Monday, November 14, 2011

Fall Color

The Smoke Tree and Japanese Maple are just spectacular today. Every season has something to offer and this autumn the brilliant colors have been a feast for the eyes.

Smoke Tree
The black kitty next to the Japanese Maple in the photo below just showed up in the yard one day. He moped around, clearly in grief. If you've never seen a cat in grief before, let me tell you, it is palpable. I took a photo of the cat and put up signs but no one claimed him.

Japanese Maple
Weeks later I learned that his owner (a neighbor I did not know, in her early 50s) had passed away suddenly. Unfortunately the late woman's family just abandoned the old guy, who is 12 years old.  He has a home here now, which breaks my one-house-cat rule, but what can you do.

2 comments:

Carolyn Renee said...

Just found your blog ('caus you found mine!). Looking forward to reading your previous posts.

Oh, and bless your heart for breaking your One-cat-house rule. I'm sure he return your favor in amounts immeasurable!

BilboWaggins said...

Your fall colour is beautiful.

There are some horrid people around; abandoning any animal is heinous, but doing so to an elderly companion pet is unforgivable. Pusskins will have a good life with you, and karma will deal with the people who ignored him.