My brother-in-law called to say he was going to burn his brush pile and invited us over for the big event. I left the decision up to my son since he had homework to do…. Let’s Go, he said. We can see Domino! My brother-in-law knows how to build and feed a fire so it would be fun AND we would get to spend time with my Darling Domino. When we arrived, Chris was ready to go and Domino was taking a dirt bath. The men (my brother-in-law, his son and my son) were ready with the hose and ignited some paper. It started right away – Domino ran and took refuge behind a board that shelters the cut fire wood and only his head could be seen. He is just so darn cute. The fire was exceptional and didn’t produce too much smoke (no black smoke) and what smoke there was blew away from us so we were very pleased. As it burned down, they added more debris and monitored the perimeter with water. It was very exciting. Domino came and went but stopped by for kisses every pass through. After almost 3 hours, we decided to head home so I called him to say good-bye. Apparently he wasn’t very close (or was ignoring me) so my nephew got the bell he has trained Domino with and within just a couple of minutes Domino could be seen racing back towards the house from quite a distance. He of course didn’t want to miss the opportunity for some kibble…..I had a bowl for him but insisted on holding him and kissing him before he got it – then Wille wanted to do the same. He was extremely tolerant of this and his purrs could be heard from 8 feet away. I so love this cat and am amazed at how he still comes for dinner – now it is just with a bell rather than a call from across the street. He has to be the happiest cat on the planet – his dreams have finally come true.
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