It is a gorgeously cool evening here in Southern Illinois. It was so warm and sunny here yesterday which would normally be fine but my son had to come over and dig a grave for my cat "Midnight". However while he is young and strong and barely broke a sweat, I on the other hand got quite over heated finishing the grave. But I just couldn't let it go undone. In the photo there are four graves. The one on the far right still doesn't have the cross up. That was "Spookys" grave from last year.
Midnight's grave is in the front and center. My husband will make a cross for her when he comes home next weekend. Katie and I will paint both Midnights and Spookys crosses then. When I woke up this morning my Carpel Tunnel was really bad from finishing the cemetery and cleaning house.
I am still cleaning house for one of our church families every Thursday. I really don't need to do this any more but have been cleaning for them for over three years now and quite frankly, I enjoy doing it. I know it probably sounds crazy but I do like cleaning and it's always more fun cleaning someone elses house. At least it is for me!
So I sort of gave my hands a break today. I didn't do any work but I did have several errands to run. I also had a bit of office work at church to do. For some reason my phone in my office isn't working and I can't figure out why. All of the other phones work except for mine. So I had to make a few calls in the kitchen! I left a note for Pastor, I tried troubleshooting it myself but didn't get anywhere. Hopefully he'll be able to figure it out.
Katie and I went and did a bit of grocery shopping after school and then she drove to her friends house to spend the night. So I am enjoying this beautiful cool air with my windows and doors open. The neighborhood is so quite this evening I suspect everyone is downtown eating out and/or at the theater. I am just enjoying the quite!
Kate and I had fun yesterday evening trying to get photos of these two cats that are now hanging out in our yard. Yes I said two! Noir, which is what I named the black one has a friend. And I do believe his friend is pregnant!
And while I have been calling him Noir, Katie is calling him Dakota! Why Dakota I haven't the faintest idea. We have both been calling the other one Patches. They are both very friendly (of coarse) and they keep trying to trip me as I walk through the yard. Look at this cats face....
I don't know whats going to happen. We have had outdoor cats before. But if that little one is pregnant as we suspect, I just don't know what I'll do with all of those kittens. I have three indoor cats that are still with us. All three of them are around ten years old and I really wouldn't want to introduce any new cats to them. As it is they don't like the dogs and for the most part live upstairs.
So for now I guess we are just going to feed them. My husband discovered that Noir has been declawed so we don't know how well he can hunt. Little Patches has already gotten a couple of birds which doesn't make my husband happy but it is the circle of life.
Little Patches is very friendly but won't let us get to close. Katie managed to pet her and gently felt her belly. Kate said that she felt pregnant but she isn't a vet so we really aren't sure. Katie loves Noir/Dakota and really wants him inside. But I do know for sure that I don't want anymore indoor cats.
So for now I think we'll just have a couple of outdoor kitties! For all I know they may belong to someone already but they seem to be living in our basement window wells. Anybody want a kitten?