Grandfather has always lived with dogs, but now that he’s married to a cat lady, it’s:
Grandfather admits he loves dogs, but he also admits cats are easier, at his age.
And they do things differently than dogs.
For example, cats catch spiders and mice when they come in the house as the weather turns cold in the fall.
Like Grandfather, the cats can’t stand spiders and dispatch them forthwith. Mice are a different matter. Animated toys that cost plumb zero.
The cats play endless catch and release and, when the mouse is in the possession of one or the other, it’s a game of keep-away.
If the mouse eventually succumbs (by no means a sure thing), the wife and I ponder whether to leave its carcass in the trash until next Thursday’s trash pickup, or whether I must lay it to rest in the woods before then.
Lots of things lie well in the woods, up here in the mountains.
About the Author: RD Blakeslee is an octogenarian from West Virginia who built his net worth by only investing in that which can be enjoyed during acquisition and throughout life, as opposed to papers in a drawer, like stocks and bonds. You can read more about him here.
Photos: Courtesy of the Blakeslee Family