Watching The World Go By…….

Backyard woods, trail, bench

At the edge of the woods in Sam's backyard is a favorite spot!

Yesterday was a REALLY nice day!  Mom and Dad took me outside for a nice long time – and I had a chance to catch up on some of my favorite spots like this one.  See the big oak tree in the middle of the picture?  It’s right by the trail that used to go all the way down in the woods to the creek.  On the other side of the trail is a bench that swings and I like to sit on it with Mom sometimes and just watch the squirrels play or the birds visiting the birdhouses…..or a chipmunk with a mouth full of sunflower seeds flying across the ground to his home to feed his family – kind of like when Dad goes to the pizza place and brings home a pizza for him and Mom.  🙂  Anyway, it’s always nice and cool down in the woods and yesterday it was just perfect.

When I was just a little guy, Mom and Dad spent all weekend clearing a path for me all the way down into our woods to where a big old oak tree had fallen way before we even lived here.  They moved all the leaves and brush and tree limbs and stuff out of the way and the path was really fun for me to follow to the tree – there I’d hop up on the tree and walk along the whole length of it thinking I was King of the hill!  Mom would sit and watch me – I thought I was pretty hot stuff….but then I was just a little kitten and everything I did was “pretty hot stuff”…… a days the path has grown over – I kind of lost interest in it through the years.  I’m content to sit on the bench with Mom and watch the other animals play.

She says that’s one of the way cool things about getting older…..having time to just sit, rest, relax, and watch the world go by and know what?  She’s right!

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat

6 responses »

  1. That looks like a great spot, Sammy! I love that you sit with your Mom on the bench and watch the world go by. Sounds like you have a lot of wildlife in your yard, like I do. But we don’t have chipmunks: they sound interesting!


    • Hi Sundae…..chipmunks ARE interesting! I’m sure Groom Swan and those ducks are interesting too – we don’t have THOSE in our yard……Mom says that’s probably a good thing. 🙂 Anyway, when I was younger I chased and caught a chipmunk but Mom made me let him go and off he ran…..don’t tell my Mom I said this but he DID taste kind of good. These days I’m a watcher….NOT a catcher!



  2. What a nice thing to do for you, clear that path so you could get to the old tree and prance around on it.

    Sitting on the swing with Mom is another great things you have going for you.

    That, among many other incidents in your life make me really believe that you are truly “One Spoiled Cat.”


  3. Hi Uncle J…….yes my parents are really good to me for sure. I’m also sure that they’re kind of glad they don’t have to keep that path clear all the way down to the stream anymore now that I’m no longer interested in that “hike” !! Today is a pretty day so Mom and I are about to head out to the swing bench. Woo Hoo!

    Definitely One Spoiled Cat named SAM!


    • Hi! Mom said you were back home and we’d get to see more of your pretty photos again…..I saw the ones from the latest blog and boy oh boy they’re great….sure wish I could run through a field like that…..all that grass for as far as you can see. Maybe in my next life I can come back as a field mouse – – hmmm – – – no – wait a minute – – – that might not be a good idea – – – cats like to CATCH field mice!!

      Kitty Hugs


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