Thursday, August 11, 2011
My Garden Helper
This is Abby the Tabby. She's my little garden helper. She comes out with me in the morning and goes around with me, watching what I do, sniffing things and generally playing with anything interesting. She chases things that fly and jumps around and hides in the growth.
She's so cute! She is two years old now, but very small, so we keep a close eye on her when she is outside. She is only allowed to go out with me and is never left out at night or when we are not home.
Shadow hangs around with me, too, when he's awake and I'm outside. He's out all night and spends that time hunting. I know this because he often brings me "presents" like dead mice, half eaten, or the odd mole. I praise him for this, of course, and he loves it! He just coos and purrs and runs off to get another one. He often brings me two in the course of an early morning.
He sleeps a lot during the day. You can see why we call him Shadow. A lot of the time he gets called "Bud" or "buddy". He doesn't run around playing in the garden, but he does follow me around and just lays nearby. He's far too "cool" and probably tired to jump and run around.
We think both of our cats are wonderful and love them dearly! Both are smart, affectionate and have such personalities. Abby often stretches to reach the doorknob when she wants to go outside. If we had a handle instead of a round knob, she'd be opening the door!
A much needed rest after a long, hard day of gardening:
Posted by Providence Acres Farm at 4:29 PM