A nice Portland moment

Today is your typical Portland winter day — temps around 50, overcast, drizzling.

Late this afternoon, I walked to the Deadhead Fred to pick up some flour, butter, and chocolate for baking. When I got home, I found my favorite neighborhood kitty hanging out on my front porch.

He’s a black cat, probably about a year old now. Someone must take good care of him, because his coat is unusually healthy. I think it’s the people across the street.

I squatted down and petted him for a minute. He usually leaves pretty quickly, but this time he stayed around. I sat down on the porch couch, and he jumped up on my lap and stayed there purring for about 10 minutes.

It was one of those moments that make life good — sitting on a porch in the comfortable gray twilight, with a purring cat on my lap, watching life go by.

5 Responses to “A nice Portland moment”

  1. dw Says:

    Deadhead Fred… is that your name for Fred Meyer? Never heard that one before.

  2. Steve Says:

    Not Fred Meyer in general, but the store in my neighborhood.

    Next time you’re in Portland I’ll take you over there. You’ll see what I mean.

  3. M1EK Says:

    We had two different nice cats that would come and visit us over the years at the condo on Waterston – now that I have a fluffy french dog in my little backyard north of UT, though, the cats don’t visit.

  4. Portland Apartment Rentals Says:

    Do you provide a blog feed subscription for this blog so
    I can get it via email?

  5. Steve Says:

    P.A.R.: Not at the moment, but I will consider adding it.

    I do have an RSS feed at: http://www.io.com/~casburn/pdx/feed/

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