Monday, June 13, 2011

Wonderful busy weekend

What an incredible weekend! Let me start back on Thursday. I had survived the next to the last day of school. But as I walked into my house I was greeted by Mollie saying four of the scariest words a parent can hear,

“Now don’t be mad.”

Holding my breath I followed her back to her room to see a tiny kitten gobbling up food as fast as it could eat. It was cute, but we’re trying to empty our nest, not fill it up! Mollie is leaving for college for goodness sakes. This is no time for her to bring in a new pet! There is only one thing worse that having a kid that brings home stray cat, it's having a kid that could see a kitten playing at the edge of a dangerous intersection and leave it there to be killed.






This little thing has its problem. One back leg has been broken and healed poorly giving it a strange walk, but it doesn’t seem to slow it down one bit. It jumps, runs, and dances across the room. It’s so calm and friendly. Our two other cats, one who is still skittish around us after 5 years and the other very laid back both seem to accept this new addition pretty calmly. We spent the rest of Thursday pretending we weren’t going to keep him, but I think we all knew it was going to happen.

That Thursday Mollie left to have an early supper with her friends – still not knowing that LJ and Colin had flown in to surprise her for graduation. They arrived while she was gone and as they came in the door LJ said “Look what we rescued from getting run over?” My heart skipped a beat until they held up a box turtle that had nearly been flattened by a logging truck. At least this little critter could be let go in our back yard.

Mollie was pretty tickled to see the boys when she came home. We all went to Baccalaureate, of course with all the kitten excitement Mollie forgot her hat but Nick and I ran back and got it for her (we’re such good parents.) Later around 15 of Mollie friends came over to swim. It was a fun evening for everyone. Friday was even more exciting (at least for me). Tell you about you soon.

Written by PK at 1:00 AM

6 comments

6 Comments:

At 4:26 AM, Blogger Paul said...

PK, I no longer allow puppies or kittens in my hands, I always want to take them home.
We use Baccalaureate, for when undergraduates receive their bachelors degree.
Sounds like a great time was had by all.
Love and warm hugs,
Paul.

 
At 6:52 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

Congratulations to Mollie and her proud parents. Sounds like a lovely day. N0 empty nest for you then:)

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger PK said...

Paul,
I try to avoid kittens for the same reason but I'm glad we have this one.

Ronnie,
It was a good day! No empty next but at least we can indulge in my favorite activity without traumatizing anyone!

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger Terpsichore said...

glad you had such a nice weekend.

 
At 7:52 PM, Blogger Annie's Woodshed said...

I read your blog to hubby and we both laughed until we cried. This could have been written by either on of us.

 
At 8:24 PM, Blogger PK said...

Terps,
It was great. I love having all my kids home.

Annie,
I'm glad we're not alone!

 

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