Each morning, the Orange Boys and I have a first-thing ritual upon entering the kitchen. They get up on the counter, eagerly chattering and hurrying me along while I empty the dishwasher of it’s contents and begin the preparations for their breakfast. Felix is usually the one doing most of the hurrying as eating is his #1 job…followed by job #2 which is BIRDIE WATCH.
This morning, there were a family of small sparrows just outside the Boys’ garden window. (most people put plants in their garden windows….ours is for cat beds and feline sun-bathing) He was transfixed with their 6 a.m. comings and goings and almost forgot to hurry up the breakfast preparations.
So Oscar picked up the slack and parked himself near the dishes which still needed putting away while I grabbed my camera. I am so grateful for my morning ritual with the Orange Boys. It is a constant and a comfort in my life and they are the best friends in the world during my morning wake-up time.