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The indecisive cat…

Jonathan put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher. They had just finished a nice and late breakfast and had no plans for the rest of the day. Fortunately, he thought, because it had been snowing heavily all night and all morning, there didn’t seem to be an end in sight.
He liked snow, it was quiet and peaceful and made the world look completely different for a while.
He heard a meow behind him and turned around. It was Orion, their orange tabby, he sat in front of the back door leading from the kitchen to the backyard.
“You wanna go outside?”
“Alright, here you go.”, Jonathan said as he opened the door. He felt the cold air come in immediately. Orion took a few little steps forward and was standing half outside and half inside and seemed to have second thoughts about going out into the snowy world.
Orion gave him a disapproving look.
“Hey, don’t look at me like that, I’m not making it snow.”
The cat turned around again and left the kitchen.
Jonathan turned on the dishwasher and cleaned the counter tops.
He was done just as Jennifer came back into the kitchen, she had been on the phone in her office.
“Anything exciting?”, he asked her.
“Not really. It was just my publisher talking about some statistics. Pretty boring.”, looked out the window. “If it’s doesn’t stop snowing we’ll be stuck inside all weekend.”
Jonathan smiled. “Look at the bright side: you’d be stuck with me.”
“Well, I guess it could be worse.”, she replied and gave him a kiss.

Neither one of them had anything important to do on that day so that they could just be with each other. If they could just decide what to do. Maybe it was the weather but they didn’t really feel like doing anything so Jonathan suggested they’d go sit outside on the bench on the roofed front porch with a cup of hot chocolate and watch the snow fall on the street.
They cuddled and talked and giggled as if everything else was a million miles away.
Jennifer giggled again. “Hey do you remember when we got lost in Stanley Park during that snowstorm?”
“Man, that was 20 years ago. I’m glad someone found us.”
“Yeah, that weird old guy, he was a little creepy at first.”
“That storm really caught us by surprise and with the snow everything kind of looked the same, easy to get lost. Too bad we didn’t have smart phones back then.”
“But it was a fun day. I remember at some point we ran into that family of raccoons and I was so scared while you were laughing your ass off.”
Jonathan laughed. “It was so funny, I think the raccoons were scared of us, too.”
“Maybe they were lost, too.”
“I’m sure they were fine.”
“At least you stopped laughing when you fell face down into the snow. You left a nice You-shaped print.”
“Yes and then all the snow from the trees fell on both of us. We were so cold.”
“But when we got back home we found a nice way to warm up again.”
“That was the best part of the day. I’m glad my Thomas and my parents weren’t home.”
Both smiled as they remembered that day….

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