Sunday, October 01, 2006
Oh What A Night
Last night I was minding my own business. I was sitting on the sofa watching my favorite shows on PBS while I polished the brass on my lamps (they were black!) when I saw a little mouse run across the floor! Well with 3 cats around here I knew how to get rid of the little feller. I first called Whiskers inside as he is the great hunter. He always brings me snakes, squirrels, frogs, and lizards as gifts. Well he was too busy crying in front of the cabinet that has the canned cat food. Couldn't get him to hunt the mouse even when I sat him right where the mouse had been. He cries to go back outside so I call Dimples in and she starts sniffing around and goes right where I saw the mouse and then starts going under the sofa. Yes! She is going to get my mouse! I finish up the lamps and decide to go to bed though I have tons of soap to make. I am in a nice sleep when Dimples jumps up on the bed. I figure she has done her job and now coming for a good sleep... Wrong! She has brought her mouse to me but its still alive! She is chasing this little thing all across the bed! I get up and move to the sofa to finish my nights sleep and leave the bed to Dimples. Again I am in a nice sleep when Dimples jumps up on me and wants to give me her mouse. Its dead this time thank goodness. I thank her, throw the mouse away and lay back down to sleep a couple more hours before I have to milk. I forgot Dimples doesn't like to sleep beside you but on you. She had to knead my stomach before she could settle down for a sleep and then she snored! I finally fell asleep for the 3rd time and in my sleep I turn over on my side. This made dimples wake up and she had to knead my side for several minutes before she laid back down. We both start to doze when we hear a cricket. Dimples jumps up and starts hunting the cricket! She is running all over the house trying to catch this thing so I finally get up put Dimples back outside, lay back down to see its already 6 am and Whiskers is sitting at the back door crying because its his breakfast time and you know he is starving to death as he hasn't eaten in the 5 hours! So up I get to feed and milk. I have soap to make and some errands I have to run then I am taking a nap! Hoping the mice and crickets stay outdoors and the cats go take a nap in the sunshine and the phone doesn't ring off the hook! Happy October everyone! Time to start with my Halloween recipes and stories!!! Have a blessed day and count those blessings. Even the mouse ones!