After the unfortunate demise of our friend Thaddeous Babin other unexpected events have unfolded. He had a momma cat, a cowardly male and seven kittens. SWMBO (she who must be obeyed) brought them home. Two of the cats we now have, the gray/white and the black/white (panda) came from the same momma cat earlier this year. They are further down in this post. The alternative to them coming here was to have animal control pick them up. Animal control here is a joke and I would rather slit their throats and throw them in the bayou than that. If you know me then you know that is not about to happen.
There were seven but one died at the house we think from the heat. We have been having very hot weather and Ted being dead had not turned the A/C on. SWMBO* was not the first on the scene but when when she arrived she switched it on. Her impression was that those there were either afraid of a dead man or were just stupid. Probably a little of both.
Another died before she could get them here.
*Note: SWMBO was notified because she has been the closest human to Ted for the last 10+ years. She took him to the store last Monday and she cut his hair when it was cut last. We saw him and we both talked to him often, much more than his relatives including his children. For years she helped him work his garden. She was without a doubt his closest friend which he acknowledged readily.
We ended up with five unique kittens, the momma and the cowardly male. The last two are under the bus traumatized to the max. The momma (Elvira) abandoned the kittens to save her own skin but fortunately they are eating even though they were weaned rather quickly. The picture at the top of the post was taken this morning.
That brings our total number of cats this morning to ten and Panda is pregnant. Oh well, cats they come and they go.
Speaking of fleas despite repeated doses of deadly chemicals and every home remedy we can find we are still plagued with them.
I am making salsa with my tomatoes and chili's now.
Not having a death wish I am keeping my old bones in out of the extreme heat. I will be going out in it later to play with the water hose when I go soap up the fleas again. I may not be able to kill them all but I can still kill millions and those that survive will be uncomfortable.
I have plenty of books to read, fabric that needs to be made into a kilt, fabric for a robe and I may even write and sketch a bit. I don't intend to follow Ted so soon.