Sunday, July 12, 2009

It's been our most interesting weekend of our entire marriage!

Still no pictures of Asher, but he looks WAY better today. His body hives are basically gone, and his face is more of a flush with less puffiness. I'm so glad to see him looking more like himself... and I can see his eyes again, which we couldn't last night. Yay!

Just for the sake of painting the scene for how interesting yesterday was, I think it's worth mentioning that during Asher's nap, Brian and I were busy make a bold upstairs rearrangement. While Asher napped in our room, we switched the boy's room with the office, which is a really incredibly tiny room. After much consideration though, I decided that the boys only enough room for their beds and dressers. Who needs floor space when there's no toys in there, right? I mean, with Asher having naps and going to be early and all, it's truly only used for sleeping time. So, the boys are now in the tiny room (with the walk-in-closet though, which will fit both dressers, plus some toys and such) and loving it, and our office, now with a little more space, has some big plans of its own to come. Anyway, the switch included a LOT of furniture take down and reassemble and trying to coordinate moving without having anywhere to place things in limbo locations. It was a pretty big deal, until Asher's strange situation upon waking up stole the move's thunder.

So, that was yesterday, but today was rather interesting as well. Just Brennan and I attended church, and while walking through the foyer to the chapel we saw some kittens just outside the glass doors (the front doors facing Harrison Blvd). These kittens attracted a lot of attention to say the least, as they spent the church day watching us through the glass. I went out and sat with them before and after Sunday School, and by the end of Relief Society I had decided to "be the one" to take them under my wing while I looked around for owners. The kittens have no collar, despite being at least a few months old. They are very, VERY friendly and relished in the attention of all the children once church got out. As the kids and I speculated on whether or not they were being fed, one of the boys mentioned that "they'd" (whoever that means) fed them some cheese on Thursday. I was like, "Wait! So they've been here since at least Thursday?" The boy confirmed it. That was the clincher for me. I was going to worry about them if I didn't bring them home.

Just to ease any minds, I had called Brian earlier to explain and ask his approval in my desire to take them in indefinitely. He had brought up the point that we didn't even have a litter box, so I had immediately called my Mom who donated some litter, a box, and some food.

Anyway, they're "home" now, or at our home at least. Tomorrow I'll call the Human Society and as soon as possible hang up FOUND fliers around the church area. In the mean time, we're all enjoying the little Kitties immensely.

This one is the girl (according to a professor at the Veterinary school at OSU, who joined me for minute as I was sitting with the cats during Sunday School). She is such a sweety. She preferred resting or being pet to exploration. It's a little odd, actually...

This fluffy guy is the assumed brother, and he is also quite loving, although had a much greater sense of exploration. He's got longer fur, so he's really soft. He also had a greater appetite, and is the only one of the two to climb on the table... so far at least.

Should I find it disconcerting that these cats, in my entire day of knowing them, having not offered one single meow? I mean, neither one of them. And this includes Asher pulling their tails several times, which both of them ignored completely. If I wasn't watching, I wouldn't know it was happening. Brennan has been super-hyper to have them around and wouldn't stop bugging them as they tried to sleep. Honestly, not a single meow, no sound at all between them. They also don't seem concerned at all to be in a new location. They were picture perfect in the car, the girl sitting next to Brennan and enjoying being pet, the boy wandering around and periodically landing on my lap to be pet. Arriving home they met Asher and casually wandered a little before settling in for this nap that's lasted the rest of the time. I finally realized what's striking me as odd... they haven't even played. For as comfortable as they appear, they didn't try to bat at anything or chew on any of the numerous toys laying around. And they sat about 2 feet away from us during dinner time, and continued sleeping even though we were eating chicken. They never offered a single beg or meow, or even a glance. They slept though it completely. Is this all strange to anyone else?

I had to include this one. Brian's found a new homework buddy! I think he kinda likes it. He's not a cat person in general, per se, but he took to these ones immediately, with the hesitation that comes with not knowing if we will or even can keep them. Brian actually is afraind to get attached, but I love that he knows he will!


Kelly said...

The kitties sound unusual, but sweet. Interesting!

Love the bedroom changing. I'm totally a fan of children in small bedrooms since it's not like they spend much time playing in them. They want to be out where the fun is!

Beckstead Family said...

About the cats, I think it's like children who are neglected. They don't cry because they learn right away that nothing will happen if they do, and if your cats have never been played with, it's possible that they don't know how.
About them being so comfortable in your home, my suspicion is that you have been 'adopted'. I think there are some cats that instinctively know who will be kind to them and take care of them and they have chosen you. Like Gma and Gpa Honey and Smokey. Or they may just be that comfortable around everyone. Either way, I think that the cats are yours to keep, or give to the Humane society, but I would consider whether you feel 'adopted' or not by the cats. I know I wouldn't want to send them away when they feel like part of the family, I would feel like I was crushing their spirits. Poor little things. They do sound like they would be good around kids, so that's good if you do decide to keep them. I don't know if you can where you are living.
I hope everything works out!

Kelly said...

Satin doesn't make a lot of noise - although she will talk to me a bit when she wants to be let out.

I agree with Jenny about the "adopted" thing. Good luck!