Monthly Archives: November 2011

The day my cat ate a fake eyelash

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This was taken after the first fake eyelash was a goner, and she was moving on to the next one.Β 

Shadow & Smokey- those are my cats. Well, they look like cats, but sometimes they surely don’t act like it. Shadow- (the smart one) likes to play catch. It is played with a hairbow, and if you don’t play with her for awhile…she will climb up in the closet, get a hairbow out of the container and bring it to you. Smokey (the over-sized one) he is just plain fat, but I was trying to be nice. He chases his tail, begs for scraps at dinner and is a bully to his sister. Oh, and they both love to play in the water. Identity crisis?? I think so! I am surprised they don’t bark instead of meow at me.

They also don’t eat normal things. Not only does Shadow like to play catch with hairbows, she likes to eat them too. Smokey loves Q-tips…I don’t get it either. I have to hide things like that from them, or I am afraid one day he will die from cotton overdose. This one is great, look at the picture below…

If you gave Shadow the choice of the having the item on the left (yummy cat treats) versus the item on the right (eye makeup remover), she would choose the one on the right EVERY time. She will literally wait till I take my eye makeup off at night and steal the tissue with the remover on it and go hide to lick it. Forget having to lock up prescription drugs or household cleaners from my kids, I am going to have to lock up things from my crazy cats. When she decided to chow down on one of my fake eyelashes the other day (that I had worn on Halloween) I truly wasn’t surprised.

My 10yr old is responsible for cleaning out their litter box. On a few occasions, she has found some cat poo with pieces of hairbows sticking out of it. I have now warned her that she needs to look out for some hairy poo soon. I am pretty sure that she despises having to clean the litter box as one of her chores. I told her to look at it as a surprise….you never know what you will find! πŸ˜‰

On to the next one…Ho, Ho, Ho

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Throw out the pumpkins, and scary decorations…it’s time for the next Holiday, well kind of.Β Wal-Mart and Target are already ready. Heck, they have been ready for the past month with their shelves already stocked full of Christmas items. Before you know it, Christmas decorations will start coming out with 4TH of July fireworks. You could have Santa flying out of a rocket!

Do you ever wonder what happened to Thanksgiving?? That holiday gets the short end of the stick. The decorations are thrown in with Halloween, a few festive turkey’s here and there, but who can find them over the fake blood and animated life-size murderer’s to put at your front door.

I think there should be a good 2 weeks between the Halloween/Fall decorations, to when the Christmas ones arrive. Isn’t this time of year hectic enough without creating a sense of urgency to buy a tree before the weather even turns cold? I guess if I waited in Florida for the weather to turn cold before I start decorating for the Holidays, I would be waiting closer to Valentine’s day!

I am trying to put the emphasis on being more thankful this year. Hopefully, my thankful vase will help a little. I am also going to refuse to put up Christmas decorations till after Thanksgiving has past. Let’s get through that first! I can only focus on a few things at a time with this older age that has hit me. I think I may make a 10ft sign to put up in my house that says BE THANKFUL this month, and possibly get a pet turkey. My girls might wonder what happens to the turkey when November 24th rolls around. But, I will worry about that a little later! πŸ˜‰

HAPPY NOVEMBER!!

Keep in mind what you are thankful for!! πŸ™‚