Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Meet Meowers

So this morning I was in our backyard cleaning up the toys and shredded soccer ball (thanks Idiot Dog) when I heard Kitty meowing really loud. I didn't worry too much about it because she does that randomly. She mostly likes to wait until the middle of the night to do it, but I still didn't worry or care. Well, Liam started crying and came running up to me with two large, bleeding scratches on his little hand. I asked him what happened, and he told me that the kitty had scratched him. So I picked him up and brought him into the house to clean the scratches and put bandaids on them. I started to worry a little bit about Kitty at that point because the meowing was still loud and constant. I thought that maybe she was stuck or something. I figured I would fix Liam and then figure out what the dumb cat's deal was. As I was cleaning his wounds, the meowing got louder and louder and closer and closer. I leave the back door open in the mornings, so of course, it was left open when we came in the house. I looked over as the meowing got to an all time loud, and I saw this striped streak run through the door and to the laundry room where the cat food is. Then I heard ferocious eating and growling and something seriously chewing with it's mouth open. I thought that Kitty had seriously lost it. So, I finished with Liam and went to see what in the world had happened to Kitty. I got to her cat food bowl, and there was a little striped kitten (I swear it's Kitty's twin), eating like he hadn't eaten since he was born! Liam was ecstatic! I did everything to discourage this little guy, but Liam did everything to encourage him. Well, not long after, Cort called. I was relieved because I knew he would take my side and tell me to get rid of it. Nope. He was excited and told me to tell Liam to name it. It was originally named Cuckoohead, but it's been changed to Meowers, which I think suits him better. I think my name needs to be Cuckoohead because that's what I am FOR KEEPING THIS CAT AROUND!!!!! Anyway, there's still the hope that Meowers will just pick up and leave because he's going to get really tired of all the loves, but something tells me (even from the picture) that he's gotten really comfortable and isn't going anywhere.
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Sunday, October 5, 2008

G. Ji. Joes

The world was safe this morning! The boys got up at the butt-crack of dawn (that means before the sun was up), put on their camo aka G. Ji (long i sound) Joe, loaded up their Tonka trucks, and made sure the day was safe to begin! I know our sleeping neighbors just don't realize how lucky they are to have the boys (and barking Idiot Dog) patrolling our backyard with their Tonka trucks at full speed. So, until the next mission ....

The Fit

Here she is! In action! She was mad at something - who knows what it was, she just gets randomly mad. Anyway, I gave her these crackers for a snack, and here she is dumping them out. It was actually more along the lines of throwing them out, but the camera didn't catch that.

What a sweet, little, angry monster!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Awww ... Really?

This post is a grumble about little boys. So, our pool salt cell thingy leaks and there is a tupperware (one of my good ones of course) underneath the leak to catch all of the salty water. Cort asked me before he left if I would go out every few days and dump the leaked water in the pool. Well, I forgot until today. So Liam and I went out there, and sure enough the tupperware was completely full. This said tupperware is wedged in an awkward sort of way under the salt cell thingy, so as I was maneuvering it out water sloshed everywhere, including on me. I finally got it out and picked it up and, of course, it spilled down the front of me. I'm feeling a bit frustrated at this point, but whatever. So, as I carry it to the pool, while continuing to slosh it all over my shirt and shoes, Liam says while pointing to the tupperware, "Hey, I peed in that yesterday!" AAAAAARRRRRRRRGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY?! WHY?!
Why is it that if there is a hole or puddle or wall or insect or tupperware full of water it has to be peed on?!?! Will someone just answer me that?!?!?!
"The things that are hard to bear, are sweet to remember."

~Lucious Annaeus Seneca

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."

~Mark Twain