Several years ago I learned that Doc Watson’s family was so poor his father used cat hides to stretch over the heads of banjos. My first thought was ‘Gosh, there IS some use for cats’.
But after house-sitting this summer I have many new cat pals. Most of these are pets of women who coddle and coo over them. I think they enjoyed having a guy around to tease them, give them something to swat at, and generally mess with their brains.
When you go on vacation next summer I would be glad to make sure your cats are exhausted when you get back. Here is a list of my references. (Photos by Duwan Dunn).