Random shot of someone else's cat who decided to weather an early afternoon rainstorm under the shelter of our back deck's bench.
Taken through the back window, which was wet at the time, so there's a bit of glare and interference. This particular cat, all glossy black and bright eyed, is one of our most frequent visitors. I found him later in the process of climbing into our carport to escape the rain, maybe by snuggling up into the cat tree we moved out there six months ago. Who knows.
I find him in the kitchen now and then. For a minute I always think it's Phoenix, but Phoenix is a black tabby, all smoke-marked and gray underneath, and this cat is simply BLACK. Black as night. It's like a stealthy little shadow, moving through your house, catching you unawares.