Passions of an Odd Chick

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Evening Entertainment

You wanna know how Sweet Farmer and Odd Chick entertain themselves? Well, besides the obvious, one of the things we like to do is sit out on our front porch in the evenings. I make Cherry Chiltons (that's a salted glass with lemon juice, fresh cherry juice from Cloudcroft, a little vodka sometimes, and diet 7-up). We sit on a wooden bench that Sweet Farmer gave me for Mother's Day eons ago, and watch our new little kitten. She's named Obie (short for Obie Juan Kinnobie). Her favorite thing is to try to sneak up on the pigeons who are sneaking up on the porch to steal dog food.

We laugh and urge her on to be a brave, strong kitty. But she forgets what she's doing if a moth flies by or she sees her tail or a leaf dances across her peripheral vision, and the pigeon wins again.

And then Odd Chick has to draw and watercolor a pigeon after we go in.

That pretty much sums up a great evening for us, except of course, the obvious.

(Okay, the rest of the story... Sweet Farmer and I had to go bale and rake hay at 8:45 p.m. until 3:00 a.m. because the moisture came in at that time).

I told the kitty "bye" and the moral to the story is: sweet moments don't grow on trees, somebody has to pay for the cat food.


Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

Aww, what a pretty kitty. She sounds very adorable too.

Linda B said...

Truer words were never spoken. I want new kitties for the barn, but we just don't want any more animals to care for. But I sure miss watching kittens. The Cherry Chiltons sound sublime.

Poetic Artist said...

I love the Pigeon..That drink Cherry Chiltons sounds wonderful..Do you live near Cloudcroft? I was there too many years to mention..It was beautiful.
I am so glad I found you and your blog..I think we are friends..LOL.