Last night poor mommy was asleep on the couch and got woke up by a cat using her scalp like a springboard to get off the couch. It took a little while for the bleeding to stop. I was in the kitchen washing dishes when it happened so unfortunately I couldn’t tell her who did it. At that point though, every cat felt like an asshole ! This is one of those things that no one talks about when you go to adopt a cat !
The picture we took was after she had applied compression for about 15 minutes and had changed the paper towels several times. This is not what she had in mind for highlights ! lol
We’re at a fork in the road with what to do with our lives and this blog. We started this blog because the job opportunities are few to zero in our town and we thought, “Why not do something we enjoy and could make other people happy too?”. We needed to find a way to make money because we have a bad situation at home. My dad makes my mom and I miserable. He thrives on negativity, he’s very self-centered, he can suck the joy out of a situation faster than a dementor can, and he’s happiest when we’re doing everything for him. He never does yard work. He leaves that to my mom because he never wants to get hot and sweaty. He acts one way at home but puts on this good face, acting like Mr. Super Nice Guy with people outside the house. He likes to criticize things we do than ever possibly complimenting us when we do something right. You may ask yourself, “Why haven’t we left him already?”. We live in a small town with few to zero jobs that would allow us to support ourselves without his income. Plus our pets make it impossible to find another place to live without buying the property. We don’t think a bank would give us a house loan if all we had was minimum wage jobs. We can’t abandon our fur babies just to get away from my dad. They are family to us. We never talked about this before because we wanted to keep negativity out of the blog. We wanted this to be a place where you guys would enjoy coming to, but right before my dad went to work today, he dropped a bombshell on us ! We’ve known for a while that he hates his factory job and as he was heading out the door, he said he was going to quit in 2 years. We’re not even sure if he can last that long ! What he wants to do is live off his Army retirement pay only. He’s tired of going to work. We know that there is no way we can stay in the same house with him if he’s home all the time. He stresses us out way to much. So our situation is this, do we try to put every bit of money that we can spare into making this blog successful or save the money up in case we have to leave sooner than expected ? If we choose to save up the money, it means we’ll be cutting back on some nicer choices for meals and most likely you won’t be seeing very many posts from us again. We don’t want to put mediocre or sucky recipes on here.As it is, we’ve really wanted to do more with the blog but our food budget hasn’t allowed us to make everything we like or to make the pictures as pretty as we want them to be. We try to do the best with what we have. So please, we would really appreciate your thoughts on our situation.
Thank you for taking the time to respond. Take care everybody !
Boo Boo and his sibling’s parents still hang around our neighborhood, our house in particular. Over time they have come to trust us and we have grown to love them and worry when we don’t see them every day. We would bring them inside permanently if we didn’t have a full house already. Of course, we were worried about their safety outside since we’re suppose to get tropical storm conditions today and tomorrow. So, this morning we got a bedroom ready for them and then took a cat carrier out onto the porch. We put some moist food clear in the back of the carrier hoping that the food would be too tempting for them to resist and then we could shut the door behind them. It worked ! They are staying in a bedroom together, isolated from all our other cats and dog. We feel so much better knowing they are safe during the storm.
You can tell by the picture why we named him Count Midnight !
He was a stray that started hanging around. It took us around a year for him to start trusting us. Then we noticed that he had a problem with one of his front legs. It looked like pus was coming out from puncture marks. Even though he had started to let us pet him a little bit, we had never picked him up. But with that infected leg, we knew we had to take the next step of picking him up and putting him in a carrier to see our vet. We got him to our vet who went ahead and treated his leg and gave him his shots while he was under getting neutered. We kept him inside while he recovered. During his recovery time, he got to know our other cats and what life was like on the inside of the house. At that time, we had thought that we weren’t going to adopt any more cats, we just wanted to make sure he was good to go on his own. The day came when it was okay to let him out and when we opened the door for him to leave he just sat there and looked at us like we were crazy. He had got a taste of what life was like on the inside and he was never going back outside again ! When we saw how much he wanted to stay inside we knew that the other cats had gained a new brother ! We were surprised when he took such a liking to our dog Benny.
(Sorry Benny’s decapitated-looking in this photo.)
He absolutely adores Benny ! He follows him around like a shadow. We never imagined that a cat off the streets and a dog from the shelter would become buddies. Count Midnight has been with us a little over a year now, making life a little more interesting and wonderful !
Today we went to Savannah to get some extra shopping done and when we went to PetSmart, we found this bed on sale. We think Serendipity gives the bed her seal of approval. The only way we could make this better for her was if we turned off the lights ! Serendipity is kind of a cranky cat so we’re sure that all the other cats appreciate her sleeping as hard as she is right now. As you can tell, no one’s brave enough to curl up on the bed with her !