Sunday, November 20, 2011

Updates

I found the dead smell in my garage...

Thankfully it was NOT the missing cat...Merely a mouse that I actually discovered AFTER the stench went away. 

I discovered it because my garage door wasn't working one day...

Then I realized the deep freeze wasn't running...

And then I realized NONE of the outlets in the garage worked...

And then I envisioned a dead cat with a chewed cord in it's mouth...Because the puppy was still alive so OBVIOUSLY it wasn't her...

But alas, it was a receptacle that had gone bad due to a long story that I shall not explain as it's too tedious...Let's just say Studmuffin replaced the receptacle and all is well, and the meat in the freezer was still good...

Whew!

Oh, did I mention this all happened the same day I found ANOTHER black widow in my house?  The pest control dude came, and sprayed the inside and out and bombed the attic, and explained that it was merely because it is getting cold so they were trying to get in...

I mentioned I really don't care why they are there, they simply shouldn't be!!!  So, over Thanksgiving I will grab some hedge apples to put in baskets at my doors to see if that helps.  My sister, the giver of information, told me they are supposed to repel insects...

I think we may have kittens in January...

Freckles is apparently no longer a kitten if her trampy ways are anything to go buy.  Two tom cats had a fight on our front porch last week.  And last Wednesday she came in with a wet neck...

Popcorn pointed out she must have found a mate...

And I was a little shocked to realize how nonchalant and well versed my child was about the mating rituals of animals...

I think we will bring her in the house in the week or so before she's due so we won't have to worry about Oliver getting the kittens.  Brent has NOT come around to this way of thinkin'...

If I fail to convince him of the joy of a basket of kittens in a closet, then perhaps we will put a litter box in the shop so she can have them in the boat...Because that's where ALL of the cats have kittens at my parents!  And Oliver can't get in the shop if we are vigilant to keep him out...

And the threat of kittens in his boat is a sure way to let us have kittens in the house!!!

Not that I'm manipulative like that or anything...

And then, of course we must KEEP Freckles in the house so we can get her spayed BEFORE she goes back in heat...Because while I REALLY want one litter of kittens to snuggle and enjoy on a cold winter's day...I do not want ENDLESS litters of kittens!

Now.  I really should get some house work done...Or at the very least get out of my pajamas. I have a date with my niece Brooke today after she finishes touring OU.  I haven't seen her in ages, so that will be great!

5 comments:

Sarah Kamolz said...

What a day! Glad you saved your meat!

I see your cat is working my house warming present! Whee! :D

Dawn said...

You are still in your pajamas on Sunday???? Not in church???? Not that I'm judging you or anything! :) By the way, endless litters of kittens that you don't get rid of tend to produce endless litters of kittens.....I know from experience

Emily Sue said...

I'd be getting that cat (in fact both of them) desexed now. You can do it while they're pregnant, and it will stop the endless cycle of kittens that need homes. There are enough stray cats in the world.

Ugh, dead mouse. It's amazing how such a tiny thing can have such an ENORMOUS stink!

American in Bath said...

Erm. I didn't know the mating rituals of cats! I sorta wish you hadn't told me. I am so excited to see the kittens, largely because no matter how much I want one, it would be impossible for me to take them off your hands.

PS I don't think you're a bad mother.

Marilyn said...

I believe the post was written on Saturday. My word verification is snetleg. I just laugh at some of these and laugh over what a snet leg could be. Glad you found the dead and it wasn't a cat.