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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