Thursday, March 17, 2016

Keeping busy

Busy times around here!  Just a few pictures to update on what we've been doing:

The kittens are now 5 weeks old!  I'd like them to stay with their mama until they are 8 weeks, so we will see.  After that they will get altered and be up for adoption.  We named them after Gilligan's Island characters.  Clockwise, starting at the 12 o'clock position, we have Gilligan, Skipper, Mary Ann, and Ginger.  

And of course we have their sweet mom, who was already named Nellie.  My sister said she is the SS Minnow, since she brought them all here.  ;) 

This is a cat currently up for adoption at our humane society.  I'm in love with her mustache.  

My husband had shoulder surgery last week.  This was the first time ever, in almost 22 years, that he's ever purposefully taken off his wedding band.  (One time he was playing with it on his finger and it slipped off, but we don't count that. Ha)  He has had two surgeries before but declined to take it off, so they just put tape over it.  This time it wasn't an option.  They were doing cauterization and the pad they put under him could cause burns.  So off came the ring and I wore it until he was back in his room.  When I slipped it on his finger, he was still groggy but I told him "I still do."  

He took a week off work but is now back.  Yesterday was his first day back and he came home exhausted and in pain.  Today he took his sling with him so he has somewhere to rest his arm when it becomes too painful.  

We had our first ever "Reading to Rescues" at the humane society on Dr. Seuss's birthday.  We had a great turnout, including little kids plus students from a local university.  Most of the dogs and cats really enjoyed the attention.  We plan to make this a weekly event this summer.  

And the nephew had his birthday party a couple weeks after his actual birthday.  He wanted a skating party and several of his friends from school and some cousins were able to come.  

So that's what's going on around here lately!  Between caring for my husband, taking care of my nephew 1-2 evenings a week, kennel duty one evening a week, and Petsmart kennel duty 1-3 times a month, I am keeping very busy.  Mostly I enjoy it though, and I do find time to spend with the rest of my family too.