Friday, July 4, 2014


First and foremost,
Happy 4th of July!
Remember to count your blessings for your freedoms today
and remember those who have served so that you have those freedoms!
We survived Arthur!
With little to no damage.
Other than it washed out an entire day
of our downtown celebration.
Largest on the east coast.
Today the sun is shining and the skies are clear.
I am trying to link this project up

to Linda's Summer Lovin'  linky party
drumroll please,
the Russell household has not one but TWO
new family members....
Meet Miss Susie Q and her brother,  Sir Stirling!

I adopted them on Wednesday from our vet's office.
They are only 9 weeks old...!
Another client found them and brought them in
hoping they could adopt them out.
I resisted temptation twice
but on my third visit and they were still there...
well, they had to come home!
They are precious!
Bad Cat could care less---
oh well Momma brought someone else home!
Inky is growling and hissing
(he did this with Ms. Dolly as well and they ended up being
friends through the screen door....)
and Poppa Cat is getting curious!
Having two rooms with screen doors is a blessing
as it keeps them contained  and lets them get used to a small(er) space
before being let loose with the big boys in the wide open world
(aka the house-all inside cats stay in other than our back deck that they
cannot get off of)
and allows them to safely interact with one another.
All our cats have been rescues.
I am proud of that.
I love the "M" on their foreheads!
Story has it that Mary marked the cat that purred
the baby Jesus to sleep with an "M" on it's forehead...
makes me smile.
They played hard for 4-5 hours yesterday morning-
then slept a lot in the afternoon.
Susie Q was playing last night
and all of a sudden just conked out!
Too cute.
They snuggle up together and love having their tummies rubbed
when it's quiet time!
Although quite rambunctious, they do know the meaning
of a gentle but firm "Gentle!" when teeth and claws
are a little too much.
I don't tolerate biting and swiping
and enforce that from the get-go.
Gently---but firmly.
Well, time to check on the babies
and get another cup of coffee.
Have a safe and blessed 4th!
More crafty things to post later this week-end.
Until next time,
Happy stamping and scrapping!

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