I find that Saturday afternoon has always been something special to me. Although I have always worked Saturday mornings, when I get home in the early afternoon, there always appears to be some kind of magic in the air. Perhaps it´s the knowledge that the “working week” has finished for me and I have a few days ahead; or perhaps it has something to do with the fact that I can now take my time attending to my many household chores with the conservative knowledge that Sunday will be the day of rest (at least in our part of the woods!).
Such an afternoon had once again, crept up on me, and I had decided that I would go into the garden to dig up a piece of the lawn in which to make a flower bed and plant a few small bushes.
What on earth is going off daddy. You´re ruining our little patch. Are you allowed to just go and change our kingdom like that?
I thought I would make the garden a bit more interesting. You´d have another area in which to sit.
Well, I was quite fond of our green kingdom as it was. I know the garden off by paw – what with its many pleasant smells and adorable features.
Now it´s going to be different – AGAIN!
What´s he up to now Mr Midnight? The kingdom looks a right mess. It was all nice and pretty before daddy got his botanical gadgets out of the shed.
Boys please! I thought I would tidy the garden up a bit and make it a bit more attractive for you.
I bit more attractive? It looks a right mess.
I have just started Mr Midnight. I know it doesn´t look much at the moment, but if you would try to be a little bit more patient, it will look a lot better in a couple of hours.
But why put all the time and effort into it daddy? It looked fine before you started. The green kingdom has always looked how it has. I liked it as it was before.
Don´t you feel we could do with a little change sometimes Sir Winston?
Change? A cat who wants “change” must be ill somehow. We cats are not so keen on change.
I can vouch for you Sir Winston. Why change something when you´ve got used to something? It´s nice keeping things just as they are.
Well, I am quite aware that the modern human race has a big problem with “change” and adapting to new environments but I never thought you two would adopt such a stance.
I am only attending to this small piece of garden. It´s not going to change your lives. You never know, in a few weeks you may even like what I have done.
We´ll see daddy. We´ll see.
You carry on then. You can´t leave it like it is. It looks terrible. What will Mr Dog from next door think?
I´m sure Mr Dog will be over the moon when I have finished. Unlike you two, he´s very flexible to adaption.
Life is always on the move and never stays put, so a small change in the garden isn´t going to do any harm.
We´ll see how you like it when the garden is in full bloom. I think you´ll be surprised if you accept “change” as a chance for something better.
(C) MAGS 2018