Friday, November 23, 2012

Black (bird and cat) Friday



Took a nice bike ride this morning and saw hundreds of black birds on the power lines. You have to be careful where you park around the Rio Grande Valley. The birds especially like to hang out on the lines around shopping centers. Sometimes late in the afternoon they are so loud as to be deafening, and if you park under them you may come out to find your car covered in white.

We stopped off at the fitness center to lift a few weights on the way back from our bike ride. When we returned home we were greeted by a few of our neighbors holding a tiny gray kitten they found on a woodpile behind the RV park. Knowing we are cat volunteers at Cinderella, she thought we could foster it until it’s old enough to be adopted. How could we say no to this sweet little face?


I can’t tell you how much we really don’t want a 4 or 5 week old kitten to take care of, but what can we do? Elvis is now asleep on Jim’s chest on the bed. Not how we thought our day off would turn out!


  1. Such a cutie! Better to cuddle a kitten than spend the day fighting crowds shopping any day!

  2. How could you turn it down indeed??? Those sweet baby faces sure do tug on the old heart strings.

  3. Oh so true about those birds. Have you spotted the parrots yet?

    That is one darling little face. Good luck with not adopting it.

  4. Be careful, you will get attached to the little guy, and have a new mascot :) Someday I fear we'll either find, or someone will hand over to us a little kitten or puppy that needs a home. It's only a matter of time.
    Box Canyon Mark