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Early Morning Stroll With Mom


Hi everybody!  It’s a pretty morning here…..Mom and I just were in the back yard and she took this picture so I thought I’d share (although I’m not in it so it’s not as CUTE as it would be if I was!!):

Sam's backyard

Mom didn't get me in this picture - I was sitting at her feet!

It’s a pretty sunny morning here – Mom and I figured we’d enjoy nice weather while we can since Hurricane Irene is visiting us this weekend.  Gotta move yard furniture inside, make sure the birdfeeders are safe from the wind and make sure nothing else is “loose” out there so it won’t fly around and break something! 

In our little local newspaper this week there was a photo of a small black bear – guess where the picture was taken?  Just one street over from us!!   We have had them roaming around here before but it’s been a while – I think lots of animals are looking for food this summer since it’s been so dry.  Not much greenery to munch on.  The creek down in our woods has even dried up.  We are seeing LOTS more deer up in our yard looking for anything they can eat.  I bet that bear was hoping to find some tasty vegetable garden treats!  We used to have a vegetable garden in our backyard.  Now that the trees are so big, we don’t get enough sun.  Mom does have a tomato plant on the deck though – they have just enough sun up there to keep the plant happy enough to give us tomatoes all summer.  I’m not interested in them for eating purposes but Mom and Dad like them so that’s good enough for me!! 

My Dad’s at the airport this morning flying his plane.  I thought maybe I’d get Mom to upload a picture she took of our little town of Warrenton from the air – pretty neat huh?

Warrenton viewed from a cockpit

Warrenton, Virginia as the birds see it!

You can’t see our house in this picture but I’ve posted a picture of it before on my blog….Mom and Dad flew over the house and got a way cool shot of MY domain from the air! 

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a bird?  I wonder all the time.  If I wasn’t such a scaredy cat and afraid of loud noises, I bet my Dad would take me flying with him in the airplane.  There’s only two seats in the plane but I could sit behind him up on the little tray where the headphones sit……I’d have a GREAT view just like the birds have up there. 

Meanwhile back here on earth we’re hoping that all our friends near the water stay safe from the storm.  That goes for all the birds, deer, bears (!) and humans too. 

Happy Friday peeps!

Sammy, One Spoiled Cat (with a flying Dad!)