Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Hello, everyone! Did you think I had fallen off the face of the earth? I don't think it's a coincidence that my dearth of posting has coincided with the first week of summer vacation. You would think that having two extra days off a week would mean I had more time to post, but you would be wrong!! I used to waitress [at the Hot Shoppes - does anyone remember Hot Shoppes???] all through high school, and the manager Norma always used to say, "You're most efficient when you're most busy. Keep busy." This has stuck with me through a million waitress, bartending, banking, construction, etc etc etc etc jobs. It's nice not to keep busy sometimes, though the blogging suffers.

Obligatory Baby Blanket progress shot (yawn...):

Kitten News! Matthew, in a moment worthy of Marlin Perkins and Jane Goodall, captured three of the kittens on Sunday - the Unnamed Calico, Nuts and Beady. The Unnamed Calico (now named Tiki) was taken to her new home yesterday by friend Marjorie. Nuts and Beady are now in our downstairs bathroom. We took them to the vet yesterday - they are healthy and got some shots and had some tests. Nuts is a boy (this will be an ironic name shortly, but the irony is lost on the 7-yr-old who named him), and Beady is a girl. I politely requested that she be given a decent "girly" name, and Matthew proposed Caroline (as in "Sweet Caroline", as in what Red Sox fans sing during the 8th inning at Fenway.) Whatever. I heartily approve. I think Caroline is a beautiful name.

Nuts is amenable to being scritched and picked up and will start purring immediately. Caroline is a little more circumspect. She hissed and swatted at us the first day. By this morning, she would let me scritch her and pick her up, but she was still a little squirmy. I hope she ends up liking being held, because our other cats are goofy love-hogs, and I will not tolerate any feline-diva attitude. We still have Orange Cream and Alan Possum-Face to catch. That will be our Saturday activity.

We worried that the mom, Smokee, would freak out and disappear after witnessing the scooping-up of 60% of her children. We went outside about 10 minutes later and saw this:

She was asleep under the grill. She was like, WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?? FINALLY I CAN GET SOME REST!!! She's the last one who will need to be caught. If we can, we'll get her spayed and she can come back and be our outside cat.

I will try to post some kitten pix tomorrow.


Blogger Liberty Fan said...

You folks are the National Geographic family! How are Silly and Funny taking all this feline action?

8:46 AM  

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