Thursday, August 03, 2006

OK -- I have had a complaint about the over-dose of pictures from England and France. Complainer wants to see more current information. Well -- we have been stranded in Eugene OR while they are repairing our home. Good news is State Farm is picking up the tab for most everything except my $500 deductable. Way to go, State Farm.

OK -- As you know neither Jann nor I are what you would call religious. But when Ruby Foo went missing a few months back, Jann bought a Lady of Guadalupe candle and placed it on the picnic table of our camp site. Sure enough, about 3:00 a.m. in waltzes the Foo, dusty and dirty but glad to be home. We joked about the power of the candle, and put it in storage.

Now this comes under the heading of "be careful what you pray for" -- Flash forward to present time. While camped in Oregon, the cutest stray cat (Rockey) adopted us. He simple moved into our camp site and patiently waited to be fed and petted. As he was full grown and very active, we felt he was not fitted for life in a motor coach. So we left him a full bag of food and notified the camp owners to be on the look out for him.

But, that is not the end of the story -- while wiaitng for our coach to be repaired, Jann and I were riding our bikes down by the river we heard this little peeping sound coming from a bush by the water -- out comes this little two month old kitten, who imediately said that we were to take him home so he could make friends with Ruby Foo. I cannot believe how quickly Ruby has acceppted this little guy. So it looks like we are now the proud parents of two.

Problem is -- how do we shut the candle off? We prayed to have our cat returned, but that darned candle keeps sending cats our way. We can't toss it out and we certainly will never light it again. But we cannot become a traveling shelter for every lost cat we bump into.

Here's a shot of Ben Blue. If you have nay suggestions as to how to stop the candle let us know.

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