Baby It’s COLD Outside!

What a view!

Flurries? Did somebody say flurries?

Good Morning!  The weather guru on TV just said there are flurries “around” in various parts of Virginia coming from over the mountains (where it’s snowing a LOT)……I figure if I’m here in my window seat I’ll be able to let everyone know when they get HERE.  He named a bunch of counties where snow was showing up on doppler radar (whatever THAT is!) and Fauquier was one of them – – – that’s ME……

Today’s high temperature will only be 30 degrees so you just know that I won’t be asking anyone to let me go outside for a cruise.  Nope – no way.  Now if we get some actual SNOW…..I might change my mind.  I can’t see just going out there to freeze – but if I can maybe dip my toes into some snow…..well… might be able to get me out there since I do like poking the snow.

Two weeks ago we had temperatures in the 60s and people were complaining about how warm it was for winter…..I just BET you that today people will complain about how cold it is. 

Are we ever really HAPPY with the weather?  Well, my friend Pedro who lives in Hawaii might be happy with HIS weather…..!!!!

Whatever kind of weather you have in your part of the world – I hope you have a great day.  I’m going to – just waiting now for the sound of Mom putting my breakfast bowl on the floor.  LOVE THAT SOUND!


Yikes, It’s COLD



What a view!

Twenty-eight degrees this'll be a "spy out the window" day!

Wow….all this talk of Santa Claws and presents and holidays and snow must have stirred things up here in the weather department.  It’s mighty cold this morning.  I didn’t know that though until Mom opened the basement door at my request this morning and WHAMMO that cold hit me right in my furry face and I immediately shoved myself into reverse and backed awwwwaaaaaaay from the doorway!  Mom was putting my harness on me at the time and I managed to even back out of the harness.  🙂  Anyway, I’ll be observing from one of my various watching posts today. 
Today being Friday, it’s housecleaning day around here.  My parents tackle that together which I think is mighty nice.  Dad does the top floor and Mom the main floor and I’m in charge of the basement (hahaha).  Actually, the basement IS where my litter box, favorite old beat up chair, my “tent” and my observation chair are located but it doesn’t get messy down there so it’s not cleaned every single week.  I’m a pretty neat kind of guy.  Sometimes I even go around down in the basement, collect all my toys that are scattered about, and deposit them inside my tent.  See?  I can be neat too!
Hey...this thing isn't just good for camping - it's good for HIDING toys too!

Let's see...string toys over here, fuzzzy toys back here - and keep a little room in the middle for ME!

Another busy day at my house……hope it’s not nearly this busy at your house today – or as COLD either!
Happy Friday………..Sammy


Early morning bird watching

Watching the birds waking up in the morning - this is the PURRFECT spot!

Early morning bird-watching from the BEST spot in the house!  I often take a nap here, but it’s really one of the best places to see birds because of the leyland cypress trees right outside the window.  There are a LOT of nests in the trees and when it begins to get light out, the birds wake up and start their day too!  

Mom and I don’t go out for walks in the dark like we used to do, but something I liked to do then was watch the bats flying around.  There are a lot of them around here and they swoop and dive and scoop up bugs in the air – pretty cool.  One time a bat snuck back inside our house when Mom and I were coming in from a morning walk.  It just flew right in the basement door with us and I ran around all over the place trying to keep an eye on it!  Mom was freaking out of course….HAHA….eventually it flew over to the screen on the basement door and Mom was able to “encourage” it to fly back outside.  Whew!   I thought it was funny but she was not amused.

I actually have some bird “friends” too.  Every morning a couple of house wrens come up on our deck where Mom has some plants in pots and sit there calling me – I will get up on the back of the couch where the big window is that lets me keep an eye on our deck – I will talk back to them.  They stare at me and I “chirp” back at them.  I’m just SURE they’re calling “Sammy….you can’t get us….hahaha!!”.  Well, I’ve never caught a bird and I never will – not at my age anyway.  I know some cats do that but I just like to watch them. 

I’m such a good boy……..mostly……tee hee

Sammy, One Spoiled Bird-Watcher

Sam’s Window On The World

What a view!

What a view!

Mom took this picture of me yesterday while I did a bit of bird-watching from my favorite perch.  I have a lot of great spots around the house but this might just be my favorite.  We have big trees on the side of the house and LOTS of birds nest and play in them – as well as the squirrels climbing the branches and hanging out!  AND, if I look between the branches, I can see the neighbor’s beagles and keep a close eye on them in their backyard. 

Lots of other cats have this same kind of perch.  I know because sometimes when I’m sitting with Mom at her computer she shows me some pictures of them……I like to have lots of blankets and stuff in mine so I can sit up nice and high and see what’s going on outside the window.  Sometimes Mom takes all the blankets out and I can lie in it like it was a hammock and relax – but my favorite thing is to be up nice and high so I can SPY !! 

I’m glad humans know that we cats are excellent “watchers” and having these spots around the house help us look out for danger or strangers in the yard so we can tell our humans!  We cats make great watch dogs (haha) – I always run and tell Mom when a deer is in our yard or a cat I don’t know……and certainly if another human is coming up the sidewalk or driveway! 

I’m a WATCH CAT………’s a big job, but someone has to do it!

Happy Sunday from Sam, One Spoiled Watch Cat