I ran away for a long lunch Thursday. Basking in the sunshine and walking the bike path at a favorite park felt like the epitome of freedom. Everything is COVID closed but you can still walk and drive around the lake.
This car turned my head.
And I went back for a closer look at these Peep bunnies, clearly run over by something. That’s not something you see every day and I liked the pink against the asphalt!
It was gorgeous out so I was sad to go home and resume working. But opening the window in the room where I work to let Scout enjoy the fresh air made the afternoon pass quickly. This picture was taken before the window was open but you get the idea.
He was a happy boy and I was thrilled for the fresh breeze and chatter of birds nearby.
My world has become very small and familiar. While this isn’t ideal, it is sort of fun to look more closely at your surroundings and seek out the details you might not ordinarily appreciate or even notice as close as your own home. Take a look around. You never know what you might find.
Scout’s birthday gift has provided him with hours of entertainment. I need to wash my windows but I’ve been able to grab a few snapshots of some of his birdies, as we call them. Here are a few from yesterday at dinner time.
Since I picked up Scout in the street when he was just a little guy, I have no idea when he was actually born. The vet gave an estimate. While I think that it’s a few weeks off the mark, we ran with it this weekend and had a little first birthday party for Scout.
He had tuna. The humans had cake. He received more gifts than a lot of children. And like most kids, he was more interested in the packaging than the actual toys!
And like most kids, he turns a bit wild when his grandparents come to visit. He was practically swinging from the chandeliers by the time they left.
I made him a little party hat but he was pretty determined to not wear it. Poor little cat didn’t want to put on a silly party hat for pictures! In fact, he’s probably still traumatized from the Christmas hat.
It may sound silly celebrating a cat’s birthday but I believe that one key to happiness is appreciating the small things.
It may be a small thing but Scout is kind of a big deal in my life. It’s the least I can do to wish this sweet little cat a Happy Birthday!