Silly Squirrels and Sparky

The antics of the neighborhood squirrels makes me chuckle.  While I do run them off sometimes, other times their determination makes me laugh.  And, then there’s Sparky, the hunter cat.  He patiently sits, waiting for the opportunity to strike.

I’m not sure if I want to cheer for Sparky or the squirrels.

Where is that cat? Does he see me? Is he watching?
Ha-Ha! No one around to stop me!
I’m going for it!
Bwahahaha – victory!
But wait! Stealthy Sparky is always watching….waiting.
Drats!! Lost him…next time for sure!

 

Earth Day 2019

Today is Earth Day – Google said it so it must be true.  I did a bunch of extra-but-ordinary tasks.  Did they make a difference in the protection of this beautiful planet?  I don’t know.  However, they were pleasant and I enjoyed the slow-paced-yet-steady busyness of the day.

In honor of the day I did the following:

  • Picked lavender and hung it up to dry.
  • Picked lettuce from my garden and prepared a delicious side dish for dinner.
  • Wrestled a snake from Sparky the hunter cat.  Okay – maybe I didn’t actually wrestle it since it was already dead, and maybe it has nothing to do with Earth Day but I did it and I was relatively calm the whole time.  I’d like some points for that.
  • Added material to my makeshift compost pile, gave everything a good turning (it smelled so good!), flung up a second snake, still didn’t scream.
  • Went to watch my grandson, Kolbe, play touch football.

All in all, it’s been a nice day.

Happy Earth Day!

Simba the Cat Oozing Energy

With the hot and humid dog cat days of summer upon us Simba is hard pressed to do much of anything. He’s not exactly oozing energy.

Until, of course, I either 1) get my laptop out or 2) we put an open empty box on the floor AND the dog walks by.

Energy….FOUND!

“Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.”
― James Herriot, James Herriot’s Cat Stories