Sunday, April 24, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
This is Luckie aka Orange Kat.
I first saw Orange Kat sometime in February. As I pulled into my driveway, he was on our porch. He bolted as soon as he saw me. I saw him at a distance a few more times, and one day he was in my backyard. I put a scoop of cat food out for him and a water dish. The next time he came to visit, he only ran as far as the edge of the porch.
Just before our vacation in March, poor Orange Kat had a bit of misfortune. His tail was mysteriously half gone and left was a bloody stump. I decided he was "lucky" that whatever got him had only gotten his tail. Valerie decided he was "lucky" to have found us. By now he has decided he wants us to pet him all the time and won't take no for an answer.
This is the noisiest cat ever. Thought about re-naming him "Talking Tom." I can usually hear him coming from a yard over and he "talks" back when you talk to him. He hung out on my porch for two or three days, so I thought he was here to stay. Nope, he soon was gone again - out tom cattin' around no doubt. He comes and goes, and just when I'm thinking his luck may have run out, he shows back up again. He has graduated to trying to sneak into our house every chance he gets. Somehow he even knows where the cat food is. It's like he thinks he lives here.
Saturday, April 09, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
Clint was home for a few days, so we had a nice family day Saturday. We took Val and Roni to the Ladybug Ball here in town. What fun! It was super crowded and a little on the hot side, but it wasn't unbearable. The girls got to play a few games and do a few of the $1 craft booths. And of course we stayed until the ladybug release! It was a fun morning. I just wish we would have had some friends to meet there or hang out with!! After the ball, we went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for lunch (El Paso.)
Back at home, the girls put their ladybugs on the trees in the backyard. I let Val and Roni put on swimsuits and we washed the cars and took care of some yard work. Clint cut the grass in the backyard then gave me a lesson on operating the riding mower, and I cut most of the front. He's about to get very busy at work and will be gone for a long while, so I guess I'll add grass cutting to my never ending list of things to do. I don't see any reason to pay someone $50 to cut the grass when we have a fairly new mower.... but after I have to cut it a few times I may change my mind!!!
We ended the day with snoballs and watching the humming birds visit us from the front porch!
And kisses for Daddy on Sunday morning just before he left again....