It’s not a lot, but it’s a lot to get done throughout the day.
Turn on Dib’s light.
Uncover the bird, Squawky.
Get ready and go outside.
Make sure the puppy, Maple, doesn’t jump on Bill.
Manage to man-handle the puppy out of the kennel.
Drag her over into the front yard.
Fasten her up and get jumped on.
Go back and fix kennel door.
Talk to Bill.
Come back and check on him several times a day.
Let Dinki out of the pen.
Feed and water:
Dib (water only–he’s fed on Mondays)
Squawky (every night and clean both bowls)
Dinki (with only soft food)
And all the outside cats.
Go inside and cool off.
Bring tiny kitten that screams, AKA Dinki.
Sit down with the bird.
Eat with the bird.
Talk to the bird.
Take kitten back outside.
Check on Bill.
Check to see if Maple has water.
Realize it’s hot out and go back inside.
Cool off, then make the rounds again.
Once dark, take Maple back to kennel.
Say goodnight to Bill.
Make sure they have food and water.
Feed the kitten, then put her up for the night.
Feed the cats outside.
Lock up everything outside and inside as needed.
Turn off Dib’s light at 9-ish.
Wait for mother to leave.
Check under her car for cats.
If cats, chase.
Go back inside and turn off the outside lights.
Lock up, again.
Cover up the bird for the night.
Turn off all the lights in the house that mother left on, except bathroom.
Make sure my grandmother doesn’t need anything.
Check and make sure J. doesn’t need anything.
Lay down and relax.
Possibly, go to sleep and wake up to start this all over again.
Now, don’t get me wrong–it’s not actually a lot to do. It’s just that I have a system and I do things in a certain order. Oh, and I forgot to mention that I have to get the mail, etc., because it’s boring. I also have to take care of my J., so that’s like another “child,” so to say.
I still have plenty of time to spend a couple of hours online at the hottest part of the day, and I watch television at the same time. I like to multi-task.
What else? Tons, but it’s just the plain o’ normal stuff. Besides that, I really need to get the bird to the vet. We just don’t have any money currently and I have to find an avian vet in the first place. So much fun.
Oh, and why am I up so early? I don’t really know.. I slept for about six hours and when the alarm went off a little bit before four, I just woke up. I know I should probably just head back to bed, but maybe I’ll take a nap later or something. Doubtful though, as that may seem.
Comment posted by — — —
at 8/30/2007 7:34:19 PM
The bird isn’t big enough to eat.
Though, I’m sure if we combined all the cats it’d make a good, thick stew.
Comment posted by simonkaye
at 8/30/2007 8:48:53 AM
I think that lifestyle would probably kill me eventually. I’m far too selfish to care for so many other creatures at once. I’d probably end up eating the bird or something.
So well done you!
Comment posted by — — —
at 8/29/2007 1:58:36 PM
Anita – Thankies. I must go read your blog some more in a moment.
Donnie – I basically do, yes. We have such a small colony of cats though..
Comment posted by Donnie
at 8/29/2007 10:13:42 AM
You should run a kennel or something, you pretty much already do.=P
Comment posted by Anita Marie
at 8/29/2007 7:45:22 AM
Anybody who can mix the odd in with everyday life as easily in their writing as you do deserves an award or something.
I’ll be back