On front-porch border patrol yesterday, Tiny allowed neighborhood lothario Earl Grey — caught by our camera's eye below in mid "uh-oh" moment as he realized he was being watched — to pass through her realm without incident.
A handsome devil with a pronounced Chelsea Gray look about him, Earl is the rare pussycat whose company Tiny seems to enjoy, and the feeling is mutual. They often form a clowder of two basking in the sun.
Peering out from behind her freshly leafed-out hosta hunting blind this morning, she drew a beed on a "furson of interest" we didn't see at first. Following her gaze, we perceived a soupçon of movement along the bottom of the high retaining wall.
An opossum! It waddled among the border-garden leaves for cover, then froze in position, playing possum, as we approached for a photo op.