Tuesday, August 21, 2012

of kitties and rosaries

Our newest family member, Mr. Tumnus!

Or just Tumnus, as I lazily call him. He is the new baby, behaves very much like a human baby/toddler and loving to be held and petted. He has the evening active/crazy period that babies often do, racing around and occasionally having humorous clumsy moments, like leaning backwards and rolling off whatever he was laying on, or running so fast he bumps into things,  and mewing for our attention. He is not terribly aloof, quite well behaved and full of personality. He is somewhere around 14 weeks. He romps around like your usual kitten, plays with his little toys but he has one big favorite...paper. If one of us is holding a book, magazine, letter from the mail, paper towel ---watch out, because Tumnus believes all the paper in the house is his domain, and he will do his best to snatch it from our very hands. And he has. Then he will run around with it, and if very lucky, we will have left him a brown grocery bag to go into with his spoils, so he can be in paper heaven. If the book or magazine is too large to grab, he will make do with gnawing on the corners.
He also likes to sleep on shoes.
He really is a sweet kitty, doing his very best to be a model citizen (or should I say kitt-i-zen? --.no, I probably shouldn't...).  He went straight to scratching post and litter box, and eats the dry food we give him. 

On another note, I have remembered, because of the grace of God, that He is my lifeline in every situation. And here is the tangible gift He sent for us to hang on to-

 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
Philippians 4:12-13

 Peace to all who came by here today-



Monday, August 6, 2012

Bob's at it again! come and vote!


Hi Everybody!

Bob is auditioning to enter the Van Cliburn Amateur Piano Competition..This stage requires votes from the public. The winner gets to enter the contest free of charge. Otherwise, he can still enter, but for a fee. If he is chosen, he will compete in Texas in May of 2015. It's a pretty big deal!

If you would be so kind as to listen and vote for him, we would be so grateful. He is working really hard at something he loves. It would mean a lot to compete on that level.

Voting can be as much as once a day (once every 24 hours to be exact) until August 10.

If you would like to leave a comment on the voting page, we welcome them! If you want us to know it's you, please leave your name in the comment. Bob tries to respond to each one personally. 

Thanks for your kind support!