My two cats hide in the front yard all day to avoid both our dog (which really doesn’t bother them too much) and our cat-loving daughter (who loves them too loudly, ebulliently and roughly). They hang out more in our neighbor’s yard, or on the hill between our houses (as in this picture). When I cannot see them from my windows (which, really, is most of the time), I at least have two stone cats that peek out from my greenery to make me smile.
This little stone beauty came from Target several years ago. I love to see him sitting between my tree and bushes because with just a quick glance, it can trick me into thinking it’s a real cat there. It is just the right size and pose. Here is what he looks like from the street:
Just a month or so ago I spotted another unique stone cat at HomeGoods. My time was running out to pick up my son from school, but I figured that if I carried it quickly to the checkout, I would be only a minute or two late. Unfortunately, when I tried picking it up, it was so heavy that I knew I could not carry it across the store without a cart. And I did not have enough time to get a cart, come back and get the cat. It would have to wait for another day.
Two days later I went back and was relieved to find it still there waiting for me. I had my husband along to do the heavy lifting. And with an additional discount for a cracked base, I got the cat for less than $20. Amazing deal! I love seeing this artistic cat posing in my yard.