I opened the front door a while back, and blocked the dude's view with a baby gate covered in a towel to discourage him from yapping (he mostly doesn't bark at what he can't see). While working on my computer, I caught this sight through the mirror behind me. She stood there on her hind legs for most of the night, watching the neighbourhood go by.
My cat could give lessons on the art of snubbing.
The $30 apple tree that I bought last year is getting ready to bloom. This is one of the first pink and white buds to open up, but I think the tree will be covered by next week.