Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Gift

This is our cat, White Face.  Her real name is White Face White Neck White Paw Great Kitten Nueron.
That's what happens when you let three year old name the kitten.  Her brother's name is Googly Eyes.  Googs for short.  But anyway, as he is a barn cat, he doesn't come into the story much.  This story is about White Face, who is a lovely cat and allowed indoors.  At night, she likes to jump through our window and sleep on the end of our bed.  

Last night, she jumped through the window, as usual.  She meowed.  Sparky got up to see if she wanted some food in her dish, but she would not follow him.  He turned a light on to see why she was meowing and discovered that she was just showing off the lovely gift she had brought into our bedroom.  Through the window, and deposited on the floor.  A dead rat.  How did she know how delighted Sparky would be at the dead thing?  On the floor.  That he almost stepped on.  He deposited White Face in the laundry room and disposed of Dead Rat out of doors.  

Here White Face luxuriates on our bed this morning, delighted with herself.  

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

John of the Cross

The Lord measures our perfection neither by the multitude nor the magnitude of our deeds,
 but by the manner in which we perform them.

 - Saint John of the Cross