It was a late, warm summer evening and Mr Midnight and Sir Winston had both meandered over to their favourite spot in the corner of the garden. They sat in front of the garden shed and enjoyed the warm air gently stroking their fur.
It´s not bad for this time of year is it, Sir Winston?
Can you smell the warm air angels tickling your nose Mr Midnight? They are especially active upon nights such as these. Yes, it´s a great night tonight.
Mr Midnight looked up towards the dark sky and then suddenly moved his back right leg to have a little wash.
Who do you think puts the twinklers on Sir W?
Yes, the twinklers. They switch them on every night, but sometimes they are not as bright as they are tonight.
I suppose the humans sometimes attempt to save their electricity; but not tonight!
Do you mean the shiny, illuminating things in the sky?
What else could I be talking about Sir Winston?
Well, humans have lots of twinklers all over the place. They even have their twinklers sometimes working when it isn´t even dark.
I believe English-speaking humans call twinklers stars. I`m not sure how they work though. Perhaps they switch them on and off with their invisible cables or something.
Well, the twinklers, or stars if you please, do look very nice.
I didn´t think that humans were any good at creating such beauty. The beauty on our planet often appears to get torn into tatters by their misdoings.
Still, you live and learn.
I do not think that they are human twinklers in the sky Mr Midnight.
I thought so. The twinklers up in the sky are way too pretty.
They are natural twinklers. They just like to come out at night to say hello. I love observing them.
The other twinklers, or should I say, blobs of light, must be the human-made type of light. I´ve heard that humans have a problem with their twinklers because they cause so much light pollution. The natural twinklers up in the sky can not shine as bright when the humans turn on all their blobs of light.
Pollution. I`ve heard that word before. It´s such a dirty word. I hope we don´t have too much pollution in our neck of the woods.
I believe that light pollution is more of a problem in large towns and cities. Our little village appears to be quite safe, at least that´s what I think.
There´s a lot of the blobs of light shining along the path where the smelly vehicles drive at night but at least we do not have any advertising boards in our kingdom.
I really don´t know why the humans have to light up the whole planet every night. Speaking as a cat, I don´t find it necessary but there again, I´ve got good eyesight!
Perhaps the humans don´t want to look at the natural twinklers so they decide to blend them out with their light sources.
Oh well, everyone seems to do what they want to do anyway these days Sir Winston. Even us cats! 🙂
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