Sometimes my days are so busy, I just have to “shut down” for a while and take a VERY long snooze. Yesterday was one of those days.
It started out with Mr. Lawn Guy stopping by and doing the fall lawn treatment thing – I know THAT means noisy machinery. He was here for about 45 minutes and finally he was gone. Just about when I came back upstairs from my hidey hole in the basement, the doorbell rang AGAIN. Back to the basement. Mom talked to some guy who’d stopped by to see if we needed firewood then he left so back upstairs I came. Whew. Just as Mom and I settled in on her recliner with me comfortably snuggled on a throw across her legs, the phone rang! Mom had to “dump” me on the foot of the recliner while she answered the phone. It was my Auntie Carol and they chatted for 20 minutes then Mom came back, pulled the throw (with me wrapped in it) back onto her legs and I slept a little bit while she read a book.
Later in the afternoon I happened to be downstairs in the basement. I have a cool spot I like to nap in down there – Mom set up a chair right in front of the french doors out to the backyard and there’s a nice old blanket on it for me to curl up on. It’s right AT the door so I can see everything in the backyard like squirrels, birds, deer and other cats! Mom and Dad were watching TV upstairs. All of a sudden there was a BIG noise (so says Mom) and that noise was ME, leaping out of my chair in the basement – knocking it over in the process – running as fast as possible UP the stairs to tell my parents that there was a BIG BLACK BEAR in our yard! We’d heard reports of bears around here – saw photos in the newspaper of bears around here – knew a bear had been in our backyard raiding the birdfeeders during the night – but hadn’t SEEN a bear in our yard……….that is until yesterday.
Mom and Dad mostly were worried about me – I was all bushed up like a raccoon – tail, body, everything was “on end” – and Mom said my eyes were HUGE like two big golden saucers! I was truly scared and had no idea what that big black thing was. By that time, Mom and Dad were looking out the front window by the door and saw the bear in our front yard. It was about ten feet away from MY front porch!!! It was a big bear and was slowly moving down the front yard towards the woods at the bottom by the street.
That was of course the subject of much discussion all afternoon and evening and Dad was popping up out of his chair every 15 minutes to look out in the front and back yard to see if the bear was there. He was looooooooooooooooong gone by then (we hope).
See what I mean? A guy has a tough time around here in the nap department some days. Yesterday was definitely ONE OF THOSE DAYS. Hopefully today will be – – – more BEARable! 🙂
Never a dull moment…………
Sammy, One Spoiled Cat (who’s not too crazy about big black bears)