After a good night’s sleep on my chair that I adore, I decided it was time to head outdoors.
Being inside is good, keeps me from getting cold feet, and cold fur, but I get tired of inside.
MEOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW. I yelled at Mom, who was fixing breakfast. MMEEEEEEEEEEEOOOOOOOOWWW!
“Geez,” Dad exclaimed, getting up from his place by the woodstove. “What is it, Mindy? Oh. You want out. Okay, out you go.”
Out I went, running as fast as I could through the door, ear flat, tail flat. Then I stopped.
It is cold still. Mist everywhere. Not only cold, damp.
Okay, that’s how it is…I’m not going back inside I need to go see if there are any mice anywhere.
I wonder about the hayfield. I haven’t been there for several days.
Off I went, the mist just starting to burn off as the sun grew warmer.
What the heck…?
My goodness! I looked all around me trying to figure out what I was hearing.
I looked up on top of the power pole
Oh! My Goodness…HAWK!
“Don’t worry, Cat.” The hawk yelled down to me. “I’m full. I had breakfast a short while ago. I just heard the news. Boomer has left the farm for the Rainbow Bridge. Is that true?”
I sat down and peered up at the hawk who was peering down at me— “Yes, my wonderful friend, Boomer lives over the Rainbow Bridge now.” I answered.
“Gosh, this is sad news,” Hawk replied. “Sad news!
I used to see him checking out the news all over the farm.
We would visit sometimes.
Does Oreo know?
“I don’t know” I hollered back to Hawk…but, I’m thinking, if you know, then probably
Ruth the Owl,
Oreo the Skunk, and
Freddy and his family must all know.”
“Maybe so, Cat, Maybe so…I think I’m off to find out.”
I watch Hawk rise up and flap away.
Then just as suddenly Hawk was circling and
Not far from me.
I made to run.
“STOP CAT! I just wondered one more thing.
Do the coyotes know.”
“Coyotes! COYOTES? I don’t know, Hawk. I don’t know.”
With that, I ran as fast as I could toward the safety of the house.
I Had to Get out of the open of that alfalfa field.
OH! MINDY! Please be careful. It’s good to mouse hunt and tell others of Boomer’s passing but, stay close to home.
Yes and away from flying predators and the four-legged kind. Mindy shudder.
Makes me shudder, too.
Yes…a HUGE BIRD!!!! Mindy
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Good decision to run back to the house, Mindy. Better stay away from the coyotes and the Fox family. I am sure Hawk can tell the news about Boomer to them. Hope you and your Mom and Dad have a good weekend with some sun.
I’m with you…and HAWK AND OWLS eat CATS>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>RUN!!!!! Mindy
Be careful out there, Mindy! I wonder if Boomer will find you a new dog friend?
Mom hopes so. Mindy
I’ve been thinking the same thing! Maybe a silly little Wiener dog? Or what ever kind you would like, Miss Mindy.. (I really like your Mom!)
Mom wants a big dog like Boomer or Fuzzy so the Coyotes will know a dog lives here. Mindy
Wise move, M. Stay near Dad. He can show those coyotes who’s boss, if need be.
Love and licks,
And that HAWK…Hawks eat cattttttttttttttttttttttttt Shudder Mindy
Mindy, you need to be careful when wandering away from the house by yourself. There are too many critters about that you really don’t want to meet.
I agree….Shudder, Shake, Trimble!!!!!! Mindy
Yikes! Better be careful Mindy….if those coyotes know that Boomer is gone….they’re be much more rascally and obnoxious than before! BEEEEEE Careful!
I know! I know! Mom told me. Shudder. Mindy
Oh Min Min, Hawk brought up a good point – the coyotes might take advantage of the situation…. ya know, of Boomer being gone over Rainbow Bridge. Please be extra careful! I’d stay close to these house for a while…
Mom say I can only goin in the farm yard. And I agree with her! Mindy
Lulu: “When in doubt, stick close to Mama and Dada, that’s my motto!”
That is the bestest motto out there. RUN TO DAD!!! Mindy
Be careful Mindy! No need to visit Boomer and Fuzzy prematurely:(
Be careful, even in the farmyard. Look up and watch the skies for trouble.
Yes…or the fox…fox love hanging close by to food source. Sigh
You are an adventurer aren’t you? Stay close to home Miss Mindy … much safer!
I think it is much, much, safer! Mindy
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