Usually, at about the end of February or the start of March, those of us in colder climes start to get sick of winter. Today I woke up to a veritable Winter Wonderland outside so it was really hard to not find it beautiful. A thick coating of soft snow was piled up on the large ornaments I have on the tree in my front lawn. They are Christmas ornaments but I removed the word “Christmas” from them after the Epiphany so I won’t feel so bad that they are still up.
They are so beautiful in the tree, especially when they catch some snow on their tops, that I can’t take them down. That and the fact that I just haven’t gotten out there to do it without the dog around who would eat them or break them.
To top that off, take a look at what is going on in Buffalo this weekend that is so brilliant and wouldn’t be so fabulous without all this snow. Tell me this Powder Keg Festival doesn’t look like huge fun?
You know that saying about if life gives you lemons, make lemonade?
Tubing down the Skyway Exit ramp. Now that’s lemonade.
“If at first, the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” ~Albert Einstein
So I am still catsitting for my daughter this week and the darn thing is still hissing at me. I have even tried being nice, but to no avail. Treats are only good for about 20 seconds of appreciation. I could get at least 20 good minutes out of my kids for a treat, longer for a full meal they liked.
She eats, sleeps, hisses and gets into my things. I call her, she ignores me. I want to sleep, she decides to fuss at me.
She even hissed at me when I watched the Extreme Makeover Home Edition that was filmed this fall in Buffalo aired last night on TV. It was pretty amazing, and it did show that this is an unusually generous area of the country, probably because we have had it pretty hard and know what it’s like to be in need. Way to go WNY. The family was so appreciative. I know a cat that should take a note or two.
She has no claws so I am giving her a bit of a pass as I theorize it makes cats feel defenseless and therefore, somewhat crabby when in new surroundings. I feel that way when I go out and I forget to put on my jewelry.
I have come to the conclusion that this cat watching thing is a lot like having a teenager in the house. At least she doesn’t need a ride somewhere.
“Variety is the spice of life. One day ignore people, the next day annoy them.” ~ Cat quotes