Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Getting the Pre-Christmas "Sappies"

I loaned my car to my younger son for the day so had an opportunity to walk into town to run some errands on foot.  The cold air was perfect and I felt so festive as I trudged in and out of the boutique shops in my neighbourhood and stopped at the local coffee shop for a coffee and a scone.  I felt completely peaceful and content to be out and about and suddenly grateful that I started my Christmas shopping early.  The older I get the more I hate crowds and the malls.  I'm willing to pay more to stay out of them or shop early and hope for the best. Being at home by the fire, working on the text for the Forever Home website felt simply perfect. I was interrupted periodically by a curious tabby wanting to see what I was doing.

Yesterday, I received the news that my youngest son found an apartment and was moving out on December 17th.  It was a move we had expected, but were hoping he'd wait until January 1st.  I suppose when I was 19 years old, I could hardly wait to get away from my lame family and be independent (until I needed tuition money.)  We're certain it'll be the same for him too.   

Needless to say, I'm feeling a little sentimental tonight as I type this blog post. 

I received a GREAT "after" picture of Sheldon: (Remember this little waif?)






Look what love can do!!!! Isn't he a poster-child for handsome black kittens?

So as not to be a complete downer today, I had forgotten that I took the following video yesterday after "Stoney" arrived.   I was standing on the stairs below the landing when I took this video.  I hope it makes you smile:
 


How could anybody say that cats are boring?  :)

Fa-la-la-la-la-laaaaa....la-la-la-la!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

And another one...

I feel like a broker lol

http://stcatharines.kijiji.ca/c-pets-cats-kittens-for-sale-Neutered-Spayed-cat-declawed-cat-any-age-W0QQAdIdZ246786130

House of the Discarded said...

Anonymous: That's the same ad. I've never heard back from these folks. Hopefully, they found a wonderful cat.

-B

Allison at Novice Life said...

oh my gosh that picture of sheldon with the larger black cat is too adorable!

JLi said...

OMG...gotta LOVE those tabbies!! And Sheldon is just a little punkin'!! Love it. Thank you.

Erika said...

Sheldon is adorable,I'm sure he will be adopted fast with those looks. Your hosue appears to be overtaken by tabby cats. I'm willing to bet they run the house too! LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh I'm sorry :( I thought the other one was for a senior :( and this was for a young family. You are right hopefully they found a cat and gave them a forever home :)

kristen said...

SO cute!! All of them!!

Clementine cracks me up: "Look at MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. No, no... MEEE!!"

Anonymous said...

Wow, I knew you were a sucker for tabbies, but I didn't know that you had four of them! Are they all yours or are some fosters? Tabbies sure are cute, and they look even better when running in a pack! I kind of feel the same way about tabbicos. :)

House of the Discarded said...

Anonymous: Actually, I have FIVE tabbies in the house - but three are fosters :)

-B

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Sheldon is adorable, and boring, who ever says that never lived with cats. Greedy, aggravating, spoiled, funny, loving, bratty, entertaining and really cute but never boring.

Caroline said...

Sheldon is so handsome as a big boy! I love the bigger black cat, who looks like Delilah! Love your tabby boys too, oh to spend a day at Beth's house cavorting with the cats by the fire! (btw is it a real wood fireplace or an electric one?)

House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: In a 100+ year old house, it's definitely a REAL fireplace :) :)

Lisa said...

*Lisa checks her glasses since she seems to be seeing double...well, double of double*

Nice pic of Sheldon! What a little sweetie!