So my husband (not the pest I am referring to....that's another pest)
comes back in from feeding the outdoor cats yesterday (a stray blessed us with 8 kittens and now resides in the chicken house under heat lamps) and informs me that the runt is not doing well. I told him "she's faking". He says.....no.....she's not doing well. I say a little louder "SHE'S FAKING". He repeats no, she's not doing well. Now....sucker that I am.....and I have raised orphaned kittens a dozen times....yes I have the milk replacer and bottles on hand.......I tell him to go get me the kitten. So the large pest brings me the very small pest. I pick her up...ok she's skinny and smaller than the rest.....but I swear she smiled and said sucker when I picked her up.
So I bottle feed said pest......and I TRY.......I said try to put her in the box with the heat lamp in my office. Nothing gets to me faster than a crying baby, a barking dog...or this pathetic little meow. That got louder by the minute until I picked her up again. Magic! Said pest shuts up the minute I pick her up. Does she shut up for the other members of the family....who don't have 3 dozen things to do???? Hell no! Sorry........it was a long night. So the pest has decided that being in my sweater pocket is not good enough. No. She needs to climb up to my shoulder and curl up under my neck. I might add at this point that I have allergies to cats. I have lung disease and the doctor has forbid me to be near pets. Can you hear me laughing at this point?
So the pest didn't want the grandsons to hold her, or my son who fed her at 3 for me. She "called" me for a half hour until I finally got back up....I swear she smiled again as I picked her up. She climbed up on my shoulder, tucked herself under my neck and at 4 in the morning started to purr for the first time. Cute? NO! Now I have a stuffy head, a headache, harder to breathe and a cat on my shoulder. I would gladly wrap her in priority mail stickers and put her in the mail box for anyone who wants her. Pest wouldn't even hold still long enough for me to take her picture....unless I do a selfie, which I don't do, and then you would see the new necklace I am wearing. Tortoiseshell colored.
So you know what I will be doing for New Year's Eve.
I hope the rest of you have fun....bringing in the new year (which I hope is fantastic for all of us) and remember that there is free shipping on this pest. That gives me an idea!!!!! The light bulb just went on! I know what will be my next give-away!! Stay tuned!!
Happy New Year!