Jake and Bathsheba

A blog by two cats who used to live in the same house in Northern Virginia. Unfortunately, they are both no longer with us.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Wednesday Workday

Do any of you know where your people go during the day when they go to work ("go hunting")? Mom has never taken us to her office, but we would often wonder about a place that takes her away from us every day. She finally shared with us some photos that she took there last week.
She said that this is the entrance she uses every day. Unfortunately, this lovely red maple tree is naked this week.

There are lots of red maples around the front parking lot.
Mom is always telling us about the wonderful walks she takes at lunch time. Her office has lots of trails through the woods out back.

With all the leaves on this trail, it looks like our yard!

Mom said that there are two ponds and a stream behind her office building. This is a view of the building from the back. Mom's office is on the front side facing west. She can see awesome sunsets from her fifth floor windows.

This is the view from the lower pond. Beavers have a dam just out of sight on the right. It makes the water flow over the trail a bit. For the first few years after the building was built in 1992, when Mom walked down here she could imagine that she was way off in the country. Unfortunately, a few years ago, a road, townhouses, and condos were built near this end. It's still rather peaceful, but there is no escaping the fact that development surrounds the area.

This is the view coming around the side of the building. The trail away from the building leads to a shopping complex that bills itself as an urban town center. There are many good chain restaurants, such as PF Chang, and fancy stores like Ann Taylor, that are just a short walk away.
We will begrudging admit that Mom works in a pretty campus setting, but we'd still rather have her home with us all day.

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At Wednesday, November 28, 2007 11:06:00 PM, Blogger MaoMao said...

Wowie kazowie, yur momma works in a beeyootiful place! And my momma likes those pickshures, too -- the fall kolurs are so purretty and alla the fallen leaves!

Kittyhugs and purrs from yur furriend MaoMao!

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 1:50:00 AM, Blogger michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

This is very very beautiful~!
Michico doesn't work like such a wonderful view~!!
Your mommy makes michico so so admiring ~~~~

What a beautiful beautiful view~!!!!

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:58:00 AM, Blogger LZ said...

What a lovely place to work! Sometimes the Woman and AM take a walk down to a lake near their office but they have to walk down a busy street to get there. What a lovely place to relax at lunch time!


At Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:40:00 AM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Yoor mom is lucky, where my mom used to work no one went to da "hood" fur lunch or anything. One guy gots his back window shot out one block away. It is a furry bad area and is getting worse, if dat is possible.

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 10:57:00 AM, Blogger Daisy said...

That sure is a pretty place your mom works at! I am glad she gets to take nice walks during her lunch time. That sounds fun.

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 11:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is a lovely area. Momma thought she worked in a lovely area but there are no nice stores all that close or any pretty trails like that.

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 2:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

whoa - that's like the exact opposite of where our Lady works! and our Lady has to drive an hour and a half each way (22 miles) just to get to the ugly place. AND there's nowhere to go at lunch, which is only a half hour. she wants to know if your mom's place is hiring.

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 5:32:00 PM, Blogger Mark's Mews (Ayla, Marley, and Laz) said...

WOW! We'd like to run around those paths too. An what big ponds she has! Bet there are LOTSA frogs in those...

At Thursday, November 29, 2007 9:55:00 PM, Blogger Toffee K. Ripple Fuzzypants & Feline American Angels said...

Your momma works in a furry beautiful place with all of those trees an' streams an' beavers! She's furry lucky. The only time that Mom says her workplace is beautiful is on graduation day when they're sitting in their chairs on the football field an' the sky turns purple when the sun goes down.

Mom asked me to tell you how terrific you are an' how she loved the birthday card that you sent. Thank you! I especially loved the stamp of my super-sexy Jake! Meeoowwww!

At Friday, November 30, 2007 1:09:00 PM, Blogger The Crew said...

No, my people complain about having to go to some place called "work" but I've never seen it. It must be horrible the way they talk about it so I'm glad I don't have to go there.

Your friend

At Friday, November 30, 2007 10:51:00 PM, Blogger Just Ducky said...

At least she has a nice place to work. Mum says she works in a big old place. Plus is in an inside room with NO WINDOWS!

At Saturday, December 01, 2007 4:21:00 PM, Blogger Parker said...

Your Mommy really does work in a very pretty place. I bet those walks are lovely!

At Sunday, December 02, 2007 6:36:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Ooh, that would be a very nice place to go everyday!

At Sunday, December 02, 2007 10:08:00 PM, Blogger Lux said...

Oh, my mom says that's a lovely place to work!


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