I’ve had a really interesting few weeks since my last TTT post. I lost the battle about a new kitten in the house and the only stipulation I had was not having to do the litter box. A task that the daughter was all too willing to take on and hasn’t missed a single day since we got our newest member, Lucy.
This Is Lucy
You all will probably recognize that what we have here is a Tortoise Shell cat, that apparently because she has white, could be classified as a Calico. Since we got Lucy so early, just shy of 6 weeks old, she’s identified with a lot of the behaviors from her sister, KC. The bone Lucy is holding is in fact the antler chew toy that KC won’t let out of her sight, at least, except when Lucy is monopolizing it. I hope that as she gets older she’ll act more like a cat than a dog.
While I didn’t ever mind having a cat on the bed, I do mind having a dog on the bed. KC is a furry, stinky and shedding mess that for some reason ONLY lies on my side of the bed. She knows she’s not supposed to be on the bed and will not so gracefully jump down when she hears me coming up the steps. The picture here is KC protesting after being told to stay off the bed and as usual, her companion is glued to her side.
Fast Becoming BFF’s
The rare times that KC is able to lay on her dog bed without the tiny kitten hogging it, this is what she has to endure. KC will sleep and Lucy will nuzzle into her side. I snapped this picture only a few days after we got Lucy and KC is giving me the “why did you do this to me?” stare while Lucy is being oblivious. I’m concerned that Lucy is going to be more like a small furry dog than a small furry cat. We’ve already confirmed she’s going to be a long hair cat, and a fast dog lick will certainly cause some matted and knotted cat fur. Just glad I don’t have to do the stupid litter box.
Earlier this week we had some crazy rain one day and this was the result. Off our backyard is an overflow water retention area that collects water so that the sewer system isn’t overloaded. When it rains hard, we get a rather impressive lake of sorts in our backyard. The ground was so saturated that we were getting water in our sump pit that was periodically being pumped outside. It was a really crappy day but I was happy that our sump pump was working and didn’t need to be replaced (as was the case with so much else in this house the last 10 months). Yay for underground pumps keeping the basement dry!
The wife had a bunch of friends over last weekend to have a painting party. They get together monthly for some random activity that months host decides on and I’m happy they spend money on tangible things rather than on alcohol (which is what they used to do). This is one of her best paintings and will certainly get a worthy spot on the wall in my office. I’m starting to run out of wall space though, so I may need to come up with a genius plan to extend the available space so I can keep hanging her artwork. If I ever get around to building the enclosure around the sump pit and the radon exhaust system in the corner of my office, I’ll add quite a bit of new wall space. Motivation, where are you?
Fuzz Butt Cuteness
Our cat, Harley, was being cute again on Tuesday night. He was even looking at me when I took the picture as if to say he knows he’s cute. The fuzz butt was repaying me with this shot for having yacked in the only room in the entire house with carpet. Queue the steam cleaner at 5:30am in the morning because if I didn’t clean it up, my wife would have definitely stepped in it. I opted to clean it up as that annoyance was so much smaller than the phone call from the wife saying she stepped in it and yelling at me for not cleaning it up. He’s almost 12 by the way, with bad teeth that cause sinus infections and weepy eyes. Fuzz butt cuteness makes up for any frustration we have with him though.