Surprises

Life is full of surprises.

Some of them good.

Like having two of your kids surprise you with a visit.

Bringing flowers.

Filling the house with laughter and conversation and fun.

And surprise birthday parties for sweet friends at church.

11146493_10152775272351423_2927726358448763586_nSharing memories, laughter, tears.

Singing. Hugging. Crying.

Praying for healing.

Such sweet times.

Other surprises are not so fun.

Like waking up on Sunday morning – after 3 inches of rain overnight – to a flooded basement and realizing that all the dirt work and the new gutters didn’t work.

Then getting more rain and more flooding.

And there are the surprises I’m not so sure about –

Like the box of orphan kitties Buddy brought home.

New ImageThey sure are cute – in a very loud and needy way.

Their constant cry for love and attention is breaking this momma’s heart.

Meow. Meow. Meow.

Did you know there are thousands of different ways a kitty can get himself in trouble – especially without a mother? It’s a wonder any of them make it to adulthood.

But they are so adorable.

I actually sat down and held one. More than once.

Yep. Life is full of surprises.

 

Be Careful What You Wish For

Earlier this spring I realized that our resident cat – Tiger – was getting up in years.

She was a kitten the year that Angel Girl was born – making her 14 years old. (Which is like 107 in cat years – right?).

Since we haven’t seen any baby kitties around here for awhile – and Tiger might need some help keeping the mice down – I started asking around for some.

You know where this is going don’t you.

The first kitty arrived on graduation day – was named Loki and quickly claimed by Buddy.

The second kitty arrived 2 weeks later – was named Katniss and quickly claimed by Buddy.

The third kitty showed up the next day – was named Prim and quickly claimed by Buddy.

Does anyone see a pattern here?

Then this morning a friend dropped off a momma cat and 4 kitties while I was at the grocery store.

They were all quickly claimed by Buddy who is in his element trying out different names for them all.

Now I’m wondering just who else I might have mentioned this to?

Just be careful what you wish for.

(PS – I am no longer wishing for kitties – but I am still wishing for zucchini, cucumbers, summer squash and fresh tomatoes. Just saying.) 🙂