In October of 2012, I photographed a tabby cat that was becoming a frequent visitor at our lot in the country. We were just at the beginning stages of planning to move here and were having our septic and well installed. Every-time we arrived, we were greeted by this gorgeous big tabby cat who would come running to greet us. He was strong, handsome and a mighty hunter. In his mind he 'owned' our lot and no mouse was safe from his fearless hunting skills. I named him Davy after Davy Crockett as he, too, was a mighty hunter and frontiersman. :-) Here is the post I wrote back then.
Over the winter we discovered that he lived next door along with 5 other out-door cats and 2 dogs.
We have enjoyed having the tabby-cat visit numerous times since moving to the mouse-house. Having a cat keep you company while doing yard work is lots of fun.
Today I had the opportunity to talk to the owner over the fence.
"Your tabby cat was over to visit again today, I said. It's a male, right?, I asked.''
He said, "Yes, it's a male and he's a big mush-ball. He loves everyone."
"What's his name?", I asked.
"Dave" he said.
I kid you not. His name is Dave.
Do I know how to name a cat or what. I was stunned.
Here he is this morning. Flat out for a tummy rub. Look at his little tongue.
So, Dave is my next door neighbour and I expect you will see a lot of him. Haha..I'm still laughing over this.
Today I planted beef-steak tomatoes and two yellow bean plants along the fence. I have a fragrant pot of rosemary near the old well that will be lovely to cook with. Hope it grows well. The pansies are looking strong and healthy. I added a humming-bird feeder to the old maple. We've been having warm, sunny days and just a little bit of rain. It's perfect weather for growing.
The nursery just called and the lily of the valley is in. :)
Off for my walk.