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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Thought I might try something a little different once in a while and see what you think.  Have a TON of kitty cat pictures, so I thought it would be fun to pick one out and build a story around it.  Used to do this with my second graders to see what kind of endings they could think of for the story I started.  As I said, let me know what you think.

Sandy was a very curious, four-month-old kitten.  She also thought she was very clever!  She had a good mommy who taught her how to clean herself, use the litter box, etc.  Mommy also taught her the tricks that cats use to make the humans do what they want them to do.  She was very confident when she started going out into the backyard with Mommy and felt very safe.  There were so many things to explore!!  Butterflies to watch, bugs to chase, flowers to dig up, and hoses to wrestle with.

One day she decided that she would go out in the yard by herself.  Mommy was asleep, and Sandy didn't want to wake her up.  She went bouncing through the pet door and out into the yard.  She ran, she jumped, she stalked, and she got very tired!  She didn't think she had the energy to get back inside, so she laid down under the shade of a tree to take a quick nap.

She hadn't noticed the squirrel in the tree.  He was busy running along the branches looking for food.  He went a little too far on a branch and a little part of it broke off and landed on Sandy's head!  She jumped up and was inside the house quicker than you can sneeze!  She ran up to Mommy and told her the sky was falling!  Mommy just smiled, calmed Sandy down, and told her that someday she would tell Sandy about squirrels.  "Oh, Mommy!", said Sandy.  "I love you so much.  I'm so glad you're my Mommy!"

Okay, "kids".  Let me know what you think or what you might add to the story.  Stay safe until next time!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

It's a fact!  Dogs have masters; cats have servants.  Cats are far more independent and seem very uninterested at times.  However, when you connect with them emotionally, you will find a beautiful, unconditional love.

From the first time that kitty face makes you say "Awwww", that creature has wormed its way into your heart and you are gone.  It's all downhill from there.  But, what an adventure it can be!  Love, trust, companionship, entertainment, puzzlement, understanding.  It's all there.  You never know from one minute to the next what these delightful creatures will come up with.  Sometimes you think you've seen it all.  But, there's always one more surprise in store.  Don't know if it will be good or bad, unfortunately.  Just last night, the older cat, Kirby, found a sack that he could crawl around in at midnight and rip to shreds.  He thought it was great fun!  Me, not so much.  If I only had the energy this one little ball of fur has, I could get a lot done!

But, if I did, I would probably have to crash and burn after a couple of hours myself!  So maybe it's just as well I don't.

Some people spoil their animals terribly!  I guess that's all right in a way because they do become a very important part of your family and wrap themselves around your heart.  I feel pretty confident that I don't do that too much...........What?  Oh, it's you, Kirby!  And what would his Majesty like for dinner tonight?  Sorry, folks, I have to run!