Some times when you’re feeling depressed, all it takes is something small or goofy to bring a smile to your face and make the day go better. Case in point…
My oldest daughter is taking, Driver’s Education, and I pick her up when they are finished at 10am. Yesterday as I was walking out the door to go get her, I noticed that most of my cats, probably 9 of the 12, were all sitting in a circle around the base of a little tree that’s in my front yard. In a circle, and all looking up, very intently. A young squirrel, (who should have known better) was in that tree, and not too far out of reach from the "bloody hoard". I should have got my camera, but I wasn’t sure I could make it back in time before one of them realized that, "HEY, I climb this tree all the time, why am I sitting here?" So, I went out to shoo them away, and as I did, the squirrel saw it’s chance and made a break for it. The ensuing chaos made my day. It was like an old Three Stooges or even Keystone Cops routine. There was bumping of heads, running over each other, knocking each other down, and those that were sitting by someone they didn’t like, finally realized it… there was swatting and hissing, but they were all trying to follow the squirrel.
I was able to cut most of them off, but as the squirrel made another break (it had gone into my pine tree) it ran across the street. Squeeks, my favorite, and the fattest of the Cats was on it’s tail in a flash. We call her "The fatness" because she’s as wide as she is long, and I’ve never seen her move so fast! The squirrel made it to safety, and she came back looking dejected. I couldn’t stop laughing at my knuckleheads. It made my day… sometimes it really is the small stuff. BIG HUGS, Steph