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A Visit To A Favorite Spot


As much as I like naps on rainy days……yesterday was FAR from rainy and I had very few naps!  It was a really pretty day – more like a summer day really because the sun was shining and it was HOT and HUMID. 

Mom mowed the lawn and I supervised.  Then outside we went.  We walked down into the woods a little ways – many years ago when I first came to live here, Mom had a path lined with wood that led down to the little creek.  There was a GREAT BIG tree down there that had fallen years before.  Mom would put me up on the tree and I liked to walk all the way down it then back to where Mom was sitting on the tree.  We did that almost every morning……….today she carried me down there to see “our” tree and it was all covered with poison ivy!  It sure didn’t look as BIG now as it did back when I was little!  So, we came back up the trail and sat on the swing Mom and Dad put along the trail so they could sit in the shade at the edge of the woods on a hot day.  That was fun……..I sat at one end and Mom at the other and we stayed for a looooooooong time. 

Can you see the bench in the woods just down the trail a little bit?  It’s hard to see it but it’s there on the right side of the trail.  Anyway it was nice and cool there. 

Before I knew it, I was feeling drowsy……Mom noticed and since it was also getting very “buggy”, she picked me up and brought me inside and I completed my first BIG nap of the day in a sun puddle on the stairs!

Ahh....this spot will be sunny for AT LEAST another hour!

So as you can plainly tell, I enjoyed my day yesterday and today is supposed to be just as nice.  So nice I think Daddy’s going flying this morning……..so if you’ll excuse me, I’d better go help Mom pack a lunch for him to take to the airport.   Maybe I can mooch a piece of cheese or even better, a little taste of salami while she’s making his sandwich!

Tee Hee…………happy Thursday peeps!

Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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”……..now 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