Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Backyard bistro

Every day I put a bowl of dry cat food outside on the patio. Some mornings a friendly stray cat we've named Cosmo stops by for his breakfast. During the day blue jays swoop down from the trees to pick up pieces of kibble. At dusk the shy feral cat we call Gumdrop arrives to grab her dinner. When night falls, Bandita the raccoon saunters in and finishes up the leftovers. And last night a baby opossum was seen sampling the fare. No one ever has to wait for a table. The customers don't seem to mind sharing the china or having to eat with their hands. I've never heard a single complaint about the service.

5 comments:

Pete said...

The Anchorage Zoo has raccoons in it, because they ain't indigenous up here. Isn't that kind of interesting?

Sarah Thompson said...

Sounds like a world-class diner to me.

itzktb said...

How are the tips?

Apifera Farm said...

We have a similar little bistro here...Your posts make me think, and often smile...

Tai said...

Katherine, Apifera is the gold standard for all such bistros.

Kate, the tips are lousy, but the hours are good.

Thanks, Sarah. We're waiting for our Zagat review!

Zounds, Pete, no raccoons in Alaska? The place seems tailor-made for raccoons. I'd look for a conspiracy if I were you.