A whisper from the woods

Mewsings from Jorge, February 2023

Feb 15, 2023

Nature can take you anywhere you want to go…

Interpreted by Jennifer Troyan (aka Mama)

Mama and I went to North Carolina, USA to the Blue Ridge Mountains last month to visit Mama’s brother, my Uncle. I enjoyed sitting in the window and watching the birds and squirrels. One afternoon there were about 5 or 6 birds and as many squirrels hopping around in the grass and foraging for food. I wanted to go play with them but Mama said to just watch them and let them do their thing.

The birds and squirrels blend in so well you can’t even find them in this picture (hint: they are on the ground).

Can you see the rainbow prism on the right side? A neat feature of a light beam.

It is winter time here so things are more brown. Mama says some of nature is kinda hibernating right now so that’s why it gives us animals a chance to hide in plain sight. That is pretty cool.

It made me think of Bonnie the Squirrel, a fellow Global Tree Initiative member and mascot. You should check her out here.

This is a representation of Bonnie, maybe a cousin of her that we saw in a park one time:

Back to out trip… We went on hikes and saw beautiful things. Nature is a great refresher and you can really feel connected to everything spending as much time as you can there. Even if you only have a little bit of time, whatever you can do, try it.

We get to go on lots of adventures and it is exciting. I have learned about patience and calm just by sitting and relaxing and taking in the fresh air. We get to watch the leaves fall and there is moss everywhere. It smells good too.

I can sit in the sun or the shade of the trees, they are so big I feel protected by them. Even when it is cloudy outside, they are so majestic and I feel like they are guards for us and all things around us. Really, they protect the Earth.

Mama says nature inspires her and I listen to her and Uncle talk about how lucky for us to be able to take hikes and see waterfalls. It was chilly but I have a fur coat, so I was ok. They had to bundle up. Haha!

Here’s a few pictures from our hikes:

Of course, Mama is hugging a tree!


Lastly, I thought I’d show you a little of my writing process. I just take over the computer and sit right on Mama’s papers. It makes me feel important and that way she can see me too.

Here I am thinking about what to write for this blog:

It takes work to be a creative cat and I spend time thinking of what I want to tell you now and next. Mama says I am famous now and I am grateful to be using it to  share my mewsings as a cat to spread love and being thoughtful in this world. Thank you to all who read these writings. It means a lot that we are part of this amazing community of global people. When you think of it, we all have the same things in mind. We want to be seen, heard and know that we matter. I know I sure do! And we see you too!


Photos courtesy of Jennifer Troyan

A Note from Jennifer: Be well everyone! Enjoy life as much as you can as it is most precious! <3


Quotes to enjoy:

On one of the hikes there were these quotes all along our path, so we thought we’d share a few with you.


Please share this. Thank you!


  1. Anrich Bester

    Thank you for your funny stories and photos Jorge, we enjoy hearing from you!

  2. Jennifer Troyan

    Thank you, Anrich! Jorge says he loves sharing. 🙂

  3. Alane

    Great job Jorge and Jenn. I love always reading about your adventures. Love you both so much.

    • Jennifer Troyan

      Thank you, Alane! We had fun with this one. We love you!
      – Jenn

  4. Rosanna Troia

    Aww your so cute. Love your adventures and pictures, I enjoy it very much. Thanks for sharing

    • Jennifer Troyan

      Rosanna, thank you. You have a heart as sweet as Jorge.

      – Jenn

      • Rosanna Troia


        • Jennifer Troyan

          We were just saying thank you for being kind and sweet.

  5. Amy Smith

    Love your adventures!!! Jorge is a very good writer . He makes me want to visit the places where he travels with you.

    • Jennifer Troyan

      Thank you, Amy. Much appreciated. <3

  6. Nancy Coady

    I smile when I get to read your adventures! Thanks Jorge & Jenn for all you do

  7. Nancy

    Hi, I am sadden by the fact that Jorge’ went over the Rainbow Bridge and will continue to read all the blogs in his memory – I felt I knew him through this blog. He help me to think of life in a more adventurous and fun way! I admire the relationship that was presented to me.
    My sincere thoughts of sadness and love for his spirit- here and beyond. Nancy

    • Drime

      How lovely that Jorge and his mama saw the amazing beauty of our dear Mother Earth together, and that he lived to share his loving kindness with us all, we will miss Jorge’s wise and beautiful inspirational musings, thankyou Jorge!
      May we and all beings everywhere have love and peace in our hearts and care for our only home kindly and consciously.
      Big love to you Jennifer,

  8. Diane

    Sending love and prayers your way, Jennifer. I am so sorry for your loss, and will miss Jorge’s mewsings—such a sweet, funny soul. He provided so much joy; he’s sure to have a swift precious human rebirth.

  9. Jennifer Troyan

    Thank you everyone for the sweet sentiments for Jorge. He was the sweetest soul and your words of encouragement touched my heart.

    With the deepest gratitude, Jenn

  10. Nana Martynova

    Thank you for sharing and be well too! Looks like Jorge had a good time!


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