Outside My Window

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Outside my window

I have a nature film

the apple tree is in blossom

pink flowering branches

waving in the breeze.

Oh, what joy it brings to me!


outside my window

I have an orchestra,

birds big and small

singing in the apple tree

feeling so free.

Oh, what joy it brings to me!


outside my window

I see the beginnings of spring.

birds on the wing

looking for places to nest

flying by with twigs and grass

Oh, what joy it brings to me!


outside my window

my cat Sid on the sill

looking at all the wonder

my cat only has to ponder

how to get the bird that’s in the tree

what a lark, what a spree

seeing the bird and the cat

living side by side

Oh, what joy it brings to me!


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Sid quote: When settling down for an afternoon nap always pick the most comfortable chair and choose the most comfortable position for your nap.

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My Apple Tree


You grow in grace and beauty.

with blossoms of pink and white.

So colorful and full of cheer,

right outside my window.

Birds sing songs of joy,

early in the morn,

hopping about your branches,

while my cat Sid,

on the window sill –

tail swishing to the beat.

Apple tree so lovely,

be it in the sunlight

or by the light of the moon.

Sadness overtakes me,

to think that soon,

your blossoms,

will be blown away by the wind,

creating swirls of white in the air,

but in their place –

apples will begin to grow.

Then I know,

my Sid cannot hide among the blossoms anymore,

but he can better see.

the dances the birds,

upon the branches do.


Sid quote: When sitting outside beneath a tree make sure there are no crows getting ready to bomb you.



Bring On the Bird


I know all about pigeons and crows and song birds in season. I know what a chicken looks like when mom has roasted it and man, that bird is tasty. What I would like to know is what a turkey is like but here in Latvia there is no Thanksgiving Day. So this blog is from mama and me for all to enjoy and to say to those who celebrate Happy Thanksgiving! I suggested the memes from Google for your enjoyment and mama added her poem.


Thanksgiving Day

 Can there be

Except for when we get the

Christmas tree

A time more pleasant

Than is Thanksgiving Day.


A day for friends and family

Giving thanks for what we have

Good food and drink

 and a time to think

Of how good the Lord

Has been to us.


So gather together,

one and all,

the two-legged

and four-legged,

as well.

Share that turkey,

there’ll be plenty for all

and some furry, happy and full tummies to rub.


So let’s give our love

to everyone,

in our family tree

and have a truly

Happy Thanksgiving Day indeed!




Sunny Days


We’re lucky that the autumn rains haven’t begun to fall yet. Otherwise the days would all be the same – gray and dark with the patter of raindrops. So at least during the day before the cold nighttime comes I still enjoy my time in the garden.

Occasionally I enjoy climbing the cherry tree that papa chopped down because I can do my exercises in tree climbing on it.


Then I take a break and sit on the fence as usual. This time I got intrigued by a little bird that sat down on the edge of the garage. It didn’t care that I was not too far away and I was just interested in looking at it.


Mama got such a great shot. Then it just flew right past me and away. So I settled down on the fence for awhile. Then I heard my mama call me for some scraps. She came out to get me. So I’ll be taking a break from fence sitting for now. If that little bird gets lucky my mama might even put something out for him. So until next time this was Sid reporting from the garden fence.



A Mishap with a Crow and a Mouse

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It’s me Sid again. This time I just had to share. Perhaps in a way it was meant for me to learn a lesson but boy, do I hate crows. Anyway it was a day like any other and since it was warm and sunny I decided to do my meditation and thinking outside. Found a nice spot and settled down. No sooner had I got comfortable when this awful noise began and a crow started circling about. Man my ears started ringing and that feathery creature kept screeching. Then as I was about to find another place that crow landed upon some dirt my papa had dug up and began scratching. After a bit I saw it start to pull at something. Now I didn’t know what that was but it was long and stretchy. The darn crow was having troubles and so I thought I’d go over and check things out. As soon as I began digging in the dirt as well that crow really started going at it and even flapped its wings about.

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Mama came out and called to me. She told me to leave the crow’s worm alone and come inside. Well first of all I wasn’t about to go inside and second had to find out what the heck a worm was. So as I gave one more scratch at the dirt out popped this long, brown thing. I poked a bit at it and that crow came screeching at me flapping like crazy. Mama ran outside again but then I stepped back and that bird grabbed that worm thing and flew off. Well I figured that was that so I went to settle down again. There was a moment of peace and then as I was anxiously looking about just in case that crow decided to return a movement caught my eye. Man oh man there in the dirt was a mouse. Quietly and quickly I rose up and crept on over.

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That mouse was too busy darting about so I popped out my claws and pounced. Just as I had it in my paws came that crow again. It flew about screeching and flapping and swooping. Now just a darn second this was my mouse, my treat it had gotten its worm or whatever. However that bird never retreated and the mouse managed to wiggle away from me. Before I knew what else was going to happen that crow swooped down once more and grabbed my mouse and off it went up high. Now I don’t understand what was so funny at that moment but mama and papa were in the kitchen and they were chuckling that that’s what I get for fooling around with a crow’s worm.

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Well they sympathized and I got a special treat. Mama help me and I got a big hug from papa and then since this had all worn me out I went to have a nap. Then early in the morning hours out in the garden I got another mouse. No crow anywhere. So I grabbed that squiggly thing in my mouth and jumped in through the window and off to show mama and papa. Well it wasn’t what I expected. Papa grumbled about it being too early and mama felt sorry for the mouse. She tried to grab it as I put it down and she almost had it but the furry creature jumped under the bed. So I went right after it and caught it and ran back outside. Last time I go sharing my mouse. Well that’s my story. More news as it comes in. A cat’s life isn’t all fun and games you know. Meow Sid.