Lots o' knittin' done yesterday. It was dreary and cold and I had two Netflix DVDs I hadn't viewed. They were heavy and serious (Battle of Algiers - and Disc 2 of Battle of Algiers) so I knitted and watched.
The cats did not like it. First, they hate subtitles and second, when I am knitting I can not really pay attention to them every minute. So they act out. Bille found a piece of yarn and ingested it -- I am still waiting to see if it, ah, emerges. Moo barfed up a lung on the carpet - but she was quiet enough so I didn't notice until my foot was planted firmly in the squish of it - sooo gross -- and I had on new socks.
Melvin brought in a dead newt and then tossed it around until I was able to wrestle it from him and throw it in the trash -- naturally about six hours later he was in the trash trying to fish it out. But the finale was Tom who caught a bird, brought it in and dropped it on the couch during the knitting/movie. The bird was not dead but he was bleeding!
I wrapped the little thing up in a warm towel and held it real quiet (turned off the movie by this time) and shushed everyone outside -- except Moo who has never seen outside in her life. I sat with Mr. Bird until he stopped bleeding and started responding a little. Then I put him in a cat carrier and shuttled him off to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum where they rehab all sorts of wild things. My cats are such shits that I am there more frequently than I like to admit taking all sorts of animals for rehab after one of the Serengetti cats from hell stalk them and catch them. Every time I get a lecture about keeping my cats inside..and everytime I vow to do it. But I am weak and they are strong.
Update: The bird was a Hermit Thrush and he was ok. They are going to give him some antibiotics and water then free him in my area.
I had ever intention of pictures this more including one with Bille sleeping on my new Irish yarn and Melvin under the swift (he thinks it is a cabana umbrella) but I can't find my cable thingy for the camera. My life is a mess.
Happy Valentine. Give your sweetie a big ol' kiss.