What an afternoon I've had, it fair wore me out, what with everything that went on and the beautiful hot sun I just couldn't help falling asleep.
I was just having a lovely dream about rainbows when I heard my name being called out. I thought for a moment I must have been imagining it but then I heard it a second and a third time. It wasn't either of the Daddies, I know their voices and I knew it wasn't River, then all of a sudden it hit me, George!
I jumped up and looked out of the window and there he was all cuddled up on the front step, sunbathing.
I was so pleased to see him and I couldn't wait to tell him all about my adventure outside.
I heard everyone outside running around and panting, and that wasn't just River it was the Daddies too, they had really got into this sorting out the garden thing, bags and weeds and buckets of water everywhere.
I sat and watched them for a while, it was the perfect time for me to go outside, they were all so busy the limelight wouldn't be on me, I didn't need the additional pressure I was nervous enough as it was, so I sat there head just about poking above the door frame.
Even though it was a warm day there was still a breeze and I could feel it ruffling all my fur. I'd felt the breeze before but only for a second or two, this was a new experience letting it envelop me and cool me down.
River was enjoying herself running around with no cares or worries in the world and it made me admire her even more than I did before, she seemed so at ease outside. Maybe I would be like that too one day but not this day.
I thought for a moment she was going to come running over barking and making me all embarrassed but she just continued to direct the Daddies in what they were doing so I took a deep breath, gathered my courage in my paws and tentatively stepped out.
So many new smells, grass freshly cut, flowers coming out to bloom, I'm sure I could smell that a bird had been here recently, us cats are born with the ability of extraordinary smell, we should be perfumers really.
I sat there for a couple of minutes trying to decide if I should venture out onto the grass before deciding that was enough for today, I didn't want to overwhelm myself, after all I do have years and years ahead of me.
River must have seen I was a bit cautious and came running over to give me a cuddle, I think secretly she was feeling very proud of me, I know I was!
Cats and Dogs - Another Side