Kites & Cats
I started my Saturday off by taking some photos around my neighborhood in Aruba.
This view is always a good way to start the day.
As is this
Kitesurfing and windsurfing are very popular here.
It’s extremely windy here and some parts of the island are especially windy.
The divi trees grow with a bend in them from all the wind.
There are a few shacks where you can get an expert lesson on kite surfing.
I haven’t tried it but I know that windsurfing or kitesurfing are supreme workouts! Wrestling with the wind above, the ocean below at your feet, while trying to balance on a surfboard. <– Serious athleticism required and what a workout!
Later in the day I noticed my neighbors cats taking a siesta.
His cats are very
well fed well taken care of.
There was also this kitty I featured in my Savoring Aruba picture compilation Friday.
I wonder if they’d like Coconut Banana Cookie Bites (vegan, GF) ?
I’m pretty sure my cats, back in the day, would have tried to steal a few licks from my Peach Banana Colada Smoothie
Or maybe they’d like the Angel Food Cake & Berries from yesterday. Cats no doubt like whipped topping. Who doesn’t?
1. Do you remember flying kites as a kid or have you ever been kitesurfing?
As I said in the post, no on the kitesurfing for me, but yes on the kite-flying. I was never that good at keeping my kites up in the air for longer than 30 seconds or so, but it was fun to try.
In San Diego, I see some adults who are really into it and have quite deluxe looking kites. Lends new meaning to Go Fly a Kite because apparently some people really like it.
2. Do you like cats?
I love cats! I grew up with cats and always had cats in my life as pets until a couple years ago when my 13 year old kitty (that I got right before I met Scott) went to Kitty Heaven.
One day in the future we’ll probably get another cat but the problem is that Scott is actually allergic to them. He does much better with no cats in the house and it seems a bit selfish to get another cat knowing this.
Not to mention, we do travel quite a bit and for extended periods so another consideration.
But I’m sure Skylar will be asking for a pet soon.
And cats are definitely easier than dogs, that’s for sure. I’ve had lots of small dogs over the years, too.
3. Are you a cat person or a dog person?
I am more of a cat person.
I like dogs, but only small dogs, and not “yippie” small dogs, either.
I admit to having a slight fear of big dogs because I grew up with huge, un-trained German Shepards across the street that were prone to jumping their fence and attacking neighborhood children. In today’s world, the owners would be sued but back then, parents just told their kids to stay in the house.
I also hate dog “kisses”, i.e. dog slobber/saliva, and sometimes bigger dogs are just so
slobbery happy to see you that it just gets, everywhere. Not a fan.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend!