The Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt theme for this week is STEPS.
This is a photo from when I used to be an "outside" cat and I actually belonged to someone else. I didn't like living with the "Mom who came before (and her litter of horrible human children)", so I used to walk down the street to Mom's old house and sit on her front steps until she'd come home from hunting. No matter how tired Mom was when she got home, she'd always stop and sit on the steps with me before going in the house.
Mom's front steps were metal and painted dark green. They were cold on my paw pads, but there was always a bowl of food and some clean water there waiting for me whenever I'd drop by. Those steps were immensely important to my brother and me because of what they held and what they represented: Food, love, and safety.
You can tell from the photo that Mom is the one takin' the picture. I have my bright eyes focused on Mom and my tail is up waiting for her to rub my back. In the photo, I'm about two years old.