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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Summer is for porch sitting

I long to imitate the fine example that Mr. Saunders has set for us all.

1 comment:

  1. A fine cat, sir! A very fine cat indeed!

    Also, Betty Crocker's Butterscotch Pudding wishes to express her envy that Mr. Saunders is allowed as far as the front porch. Because of her humans' irrational prejudice against allowing her out into a world where there are birds she might eat and coyotes who might eat her, she is restricted to watching "kitty video with smellovision" from a living room window.