Sunday, November 12, 2017

Neighbors ...

Had chili today at the neighbors' while watching a football game.
(go Vikings!)
In order of appearance ...
Obi, 1 ½ years old, (as in Obi-Wan Kenobi ~ they are Star Wars fans) who has a huge inappropriate crush on me.
 Atza, 11 years old.  Her name is from the Inuit language, meaning "little bear."
 Puck, a rescue and very skittish.  Reminds me so very much of Annie.
Khaleesi, one of 4 cats.  Her name is from Game of Thrones and while there is a long explanation of her name, all you really need to know is that it involves dragons. The reason the cat was named after her was that she [the cat] had four kittens just before she was rescued, and took on a wild skunk who was eating killing her kittens.  She managed to save two of them, and hence her name.  She is a brave and fierce Khaleesi.

I've yet to meet one of their other four cats, and two of the four actually came with the house because the previous owners of the house abandoned them.  I've met one, Katie, who looks as if she ate a basketball and is on a diet.  The other is a manx named Jack.  (Don't get me started on my opinion of the previous owners of the house.  I will not be politically correct and there may be some offensive four-five-and seven lettered words used.) Katie and Jack now reside in their garage where they are protected from the below-freezing temperatures we've had lately.
Occasionally one of them comes to our back door on very cold nights, and I can tell by the prints that it pauses possibly to see if it will be let into the house.  
Breaks my heart. 
Every.Single.Time.

2 comments:

  1. The previous owners sound like complete oxygen thieves.
    I suspect that you, like me, know the names of the animals in the neighbourhood much more reliably than the people.
    And yes, those paw prints make my heart ache too.

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    1. Oxygen thieves. I like that. And yes, I usually know the names of the dogs and cats before I know the people. I used to wear a t-shirt to the dog park when my pug was alive that had her picture and "Tink's Mom" on it because that was how people knew me.

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