I wrote the last several blogs without any photos. I just hadn't downloaded (or is it uploaded?) my photos from my camera to my laptop yet. I finally sat down and did it. So here are some of the things I have been talking about.
This is the mother cat and her two kittens who live in our back yard. The mother is a calico, as is one of the kittens. You can see the calico kitten off to the right side, and the little white one with black patches in the front, if you look closely.
Here is the little white one, facing me then walking toward the bushes in back. This is as close as I could get with my 12x zoom camera. They will probably show up better if you click on them. They really do have cute little faces!
The kittens are adorable! When they are big enough I will try to trap them and take them to be neutered. (More about the spay/neuter clinic I use in my next post). I intend to have the mother cat spayed too, but I am waiting until they stop nursing. I hope she doesn't become pregnant again in the meantime.
Second, here are some photos from my niece's 13th birthday celebration, which was also Father's Day. In the first one, she has decided to practice her gymnastics moves in the living room:
Then her about-to-be 11-year old sister decided to jump on her:
Here is the result:
As you can see, things can get a little rowdy at my sister's house. That is where I spend every Tuesday, babysitting, while my sister is at work. These two plus a little eight-year old sister and a year-old Wheaten Terrier. It's a lively household, and I usually come home exhausted on Tuesdays. When my husband isn't traveling, he waits at home for me with a drink ready when I walk in the door. When he is traveling, I usually just eat a bowl of cereal and go to bed!