At around 11 pm, just about every night, I let the dogs out back for their final potty break.
Our two juvenile brother cats know this, and when they hear movement around the back door, they will come running--jumping around the dining room to get a high vantage point.
I turn on the outside light, pull open and then close the sliding glass door, two dogs prance into the backyard, and the show begins.
Welcome to Bug TV.
Attracted by the illumination and prevalent in the non-urban area that I live, warm weather bugs flock toward the light.
Moths swirl around the glass.
Smaller unidentified bugs hover around the bulb.
Usually a June bug will join the show--clumsily bouncing off the window, light, or anything else nearby.
The cats are mesmerized by the array of activity.
Occasionally, a cat overcome with emotion will lunge at June bug or moth.
Fur flying through the air.
The results are comedic and expected: "hunter" cat bounces off the door frame or glass and then makes a thud just inside the door.
Bug TV is certainly not a "paws" on experience for our indoor-only felines, but at least there is never a rerun.
I'll just say that the kids are not the only ones around here who enjoy summer.
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