Friday, October 10, 2008

What I Did During Summer Vaction (aka, Why I Didn't Have Time to Blog)

  1. Got 3 rodents for the kids. 2 died.

  2. Got a kitten. It had to be put to sleep after a week.

  3. Got two more kittens.

  4. Celebrated 15th wedding anniversary

  5. Had friends from France come stay for 4 nights.

  6. Took them to do lots of American stuff (upcoming story)

  7. Back to school! One First Grader. One started Middle School.

  8. The First Grader refused to go to school without morning drama of hanging on to door frames, sobbing, screaming and flopping around on floor.

  9. During this AM drama, resorted to draggin the child out the door and not noticing the new kittens ran out.

  10. I backed over the white one and killed it.

  11. Hysteria. Guilt. Accusations.
  12. Cat funeral that night.
  13. Skeeter, the one left behind, in depression. Lots of cuddling for him.

  14. Got another cat to ease Skeeter and Middler Schoolers lonliness.
  15. New cat (Blueberry) peed on me while in my bed. Twice. On my new down alternative comforter. Peed on daughter's bed once, with the added bonus of poop.

  16. Cat excommunicated to the outdoors.

    Can we say the word "DRAMA"?

In memory of Suki, the funniest, bestest hunting I cat I ever knew. I'm sorry. :(


Mimi from French Kitchen said...

Glad you are back, Cassoulet! What a great blog you have! I just found you through LouLou, but will be back. You've made me laugh ant it's only 5:20 a.m. here!

Paula said...

Oh dear! What a crazy busy summer! I hope things are slowing down to a more relaxing pace for you now that its fall. :)
I am sorry about the kitties, and about the pee - and I can't wait for the story of showing around the French friends in America.

~TessaScoffs said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am currently besieged by Les Petits to get a pet. I know I will regret it...

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Yes I would say you had your share of Drama this summer. Suki was such a sweet kitty. Having had taken care of them for a weekend I mourn her too.
I too look forward to the Fench company stories.
Welcome back.

Cassoulet Cafe said...

Oh thank you for welcoming me back and coming by here! I'm honored :) And so glad when I make anyone laugh!

Cassoulet Cafe said...

Yes, crazy busy and I didn't even put down the half of it! Hopefully we'll have no more Pet Drama for awhile. :)

La Belette Rouge said...

Suki, ahh--what a sweety! You were a busy gal. I am glad the summer is over and you are back.

And, we started seriously pet shopping.:-)

Cassoulet Cafe said...

LBR: So....will it be a dog like you mentioned before? Or a kitty?

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Oh dear.. I just noticed I am looking forward to some 'fench' thing.. I meant FRENCH stories.. lol

Betty C. said...

Oh, how sad. Pets and kids can be hard to deal with...I guess you can say "they're great while they last!"

alexandra's kitchen said...

haha. i'm laughing. i mean, i'm sad about the rodents and the kitty. seriously. And those kittens are sooooo cute!

Cassoulet Cafe said...

Betty: I've often said "Cats are disposable pets", meaning, sometimes they just don't make it very long!
Of course, I didn't feel this way with MY cats :) I felt like Suki was irreplaceable....and she really was.
Thanks for coming back to my blog! :)