the joys of pet ownership, etc.
today gretchey ate four little toy mouses. four. i saw her chewing on one, and told her to stop ruining all of the cats' toys, and then... gulp. i went to find the other three to put them out of harm's way and they were gone. dear lord. i also got them a catnip ball (yes, a catnip ball! made of pure catnip!) and it too is MIA.
this reminds me of a couple of weeks ago... we were driving back from key west and chris was talking to patty on the phone. i heard him say, "she did what? rolled on a dead crab? from the pool?" then: "and then buddy ate it?" maggie smelled so bad that when i went to pick her up, she was in a crate. apparently she was doing the maggie-licking thing, only instead of leaving just saliva, she was also leaving a horrendous dead-seafood smell on everything. including arms and necks and other dogs. dear lord. oh, also, by the time i arrived to patty's, gretchey had also found the remains and also took her turn getting stinky.
what is WITH DOGS?!
also, other news: i am switching my major to english. as long as i am not grossly misunderstanding something, that means i will finish in the spring semester. the summer term is my insurance, in case i can't get everything in next semester. THAT is why i am suffering through this starting-at-8-a.m. schedule this term, to make sure i really can get done. i didn't think i would finish until the end of next year, so i am EXCITED. i feel like i've been going to school forever (which i have). now, an end is in sight! and the english classes are so much better than the teaching classes. i had to do both for the english ed. major, but i have MORE english classes now... that is good. the prospect of just one semester to go after this had me bouncing around for days. (now i have to go knock on some wood, since my advisor appt isn't until october, so can't confirm my calculations until then.)
also - the other two kittens are doing good. they love maggie, and she sits still while they crawl on her. it's mega cute. maybe i'll get pics tomorrow, since tomorrow is a no-school day.