Auburn Meadow Farm

A modern heritage foodstead

some cat…

You remember Cat don’t you?

Well, he magically appeared one day when we were working on fences.  He jumped right into the job and wasn’t taking no for an answer. He decided he was staying whether we wanted him or not.

From the start, I thought he was a little unusual, but as he’s getting older, just how unusual is being revealed.

Cat squeezes every scrap of enjoyment from life. He makes friends easily and does not discriminate. He’s smart, independent and entertaining. He expects the best from life, and so far his strategy seems to be working.  Even Ellis the Destroyer can’t find a single reason to dislike Cat.

And, Cat loves farm chores.  He waits by the gate every morning for breakfast, then he likes to ride along for watering rounds.  He’s happy riding wagons, tractors and four-wheelers securing himself by snuggling  tightly into your lap, completely relaxed and taking in the scenery.

He enjoys working in the barn, fixing fencing and garden chores are his favorite. He comes along  for mechanical chores like weed-whacking but is smart enough to stay out of the way.

When I’m engrossed in some task, he still hangs around nearby but Cat has no trouble entertaining himself.  He’s an excellent hunter and avid student of burdock and butterflies. Then, when it’s time to head out, Cat comes running when I call and hitches a ride back to his home base.

I wish I had more two-legged friends like Cat – he’s the best kind of company.

Some cat, indeed…

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10 comments on “some cat…

  1. Nourishing Words
    September 27, 2012

    So sweet. And, yes, imagine if more people had that kind of curiosity, playfulness and spontaneity? He’s a keeper!

    • Auburn Meadow Farm
      September 27, 2012

      Good thing I agree Eleanor, because Cat isn’t taking no for an answer : )

  2. Just another day on the farm
    September 27, 2012

    ah, cat’s awesome.. don’t you just love farm cats that think they are dogs.. I have had a few “cats” in my life and they rock! Enjoy your new friend..

  3. Andrea Kelly
    September 30, 2012

    How adorable!

  4. sailorssmallfarm
    September 30, 2012

    Lovely post. What is Cat engrossed with in the bucket? I too have a cat who supervises me for the round of morning chores and keeps me company while weeding. She is an amazing hunter, and yesterday laid out three dead bodies for my inpsection (by the door to the house, where visitors might step on them, of course) – a vole, a rat and part of a rabbit.

    • Auburn Meadow Farm
      October 1, 2012

      Wow SSF, that’s quite a day’s work!

      The bucket was full of nails I was pulling out of some lumber I was repurposing.

  5. Tammy
    October 2, 2012

    Cats choose you – you can’t choose them.

    • Auburn Meadow Farm
      October 3, 2012

      Very true Tammy. Kind of true with all creatures really, but especially cats!

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