The Havard Law states: Under controlled conditions of light, temperature, humidity & nutrition, the organism will do as it damn well pleases. ~Larry Wall.
Unlike my northern neighbours we are not suffering from agonies of cold. Rather the opposite. The temperatures have hit the 30sC with humidity at 90%. I hate when the weather does that. We all flopped round under the fans & were miserable.
Marlow was so distressed he took himself outside where he quivered under the Poinciana waiting for the Bogey Man to get him. Marlow does not go outside. For one thing is too far away from his people. For another there are too many unknowns: strange screeches, little movements amongst the mulch, leaves skittering over the bricks. He turns into a nervous ball of furr that jumps at his own shadow.