Sunday, March 17, 2013
You Just Know
Bessie Anne greeted Deb with enthusiasm, but then firmly attached herself like a limpet to Craig. She wangled her way into his lap, looked adoringly into his eyes and assured him that he was "the only one." She's shameless. (She'd told Clay the same exact thing.) Pearl muttered a quick "hello" as she passed through the room before darting out the door. She's polite, but somewhat antisocial. Frank, on the other hand, pulled his "purr, rub, and pet me" routine on both Deb and Craig. He has no gender preference; he's an equal-opportunity cat.
I had some kitchen chores to attend, and the Kids went outside. Checking later, I discovered that they had the pole saw and were cutting all reachable mistletoe out of the oaks. Mistletoe, that parasitic plant, had killed the oak over the goat barn, and it's been spreading to all the trees. Anything to deter it is so helpful and I really appreciated Deb and Craig's work.
Good company and good food. It was a good day, start to finish. Some days, you just know.