The day was winding down. Golden sunshine washed across the lawn's rich greenness and illuminated our huckleberry, sedge, mountain fire, pink rock rose, yellow day lillies and lavender. Standing on the porch, I enjoyed the still, cooling air and checked the schedule for today on my phone, preparing to close shop.
Up comes Quinn, handsome as always.
He is Quinn, shorthand for quintessential. Q is the quintessential cat, aloof and adoring, wild and tame, a willful companion and friend. I shifted my phone from calendar to camera. As I did, Quinn stretched. Rising up on his back legs, he put his front paws on my hip and proceeded to use me as a scratching post as I snapped his photo.
That is Quinn.
Causes Michael Seidel Supports
Kiva, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, Propublica.org, Doctors Without Borders, GreaterGood.com