Friday, June 22

Quotes of Note + Beach Kittens

Since we are destined to live out our lives in the prison of our minds, our one duty is to furnish it well.

Peter Ustinov, actor, writer and director(1921-2004)

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We made a supply run to the grocery today, and some children were trying to give away four kittens out in front of the store. I have always been a sucker for a kitten, and these were so cute I nearly adopted them all. One was white and gray, one was white with black spots and one was a dead-ringer for a leopard, with gorgeous tawny spots. The 4th one was in a crate and I didn't see it.

At the last minute I regained my senses and remembered the 2 sweet cats at home awaiting my return. They wouldn't take kindly to new additions - and neither would my wallet - considering the cost of vet visits. But guess what I have been thinking about all afternoon?

19 comments:

Badabing said...

Good choice Judy. A few years ago we adopted a stray that appeared on our doorstep. Then, my son and his girlfriend brought two kittens. Then, three more kittens mysteriously appeared. Nature ran its course and before we knew it there were nine. Now we're down to one, which is more than plenty.

Anna said...

NO KITTEN FOR YOU! :)

Have fun and distract yourself!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

LOL, LOL...Oh I know Judy...Kittens are so utterly engaging and appealing...Mabe you should ask your two if they would be okay with it? I'm not sure I could be as strong as you....but then, I never go anywhere where I would see kittens, Thank The Lord!

Finally have emerged....and a new post explains it all!

Diane said...

As a person who was once a young girl sitting at the market hoping to find good homes for my cat's kittens, I vote for adopting a couple

Catherine said...

Great quote. My daughter recently bought a house and was adopted by a cat as soon as she moved in - but only one - they can certainly be very cute and appealing animals. Michele sent me.

~Cathy~ said...

Kittens are hard to resist... but I imagine your other cats would have been none too happy to have a new housemate!

vicki said...

Good choice is right. I would have made the BAD choice and been stuck with two miserable cats in residence and a wild climbing newcomer with some sort of respiratory disease. And another 18 years of responsibility to another living creature. Sigh. I know just what you mean. But they are so darn cute. Think. You could be holding a tiny handful of sleeping kitty right now...

Chancy said...

I bet you still see those cute kitten faces when you try to sleep. ;)

Peter said...

Thank the lord for "sanity" Judy, or you would have a house overrun by cats that used to be cute kittens.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks Judy for your comment...And I Thank God this problem wasn;t because I truly cannot drive anymore....I dread THAT day, too, as you do....!

Seamus said...

There is no such thing as a "free kitten", huh??? Still, they are cute!

Blitz Krieg said...

That would be some souvenier!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

You are thinking: "One more wouldn't be that bad...."

Kristi said...

Awww... I'm such a sucker for animals that need homes. That's how we ended up with our family dog. A little girl and her mom were standing outside the grocery store where I was working as a teenage with a puppy in a cart. The puppy needed a home. We forked over $50 and took her home.

One more kitty wouldn't hurt, would it? ;)

Maria said...

I know how difficult it is to say no to puppies and kittens, but you were wise. Vet bills are out of sight these days.
Iam back from NYC exhausted but ready to get back to the blogsphere.

Shephard said...

I know that one well... we drove by a local humane society that was having a "Kitten Fair" today... it was torture not to visit, but we know better.

~S

Claude said...

I think you were wise, but I know how difficult it is to resist!

Jamie Dawn said...

At least ONE of those witty bitty kitties needs YOU!!!

rosemary said...

JUDY....I have 3 of the cutest kittens in the world that need mommies and daddies....black n white, ? boys or girls, weaned, clean up nicely and are really lonely.