No, no, no…not those kinds of babies. We’re talking babies of the feline variety here…triplets to be exact. From now on, just call us the crazy cat people. I’m pretty sure getting three kittens qualifies you for that classification.
Allow me introduce you to Miles, Gigi and Coco…
Last weekend we had an appointment to take our pup to the vet for some shots. They sometimes have kittens for adoption in the lobby and before we walked in Andy said, “If they have a calico for adoption, she’s coming home with us.” Well, you can see that they did indeed have a calico and there was no way we could break this precious little bunch up.
Turns out they were found abandoned in a parking lot so they’re a little shy, but they’re coming around more and more every day. Gigi, the calico, is already sitting on our laps and purring like crazy. I’m sure the other two aren’t far behind. Febby, our miniature dachshund, is beside himself with excitement and LOVES them. The kittens are not in the least bit scared of him and attack his wagging tail every chance they get. We’re one big happy (slightly crazy) family…
Having lost both of our 18-year-old cats earlier this year, I didn’t think I was quite ready for this step. But all I had to do was watch Andy watching these guys play to know that we made the right decision. It’s obvious how happy it makes him to have this kind of energy back in the house. In fact, it’s downright adorable to see the look in his eye when he holds one of them. In his words, it makes his heart feel full. That’s quite a return on investment.
So, needless to say, things have been a bit hectic this week and I haven’t had a whole lot of time for much besides kittens, kittens and more kittens. However, as you know by now, there is always time for a cocktail around here, and with the Fourth of July coming up, it’s a perfect excuse for this festive beverage.
Makes 1 tall cocktail
6 ounces watermelon
1 ounce blueberry vodka
1-2 lemon wedges
blue decorating sugar, optional for rim
Puree watermelon, vodka and juice of one lemon wedge in a blender. Add ice (to desired thickness) and blend until smooth.
If sugaring the rim, pour a small amount of blue decorating sugar onto a plate. Run lemon wedge around the rim of the glass. Dip rim in sugar.
Pour cocktail into glass.
This is a simple, refreshing drink that is a bit more fruit juice than cocktail, but it hits the spot on a hot day.
And if you’re looking for another patriotic beverage, White Wine-Berry Sangria always hits the spot...Happy Fourth of July!