We don't have many guests stay at the Cottage but when we do, we are happy to be able to afford them a quiet corner and a soft bed.
We enjoy their company and I hope that they are always happy and satisfied with their stay.
A few weeks ago we had one such guest arrive. You may remember him as being portrayed as a large, harmful creature with big eyes and sharp teeth, needing to be kept behind fences to keep the fairies safe.
In reality, he is a sweetheart and was just photobombing.
He appeared one day out of the blue, not too long after we lost our Buddy, and he was so sweet and loving, as if he knew that we were a family in need of healing.
In my secret heart of hearts he is called Buddy, Jr. but he has just come to be known as Junior.
Apparently he likes his sleeping arrangements and the fact that they are numerous...
This is one of the two or three dining spots that he enjoys...
...and he's really good about sharing.
Maggie is so thoughtful..she is standing guard over Junior's dish so that the birds don't eat more than their share. Oh, yeah!!
"There are tabbies and tortoiseshell, black cats and white,/ all happy and purring from morning till night,/ and though they do mischief sometimes, which is wrong,/ they're so pretty, you cannot be cross with them long."
Old nursery rhyme from the Victorian era
Junior is full of charm and has an independent spirit. He seems just right with his world and always makes us smile.
Do you see the dragonfly on the iron garden stake?
He has brought a friend with him..let's just call her Lucy.
We know where she comes from and, hopefully, she will go home to have her kittens!! She has had many admirers around her, (giving us a few sleepless nights) but, thankfully, Junior is not one of them.
We don't know where he came from and we don't know if he is male or female. We only know that he shows no interest in Lucy in "that" way, so he is either a she, too young or has been fixed.
For the time being Junior seems to feel that he is more than a guest here...
...and like all of the guests that come to the Cottage, he will be treated with kindness and when he leaves..with a hug and a wave, he will be wished safe travels...
...and if he decides to stay he will be treated to a visit to the vet...because that's just how we do things here at the Cottage.
Oh, it's siesta time...
Did I hear someone say fiesta?
Have a wonderful week ahead and I hope you all go to a place where you feel welcome and everybody knows your name...
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