If a dog jumps into your lap, it is because he is fond of you; but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer. ~Alfred North Whitehead
The Craftsman is a cat person. He’s one of those sorts who seems to attract them no matter where he goes. He sits down and the empty lap is filled by cat. This particular treasure was his mom’s birthday present in the fall of ’14 (when the photo was taken). Susie was an older rescue cat and is now a thriving inside outside feline. Her favorite pastime is to capture small rodents (mice or bunny) and bring them in the house. She drops them into the bathtub and proceeds to play them to pieces. The Craftsman is generally called to remove whatever might be left when she’s finished. Sometimes, if they are still alive, he gently deposits them in the grasses by the wheat field nearby.
This Friday (yes, the 13th) is The Craftsman’s birthday. I would love to have Little Bear find him a black kitten, but Moses would absolutely object. I purchased the man a hammock, instead. Moses and Maxwell are sure to appreciate this new addition in the yard. Perhaps, even The Craftsman will be allowed to use it.