The way the sun shone through our bay window was too much for the cats to resist last week. I had all the windows open too, and they spent most of the day watching everything outside with all of their senses, suddenly heightened. The world outside is novel again, re-animated by smell and sound, without a pane of glass to muffle them. Ears twitched like antennae, eyes darted at every fluttering leaf, noses inhaled scents carried by the wind. And when they stopped moving long enough I captured a picture of their whiskers.