Monday, April 16, 2018

Puss in boots

I wish I had had the camera with me during my regular afternoon walk with Tasha on Sunday. As we left the yard and headed out into the vineyard, I noticed that Bert the cat was tagging along. I figured he'd stop following as we passed the pond because he likes to hunt around the edges of the water. But no, he kept up.

This is what I call the "South 40" and will be the first section of the yard that I cut on Tuesday.

There was no lagging behind. Bert trotted happily along side me during the whole walk, even when Tasha and I turned off and headed through the vines toward the woods. He walked with us through the tall grass and then back to the road and finally through the gate back home. I've never seen such a thing. A cat going on a walk with a dog (Ken says Bert did this once with Callie. Once).

I did get some clean-up done in the back yard on Sunday. I collected two wheelbarrows-full of sticks and twigs that were blown down during winter's winds. There are still more out on the north side, so I'll be working on that today. And I'll be changing the oil in the mower and tiller. I think that Tuesday and Wednesday will be grass-cutting days.


  1. The tulips look lovely. What a curious thing about Bert. I wonder if it will happen again.

  2. Oh those tulips. What a charming view. That walk would have been fun to witness... and to take.

  3. Ohhhh, I loved seeing this news about Bert! Awww :) Warms my heart :)

    Hope all goes well tomorrow with the weather for mowing!


  4. glad Bert finally got to see where y'all go every day!! One of my cats used to follow me on walks in the woods near our house in VA

  5. Cats are so unpredictable. If you had your camera, it may not have happened. Good luck with that grass you'll be cutting- you could almost bale it.

  6. awwwwwwwwwwwwwww, hope bert had fun with you two!

  7. andrew, I'll let you know!

    mitch, they're starting to fade now. :(

    judy, me too. I'll have to wait for the dew to dry up.

    melinda, Bert's followed far behind for a short distance in the past, but this time he just trotted along with me and the dog.

    evelyn, I should probably bag it and use it as mulch. Nah, too much work. lol

    anne marie, he seemed to enjoy himself!


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