Do not think that this greenhouse vigil is because it is warm and sunny in here, nor even because of the nice blanket one finds discarded by a careless owner. It is because of the frail and vulnerable Aubergine seedlings that one has discovered yet again stand out here without protection. Two nights ago one’s human forgot them entirely and left them out all night and they almost died, so one has to ask, if one’s human forgets the Aubergines, what else might be forgotten?
Arthur is ready! Spring is just around the corner. He knows this because he has once again found there are some small pots of compost which require guarding, and will no doubt become seedlings soon with the proper feline attention.
It is fortunate indeed that the pots seem ideally placed in front of the warm Rayburn for his convenience, because he was busy guarding that, too. One can never be to careful with Rayburns: several hundredweight of hot cast iron is liable to just wander off when nobody is looking.
4 out of 6 of Arthur’s seedlings are up! He feels it may be helpful to the others to keep them warm with his chin in order to ensure they germinate…