When you wake up in the morning do you??
Hi all! The coffee`s fresh and so am I at times. I hope everyone is doing well as June dwindles down. Life here on the hillside farm never seems to dwindle for some odd reason. Which kind of takes me back to the entry header which I`m sure you`re glad to see. I do tend to veer I know; just snap your fingers in front of my face when I drift off.
Yesterday began as they all do here. Coffee and chores firstly and foremostly! I had planned on doing some laundry but got side-tracked by some fiction work. Also I was sluggish from the night before. Mister and I went out to dinner Friday night to celebrate our 19th wedding anniversary. The food was delicious but far, far too rich…..at least I`m blaming my lethargy on the food! *Winks*
Anydoodles, by the time I had myself in some sort of mental mindset it was time to attend a 4-H meeting. This month’s meeting was at the home of our good friends who raise Boar goats. You all remember them from my entry ‘Ready to meet some meat goats?’
We attended to club business and made inquiries about how far the kids were in their project books. Amazingly Miss Yodeling has her goat book completed! Now she has to finish her photography book and display. If the 4-H members don`t have their bookwork done by Roundup they cannot show their animals at our local fair. That is a HUGE incentive to hit the books but usually the incentive doesn`t kick in until a week before Roundup. Then it`s chicken without head time! Teen-agers, what can you do?
We had a very informative hoof trimming demonstration after the formal business was taken care of, then some Kool-Aid and snacks. Afterwards I trundled my child home and was still feeling the effects of that rich food, so I fiddled some with more writing. (I`m making up for it today trust me, the washer is already running!)
After our evening chores we had settled in to watch a movie on Pay-Per-View when someone knocked on our door. Being caught unawares very seldom happens in this place since our dogs are barkers. Robust and incessant barkers! It turns out that one of our neighbors down the road was having trouble with his bike and needed to call home for a ride. Mister and Mr. Biker had worked together and even car-pooled when we lived in the trailer park across from Mr. Biker`s house so they chatted for a bit, then Mr. Biker walked down our drive to meet his wife.
Not five minutes later their van pulled up and he and his wife came back to the door. Mister Yodeling went back out and after a few minutes came back inside carrying this.
I know, is he cute or what??? As the story came to us Mr. Biker said he was walking down to the end of our long drive to meet his bride when this kitten came running up to him. It followed him to the road and he naturally assumed he was ours (We`re pretty sure it`s a him anyway) or perhaps my sister-in-laws who lives right beside us.
I immediately called my sis-in-law but the little guy didn`t belong to her. We couldn`t think of anyone nearby who had kittens so young so if anyone who lives near us and reads along knows who this 6-8 week old kitten belongs to, give us a ring!
We simply had to conclude someone dumped him alongside the road. That happens around here with frightening regularity it seems and it really makes me mad! If a person doesn`t want an animal at least take the poor thing to the S.P.C.A. where it can be adopted! Sorry. Sometimes I get on my soapbox. I`ll step down now.
The first thing that needed done was a flea bath since he was alive with them! Two baths later and a good combing with a flea comb and we decided he was clean enough to place on the floor. He is a very docile kitten and seems right at home with us and the dogs. We started calling him Lucius since that sounds pretty cool teamed with Lu-Lu and unless someone claims him I think he`ll be staying. I`m such a softie!!
Speaking of Lu-Lu it seems someone has a royal whisker out of place about the arrival of Lucius! Talk about being in a snit!! She has made her displeasure known both to us and to Lucius whenever he gets too close. I have to think that she`ll come around eventually once they get to know each other better.
Although when I mentioned to her that maybe her upcoming new blog may need to be renamed ‘Purrrsonal Thoughts by Lu-Lu AND Lucius’ I got quite the evil eye! If he stays I think they`ll have to share the blog as well as the house stink-eye or not!
Must be new kitten arriving was written in invisible ink on our day planner!