Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Random Ramblings During the Rainstorm

It has been a calm few days, except for the minor food fights that we've had at school.  We don't really have any new adoption news at this point; we are just quietly waiting, going to work, and I'm working on the master's degree.  Pretty boring right now, though our horses definitely have a sense of humor with all of this rain our town has had recently...they've been running as fast as they can and sliding to a stop in the mud, slinging water and mud everywhere.  They are really muddy and gross afterward, but it is fun to watch them play.  We've had our hands full with muddy doggie paws, too, but at least we have a baby gate now to keep the dogs on the linoleum on their way to the garage.  Right now, Z (the fat kitty) is attempting to stuff his 14 pound behind into a tiny cardboard box (8 x 12 x 2 inches), and Tai (the nutty siamese) is chasing marshmellows.  Yes, marshmellows.  If you've never tried it - cats LOVE chasing them, and the candy not only bounces at fun angles, it is easy for them to pick up with their claws.  It's really cheap entertainment (have you SEEN the price of cat toys??), and harmless to the cats, floor and furniture - my cats love them almost as much as the paper grocery bags that I bring home from the market. I will have to hold off on them when the baby gets home until he/she is old enough not to put something like that in his/her mouth. I wish I could find dog toys this easily and cheaply!  Toby the wonder dog is especially rough on his (and he's more playful than the other two, as he's considerably younger), and they don't last long (except for the Kong toys, but they are expensive).  It is almost warm enough to shave Toby and Bear, which will definitely help cut down on the mud and dirt they are do fond of...thankfully Rocky's not only short-haired, he's fastidiously clean.  Smokey the horse is still sick, and we are waiting for her test results to come back from the university so that the vet can treat her appropriately.  We're still crossing our fingers that the infection is a tooth root, and not something more serious.

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