Well, our three little kitties have settled in. They know the routine and don’t give us very much trouble. I say that like they are teenagers when in fact they are like toddlers. Everything needs to be investigated, and they go nonstop until they collapse. And when they are quiet, you best go look for them.
Bartholomew, Samuel, and Eli eat more each day, play harder, and play longer, too. They play for 3 hours straight every day after work. Most evenings, they aren’t ready to go to bed, but my husband and I are.
At the beginning of this week, Eli had figured out how to escape the enclosure I had them in in the laundry room. I was trying to keep them out of my office area, which is located in the laundry room. My laundry room is very big so I partitioned off part of it for the trio.
They really are like the three musketeers, because whatever one does they all do. I knew that once one had escaped the enclosure, the others would follow; so, I let them have the entire room. I was pleasantly surprised that they have, so far, not demolished my office.
I took them outside twice last weekend. They were very nervous but their curiosity got the best of them. They didn’t venture far, but they did start to explore. I think this weekend they will be much more adventuresome. We will get out early, before it gets hot, so we can stay out extra-long.
We are still harvesting some great vegetables from our garden, but the grasshoppers seem determined to help us eat it. The abundant rain and mild temperatures caused all the plants to grow quickly, but now it is hot and dry. It’s like the summer-time switch was flipped.
Our sweet corn was really doing well, and we were looking forward to having enough to give away. Apparently, next to green beans, sweet corn is a grasshopper favorite. I hope we have some corn make it to maturity.
I’m afraid all that rain caused us to lose the battle of the weeds. I am telling myself that I am really practicing permaculture, but some of the plants don’t really care for it.
I’d rather spend my time bonding with our kitties than sweating away outside right now, anyway. The temperature has been near 100 already; that’s too hot for June.
On my way home from work today I stopped at Petsmart for more kitten food. That’s where I found our beautiful baby boys for adoption two weeks ago. Petsmart gave me coupons for free kitten food, so that’s where I’m shopping, for now. Of course, while I was there, I stopped to look at the cats waiting for someone to adopt them.
Interestingly, there were two kittens who looked very much like Sam and Bart. As it turns out, those two were brothers to my three kittens. Originally, there were 6 tiny kittens rescued. I was really curious what the others looked like, and today I saw two of them. I am fascinated that most of the litter was black and white with tuxedo markings.
I think it’s funny that everyone that I told about them asked me if I got them, too! I think that three little ones are enough. My husband said that we would be known as the crazy cat couple if I got any more; that make me laugh out loud! I have a pretty amazing husband who loves cats too, and tolerates me inconveniencing our life.
I hope you have a great weekend, and if you are a dad or have a dad, I hope you have a fabulous Father’s Day.
John 10:39 “for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father’s hand.”