August 16th 2013 7:19 pm
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For the past two nights the pawrents have shorted us on our evening walks.
Oh, not in length; we have still had the customary 20+ minutes of time. But instead of us each getting individual attention, they’ve carried us (CARRIED us – a further indignity) out to the fenced-in garden to have our walks together, in so-called family harmony.
OK, so it’s not so bad out in the garden. It’s a pretty big space, about an 1/8 of an acre, and there’s lots to see and do in there: chew grass, race up and down the paths between the beds, birdwatch, eat bugs, and best of all – chase frogs. But, it’s the principle of the thing. I’m supposed to lower myself to rubbing shoulders with that wet-behind-the-ears juvenile Owl? It’s demeaning. Even though I’ll grudgingly admit he’s not such a bad hunter. Unlike our humans.
It’s painful to say it, but the pawrents have absolutely no hunting skill whatsoever. Every time one of us would catch a frog, they’d be over there to get in on the action, but they’d only succeed in the frog getting away. And they wouldn’t take the hint and step aside to allow one with superior skill handle the situation. Not that I can fault them for that. It’s the one true virtue they excel at: being even more arrogant than us cats!
Anyway, we had a fine time, running the folks back and forth trying to keep tabs on each of us. And at the end of it, we got to have DINNER! :)
That outside time sounds like fun!
I can't say I'm much of a hunter, either. But then, I'm limited to whatever I can find to stalk inside. Mostly stinkbugs.
It's pretty fun outside, Travis, but we're out in the country, so we don't have to worry too much about cars and stuff. Plus none of us go too far from the pawrents, even when they've dropped the leash, which they occasionally do.
Monster - yuccckk! Sleeper once ate a stinkbug when she was a kitten, and she regretted it! She was OK, though.
MOL! We stalk stinkbugs, too..then we just leave them after we...well, you know...
Meowmy said she sees little green tree froggies in her planter pots...or even on the doors and windows...they are great to get lots of them pesky mosquitoes.
Concats on being a DDP, today, Samhain!
Purrs and have another nice evening garden stroll...sounds romantic!
Nice pic, WeeBees! Thanks!!! Yeah, we know the frogs are good mosquito catchers, blah blah blah...But they...hop! How are we supposed to resist that, I ask you?
You are welcome, Samhain!
Well we don't even get an op-purr-tuna-ty to get any, cause we have to stay inside...albeit with windows open if the weather is nice, like today. We think we would pounce on them too, given a chance.
oh yes...family harmony. Chasing frogs sounds like fun! I caught a mole today and left it as a present for Mom.
You caught a MOLE???? The Mama says she could kiss you!!!! But she says she'll leave that to me, hee hee...