Aloha, is the thing we say on the Island!
Mr B and I have just returned from our eight day stay on Maui. Having been before, we didn’t plan too many excursions. Instead, opting for lot’s of R&R. We arrived to what the locals call, ‘liquid sunshine’ , cooler air and a flock of Roosters !
This mama chicken was poking around with her little chicks. They worried me by venturing close to traffic several times. Sheesh, I’ve only just arrived and already thinking I need to save something 😀 Mr B thought they’d be ok, so off we went.
By the time we arrived in Wailea, the sun was out. This is our second stay at Hotel Wailea . It’s quiet, beautifully landscaped and all the staff are so very friendly and helpful. They were very kind to greet us with a pretty fruit bowl. We enjoy a ground level patio when we stay. I like to watch the birds bounce around on the perfectly manicured lawns, looking for bugs I suppose. On this trip, we were also graced by a wee extra-special visitor.
‘Kitty’ arrived for a visit on day two. He gobbled up a whole bunch of sliced cheddar and enjoyed a bit of milk. Naturally, like any animal crazy tourist, I insisted on getting cat treats on our way home from dinner that night. But, knowing full well what his future would include, Mr B tried to discourage me. This, off course, fell on deaf ears.
Fast forward three days, we hadn’t seen Kitty and I was worried. Was he showing up after dark and eating the trail of cat treats I carefully put out? Mr B thought the birds had been taking advantage of my generosity. I decided to test his theory. I sprinkled a few treats on my oversized courtesy robe and assumed the horizontal position on the lawn. Will the birds want the treats or will Kitty find his way to the Boomdee Buffet? Or will I just be entertaining the other guests? My odd and impromptu experiment yielded results!
Success! a short time later, from across the lawn, we spotted Kitty and when he spotted us, came running. His little meow, meow, meow was so soft and quiet. This only added to his extreme cuteness.
That’s Mr B demonstrating how ‘not’ to get involved, LOL. I love that he loves animals too.
For the next two days we were thick as thieves. We bought some yummy canned cat food that Kitty gobbled up. We snuggled and napped on the patio together and I knew that good-bye would be misery. That last evening, Kitty and I spent napping together till early morning on the patio settee. Wrapped together in a blanket, kitty purred with each stroke.
Needless to say, those last few hours together made us both so happy and me so sad. There was lots of sobs and Mr B finally had to close the drape when it got closer to our departure. The one thing giving me comfort is that with year round sun and few predators, it’s probably the best place for a cat to be homeless. I can’t be the only tourist that comes to Maui and adopts a temporary pet. I still worry, but Kitty was by far, the best part of my holiday.
How about you? Would you phone the hotel to check up on Kitty?