Another Carl Installment

Today’s “Thought For The Day” from Dan Galvin:

* Never try to outstubborn a cat.
        — Lazarus Long, “Time Enough for Love”
Carl… aka “The Cat”


I have to smile at this TFTD … we don’t ‘own’ a cat, but the neighbor’s cat comes to visit quite frequently. Carl (aka ‘the cat’) came for a visit last evening and my husband and I were out on the deck, talking. Carl walked up to the sliding screen door and then looked over at me. I didn’t take the hint that he wanted in for his ‘treat’ and basically ignored him. He strolled around and through the deck chairs, waiting for me to finish talking and to open the screen door for him.

Eventually, I walked back to the screen door and zing, he was there in a heartbeat… I gave him his food treat and when he’d finished, he ‘prowled’ the house. This time, we had our bedroom door open — a no-no zone for Carl — and he cruised into the bedroom and on into the bath, checking everything out multiple times. Eventually, he looked up at me and then looked at my corner spa tub and with one leap, in he went.  Priceless look on his face when he noticed voices coming from the wall across the room — (we have an intercom/music system and the announcer was talking) — his ears perked forward and then he turned and gave me this wide eyed stare as though, “What the heck?”

After wandering around inside the empty tub for a bit, he suddenly leaped out and took off like a tan streak through the bedroom and out to the front hallway. By this time, my husband had reached his limit of ‘Carl’ time so he opened the screen in the dining room (that leads to the deck outside) and called to Carl. Well, Carl came, but balked at the door. I had to walk over, go through the doorway to the deck and then Carl followed. I went back in and closed the screen door. Such a cat… such a life!!!

Be safe, be well, and please be happy. Take a moment during your day to indulge in a moment where all you need to be is what you are, realizing that you are where you are meant to be in that moment in time. And please be sure to tell those you love that you love them. It is truly the only thing that endures in life.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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