Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Cat for Mother's Day!

I've had a cat since I was 15 years old. We've been 'catless' for about a year now, since I gave my cat, Miah, to my grandson, Landon. (Man, are all those commas right? Looks like a lot.) Anyway, now that we're at the lake I've been hinting to Don that I might need another cat. I've prayed that God would just send one my way and have been leaving a dish of food out on the deck for awhile, just in case God needs help. It's been eaten a few times, although I'm not sure if my visitor was a cat or armadillo. Or raccoon. Or skunk.
So we went shopping in Waxahachie yesterday (isn't that a fun name for a town?), and Don bit the bullet and bought me a cat for Mother's Day. I was so hoping not to get another long-haired, and I am a bit partial to a calico. But this one looked like it could use a good home.

A full grown cat. A very calm cat. I tend to think kittens are a bit over-rated, dealing with all that skittering around, clawing up the furniture, and cat-box lessons.

Who would have dreamed we'd find the perfect cat at an antique store?! $15 and she never needs shots or food or vet visits.

I haven't picked out a name for her yet, but I did buy a quart of brick red paint for this. It fit in the back of the Durango with a whole 2" to spare.

Still thinking about a real, alive, purring cat. Still praying - maybe God will send me one. In the meantime, the pie safe will be a great start to warming up the kitchen. Anthropologie has some monogrammed knobs - I think it's going to look great when I'm done.

Happy Mother's Day everybody!

10 comments:

Susan said...

You had me going there on the cat!!! Love the pie safe. Be sure and show us the finished project. Happy Mother's Day!!

Becky said...

My aunt has a dog that sits on the back of her couch in the family room. Very well behaved and never needs a walk :)

Happy Mother's Day to you Bev. I love the pie safe and I can't wait to see the finished pictures.

Susanne said...

I had to look twice at first at that cat. LOL.

The pie safe is a gorgeous piece of furniture. Can hardly wait till you show us the finished look.

Happy Mother's Day to you too, Bev!

Fonda said...

I love that cat!

Happy Mother's Day.

unfinishedwork said...

LOL. I need to remind you - it's Mother's Day, not April Fool's Day!

Karen said...

I LOVE the new cat! It looked so real, and I was so hearing her purr as she slept on your stool! I can tell you and Don are loving your new life!! Happy Mother's Day!

leslie said...

The cat does look real. I think that the note on the bottom is hilarious though! I would hope that anyone that would turn a sleeping cat upside down would already know it wasn't real!!!

Love the pie safe!

Happy Mother's Day, Mama! Love you!

Becky said...

Very life like! : )

Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart said...

Too funny!

That pie safe is nice!

Barb said...

I swear I thought that was a real cat! :)