Monday, February 2, 2009
Today is officially Ground Hog Day and Had I gotten up early enough, I would have asphyxiated that ground hog still in his hole to make sure he didn't show himself! lol Don't get me wrong, I do love the snow and the shadows that it casts with the trees, but it's the condition when it lingers or changes drastically, I grow very tired of, especially when one loses power.
A week ago we had to hibernate. We went 5 days without power and after the 3rd day, we drained the waterlines and abandoned our house since we didn't have a heat source or generator. If I would have had foresight, I would have booked a Caribbean Cruise! Instead we stayed at our daughter's house and left our cats behind. About 96 % of our county was without power. We would go back each day to check on our 6 fur babies and find them all huddled together enjoying the warmth of each other. We have two Muscovy's that are hoping that the pond will thaw out soon. Insidently, we named Elmer's bride, Ivy.
We finally got back home yesterday and I am looking forward to creating something now that we have our own surroundings and heat back.
Also Speaking of shadows, my daughter has a cat named Murray and our cat is much like his shadowed image. If you didn't look close at the face, you would have thought it the same cat! Of course if you saw his size, you would know that Aslan was much smaller. They didn't come out of the same litter, but both were strays. Actually Aslan was feral, and it took a good year to get him to be tame enough to want to join our family which was a couple of months ago. He must have known that the woods were going to get pretty cold this year.
This is Murray
This is Aslan