Friday, February 4, 2011

A Cat Tale

The title of this story is:
Meet Sally

The story began last November... 

Once upon a time there was an adorable couple also known as my mom and dad. They befriended  a cute stray cat that frequently showed up at their back door.  She was very smart and in no time had  adopted them.
They named her "Cat" ...  I know , right.

"Cat" was a pretty white cat with splotches of black.  My parents already have 2 indoor cats so although they didn't let her inside the house they fed her and  made a sheltered sleeping area for her.
It was crystal clear, SHE had claimed them as "hers". ( its a cat thing)

Long story short, it turned out, Miss Cat was a Mama Cat.  My dad found 5 teeny weeny kittens on the side of their house. 


Guess who ended up with new kittens???

  Marci and Mike adopted a brother and sister team.  They are silver tabbies. Addie named her little boy "Tom" and Ella named her little girl "Beauty".  

Kayley and Scott adopted a pretty white brother sister team ~ "Winston" and "Samantha".

long pause ...
there was yet another kitten.  She was black with perfectly placed white markings.
Did you guess?
We adopted "Sally".  When she is naughty and must be reprimanded her name is Sally Jean.  We love the way she is painted.  She has a white goatee and bib.  White boots and gloves and my very favorite detail is a sassy Marilyn Monroe beauty mark! If we'd noticed it sooner perhaps her name would be Marilyn.

As you might know we already had adopted a brother team when Marci's adopted stray cat "Meow Meow"
(named by Ella who was a toddler at the time) had a litter of ALL white kittens. 

When we brought little Sally home it was NOT 
love at first sight.
Bill and Blanco were not happy campers in the beginning.  
I was even fearful for little Sally Jean at first.

Senior Blanco

Silly Bill
(aren't his eyes cute!)

Such Brotherly Love

My Mom kept saying give them time.  Once again she was right.  They are one big happy family now.  They look so cute when all three are sleeping together especially with Sally in the middle.  They look like a yummy Oreo cookie in reverse.
Blanco is so patient 
check out Sally's beauty mark!

My parents are thrilled with all of the adoption arrangements as now they can visit all the cute cats any time they want! 

Oh!  ....  and they all lived happily ever after♥


Author's Note: THAT'S it people.  I don't care who ends up with a stray cat and kittens.  We're good.   REALLY!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Happy February

Goodness Gracious is it really February!  
I don't even know where to begin..........

First of all we had the Merriest Christmas ever!   It was so fun to have Mack home nice and safe 
AND he and Cheryl came for a few days for Christmas.

So, here we go, my February 1st ~ Christmas Reflection Post

 Of course Ella and Addie had a baking day with Nana.
I so love these sweeties!

We always have Christmas Eve dinner at my mom's and then open our presents from each other.  
I love these pictures Cheryl took that I stole from Marci :)

Mom's Pretty Table
Mack & Cheryl Joy
The Bros!
Preston opening his present from Nana and Grandad
I was hoping I'd get a new Calendar from the grand babies!

 It was so fun to have everyone together.

On Christmas morning we had brunch at our house.
Ella and Addie at their little table
Thanks Cheryl for taking these pictures ♥ of the morning...
Granddad and Preston are Big Time Buddies

The Dining Room Christmas Eve

The Dining Room Christmas Morning
We're going to need a bigger table!

The Menu for Christmas Eve Dinner at Mom's and Christmas Brunch is at Marci's Menu Blog: