Monday, August 11, 2014
Stepping Out with Wylla Stout: Her Own Private Idaho
This weekend, we packed up the car and headed over the pass to visit Craig's folks. It's a long haul, nearly six hours of driving total, but it's a beautiful drive. Wylla traveled well, and napped most of the way.
Reid and Nancy have a lovely home up in the mountains, near Moscow, Idaho. It's remote and quiet, and the perfect place for a kitten (or us humans) to relax and enjoy nature.
Wylla settled in and made herself right at home. She really felt immediately at ease here.
The house is filled with many windows, and I think she may have left a nose print on every single one. She enjoyed taking in each view.
The best view is from the window seat in the dining room. They have lots of bird feeders hanging around the property, which attract many varieties of birds as well as chipmunks, squirrels, and even moose! From this seat you can see so much and Wylla spent a lot of time camped out here.
That big bird below is a wild turkey! There were several roaming around the yard.
This squirrel visited frequently. There's a bird feeder hanging from the eaves and several feet from the deck. This guy would leap from the deck rail to feeder and that was really fun to watch.
The window seat also is the best napping spot in the house, too.
Here's a little video of Wylla enjoying her favorite spot in the house.
The deck wraps around half of the house and offers some really awesome views.
Wylla had great fun exploring outside too. We took many strolls around the property.
And spent lots of time on the patios.
She loved watching the chipmunks scurry on the ground and climb the trees.
The hummingbirds were captivating.
And nature smells are interesting.
It was a fun and relaxing weekend for all. Their home really is the perfect house for cats: so many windows, so much light, so much to see.
Wylla was so happy here. Her steps were light and chirps and purrs were plentiful while she visited. I know she'll be happy to return again one day soon.