People say things really slow down in the winter. That’s only partly true. For example, it is true at the bookshop.
But there is much more work to do at home on the Campbell Estate. Especially after a significant white fluffy stuff event. After a big fall of white fluffy stuff, I need to get outside and build my special watching beds at strategic vantage points if I am to continue to guard the estate effectively. It’s exhausting work, as you can see:
First, one needs to carefully select the right spot. Check thoroughly for Meadow Vole runs before beginning!
Prepare the fluffy white stuff by clearing and aerating it thoroughly. This allows for a better pack and forces later Meadow Vole arrivals to go around your bed rather than through it.
Begin packing the white fluffy stuff. Keep your tail out of the way or you may trip on it! This also is a great way to practice those dance moves without looking a fool.
Remember to rest and rehydrate frequently. Winter air is dry, so if you are panting a lot from the exertion (and you will), this is very important. You can do it without going anywhere, too. Just gobble up some of the excess fluffy white stuff. So refreshing!
The energy conscious will take advantage of the final stages of packing to do a little grooming before going indoors to have breakfast.
Sadly, I was called in to work at the bookshop again before I could test this particular watching post out. I tried it out after my evening patrol, though, and it proved a great place both to wait for one of my two-leggers to call me in for the night, and to guard the main entrance to their house!