Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Thomas Stops By



One of our best friends is a cat. Thomas lives across the way, where he is part of a vast menagerie of pets. We figure he likes it here because he doesn't have to compete for attention and we keep a supply of the heavy cream he prefers. He didn't stop by nearly as much as usual this past spring, but he knows we're not fickle with our affection and he's welcome any time.

He stops by first thing in the morning, after a night of hunting, and then returns in the late afternoon and takes up a sentry post in the sweet alyssum near the bird bath. Most of the birds are wise to his tricks, but his patience is rewarded often enough that he returns time and again to the same spot.

4 comments:

High Desert Design Council said...

Thomas is a good looking fellow...

High Desert Diva said...

*correct identity now in place!*

Sweet Repose said...

He looks exactly like an old cat we used to have. Bill was his name and he's buried under the trumpet vine...I think of him every time it blooms, it was his favorite hiding place in the heat of the summer...thanks for the reminder!

Tracy said...

I LOVE Thomas...he is beautiful! A feline friend makes a house a home, I think. So glad you have a furry friend to visit you daily, a treat for all--you & him. Happy Days :o)