Mom and Dad have been spending more and more time outside, combing the lawn with big grooming brushes and using the noisy monsters to help them cut down trees and split wood. This is a sure sign of spring in the Big Piney Woods. They come inside smelling of smoke and tree juice. (Mom calls this sap.) They say every muscle in their bodies hurt, even muscles they didn't know they had. Now, why would someone hurt themselves by overworking like that. They don't do any stretching or meditating before going out, that is one of the problems. They need to take lessons from us.
Mom said one of the bushes they cut down was a pussywillow, so she cut some branches and brought them inside. However, I do not see any cats, or kittens, for that matter, in the branches. All I see is that wooden cat their boy bought in Hawaii.