Sunshine through Rain

Thursday, Sep 17

As I write this, a light rain is falling, and although the sun has ducked behind the clouds now, moments ago, it was shining right through the shower. It was an incredibly beautiful sight, and I tried to capture it for my Twitter page (, though frankly my iPhone photograph didn’t do it justice.

I’m sure the wild turkeys are hiding out in and under trees, waiting for the rain to pass by, but we see them almost every day–often just on the other side of the front door, or passing the fence in back. Yorkie-Bernice is fascinated, sometimes yapping wildly to alert us all to imminent invasion, sometimes standing with her front paws against the fence, tiny tail twitching back and forth, and you know she’s wondering in her little brain, what the heck are these things? Her partner in crime, Cha Cha the cat, is usually pressed against her side–literally. I’ve been trying to get a picture of those two standing shoulder to shoulder, but so far I haven’t been fast enough. Cha Cha is a long-haired kitty, with a fat fluffy tail, and she curls it around Bernice’s shoulders once in a while, like a boa.

The rain continues, with thunder added for atmosphere and drama. Cha Cha waits impatiently to go outside, which is her favorite thing do do. In her mind, she isn’t an ordinary house-cat at all, far from it. No, she’s thinking, the jungle cat never sleeps.

The horses, meanwhile, are getting a free bath. 🙂

Be kind to a person or an animal today–or both.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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