Our little hellions are driving me nuts!

I absolutely love little kittens, but after not having baby kitties in the house for 21+ years, this is a good reminder of why!   They’re cute, they’re adorable, they’re little lovey puff balls…and they have CLAWS!  Little curved needles that they don’t know how to retract when they play, etc….the sofa is suffering, my legs look like I’ve been running through the cactus, they’ve learned to jump flat footed from the floor to one’s lap at the dinner table…and they only come with 2 speeds….full bore, pedal to the floor and comatose.  They’re driving us absolutely NUTSO.  

Here they are at nearly 8 weeks.blondie and bear 7 wks    They’ve already figured out about being in the kitchen…you know, that room with the big cold box (that we can climb in) where the good food comes from!   They get in any cabinet that’s opened and in the dishwasher.  I have to watch what I open and look for babies before I can close anything.   Bear (on the right) refuses to eat cat food of any variety and flavor.  He only wants Momma’s milk or what is on the table.  He’s going to be a garbage gut and would do well outside with mice and grasshoppers.  He’s a meat and potatoes kind of guy.   Little Blondie loves dry cat food.  He’s the more laid back of the two.  He’s also the hardest running…going circles around Bear.   What a pair!

 

 

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Sunday was a glorious day!

We had children and grandchildren here over the weekend.  The occassion?   Ernie was to be baptised in the Bayou on Sunday.  That didn’t quite work as the Bayou is way low and our water is way green.  During the invitational,  Lance, (our son) came forward, so we had a double baptisim!   One of our friends was also baptised.  Ernie and kids at church They were all baptised in the “horse trough” that serves as the church baptistry.  They were the first to ever be baptised in the trough!

Here they are after services, Lance, Ernie and our daughter, Laura.   From here, we went and had a nice dinner, then back to the house to mix up ice cream makings for an ice cream social in the evening.   The ice cream social featured about 8 kinds of home made ice cream, cookies, a strawberry pie and some singing.   For some of the kids, this was the first time they’d seen ice cream being made, and/or had home made ice cream.   I tried our vanilla with strawberries and slivered almondschoices, a little bit of strawberry sorbet and some of the banana nut…yum!   I had forgotten just how good home made tastes!

The singing was awesome and the couple singing invited “audience participation” on several songs and chorouses.  Very nice.   

We came home and collapsed on the couch, lol.  It was the perfect end to a really stressful couple of weeks.