Meet My Coworker

This is my new coworker. His name is Scout and he has some really annoying work habits.

First off, he steals my chair every time I get up.

And he isn’t at all apologetic when I demand my seat back.

He also enjoys sitting on papers I need and lying right next to the computer.

Plus, he spends a lot of time just gazing out the window and talking to the birds. Not very productive, if you ask me.

I’ve worked in a few offices but never had a coworker quite like this one. When I’m on the phone, he likes to steal the pen right out of my hand.

I really don’t know what to do about him so it’s a good thing he’s cute! Do you have a coworker? I’d love to hear about them!

Happy Birthday Scout!

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!

An Early Birthday Present

Scout received an early birthday present yesterday. I relocated a bird feeder outside his favorite window.

He barely moved all day.

This little feeder attracted several species throughout the day and, by dusk, Scout was so worn out from watching their comings and goings that he collapsed on the couch.

This clearly is going to be the best babysitter ever.

It Would Be Fun

Scout’s favorite activity right now is pushing things off of flat surfaces onto the floor. The higher, the better.

I look at this picture and can’t help but think how much he would enjoy pushing this bust over and watching it shatter into a million pieces on the wood floor.

And honestly, I can’t blame him. That would be fun. It’s funny how quickly you start to think like your pet.

Incidentally, this photo is from a tour of Blennerhassett Island last October. I was there just before they closed for the season so I haven’t written about that visit yet. This is close to where I live and a fun day trip so I’ll tell that story before they open for the season.