My usual morning routine involves a walk with James. Sometimes it is just back and forth on the porch, other times he leads me on excursions around the neighborhood.
Today began with our usual walk. We slowly made our way down the street passing sprinklers that misted our faces, saying hi to our neighbor dog, Spike, and talking about whether or not we would see Mr. Grayson, the nicest kitty cat ever, on the next street.
We turned the corner and immediately, Mr. Grayson came prancing down the sidewalk to say hello. James squealed with excitement. They made circles around each other and James pet him as Mr. Grayson brushed up against James. This lasted a good 10 minutes or so.
I coaxed the kitty cat to start walking down the street, cause I knew I wan’t getting James anywhere fast as long as the kitty cat was still around. He followed us all the way down the street walking alongside his buddy, James. James seemed to be talking to him about the things that he saw and every once in a while squealed when Mr. Grayson brushed up against him for a pet.
Mr. Grayson then plopped down on the sidewalk and arched his head back for a good pet under his chin. As I indulged Mr. Grayson with a nice chin scratch, James made himself comfortable alongside him…
I offered James a piggyback ride and told the kitty cat, “Night, night!” James and I began our journey home as he waved good bye to his friend, Mr. Grayson, babbling about his adventure all the way down the hill.
I never know where my walks will lead me when we leave the house, but we always manage to find something fascinating. What a great way to start the day!