A while back, I mentioned on Facebook that I thought I might have met my future husband. Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to get around to sharing the deets, but here’s the story…
One morning, as I was moving around feeding The Kittehs & cleaning litter pans, I happened to notice a couple of men in the front yard. I suspected right away that they were from the water company because A.) I noticed a white utility truck across the road & B.) they were poking around in the area where I knew the main valve shut-off to be. I already had Nicholas bundled up & strapped to my chest in the baby carrier I’d borrowed, so I threw on a jacket & went out to chat with them. :alice:
They were very nice, dispelling my fears that something was wrong with the water supply to the house. Turns out there was something wrong with the main lines, but they were looking for connections that weren’t very well mapped out. They warned me the water would probably be off for a few hours the next day, & then one of them—the cute one :cuffs: —turned to go.
About that time, I noticed the other one glancing down, & I realized Nicholas’s tail was hanging out of the carrier. I had him all bundled in a blanket with his head covered, but his tail does tend to escape more often than not. I had to chuckle…the whole time, I’ll bet they thought I was a new mother toting around my sleeping baby—& I kind of am; not new & not a baby of the two-legged species, but still. :basket:
Pulling back the blanket to reveal Nicholas’s snoozing face, I explained why I was carrying a cat around with me. As soon as he heard the word “cat,” the other guy—the cute one :cuffs: —stopped halfway across the yard & turned around.
“A cat?” he said. “I love cats.”
Uh-huh. Now you know why I refer to him as my future husband. :candy:
He came back to pet Nicholas, surprised a cat would let me carry him around like that. But I explained that he was 17-years-old, nearly blind, a little arthritic, & pretty much wanted to be held all the time.
That’s when he told me he “takes in” cats, too. He’s got three now, & had just rescued one this winter who was suffering frostbite. He nursed it all back to health, the sweet man. :ducks:
Feel free to blink & sigh & get little hearts in your eyes…I did. :fairie:
I’ve never seen him again, not even the day they came back to work on the water lines. And believe me, I looked. :cuckoocat: But I still say that man has potential. Any guy who loves cats & is willing to help an animal in need has Potential with a capital P, as far as I’m concerned, & moves to the top of the Good Guy/Everyday Hero…& yes, Marriage Material…list. :giraffe:
1 bottle (750ml) red Moscato
2 Fuji apples (sliced)
1 peeled mango (sliced)
1 lime (sliced)
1 pear (sliced)
2 cups sparkling lime water (chilled)
In pitcher, mix first five ingredients.
Chill overnight. (for best flavor)
Add sparkling water just before serving.
Happy Sunday, my Dahhh-lings! (Channeling ZsaZsa today, I guess. :alice: )
With all the holidays lately, it’s been a while since we’ve gathered to celebrate the good stuff going on in our lives. So are you ready to share what you’re happy & grateful for these days?
This week, I AM HAPPY that it is Spring! :bouquet: Okay, so the weather hasn’t been completely terrific, but it also hasn’t been awful. The birds & woodland creatures are out, flowers are beginning to bloom, & the sun is starting to shite. I love it! :spring:
I AM HAPPY that I’ve begun to make my own electrolyte solution for The Kittehs. For quite a while now, I’ve been using Pedialyte (or the generic version, depending) for all of The Kittehs’ food. It’s my way of adding liquid to their diets (since cats are notoriously bad at getting enough water :rain: ) but also to keep them healthy longer. My thinking is that the first thing they do if you take a sick cat to the veterinarian is hook them up to fluids, so why not keep them flush with fluids on a daily basis? And whenever I’ve mentioned to one of my vets that I’ve been doing this, they either tell me it’s fine or actually impressed that I thought of it. (I know—sometimes I’m smarter than I look! :ihatemornings: )
Unfortunately, store-bought electrolyte solution can get a little pricey. It’s not bad if you’re buying one bottle for a kid with the flu, but try going through a bottle every other day—that adds up. So I decided to try my hand at making it at home, & so far it’s going well. I double-checked my recipe with the vet, & I try to make it in big batches so I don’t have to do it quite as often. But making it myself means I always have enough on hand to not only use in their bowls of food, but to also use when I make mixtures of raw food for them by the bowlful. :candy:
Speaking of which, I AM HAPPY, too, that I’ve begun making some raw food mixtures for The Kittehs on my own. This took some research, because it’s important to be sure they’re getting the right vitamins & nutrients; it’s okay to give them small bits of plain raw food—like bits of ground beef straight from the package or chunks of raw chicken right off the breast—but for a regular, healthy diet, raw meat needs additives. Luckily, I found a great supplement called “Call of the Wild” from Wysong, so I can take pretty much any raw meat, add that, some raw egg, electrolyte solution, & a few other supplements I like The Kittehs to have, & voila!—raw food my kiddos just love. So far I’ve tried beef, chicken, turkey, & pork, & they love them all! :chocoyum:
In addition, I AM HAPPY that Madame Mommy Dearest found a meat grinder for me. Yes, she got it at Goodwill, but only because she was afraid that I wouldn’t actually use one as much as I claimed I would. :feedme: In her defense, I do have a tendency to say I just have to have some fancy new gadget, then hardly use it at all. Like the veggie steamer I got one year for Christmas or the food processor I got another year. Both were fun at first, but were a pain to clean, so now they just sit in the cupboard gathering dust. :sleepy:
The meat grinder, though, I think I love. I couldn’t believe how easy it was to grind up chicken breasts & turn them into food for The Kittehs! It wasn’t just easy, it was actually fun! :bunnyhop: And yes, I say this as an 80% vegetarian. Personally, meat of any variety—especially raw—grosses me out; I certainly didn’t eat any of what I was working with. But you know me—anything for my babies, & my babies need meat. So I swallow back my disgust & push forward for them. :dizzyegg:
And that just about does it for me this week. As usual, it’s all about The Kittehs, right? :cuckoocat:
So how about you? What’s been going on through all these weeks of holidays & changing seasons? Don’t be shy—share your good news & what you’re thankful for before Monday arrives & we’re all back to moaning & groaning for a while. :bunnyyum: