Ruby’s Reflections: Ruby and the tree branch
Hi everyone, it’s Ruby! Mom has been hogging the blog, and it’s about time that I get to write something. I’ve been a busy little kitten, helping Mom work, playing with my sister, and trying really hard to stay out of trouble.
But what I really want to tell you about is the excitement we had here a couple of days ago. Let me set the scene: we have a lot of really big trees in our backyard. I love sitting on my window perch next to Mom’s desk, and looking out over the backyard. There’s always something going on: there are birds, and squirrels, and occasionally even bunnies and foxes. And one of the big tree branches was so close to the window that sometimes, I came eye to eye with a bird or squirrel! I love that!
Well, apparently, Mom doesn’t love that particular branch as much as I do, because I’ve heard her muttering that “we need to do something about this.” I didn’t know what that meant. What on earth could be wrong with a tree branch that provided daily entertainment for me?
Well, the other day, the entertainment got even better. I couldn’t believe my eyes: there was a man in our yard, and he was climbing our tree! I pressed my nose up against the window to get a better view. Then I started growling a little. Was he going to crawl across the branch and come get me? I growled a little more, just to be safe – and it worked! I must have scared him, because he didn’t crawl across the branch! I’m a ferocious kitten!
Then all of a sudden, there was this really loud noise. Allegra had already taken off for her safe space. I usually don’t mind loud noises, but this was too loud, even for me. I jumped off the window perch and started to run out of the office, but then curiosity got the better of me. I climbed back up on my perch and looked out the window again. My branch was gone! It was laying on the ground!
At first, I was a little upset. I looked at Mom, but she didn’t seem to mind. What was she thinking, allowing this man to cut down my branch? But then, I decided it wasn’t so bad – because now, I had an even better view of the other trees in the yard that I could hardly see before, because the big branch had blocked them. Now I can see even more birds and squirrels!
I heard Mom on the phone later that day, saying “they took down that branch today. You know, the one that was starting to damage the roof?” Oh – so that’s her story of why she had that done.
But I know better: she did it to provide an even better view of our backyard for me! Because that’s just the kind of Mom she is!
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