But the kitties leave me my territory by day. The stripped cat spent most of this afternoon on the other side of the jasmine hedge. I guess it's cooler out there. The jasmine scent has grown strong, and wafts through the house so I have no need to go outside to enjoy it.
But the aged parents are keeping me busier than usual, so I wouldn't have as much time to go out even were I not trapped by cats or appeased by the drifting scent of jasmine. Things could be better, things could be worse.