Lili Understudy

Understudy in Training

Lili is a self-appointed understudy. When riding in the van Lili watches the driver intensely. “How is she driving this car!?” Lili ponders. She watches where we look, our face, our hands. When we get out Lili hops into the driver’s seat, carefully checks the instruments, looks once in the side view mirror, then sits there looking intently straight forward just like us. Fortunately, Lili has not figured out that we use our feet to control the brakes and accelerator.

Kavi has a different approach when he’s riding shotgun. He lays between us, looks out the front or checks the action at the side windows. When we get out he hops in the driver’s seat and honks the horn once. Just once, as if to say, “I’ve got your back, defensive shields raised!” Then he sits studying what goes on around him. Like Lili he never barks at passers by unless someone were to open the door. That’s a no-no.

Outdoors: 48°F/29°F Spots of Sun
Tiny Cottage: 65°F/63°F

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