Friday, July 13, 2012

My Charity Case

Cats Together...
Originally uploaded by melblackrose
This past Wednesday, we had to say goodbye to our cat Charity. She was our black Halloween cat. Not fond of people at first, but then she'd take over your lap.  When we moved in, she was here with her "Sister" Ribbon so really, we rent from the cats.   They belonged to the woman who owned the house and with her passing, the house went to my Sister In Law.  To live here, we got the cats.  Not an issue for me!

She was a good but insane cat. But they all are. At Halloween she'd sit in our front window with the Halloween decorations. Trick or Treaters thought she was a decoration, then she'd move. It was awesome.

She was my snuggle bunny. Her big thing was to lay on my legs so I couldn't move at night. Yes. And on my chest when I was working.. or anywhere she could lay on me.

My bed was very empty last night.  Sitting in the lazy boy was very lonely too.  But we have Ribbon still. And I will spoil her rotten.

Sleep well kitty.. we think of you every day.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

What the...??!!!

Will someone explain to me what the heck happened to kids today?   Here's the story.

Erin and I went swimming  at the local indoor city pool.  I was swimming width laps and was waiting for Erin to catch up to me.  Two kids, a boy and girl, both maybe 7, were hanging onto the wall going around the parameter.  I was leaning on the wall waiting.  Then I heard "get the hell out of the way".  From the boy.  I turned to him and said "Excuse me?".  He turned red then proceeded to "talk" to his sister ignoring what had happened.

All I hear lately on the playground and on the street are Cussing and verbally abusive language. From 7 and 8 year olds!!   My mother  would have washed my mouth out with soap if I talked like that.  Do these parents not discipline their kids?  I fear for that generation... And heaven forbid I say anything.  I get yelled at by the kids!!  WHAT 10 YEAR OLD IN THEIR RIGHT MIND YELLS AT AN ADULT?!!!!  That's it.  I'm moving to a commune...  Anyone want to join?