It’s just me and the cat this weekend. My sisters and brother are on a sniffing road trip. Well, Nelson is just along for the ride, but Olivia has a trial and Bailie also got into a trial, so she is traveling for the first time in a long time. I’ll enjoy getting spoiled as the only dog for a few days. Mom was going to leave Nelson home but decided I’d probably like a break from him. He can be a pest.
Cat bro Bert is pesty enough. He is staying out all night several nights a week – his choice. Night is when he hunts. The other night he wanted to come back in but had a live mouse in his mouth. No, we did not let him in.
He does go out during the daytime now and then, but pretty briefly these days. Most of the day he is sound asleep since he hunts all night.
Bert loves a comfy spot for his daytime snoozing but he also loves the heat of a sun puddle. The one in our office is a favorite.
Now and then he gets up and takes a stroll through the yard before returning to his napping. He looks funny on the dry patch of grass we have by the famous pine trees.
Mom says when Bert and Sophie first came to live here, they both spent a ton of time in the cat trees around the house. The last few years we rarely see them there. Now with the sun angles, Bert is found there in the mornings once and a while.
This afternoon photo of Bert is funny because you can see he is rather tired. His eyes are droopy. The past couple months, since he has been an indoor/outdoor cat, he has really aged. If you look at that post from two months ago, you can tell he is now looking his age of about sixteen.
Mom loves taking photos of him in the evening light. We also have noticed he is crossing his paws/legs more and more when he walks. Maybe he is dipping into some neighborhood moonshine we don’t know about?
Bert can also walk with serious purpose, ears back, go! We found a big patch of gray feathers under one of our trees. Our best guess is that he caught a bird. It seems like sometimes he eats what he catches and other times he leaves it for Mom to take care of. At least he is a hunter like the rest of us!
Enough about Bert. It may be me and the cat for the weekend, but I think it will be more me and no cat if I can work that option out! Enjoy your weekend! Remember you can follow us on Facebook and maybe figure out where in the world my siblings are going.
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