The bonus of trying to get a cat in at night, is hearing night sounds.
Not only that, but seeing the stars.
I'm not a foul weather photographer. If I do, I photograph from the safety of my house! There are some nights when I do get out.
Last night Buster Brown, who seems to have gotten over the death of his twin brother, decided that since he'd slept all day (86.5mm of rain!) that he ought to stay out all night.
We put on the spotlights, and hope the coyotes, wolves, and other wildlife, stay away.
I yelled frequently, further hoping the critters will hear me and run. I use my Yard Duty- teacher voice! To no avail, apparently. I used to be able to get a kid's attention across a football field.
Buster, bless him, has selective hearing. My late father had that, too.
I tried to get him in at 11:30, 12:00, when he was bouncing around the driveway hoping I would take him for a walk. But no way would he come indoors. Then, finally, at 12:30 he chose to come in. I've been corrected! They are Barred Owls. "Who cooks for you?" is the key to their song. You can read more, and hear more on the uCornell's YouTube channel.
Songs in the night from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.
As I stood in our Muskoka Room, I was waiting for the cat to respond to my calls. Instead, I heard the owls talking to one another.