A couple of weeks ago we had a tragedy here on the farm.
It's taken me this long to get up the courage to write about it.
At first, I just couldn't write about it... too painful.
However, now that time has passed and the pain has eased,
I can tell you the story.
It's not a happy story, and it doesn't have a happy ending.
So, if you are not in the mood.... please skip this portion of today's blog.
In the interest of keeping this blog real...and telling the whole story...
It was morning chore time... a very busy time indeed.
While we work, we try to keep our ears on what is happening all over the farm.
We keep our finger on the pulse of all of our beloved animals, so to speak.
This particular incident was one of those that happens so fast,
there is no way to prevent the outcome.
You see... a fight broke out between sweet Bobby cat and one of the little black kitties
(Pissy, I assume).
Now, Bobby (although he looks innocent) is often an instigator.
A cat screaming clatter emanated from the barn and in the blink of an eye, Annie
ran in to intercede.
She picked up the black kitty and gave it a shake...
and with that, it was gone.
We were devastated.
I am sure that Annie had no idea what she had just done, nor had she planned it.
She was reprimanded for touching a cat... but, still...
I am sure she acted instinctively.
It's now a few weeks later and life has returned to normal.
Now we have two peaceful kitties who roam the barn, hang out in the rafters,
and occasionally venture outside for an adventure.
One is very friendly (Sissy), one is a little more timid (Hissy).
They seem to have no troubles with the other barn cats.
I'm sorry for bringing you a horrid tale,
but I couldn't just pretend that we still had three black kitties.
And, as I have said before... this is life on a farm,
and if you want to enjoy all of the good, you must be willing to suffer through
the occasional bad.
As in life.
On a happier note... we are all loving Spring... and soaking in the energy
of the green grass that now surrounds us!
There is just something so energizing about the color green.
And although the trees don't have their leaves yet, they are in bud...
and leaves will arrive very soon.
At that point we will be swimming in a sea of green.
In spite of the bad that comes our way on occasion...
you must admit...
life is pretty darned amazing!
Yesterday, I was in the mood to do a little stitching,
so I stitched two of these branches on some leftover linen,
and then sewed them into a removable collar.
I am still knitting my Farmhouse Cardigan,
(yes, I know it is odd to sew the buttons on as you go...
but I love the immediate gratification of doing the finishing as I go(
and anticipate that will be done sometime in the next two weeks.
(The sleeves are already finished and just need to be added in when I get high enough.)
Here is my stitching and knitting buddy....
Have the very best weekend.
We will, I am sure.
The warm weather is to continue... so I see lots of outdoor time on our calendar.