And we’ve got them in every shape, size, pattern and color. Especially Fall colors…which is rather odd. But then again, our cats tend to be rather odd.
My cat is the Mother Ship. She’s a medium long-hair tortoiseshell – snowy white on her bottom half and large gorgeous patches of orange and black on top. We have a big ginger male the boys appropriately named Cheese Puff, a black and orange stripey female, two black kittens, and an adorable black and white kitten who looks like Eddie Munster of the classic Munster’s tv sitcom, plus an odd assortment of other random cats…which all seem to get named after the boy’s favorite foods.
And they LIKE mice, but not in the same way this cat likes mice. Consequently, we don’t (currently) have a mouse problem.
The chickens. Our chickens run the gamut of the fall color palette, too. I’m not quite sure how that happened, but our cats and chickens match.
That presents us with a technical difficulty: Marla. Marla doesn’t match. We either need a new dog, or we need to paint her orange.
I don’t think that would bother the cats one little bit.
That’s what we say here at our house when we do something stupid.
We live out in the country next a river, surrounded by farm fields. Wéve also got a bun-load of bunnies! Darling brown cotton-tail bunnies with little white tummies and tails that bob up and down when they take off across the fields. Those little tails look like bouncing cotton balls.
We call them “runny bunnies.”
See those sets of Prismacolor pencils up there? All three of them?
The complete set of 150 colored pencils, the complete set of 36 Verithins, and the set of 36 watercolor pencils? Yes, those.
I don’t have them anymore…..Because I’m a dumb bunny.
I sold them in one lot on eBay because I wasn’t using them. I do everything on the iPad – drawing and coloring – so I can send things to my stamp company and upload on social media. I don’t have time to color by hand.
I didn’t want to have expensive art supplies just laying around gathering dust and decaying with age when I’m not using them.
I thought, “Hey, how difficult can it be to learn to color with alcohol markers? Everyone colors their stamps with those, so I should use the same coloring methods on my stamps so I can produce samples they can relate to.”
How hard is it? Oh, just mostly impossible…for me.
So, after I wasted a bunch of time and money purchasing alcohol markers, trying and struggling to learn to use them, and finding out it’s well-nigh impossible, I went back to what I CAN use…colored pencils.
I CAN’T color with alcohol markers.
I CAN color with colored pencils….except for the fact that I got rid of them.
And then I had to buy them….AGAIN.
And THAT would be why I’m a dumb bunny.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with bunnies. We all love bunnies.
She’s a 2-1/2-yr-old, perfectly-behaved, super-smart, white German Shepherd.
She’s better-behaved and much more polite than the rest of us. We are all already taking some cues in the better-behavior department from the new dog!🤣
Jalapeño, the cat on the other side of the kitchen window in the above photo, is obviously NOT enthusiastic about the great white hairy beast staring intently at her from inside the house (the kitchen), The dog is laser-focused in the cat (you can’t see her – she’s to the lower right out of the photo with her big noise pointed straight at the cat) and the cat is laser-focused in on the dog.