Seven Thousand And One!

The streak continues!

Buddy's House
“I make the rules, human!”

Buddy had to wait an extra day for my return from the Outer Banks due to the snowstorm, which made a mess of the roads, led to canceled flights and would have been miserable — and impossible — to drive through. My SiL’s brother tried to drive through it and gave up after 13 hours, getting as far as just north of Washington, D.C., before booking a hotel room and driving the rest of the way to New York the next day.

As expected, little dude tried to play it cool at first. He couldn’t stop himself from getting up and going to the door, but he played it off like “Hey, you’re home. That’s cool, I guess.” Then he nonchalantly padded away.

The indifferent act lasted for about 15 minutes, as usual, before Bud forgot he was supposed to be mad at me. He hopped up to the couch and started nuzzling and scent-rubbing on me, happily purring.

However, it took him longer than usual to act like his normal self, and he’s been particularly clingy since then. At one point I put on my coat and shoes to get a bag I’d left in the car, and Bud started nervously pacing, loudly vocalizing and sat down in front of the door as if to say “No! Big Buddy stays here!”

I think he does okay if someone’s here with him, but having a cat sitter stop by once a day probably doesn’t cut it anymore. Partly that’s Bud’s fault for attacking her last time, because she won’t play with him anymore, but I’ll have to think about alternatives next time I’m away for more than two days or so.

I took some photos of OBX and will post them this week after I’ve had time to sort them. We were very fortunate, with 65-degree days for the entire stretch, and even in winter there’s lots of interesting history to see on the islands where two Americans first achieved powered flight, colonies disappeared and notorious pirates stashed their treasure.

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5 thoughts on “Seven Thousand And One!”

  1. I love the OBX and used to go there with my family when our daughters were younger. We even tent camped on the beach at Ocracoke. Loved the stories about Blackbeard. Haven’t been back in years, but imagine it is very built up now. Look forward to your pics.hhhhhhh

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  2. YIKES Big Buddy you gotted stuck inn that snow storm!?!?! Glad you are furinallee home an safe!
    An Buddy 7,001 iss magniffycent!!! BellaSita Mum nevurr clsoess door when shee iss usin her littur box. Mee has traiend her to potty WITH MEE now!! Now mee nevurr alone 😉
    ***purrss*** BellaDharma an **giggellss** BellaSita Mum

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