DOTH (Daughter Of The House) and I had the great privilege recently of babysitting for SOOTH (Son Out Of The House)
I mean it when I said it was a privilege. We have a family that seems to be getting larger by the minute and we enjoy them all.
They've just moved into a new house, so knowing that their computers are the 'main' toy, and that other toys were probably not unpacked yet -- and we don't allow hours on the computer when we are around -- we stopped off at a garage sale on the way and picked up Scategories and a couple of other games.
There was something we had to get used to first, though; some unexpected new additions to our family...
Something from Stars Wars, I think... Yoda?
No, it's Reginald.
Well, there are two of them and I can never get the names straight, but I think this one is Reginald.
I'll show you Frederick in a minute - he doesn't show his face in the daytime.
They are called Sphynx cats.
So, there I am, working on my lap top, and Reginald jumps onto my lap. I am allergic to cats,
but, the good news is -- no fur, no dandruff. No dandruff, no sneezing, asthma or watery eyes.
...looking longingly into your eyes? No fur!
But he liked it! You should have heard those purrs (louder, since they are not muffled by fur).
He could well have settled in for the day, but - sorry - I had work to do. He was quite miffed to be sent
...decided to go fly-catching instead.
"Why won't that dang fly stay still...?"
"...he's just too quick for me."
Meanwhile, sleeping in late, upstairs..
DOTH and Frederick
Do not tell DOTH I posted this picture...I will be homeless - may have to go and live with SOOTH and family, and Frederick and Reginald. You should try putting your feet on a cold, clammy, furless Sphynx in the middle of the night -- well, maybe some of you do have an equivalent.
On a lighter note, when Frederick finally forced her out of bed, DOTH had great fun with GOTH (girl of the house).
They gathered all GOTH's stuffed animals and headed down to the pool
Played teacher for a while. Wonder which language they spoke - moo, baa, woof, gribbit...?
Perhaps it was an ESL class.
Then they all lined up for the ark:
I think even God might have been bit confused by this two-by-two configuration.
Some were coming, some were going, none of them were matched mates.
No wonder Noah was driven to drink.