Springtime, with Cats and Snake
Spring has sprung here in Marietta, Georgia. This afternoon as I was coming home from work, a single puffy cloud was hanging in the blue sky over Kennesaw Mountain. The sun was shining brilliantly on the trees on the side of the mountain, illuminating the green leaves and pine needles. The dogwoods are in full bloom, and carpenter bees are buzzing around the mailboxes. A variety of cardinals, bluejays, and finches are feeding at the wooden birdfeeder on the porch – much to the fascination of Kato the cat, who closely monitors their comings and goings.
Kato recently brought a small garden snake, still alive, into the apartment. After the snake was escorted back outside, Kato spent some time on the porch happily batting it around with his paw. The neighbor cat, Shadow, came over and joined in the fun. It was amazing to see Kato and Shadow share the snake, since they usually bristle and hurl curses at each other. After a while, Kato got bored with the snake and came inside, and Shadow took the snake behind the bushes and ate part of it.