Cat Walk

castle cat - Passau, Austria
castle cat – Passau, Austria

What exactly is a cat walk?  According to Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, it is “a narrow walkway (as along a bridge)”.

When I was in high school, we would walk home sometimes, and to shorten the 3 mile walk, we’d cut through the Omaha Stockyards.  To do so, we had to use the “cat walks” on top of the acres and acres of cattle pens.  It was just a 2 x 6 board nailed horizontally to the top of the wooden pens, and some not in the best of shape.  They weren’t put there to facilitate long leisurely walks.

The term, cat walk, really sunk in when I spotted this cat atop the 15′ wall surrounding the fortress in Passau, Austria.  I think Webster should expand the definition to be more clear; i.e. “a narrow walkway where only cats feel comfortable.

Thought for the Day:  Be the reason someone smiles today … or the reason they drink.                                                                                                                         What ever works.


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