to go outside as he pleased. Mostly because they didn’t like to change the litter box too often.
Today was different.
Today, it was sunny. Flowers were blooming, in anticipation for the spring and the sparse warmth of the sun gave new life.
However, Bilbo wasn’t interested in flowers.
He liked clay.
The sun, the clay and the close proximity to chlorine made for a strange chemical reaction in Bilbo.
It was a perfect day.
Before long, Bilbo’s brother Spiffy had a similar idea, yet only simliar in the sense that he wanted to be outdoors on such a glorious day. Spiffy loved to be outside and had been terribly frustrated at all that water falling from the sky ruining his important business.
Immediately on stepping through the window, Spiffy spied his brother and strolled over to say hello.
Spiffy told Bilbo that he was going over the fence to take care of some long overdue business. Bilbo thought he’d take advantage of the peace and quiet, and have a bit of a lie down and enjoy the afternoon sun.
Little did he know, Spiffy had other ideas.
Nobody likes being stalked with stealth, no matter the intention.
Spiffy snuck up from behind. “BOO! HAHAHA!!”
He gave Bilbo an awful fright.
Bilbo was livid. “Don’t EVER sneak up on me like that!! I’ve told you too many times! Leave me alone!!”
Spiffy was beginning to enjoy his little game.
“Hehe, got ya a beauty!”
“Fuck you Spiffy! I’ve got a foot and I’m not afraid to use it!”
“Oh yeah? Let’s see what you’ve got…”
Bilbo launched a swift kick at Spiffy’s sternum.
“Owww! You didn’t have to hurt me!”
“Hah! Now who’s “got” who?” said Bilbo. “And just for that, I’m going to show you my scary face!!”
Spiffy was taken aback, but only momentarily.
“Pfft” he scoffed. “You call that a scary face? I’ll show you scary…!!”
“Right! That’s it!!” growled Bilbo. “It’s on!!”
And so it was at the Tulip Corral.
Song Of The Day – The Cure – A Forest