Quiet On The Hill Today….So Far!

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Sam's house on the hill.

All's quiet up on our hill today....thankfully!

I’m happy to report that things are nice and quiet up on our hill this morning……!  We did have a little “wiggle” of the ground in the wee hours of the morning though – just a teensy tiny aftershock.  No biggie.   I didn’t even feel the need for my basement safe place. 

So now we have to wonder what this hurricane Irene thing is gonna bring to us…..sounds like maybe just a lot of rain (which we need) and a lot of wind (which we don’t need) but who knows?!  Mom and Dad say the weather people don’t really know for sure WHERE it will go – yet.  Since our house is up on a hill we don’t have to worry about sitting in a big puddle or lake full of WET though!

I know that we have friends who live on the water or close to it so Mom and I are hoping that all of you are ready for the storm.  I’ve got all my toes crossed (and I have extra ones you know!) that we’re all safe and snug and Irene decides to spin out to sea and stay away.   But for today – while it’s still nice and quiet – you know what I’ll be doing!!

It's good to be me......

Wake me when it's over Mom.......

Happy Thursday Everybody!!! 

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat

Daddy’s Flying (no he’s not a bird)

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It’s gonna be another hot one today….even with the heat, Dad just left for the airport to give his airplane a bath.  Yep.  Seems even airplanes have to go through that procedure at least once a year.  Better the plane than me is what I say!   I’ll probably lounge around on the front porch in the shade with Mom a time or two but I just might stay INSIDE in the cool today.  Like Mom says, it’s nice to be retired!!

Two people found me in that picture Mom and I posted in my blog yesterday – – good for you two!  Here’s a highlighted (I’m the STAR!) area of that photo so you can see where I was hiding out….

See me?  I'm pretty tiny but I'm there!

See me? I'm pretty tiny but I'm there!

I guess it’s still hard to see me but close to the center you can see me – looking to my right, white neck/chest and in the picture I look dark orange or light brownish (although I’m a RED tabby!)….got my eye on a chipmunk I bet!

This morning my girlfriend Stevie showed up for a handout.  We hadn’t seen her for three or four days but I know she has other spots she visits AND a home somewhere.  Mom gave her some fresh water and food….she munched down, drank some water, then off she went.  I wonder what it would be like to just roam around anywhere I want to…..but then again since I’m a nervous kind of guy, I prefer staying close to home with my parents.  When I was a little guy – maybe one year old – Mom let me wander down into the woods by myself….just because she wanted me to know how good I had it in my nice comfy house!  Well, it wasn’t long before I was running back to the back yard and up to the back door and crying to come inside……!!   Scaredy-cat?  Maybe….but at least I know that by sticking close to home, I won’t become some other animal’s meal as many around here have.  No sireeeeeee…….I’m happy to be a “house cat” ! 

Sam, One Spoiled HOUSECAT!