Glorious Sleep

2014-05-08 Soot

This is Soot. Soot is a local neighborhood cat that looks strikingly similar to our little tabby, Carmen. One of the area neighbors feeds a large group of cats that may or may not be feral, but we get a number of visitors to our bird feeders as such and Soot is one of those cats. We named him/her Soot as it seemed that the little feline had stuck its slate-colored nose in something like soot, and thus the name.

We don’t mind that these cats like to visit our yard. They’re quite cute and our feeders are too tall and the birds are too quick for it to be a problem. Normally they just sit under the feeders and chatter at the birds as they eat seed.

The other day, Soot sauntered over from the woods and sprawled out in the sunshine for a long afternoon nap. It must have been quite the nap as the cat laid there for an hour or two, turning this way and that; stretching and soaking up the evening sun. I took the challenge that I should find a time once in a while to nap and try to attain the somnambulant bliss that little Soot appeared to experience that day. A good challenge indeed.



This is another little feline visitor we’ve been having to our back yard bird feeders from. There is a house outside of our subdivision that feeds and looks after what must be 10+ outdoor cats. Several have visited our home before but they cause no problems and just tend to sit at the wood line to watch the birds eat and chatter at them.

I have named this one “Tux” for the tuxedo-like coat he or she has. Nearly every morning when I come downstairs and open the curtains and blinds, there is Tux. And in the evening when my husband comes home and I’m starting dinner, there is Tux. Starting to get used to the little guy or gal being around.

2013-06-30 Tux