There are still good days. There are still bad days.
But these two are helping me daily to see the joy in life.
Even when they wake me up at 6 a.m. on a Saturday because they want breakfast.
I love them!
I get up every morning at 5:30 a.m.
I have a routine. Let the dogs out to potty. Put on water for tea. Get breakfast ready for Rocky and Millie. Sometimes the cat graces us with his presence and I feed him breakfast, too.
Today was a typical morning . . . until the cat decided he was done with his breakfast and wanted to go outside . . . thru the back door. Now we all know that the most direct route from Point A to Point B is a straight line so it should be no surprise that his route would include him walking under Millie . . . while she was eating her breakfast. Millie tries to give the cat a wide berth and avoids him at all costs. Fluff’s departure had disaster written all over it. It was one of those things that you see happening but are powerless to stop. My first thought was “This isn’t going to end well.” As soon as I had that thought . . . it happened.
Millie’s calmly (and happily!) eating her breakfast.
Millie is standing between Fluff and the back door so Fluff tries to squeeze under Millie’s stomach to get to the back door.
Millie jumps out of the way. Stepping on the cat – not once but twice! Crashing into the food bowl and sending her food flying all over the kitchen.
Fluff ended up under the kitchen table.
Millie ended up in Prince Charming’s lap trying to figure out what the heck just happened.
Rocky’s looking at all of Millie’s food on the floor wondering if he should help Mommy clean up the mess.
Prince Charming is trying to figure out why Millie is suddenly trying to climb into his lap.
I’m standing there laughing at the whole scene and thinking . . . it’s too early for this shit!
Rocky and Millie were kind enough to let us sleep in until about 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning. Of course, I had to get up at 6:30 to let them pee and eat breakfast. Small price to pay I suppose.
When I finally woke up, I looked over at the side of the bed and saw two little faces looking at me. They were sitting side by side, resting their chins on the side of the bed, looking at me as if to say “Hey, Mom, are you ever gonna wake up? We wanna go out and play!”
I laughed so hard I woke up Prince Charming!