Sam’s Morning Excitement

Well!  What a morning I’ve had!  It all started when I had to wake Mom up extra early (she wasn’t too happy about that) because I saw something out the front door and had to tell her.  Yep.  It was still dark out but you know we cats can see stuff you humans can’t when the light is dim.  She didn’t see what I could see until she cracked the door open and went on the porch.  There were about eight HUGE turkey buzzards out there!  Big, nasty, scary things.  We often see them flying around in the sky here but this is the first time they landed in MY yard!  They didn’t even budge when Mom went out there either – they stood their ground and walked around like they owned the place……..Mom said she wasn’t sure why they were there – but we did have a very heavy dew last night so maybe they were thirsty or maybe they just liked the look of our nice green lawn and decided to camp out for the night??????

Sam's Front Yard

Looks like a landing field for turkey buzzards doesn't it ?!!

They were right between the oak on the right and the garden on the left…..making themselves at home!  I’m going to keep my eye out all day in case they come back. 

The other excitement is that in the local paper yesterday Mom said there was an article about bobcat sightings around here! YES – great big cats that look a little bit like me (well, sort of)…..Mom says they aren’t sweet like me though….they haven’t been seen right here in Warrenton but VERY CLOSE BY… you see – my “house and garden patrol” duties are getting more complicated every day. 

It’s always SOMETHING……………..

Sammy, One Spoiled Watch Cat!

4 thoughts on “Sam’s Morning Excitement

  1. Sammy, you need to be extra careful. Turkey Buzzards can pick you up and fly away with you !! Stay extra close to your mom !!!


  2. Hah! I bet that woke mum up plenty fast. She wrote me this morning, but left all the good stuff out. That’s okay, you tell it better anyway. Those turkey buzzards are very aggressive and that’s why mom’s presence didn’t scare them.

    Sound like the wilderness is reclaiming Virginia what with turkey buzzards and bobcat sightings. Maybe a big old black bear next, wouldn’t surprise me.

    Keep yer paws dry . . .


    • Hi Uncle Jerry……well, we HAVE had black bears here in Warrenton but lucky for me, NOT in our back yard…….yet……..wouldn’t surprise me though. Never fear though – I’m keeping an eye out!

      Sammy The Guard Cat


  3. Hi Miss Penny! Yes Mom said those birds are so big they could easily carry me away (just like those flying monkeys did with Dorothy!!!)……..I always go outside with my Mom or Dad so I know they would shoo those nasty old birds away if they came close – they sure are UGLY (unlike handsome little me).



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