Mom always said that when Brian was a little boy, he watched over his younger sisters with an anxious and careful eye. "He was so concerned about you all," she would say. In later years, I saw how he watched over his own children like that. I wonder whether Mr. Darcy senses something about Brian -- an innate gentleness, perhaps -- that makes it feel safe for him to leap up where he has never leapt before? Brian and Wendy are more dog people than cat people, but they bring with them a low-key kindness that may be as attractive to cats as to their fellow human beings!
|My brother Brian fixes his bike on the front boulevard on Thursday.|
|Brian's new fan Mr. Darcy (by the hedge) looks on as bike-fixing proceeds.|
|Wendy makes supper for us all. What a guest!|