There is a family of squirrels running these rails all day long, from one tree to another. Newkie is attentive and patient, measuring every movement to maximize her chances of catching one of them. She has been in the Northwest with us for a few months, experiencing Summer, and Autumn, and today, a Pacific storm with waves crushing on the rocks sounding like trains changing tracks kept her from venturing out.
She sat and waited, and noticed birds and squirrels ignoring the sound of the waves. She ventured out for a while until hail and snow flurries sent her back in. Again, she sat by the window and watched and waited.
When she finally saw birds and squirrels on the deck, she asked to be let out again.
The deck was crunchy with hail.
She chose to move around under the chairs and tables before rushing after a squirrel.
I guess if we want something bad enough, we ignore the discomforts afoot.
She'll adapt to the rain, the wind and the heavy noises soon enough.