Well, first of all, let me say that it is not YOU ALL that are crazy.
I apologize. I thought I HAD told you that Next and Enough found a home......what I thought would be their forever home.
You know that they showed up pretty wild, and L and I financed their vet bill, got them neutered.
They both took off, taking offense to their new status, apparently, but Next came back after a month.
He got very friendly, disgustingly so, quite soon.
Then a couple of months later Enough came back, and he took longer to warm up, but when he did, he was over the top.
I worried about them, being outdoor cats. True, they have a place in the barn, sheltered. They don't seem to venture out the front of the house towards the road at all. But still, I wanted them to be able to curl up by a warm fire in the winter, and decided that SIX cats inside was overkill.
So when my best customer, and neighbor, said that her old cat had died, and she was looking for another, and then she said she wanted both of them.....well, I thought it was just about perfect.
She is a mile and a half from the studio, and she said she would keep them in for a while, and then they would be inside/outside cats.
That was on the 3rd. What I didn't know was that after a week, she decided she could safely let them out.
Next left immediately, bound for HOME. His forever home, the one he decided was his. I just didn't realize.
Enough hung around for a bit, but she hasn't seen him in two days.
She stopped at the studio today, and I am not sure who feels worse, or more guilty.
Next saw her, and ran for my legs.
I get it now.
"It's OK, Mom."
I rode around the back roads in either direction, since I have no idea which way Enough is headed.
Then back at the studio, Next and I went out into the field along the hedge row, with me yelling and Next meowing.
So now we wait, and hope he get his dopey self back here.
I promise, I won't make him leave again.
I feel so stupid.
It was too hot today to do much....but I started a type of rug that has been brewing inside my head.
Not sure what to call it.
It's a bit of this, and a bit of that.
Which to me is the best kind.
Kind of funky, kind of fun.
I didn't last long though.....the idea was enough to motivate me in this heat.
So I took my sandwich and my ice tea outside.
Where Next entertained me......as if to say.........don't ya love me???
Aren't I gorgeous? Really?
Wait, wait, here's my BEST side.