Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The actual results of being married to a push-over

So last week the gardener decided to shake out an old tarp that had been sitting in our garage so he could fold it up. To his great surprise, five tiny kittens and a hissing mama cat went flying every which way. He felt horrible and gathered them up and then came to get us. I was all for calling the vet.....BUT I am married to Michael. The person who loves animals so much he almost became a wildlife biologist instead of a doctor. AND I am the mother of his children who have apparently inherited this weakness. So now we have a family of cats living on our back porch. (I flat out refused to have them in the house)

I am comforting myself with the knowledge that we absolutely cannot take any of them with us. First of all, we don't want a cat in the car on a two week trip, and second of all we would have to pay upwards of $6,000 dollars per animal to have them quarantined and checked over in Britain. (This is required for any animal coming from Turkey - so most people with beloved family pets start saving early or try not to be assigned to Britain) Even my animal loving husband isn't willing to pay that much for a cat that showed up at our house four weeks before we leave.

We will call the vet when we have to leave so that they aren't hanging around an empty house waiting to be fed. But the family is enjoying them while they are here.
My husband is such a marshmellow.

8 comments:

One Cluttered Brain said...

Oh for cute! I love kittens! We had some ourselves at the beginning of the year until about april may. As they get older they EAT ALOT!
But so cute! Enjoy them while you still can!

Blog Buddy said...

How adorable sister!

*Maryn looks soooo much like you-it's freaky! I thought you photo-shopped your face on her body at first-REALLY:) Serious genetics...

Debbie D said...

Aww. Cute kitty. I'm a no-pet person myself. At least for the present. I still clean up poop as it is.....

Corrie Lynne Player said...

Cute kitties--enjoy them. I think pets have a unique and special impact on children.

Love,

Mom

The Valentine's said...

Wow!
So when you go to England, will you be the British Carps? I can't wait to read what they call things there! Good luck on the move. I suppose you will be off-line for a while. We saw Jerry and Janet the other day. They were doing well and the garden is bursting with food. It was fun to hang out for a while. Good luck saying bye to the cats.

Wilson Family said...

You are a pushover!!! I can't talk much, since we have 5 dogs back home. :) Can't wait for our European adventures. We are still on for New Moon, right? -- Val got into DoDDS a few days ago. Guess where?? Turkey of course. Bittersweet!

Blog Buddy said...

Happy 35th Birthday sister! Hope it's the best ever-♥ Ahhh-to be young again:)

Eric Player said...

Yeah, Happy birthday. I tried to call but whatever number I have is "out of service." Must be because you guys are driving across territory I can only catch on the HDNET Channel's "Drool At This Helicopter Shot" shows.