Tuesday, September 06, 2005
  This is my house right now.
Okay, they kittens are not smoking or anything, but these are the little guys I picture every time I walk in and, say, find kittens hanging on the side of the couch.. Or hanging from / biting the broom.  Or like last night, when ALL FOUR were in the tortoise's enclosure.  Three were biting electrical wires.  If I just had a chandelier, I know for a fact it would be their favorite place to hang from.
It's really quite fun to have the kittens.  A mess, sure, but a lot of fun.  Today, I came home for lunch and had ALL FOUR CATS come over to / scale the couch to come to say hi.  I don't get why they're so personable!  But they are.  :)   Soon, Thor, the little black one, had fallen asleep sitting next to me, on his back.
Later, I picked up the one I have dubbed Scaredy Cat and started stroking her little head.  Within about 60 seconds, she was asleep.  Knocked out.  Her head was flopping and everything.  Oh god, cute.
This morning, as I tried to leave the house, ALL FOUR KITTENS came to the door.  I'd push one in so the door wouldn't hurt it and another would advance.  So I'd push HIM back and another would come up.  Finally, I set my purse down, grabbed ALL FOUR cats and took them to the living room, then SPRINTED back to the door to get out before they could meet me..
I would love to keep Mini Fluffy.  The idea of giving her away bothers me a lot.  Not sure why, but there's something about her.  Much to do with the fact that she is, in looks and personality, a tiny baby Fluffy.  And we all know that Fluffy is the best cat ever.  Even Alli said the other night that Fluffy is an 'amazing' cat after she woke up to find him curled up at her feet.  :)
I'll get some pictures.  They're a lot more brave now - coming onto the porch, trying to get outside - so getting pictures should be a lot easier.  :)
In love,
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States


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Making a difference

A small boy lived by the ocean. He loved the creatures of the sea, especially the starfish, and he spent much of his time exploring the seashore.

One day the boy learned there would be a minus tide that would leave the starfish stranded on the sand.

When the tide went out, he went down to the beach, began picking up the stranded starfish, and tossing them back into the ocean.

An elderly man who lived next door came down to the beach to see what the boy was doing. Seeing the man's quizzical expression, the boy paused as he approached. "I'm saving the starfish!" the boy proudly declared.

When the neighbor saw all of the stranded starfish he shook his head and said: "I'm sorry to disappoint you, young man, but if you look down the beach, there are stranded starfish as far as the eye can see. And if you look up the beach the other way, it's the same. One little boy like you isn't going to make much of a difference."

The boy thought about this for a moment. Then he reached his small hand down to the sand, picked up another starfish, tossed it out into the ocean, and said: "Well, I sure made a difference for that one!"

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