Walking my Cat – Part II
As anyone who has been following this blog for some time, you know that part of my routine is walking one of cats, Bam Bam (the other half of Pebbles and Bam Bam), about the neighborhood. He has provided a wonderful way for me to meet my Bar Harbor neighbors, and now that tourist season is upon us; he serves as one of the town’s unofficial “good will ambassadors”.
One of our “new” neighbors who only uses their home one week-end a month, has generously offered their yard to Bam Bam and I for relaxation and exploration. Since the weather has turned warm, it is especially nice for him to have a place to lay in the grass and for me to sit in the shade.
On the way to the yard, there is even some catnip where he can stop and get a nice little “buzz”. Apparently, the “buds” are the best part?
Once the yard has been thoroughly explored, it is time to select that all important strategic spot – under the tree and near the fence – so that people walking by can notice him. If several people walk by and don’t acknowledge him, he will get up and move CLOSER to the fence, because after all, how can he spread joy if people don’t SEE him?!
If this strategy doesn’t work, the “death sprawl” on the driveway is SURE to garner someone’s attention!
Meanwhile back at home, my “low maintenance cat”, Pebbles keeps our patio area secure from squirrels and enjoys her “alone” time.
And thanks to the kindness of my landlords, we now have a secure patio for both Pebbles and Bam Bam to enjoy, due to this recently installed gate panel.
After the walk, it’s time for a real nap and a little “Sherlock” (apologies if any copyright laws have just been infringed upon). Being a goodwill ambassador is such hard work!