Mama Clarice spent Sunday with her whiskers in the window.
She was waiting, watching, and hoping for her kittens to arrive for a Mother's Day visit.
"NONE of them came home? Did any of them call???"
"Harrumph. I thought I raised those kittens better than that."
Mama met up with Mr. Simba on Sunday, though.
The results of that meeting are on her poor nose.
We're still waiting for Mama Clarice's forever family to find her. While we wait, we are attempting to integrate her into the regular population around here. We probably waited a bit too long after the kittens left. Between the ringworm risk and Norman's protracted illness, I felt it was necessary to keep her in a protective bubble for her own safety. Clarice has gotten too used to life on her own, though. She's also a bit intimidated by big bad Simba. When he comes into her room, she corners herself and hisses at him. You can see in the photo above what Simba thinks about that attitude.
I still feel that she would do very well in a family with other animals. She will do just fine here too. We're just taking baby steps at the moment.
Ruby Roo got a new scratcher and a new collar over the weekend. She's not sure what to make of either one of them. (Shhhhhh... No one tell her that it's a puppy collar. It was the only one in her size that sparkled... which was a requirement imposed by daughter #2)
I fully meant to give you a weekend edition of the blog, but sometimes life intervenes. This time in the form of an unexpected visit home by my husband for Mother's Day weekend. Spring sports and school events always runs my schedule off the rails. Combined with bathroom renovations (which are finally completely over as of Saturday), spring cleaning, starting a new business and company expected shortly, my nerves were more than a bit frazzled. It was nice to have a couple extra helping hands around, even if it changed the agenda and priorities slightly. My house is getting back in shape and my garden is ready to plant. Now if it would only stop snowing (Seriously... it sleeted and hailed on Sunday. Come on!)