...because I was cold, so I called Tikva to come in and unlike her she did not immediately appear. So I pulled lightly on her tether and it was caught on something so plonked out to free it but she was not at the end of it because the clip had broken and was caught on the edge of the wall. Slight panic because I could not see her. Tikki? No Tikki. Mad panic. Tikki. In. NOW. Nudge from behind - were you looking for me? She had obviously realised that she was loose and just come in without me noticing, but for those few seconds my heart was in my mouth because Shabbat had just finished and there were cars on the road again. Tikki had actually been out most of the day as it was sunny and dry for the first time in ages as she has only been able to just rush out during the brief breaks in the rain, and definitely the first time she has been able to sprawl in the sun. It was also the first day in ages that I have been able to sit here with the door open to watch the world go by, without rain coming in. Best of the lot has been that there was enough sun so I actually had hot water today!