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?
Or Freddy Fox?”
“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.