"We are all of us living in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." ~Oscar Wilde
"Adventure is worthwhile in itself." ~Amelia Earhart

August 4, 2010

The Kitty of Minnehaha Park

This afternoon, I went to Minnehaha Park to look around for markers and sculptures and ended up stumbling across something unusual: A cat. He appeared from behind some bushes near the Longfellow House, stared straight at me, and settled into the grass. Outdoor cats are pretty rare around here so I wonder if he's a stray. He did have a collar but when I moved closer to him (or her), he bolted back into the bushes.

Just before I saw him, I was walking through the nearby gardens. Something black crossed the path. It was smaller, the size of a rat or a gerbil. At least I know he has dinner!


sandy said...

Beautiful cat, he looks very regal sitting there. Love the quote on the top of your blog.
Popped in via Aug Challenge.

Sparkle said...

And I bet his dinner is tastier than the cat food I'm getting tonight.

Berryvox said...

(S)he is beautiful. :)

Laura said...

I thought it was interesting that outdoor cats are rare there. We don't have a lot here either, yet we are in a city in the middle of a pretty rural area. When I lived in the suburbs, not far from a major highway, there were far more feral cats. Most were dropped out of cars along the highway. I adopted a couple but many of the cats were too wild after being free awhile. I think they had much better chances than the dogs did.