Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Visit to Grandma's

We drove down today to visit hubby's mom. We spent the afternoon with her and her husband, and had fun on their farm and the house where hubby grew up. We got to run around in the sun, visit with the chickens (much safer to Annika behind a large fence), play with the dogs, and see a brand new lamb. The lamb had just been born a few hours ago. Grandma was a bit surprised to have a lamb so early in the season.

We also got to see a grouse up close; the bird was sitting injured on the road near Grandma's, so she picked it up and brought it home to recover. She put it in with the chickens. It will be free to leave when it is healed, but have access to food, water, and shelter.

The main reason we went down was to pick up a new cat that needed a home. Emma will be joining our two other cats at our place. I don't have photos of her yet, but I'll try to take a few in the next day or so as she settles in more. Right now she is barricaded in the office with hubby so that she can get used to our place and our other cats can get used to her. Jaz is growling at her through the door, hissing and spitting. Hopefully they'll work it out and be able to coexist peacefully soon.

It was a good day, and a good family outing.

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