I forgot to tell you that the kittens have a good Baptist foundation. I put the Baptist Standard down in the bottom of their box.
We might be eating relatively low carb, but we’re not eating bad. Tonight we are having rib-eye steaks, baked potato and salad. Steve can have the potato as long as he eats it with protein and fiber. He’s doing really well controlling his blood sugar.
Please pray for Steve’s cousin, Debbie, in Ohio. She just emailed and said she was in a car accident, and they had to cut her out through the roof. The insurance company is going to total her car, and she is hoping for enough insurance money to get another car. She was not seriously hurt…just bumps and bruises.
5:15 p.m…..I just heard on the news that Ruth Bell Graham, wife of Billy Graham, died today at their home in North Carolina.
3:15 p.m….I am having such a fun-filled afternoon. I’ve been working on throwing away stuff we don’t really need. Our house is full of such stuff. And I’ve tried to rearrange some storage. Then I paid bills online. Now I’m headed out to the post office and the grocery store. Such fun.
Prov 12:10…..10 A righteous man cares for the needs of his animal, NIV
Update Noon…..I went out to the garage and all the kitties are still in the box. The mom was not in there, but I left her some food. We have dry cat food on the front porch, but some of the other cats fight with her when she comes up there. Yesterday Beth brought out a paper plate with canned cat food on it, and she loved it. Mom must have just been in there, though, because the kittens were quiet and not crying for food.
Yes, Lauryn….I’m sure we will adopt them. The mom has already been here several months now. She tried living across the street under a storage shed, but she likes our garage better apparently. She’s kind of skittish around people, but the kittens aren’t. Mom is not much more than a kitten herself. After she gets more comfortable with us, the first order of business is to get her fixed.
I like the name Midnight. Many years ago, we had a Midnight. He was a stray that stayed here. One day I found him very sick in our back yard. I picked him up and put him in a box in our garage, just outside the kitchen door. I didn’t want the other cats to bother him, and I knew he would not last much longer. The next morning, he was dead.
We have had some cats poisoned, and that may be what happened to him. Our former neighbor (he died about 3 years ago) use to put antifreeze in the street along the curb. He hated cats. He even threw one of ours against a parked car one day. But cats have amazingly been living much longer now, since Richard died.
Beth’s happy. When she came home for lunch, she said her paycheck contained her bonus. It was pretty nice. Aaaaannnnd…..I’ve lost 5 lbs already this week.
12:50 a.m….I know anybody with any sense is in bed sleeping by now. But I’m a night owl. And I’m waiting for my sleeping pills to kick in. They are starting to, so I’m not responsible for any typos.
I was just watching a commercial for Rozerem. It is a sleeping pill. They said one of the side effects of this drug is drowsiness. A side effect? Isn’t that THE effect you’re going for with a sleeping pill? Do they have to say that for all the people that might take a sleeping pill before they get in the car to go somewhere? What is the world coming to when you have to warn people that a sleeping pill will make you sleepy?
Ethan did a post a long time ago, about how much air it takes for stupid people to breathe. Boy I wish I had saved that.
Steve and I were standing out by the car tonight with the garage door open, and I heard the unmistakable sound of tiny kittens meowing Animals come to us from everywhere.
We have, let’s just say, a lot of stuff in our garage, and I could not see where the sound was coming from. But I eventually found it….in the back corner behind some wood we were storing there. I ran in and called for Beth. She’s always wanting more kittens. I told her I heard kittens in there and she came running.
She and I started cleaning out the garage. Most of that wood is now gone. We found 3 little kittens and their mamma. The mother has been staying here a while – just a stray that started hanging around. But we did not see her often enough to know she was pregnant. We keep our garage door open a little at the bottom, so the cats that stay outside can get in there for shelter. She got in there and gave birth.
I can’t believe we didn’t know they were out there, but I’m not in the garage all that often. I try to stay out of there. It can be hazardous to one’s health.
We fixed a box for them in the back corner of the garage. They didn’t really want to stay in there, though. And I don’t know if the mom will move them or not.
But I got a few pictures – the best I could get in the dark. The overhead light wasn’t working and all we had was the flashlight and the flash on the camera. I hope to get better pics later:
Meowwww….let me out!
You know she had to love on one:
And here’s the mom:
She was sitting on a box under the bandsaw in the garage.
I told Beth that I didn’t know what we would name another black cat. We have had so many black cats, and have 2 others now, that we have gone through every possible name for a black cat. One we even repeated. That’s why Rerun is named Rerun…..one more black cat, and we didn’t have a name.
So she suggested Rerun the Sequel.