His litter-mates did not seem pleased at receiving this novel form of attention, and I think they might be avoiding Alger by avoiding the yard. Alger might be absenting himself so much of the time because he's out looking for them, or for any other kitty he might find. Maybe he'd even settle for a small dog or a bunny or a duck. In fact I'm beginning to wonder if I understood what his recent obsession with rubbing his face on my shoes was all about. Gee, kitties grow up so fast, and in this case, so weird.
The drizzly weather is back now. Having a day of sunshine was nice, but two would have been better.