Catattitude

Even though we have just come through a month that had the hottest Thanksgiving on record my natural gas consumption for my one room heating stove doubled in November.  I’ve had the gas turned up a little and spend a lot of time standing in front of the heater but to double in one month is quite a jump.  The month of December should triple in usage as we are having cold weather for our neck of the woods.

GasHeater

My kind of recipe. ~~dru~~

bluebird of bitterness

Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups dried fruit
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup mixed nuts
1 gallon whiskey

1. Put the butter and sugar in a large bowl.

2. Check the whiskey to make sure that it is of the highest quality. Pour 1 level cup and drink. Repeat.

3. Turn on the mixer. 

4. Beat the butter and sugar in the bowl.

5. Check the whiskey again. Cry another tup. Or two.

6. Turn off the mixer. Break 2 legs and add to the bowl, along with the dried fruit.

7. Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaters, pry it loose with a drewscriver.

8. Sample the whiskey again to check for consisticity.

9. Sift the salt. Or something. Who cares.

10. Repeat Step 8.

11. Sift…

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Well its Saturday and my last day of pet sitting for 3 dogs and 2 cats and a yard full of plants.  Can’t say that I’ll miss it.  For sure I won’t miss cleaning up after this big guy Linus.  He is a moose, almost as big as me.  The other two are smaller dogs but just as much work and the cats give me the fidgets cuz they wan’t to stay out.  It has been a long week with twice daily trips to my sister’s house to check in on the gang.  The things we do for love and money.

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Pablo the fat old cat just kept wanting food this morning.  He went through almost a whole small can of food as well as some bitties.  That punk cat Max came into eat but ran back out again but I left Pablo comfortably inside with his food.

The three dogs all had some bitties and some treats and went back out as good as lambs but the very back is a mess as they pulled apart a chew toy and made it snow on the very back patio.  I cleaned some up along with the poop but there is still quite a lot of white stuffing on the ground.

The fish seemed glad for their every three day feeding but then it is hard to tell what a fish is thinking.

Now there is just dinner tonight to get through.  Three more days of pet sitting and my life will go back to normal.  Saturday I water all the plants again

FishTank

That punk kitten Max staid out all night on my cat sitting gig and wouldn’t come in this morning.  He ate a few bitties that I put out on top of the dog house and wondered around in the yard but he won’t come it.  He is not getting caught inside today and must have slept some last night cause he doesn’t want to come it to sleep.  It worries me and so I’m anxious  all day just because of a punk cat.  Maybe he’ll be ready to come in tonight.

GreyCat

I just got back from the morning run to my sister’s house.  I fed the cats, gave treats to the dogs and watered the 30 odd plants on the front porch because I couldn’t find the hose.  That’s a lot of glasses of water to carry out of the condo.  I left my phone at home so I couldn’t call about the hose but I’ve called now and next time I will use a different hose from before but be able to water all those plants much more easily.  The hose will make everything go faster next time.

PorchPlants

Prompt: Strong & Heart

I fainted last night

and now I wonder if my

heart is not so strong

StrongHeart

EveryCatOwner

Today is the start of an eight day stint of dog and cat watching for my sister’s brood.  It is strenuous and complicated separate feeding areas and food but no meds to be administered this time.  Joy!  Because it is so hot, I’ll get to water as well as bring in the mail and don’t forget the giving of treats.  The three dogs weigh over 150 lbs and one cat is very old and decrepit while the other is just a punk kitten.  I sigh…..

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