Morning is a time for action around our house. I walk out, and the door to the hen house is closed. Rudee, my dog, sometimes follows me into the yard. I open the door, and chickens scatter out, clucking, flapping, flowing out around the dog like water around a rock. (If a rock wiggles...) I open the barrel, and all the chickens stream back into the house, eager for breakfast. I take out a scoop of feed, and start tossing it out the door, scattering it along the doorway. The chickens bolt back out the door, and start pecking as quickly as they can, and the clucking turns to ticking, as the little beaks grab every last bit. Rudee looks around, and usually loses interest quickly. He sits and waits for me by the gate, anxious to go out and play with his toy.
I give the llamas a bit of sweet talk, if nothing else, and head back over to feed the cat, who is usually running to the feed bowl like the dog will eat her whole. I take the feed out of the barrel, while she is mewing and head butting anything she can reach. I put the food down, push the dog away, and the cat dives in.
Then I feed the dog. I put the food in his bowl, and he waits until I tell him to eat. (We have taught him not to eat until we say so.) He looks at the kibble, then looks at me. Then he sighs, takes a bite. A crunch, looks at his bowl, and then goes back into his house.
For those of you who have been on my blog a while, you know me as Cat or, on some of the other websites I frequent, Knitcat. I have used a cat as my avatar, but I wanted something a bit more fun. So, I present, my new avatar:
It might be a bit large for some of the sites, but I think the point will still come across. Amazingly, this only took about a day or so to knit. I didn't work on it all the time, so it might have taken less than that, but I didn't rush.
Now that April is here, I will go back to some of my knitting for charity. I am working on a simple blue baby blanket, probably some baby hats, if I can motivate myself.
Or maybe I can con the kitten into knitting it...