I’ve been enjoying a short break from the computer the last few days. It’s nice not to HAVE to post. The whole point, for me, of NaBloPoMo was to meet other bloggers but since I didn’t have the time to actually visit new bloggers that didn’t pan out for me. I hit the Randomizer a couple of times in the beginning, but when I was having a hard time even keeping up with my current bloggy buddies I stopped. If I hadn’t forgotten that one day then I would’ve been sure to at least complete the month. But oh well. This way I get to put this cute little guy on my sidebar:
Thank-you, Sirdar, for passing it onto me!
Now on to other business. We have a new addition to our family.
Meet, uh, Soot. I say “uh” because we’re having a hard time settling on a name. We’ve also discussed Socks and Lucky. J wants Lucky because – well – he was so darn Lucky. On Friday, I was cleaning in the front entrance when I heard a loud mewing from outside. I opened the door and there was this little guy meowing his heart out and shivering. I brought him in, and the kids pretty much instantly fell in love. I was talking on the phone with my friend, L, during the excitement. She knows my neighbours, the ones we’re not acquainted with, and thought from my discription that it sounded like their cat. Apparently, the little guy was just recently dropped off there to live because their niece didn’t want him. He was to be added to the other barn cats they have, but he obviously wasn’t settling in successfully. We gave him some water and he drank for about 5 minutes straight. Drank up a whole bowl in one sitting. I got the phone number for the niece (the neighbours weren’t home at the time) and she said we could keep the kitty if we wanted. Her aunt wouldn’t care.
So there ya have it. The long story of how – Soot? – came to be in our lives. He’s integrated well already. He’s very affectionate. He chases our dog, Cleo, around the house trying to nuzzle up to her. Even Max has quickly adapted. The only down side is that he seems to have fleas!!! I got flea collars for all of the animals and a flea spray for our furniture, and I’m vacuuming up a storm. Ick.
That’s all I have time for right now. We’re off to the children’s Christmas party for Adrian’s work.
By the way, would anyone have suggestions on names for our little guy? Of course, every suggestion would have to under-go a serious approvals process by the kids, but I’d welcome ideas. 🙂