This feline favors fall fun
Lee, my caretaker has taken me up onto the Mesa for Color Sunday for several years now and I always look forward to it.
The other reason for my excitement is football is back. I’m so thankful that Lee is a diehard Broncos fan. She even puts on the gear (jersey and hat) just before kickoff. She is so excited for their first game because of the addition of Peyton Manning, the free agent quarterback the Broncos picked up this winter.
She is sad to see Tebow leave but Manning brings experience and a Super Bowl (XLI) to the Broncos. It doesn’t hurt that he is number three on the all time NFL passing list.
I love the weather change in the fall especially since we had such a hot summer. I can’t take my fur off like humans can undress to stay cool. It’s true, I lose some of my coat but on those 100 degree days, I almost melt when Lee lets me go outside in the backyard. That being said, that also means the nights are cooling off so I really have to make sure she doesn’t lock me out either. She never has and I don’t want there to be a first time.
The coming of fall also means Fruita Fall Festival. I love the festival with all the people wandering around. I love to people watch. I lie by the window in the Fruita Times office every day just watching people walk by and occasionally coming in to scratch behind my ears.
But the best part of Fall Fest, are the people that buy food for their tots whom ultimately drop half on the ground for me to find and feast on. I especially love the fish tacos (mmm good) and funnelcakes.
If I could change one thing about Fall Fest, I would make sure that the festival volunteers keep dogs out.
Actually, dogs are not allowed at the festival but unfortunately there are folks that ignore the rules. It’s not so much that I’m afraid of them (actually I’m afraid of my own shadow) but they push me out of the way and eat all the food that’s dropped. I don’t have a chance going up against them.
The worst part of fall is that terrible holiday they call Halloween. It may be a fun for the humans but it’s a real nightmare for me. I’m sure you have read the stories involving cats and what cruel things are done to us during Halloween night. I refuse to watch the nightly news with Lee on Halloween because there always seems to be an alarming story involving kids and felines.
On the positive side, fall brings Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving is celebrated by eating a “bird.” I don’t think it’s a secret how cats love birds. As I’ve mentioned in the past, Lee doesn’t allow me to have people food but that doesn’t stop me.
I go into the kitchen and lie in the corner so she can see me but once she turns to mash the potatoes, I’m all over that bird.
She can never figure out why I’m so sleepy after everyone eats and falls asleep in front of the TV with the football game on. It’s pretty simple, I’ve had as much tryptophan as everyone else. Next week, why I hate winter.