Slash & I were fortunate to travel back to the area I grew up over the Christmas holiday this past year. The area I’m referring to is in the midwest. Land of corn and soy fields, bluffs, bald eagles, whitetail deer, turkey, and morel mushrooms. Near the mighty Mississippi River.
We stay at granny’s house which Slash absolutely loves. It’s the perfect house for a cat including a loft overlooking the living area, a private finished basement for alone time, lots of rooms and nooks to explore, and a screened in porch with a swing. It’s surrounded by a wooded area with a creek so there’s lots of squirrels and other critters to watch.
There are no children, cats, or dogs so Slash feels like the king of her castle during his stay. We’ve spent many Christmas nights sitting in front of this fireplace chatting until the wee hours of the morning with Slash by our side. Wonderful times and great memories we’ll cherish forever. Not too shabby, eh? Granny has fun with decorating. She uses some of the same pieces year after year but always in different arrangements.
Each year for our arrival granny posts a message on her chalk board welcoming us for our stay. She’s pretty wonderful wouldn’t you agree? We always have the best time staying with her. She is very accommodating and makes sure we have everything we need including a litter box and a food and water dish for Slash.
This year she even had a present for Slash – an angry bird toy! Slash instantly loved it and enjoyed playing with it during his visit there. He was very pleased that someone remembered him. Cats like Christmas gifts too!
He plays the hardest with the angry bird outside…
He sleeps with it..
and holds on to it too!
Thanks again Granny!