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truck stop cats

[ Loiosh, an orange tabby wearing a green harness, is giving one of the tires of my van a VERY thorough sniffing. ]

I had to take a trip to Albuquerque earlier this week, & I was staying overnight, so of course the boys came along. We tucked ourselves up in a truck stop in Moriarty, & the next morning I took a little time to let the boys explore.

Loiosh had a lovely time — sniffing all over the van, then wandering through the weeds on the other side of the big driveway. I had to haul him back to get to my appointment on time, he was having so much fun.

[ He’s stretched out, leaning into a thicket of tall grass & other plants, nose buried in the greenery. ]

Tom, on the other hand …

[ Major Tom, a big grey tabby wearing a black harness, stands just outside the van’s side door. He’s giving the rest of the parking lot a wary look. ]

… the trucks were just a little much for him, I think.

[ The camera’s caught him smack in the middle of jumping into the van; his hindpaws have just not quite left the ground. ]

He declared that Nope …

[ He’s sitting in the van, looking out at me with a highly skeptical expression. ]

… he was just NOT doing this.

[ He’s flopped down under a chair in the back of the van, just his head & one forepaw visible. The look on his face has not changed appreciably from the last photo. ]