Sunday, May 31, 2009


I'm liking this. I may even work myself up to 2 potatoes!
My FCC sent this to me...

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Ms. Kathy's Kids Blog:

--- On Sun, 5/31/09, Bill wrote:

From: Bill J
Date: Sunday, May 31, 2009, 8:17 AM

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.
With a 5-lb potato sack in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.
Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer.
After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato sacks.
Then try 50-lb potato sacks and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato sack in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level..)
After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each sack

Let's play Family Feud!

Sent by Rev. Bill--my FCC (Favorite Cartoon Character)

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Ms. Kathy's Kids Blog:

--- On Sun, 5/31/09, Bill wrote:

Let's play Family Feud"
Hit "Forward". Erase my answers and fill in your answers. Forward to your friends - and do not forget to send it back to me. cannot use the same answers as the person who sent it to you:
1. Name something you use in the shower. bath sponge
2. Name something a football player wears under his uniform. birthday suits
3. Name something people hate to find on their windshields. a homeless person
4. Name something a man might buy before a date. mints
5. What is another word for blemish? pimple
6. What is something you cook in the microwave? TV Dinners
7. Name a piece of furniture people might need help moving. sofa
8. Name a reason a younger man might like an older woman. Experience
9. Name something a dog does that embarrasses his owner. Licks privates in front of company
10. Name a kind of test you cannot study for. PET Scan
11. Name something a Boy Scout gets a badge for. Tying knots
12. Name a phrase with the word "home" in it. "Home is where the heart is."
13. Name a sport where players lose teeth. Hockey
14. Name something a teacher can do to ruin a student's day. Give homework on Friday.
15. Name the person least likely to respond. Mostly all of those it is sent to.
16. Name a bird you would not want to eat. parrot
17. Name something a person wears even if it has a hole in it. Jeans
18. Name something that gets smaller the more you use it. Soap.
19. Name the person that is most likely to respond. Carol

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A Lotta Day Again

If you have been reading me you my remember that the phrase "A lotta day" was my nephew's two-year-old term for "I've been really busy today." My days have been full since school has been out. I have had plans to get my house cleaned and organized. It's not what I like so far but I know it will get there this summer.

ESS orientation for the Extended School Year program was the other day. I will have five students ages seven and eight. There will be two with autism and all either semi- or totally non-verbal. I called all the parents tonight and it looks like all five will be there Monday morning.

Fortunately I was able to go to the school and pick a classroom Thursday so I could start arranging and decorating for Monday. Then I ran by Greenville and picked up my poster box. I have made some posters to use for summer classes. I made a special calendar poster. I like to help the children keep track of the days of the week. With our children with multi-disabilities it is important for them to know what to expect from day to day as well as learning the days of the week and how to spell them.

My mother and I went to the vacation Bible school meeting. We are in charge of crafts but for the meeting we had to prepare a color coded sign and name tag system for getting the children on and off the buses from the different neighborhoods the church will be serving this summer. We spent the day getting the name tags made Thursday evening. There will be three neighborhoods where the church buses will pick up children. Each area will have its own color and a matching sign will be in the windows of the bus. At the end of the day the children will look for the colored tag in the buses to get on the right one for their neighborhood. We laminated over 200 name tags and bus signs after printing them out using my sister's computer.

Meanwhile she had my nephew's stay over for a few days and my youngest sister, their mother had forgotten little league practice gear for the youngest--the same little fellow who used to say "lotta day" when he was two years old. We drove up to her apratment and back and did some last-minute shopping to make sure we had all we needed for the vacation bible school project. We came up with some craft ideas but we still need to finalize some projects for some of the age groups. Then we will go shopping for some of the materials and supplies we'll need for the crafts projects.
Before I knew it the day was long spent and I was too. So my mother promised to come over to help me today.

Hunnee coached pitching for grandson's little league team today. By the time Hunnee came home he couldn't believe it was the same house! We were all atarving so he took us out for lunch at a Chinese buffet in town. N ot one of us is used to eating such a large meal in the middle of the day so we were quite worthless int he late afternoon. My mother went home to nap and I stepped into the shower, washed my hair and climbed into bed.

When I awoke this evening I checked the folders for my summer children and called each parent. That's when I noticed that the man who was supposed to call abot checking out my roof damage had called several times. I will have to get in touch as soon as possible Monday.

I was able to talk to each parent of summer kids, which is very unusual. Usually soemone is not home.Anyway, it looks like all of them will be there and not one is declining summer school. I worked on my letters and name writing cards this evening and my daughter printed them out for me. Tomorrow after church I will laminate them and any other signs I will need for Monday.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Most Horrific Human Growths of All Time

Wait until 2 hours before or two hours after eating to click this link:

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Ms. Kathy's Kids Blog:


This web site is a tool for helping solve crossword puzzles.

Third Floor of the White House

Good educational information to share with kids this summer.

Welcome New Friends!

I feel honored that you have come to my blog. You make me feel I may have something important to say.

I'm learning more about our friends who speak Portuguese and for that I am grateful. I love seeing things through the eyes of all of you from different parts of this country and over the world. God made us basically the same and I enjoy learning of different cultures.

God bless you all. Stay blessed all of you!

Rap Ain't Nothin' New

I wrote this for a church historical musical. The children loved it as much as the adults. My purpose was a history and heritage lesson. It was not meant to be critical of the music the kids enjoy, but to serve as an entertaining teaching too. It's from 2002 so pardon the reference to some rappers who are no longer as in vogue as they were then.

Now I'm gonna tell you what I'm to do
If you think that rap is so brand new.
You hear P-Diddy and Li'l Romeo
But many came first, a long time ago.

African-Americans traditionally
Have been poetic and very free
And artistic with words long before
Rap music came knockin' on anybody's door.

"Playin' the dozens" came from when
Young men had to be strong and not give in.
So they'd have a friendly banter with insulting chat
And the stronger one knew where it was at.

No one would get angry or fight his brother,
Even if the "signifier" spoke of his mother;
'Cause being strong to each in the end
Meant the two walk along home as friends.

About two-hundred years before Bow Wow,
Philis Wheatley was taken from Senegal.
She lived in the seventeen-zero-zeros
And wrote beautiful poetry we still read now.

"Li'l brown baby wit' spahklin' eyes..."
Came from a man who was small and wise.
Paul Lawrence Dunbar was his name
And Black dialect was his claim to fame.

Although he wanted to write in style so plain
The "establishment" drove him rather insane.
So his poems inclided "dem", "dat" and "dose."
Doe we's don't all talk like dat, ya know!

Now Marcus Garvey wanted a special song
"Cause America was treatin' Black folk wrong.
So he organized a trip back home
To the Mother Land, where he said we belonged.

Thus he had a flag made--red, black and green
And a whole lotta folks thought he was mean.
For a new Black country, he wanted a theme'
So James Weldon Johnson was brought on the scene

To write a song for the new nation to sing
With beautiful words that sang what they mean.
Beautiful words Mr. johnson did write.
His brother put music that fit just right!

Page four-fifty-seven (Baptist Hymnal) you should know
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing it just so.
Later, my children, there was Langston Hughes
Who wrote about dreams as well as the blues.

Claude McKay wrote "If we must die..."
Both of these men were filled with much pride.
Gwen Brooks, Sonya Sanchez and Nikki Giovanni
Let ev'ryone know what a woman can be.

Now I hope you've learned and I hope youi'll read
And expand your mind 'cause--yes, indeed--
Black Americans have always been on time
With arts and words and beats and rhymes.

Now I've only mentioned a few.
Crack open a book and learn of them, too.
Excuse my English--it's just for fun--
But rap ain't nothin' that ain't already been done.

The beat ain't nothin' to bring you down
It's just the words that can make me frown
'Cause young'uns you gotta be on guard
If the words don't glorify the Lord.

June: National Adopt-a-Cat Month

Good deal! I'm sending this to my blog as well. You know Mr. Bob Buttons whom I've had since February was an abandoned cat. He's a big 14-year-old baby who has made himself quite at home here. If you have the means to care for any lost and homeless animal, I believe you will find a blessing. Thanks for this link, Luttermaker!!

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Ms. Kathy's Kids Blog:

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: Luttermaker
Sent: Friday, May 29, 2009 9:26:11 AM
Subject: June: National Adopt-a-Cat Month

Never doubt that a small group of

thoughtful, committed citizens can

change the world; indeed, it's the

only thing that ever has. Margaret


This is too awesome not to share....must read!!

One of my Kairos brothers sent this. Awesome, indeed!

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Ms. Kathy's Kids Blog:

--- On Thu, 5/28/09, Richard wrote:

From: Richard
Subject: Fw: This is too awesome not to share....must read!!
To: Undisclosed
Date: Thursday, May 28, 2009, 8:57 PM

Tis an awesome God we serve..........................Wanted to share in case you haven't seen this.Richard

Thought this was pretty amazing and interesting!

For all the scientists out there, and for all the students who have a hard time convincing these people regarding the truth of the Bible, here's something that shows God's awesome creation, and that He is still in control.

Did you know that the space program is busy proving that what has been called 'myth' in the Bible is true?

Mr.Harold Hill, President of the Curtis Engine Company in Baltimore, Maryland, and a consultant in the space program, relates the following development.

I think one of the most amazing things that God has done for us today happened recently to our astronauts and space scientists at Green Belt, Maryland .

They were checking out where the positions of the sun, moon, and planets would be 100 years and 1,000 years from now. We have to know this so we won't send up a satellite and have it bump into something later on in its orbits.

We have to lay out the orbits in terms of the life of the satellite and where the planets will be so the whole thing will not bog down..

They ran the computer measurement back and forth over the centuries, and it came to a halt. The computer stopped and put up a red signal, which meant that there was something wrong with either the information fed into it or with the results as compared to the standards.
They called in the service department to check it out, and they said, 'What's wrong?' Well, they found there is a day missing in space in elapsed time.

They scratched their heads and tore their hair out. There was no answer.

Finally a Christian man on the team said, 'You know, one time I was in Sunday School, and they talked about the sun standing still.' While they didn't believe him, they didn't have an answer either, so they said, 'Show us, '

He got a Bible and went to the book of Joshua where they found a pretty ridiculous statement for any one with 'common sense.'

There they found the Lord saying to Joshua,

'Fear them not, I have delivered them into thy hand; there shall not a man of them stand before Thee.'

Joshua was concerned because he was surrounded by the enemy! And if darkness fell, they would overpower them. So Joshua asked the Lord to make the sun stand still! That's right... 'The sun stood still and the moon stayed and lasted not to go down about a whole day!'
(Joshua 10:12-13)

The astronauts and scientists said, There is the missing day! They checked the computers going back into the time it was written and found it was close but not close enough. The elapsed time that was missing back in Joshua's day was 23 hours and 20 minutes. not a whole day.

They read the Bible, and there it was about [approximately] a day. These little words in the Bible are important, but they were still in trouble because if you cannot account for 40 minutes, you'll still be in trouble 1000 years from now.

Forty minutes had to be found because it can be multiplied many times over in orbits. As the Christian employee thought about it, he remembered somewhere in the Bible where it said the sun went BACKWARDS.

The scientists told him he was out of his mind, but they got out the Book and read these words in 2 Kings that told of the following story: Hezekiah, on his death bed, was visited by the prophet Isaiah who told him that he was not going to die. Hezekiah asked for a sign as proof. Isaiah said 'Do you want the sun to go ahead 10 degrees?'

Hezekiah said, 'It is nothing for the sun to go ahead 10 degrees, but let the shadow return backward 10 degrees.' Isaiah spoke to the Lord, and the Lord brought the shadow ten degrees BACKWARD! Ten degrees is exactly 40 minutes!'

Twenty-three hours and 20 minutes in Joshua, plus 40 minutes in Second Kings make the missing day in the universe! Isn't it amazing?

References: Joshua 10:8 and 12,13 and 2 Kings 20:9-11.

Share this with as many people who you believe would think this is equally as cool.
If God could do this then; how much more can he do for us today. If we only believe in his word.
Never be afraid to try something new.
All I have and all that I am is by the Grace of God!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Ms. Kathy sent a video: "Come Honk Your Horn"

I have started a new blog just for sharing TV shows. This is a link to one of the videos. My nephew got a kick out of this really bad show because I told him about it. TV Guide voted "My Mother the Car" as one of the 50 worst shows ever. Anyway, I put it here to store but think I will let you see it because it is laughably bad from concept to fruition.

I found a show I use to watch all the time: Night Gallery. It was rather like Twilight Zone which makes sense because it was a Rod Serling show as well.


Ms. Kathy has shared a video with you on YouTube:

This was voted by TV Guide as the worst series ever.
Dave Crabtree goes out to buy a station wagon, but buys a rundown 1928 Porter car for $200! Dave doesn't buy the car on a whim. He buys it because...well, because it's his mother!
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009

His Eye is on the Sparrow

I think I wrote earlier of one of my favorite Scriptures
having to do with
"What, Me Worry?"
Well, the song I have playing here on this blog until
I get bored and am ready for another song is based
on just that Scripture.

An elderly deacon at my church used to be with
us on Wednesday night prayer meeting when we
would gather at prayer time in the pews near the
front of the church. This was his favorite song each
time he made a testimony. Later we found
he was very sick but he never complained. He
always said he was blessed and talked
about the ways he was so blessed. he was also
a blessing to all of us, so much so
that before we knew it his home going
celebration was about three hours long. So
many people had wonderful, happy stories to
tell about him. No one wanted to go

At any rate, I have come to like this song also
as the words are awesome and they
have come to mean a lot to me. I share the
words here to the song that is playing:

1. Why should I feel discouraged?
Why should the shadows come?
Why should my heart be lonely
and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion?
My constant friend is he:
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know he watches me.

I sing because I'm happy,
I sing because I'm free,
for his eye is on the sparrow,
and I know he watches me.

2. "Let not your heart be troubled,"
his tender word I hear,
and resting on his goodness,
I lose my doubts and fears;
though by the path he leadeth
but one step I may see:
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know he watches me.

3. Whenever I am tempted,
whenever clouds arise,
when song gives place to sighing,
when hope within me dies;
I draw the closer to him,
from care he sets me free:
His eye is on the sparrow,
and I know he watches me.

Monday, May 25, 2009


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There was a little old lady who, every morning, steps onto her front porch, raises her arms to the sky and shouts, "PRAISE THE LORD!"

One day an atheist moves into the house next door. He becomes irritated at the little old lady, so, every morning, he steps onto his front porch after her and yells, "THERE IS NO LORD!"

Time passes with the two of them carrying on this way every day.

Then one morning, in the middle of winter, the little old lady steps onto her front porch and shouts, "PRAISE THE LORD! Please Lord, I have no food and I am starving, provide for me, oh Lord!"

The next morning she steps onto her porch and there are two HUGE bags of groceries sitting there.


The atheist neighbor jumps out of the hedges and shouts, "THERE IS NO LORD. I BOUGHT THOSE GROCERIES FOR YOU TO PROVE MY POINT!!"

The little old lady throws her arms into the air and shouts, "PRAISE THE LORD! HE HAS PROVIDED ME WITH GROCERIES AND MADE THE DEVIL HIMSELF PAY FOR THEM!!!"

Excuse my 'Anglish' but this thick-headed guy don't get, does he? But I do! I thank God for every one of you! I know you've thanked Him today!


If you believe in your heart and confess with your mouth that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. --Romans 10:9-10

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Interesting Alphabets from Crookedbrains.

Are you sure that shouldn't be "Cooked Brains?"

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Ms. Kathy's Kids Blog:

Subject: Interesting updates from Crookedbrains.
To: You All
Date: Sa

Guess which ones disturb me?

Interesting updates from Crookedbrains.

Creativity With Alphabets.

Posted: 23 May 2009 03:36 AM PDT

As we always say creativity isn't bounded by any limits, in the same direction we have these Alphabets, which are sure to impress many of us!

Fonts By People:

Fonts By PeopleTypeface by Kalle Mattsson, made at the beach of Zandvoort aan Zee in The Netherlands.

Google Maps Alphabets:

Google Maps Alphabet(Image credit: todayandtomorrow).
Rhett Dashwood, a graphic designer from Australia took several months to find the complete alphabet set in Google Maps. The work is really incredible and it features all the 26 alphabets.

Hairy Alphabets By Craig:

Hairy AlphabetLight Writing Alphabets:

Light Writing AlphabetA creation of Nir Tober, 'it took about 15 hours, in 2 sessions, and every letter had about 30-50 takes, all the photos in one layout.'

Alphabets Made Of Raw Hamburger:

Alphabet Made Of Raw Hamburger (2) 1Alphabet Made Of Raw Hamburger (2) 2'Each character hand-shaped, packaged, and photographed individually' - 'Value Pack' work by Robert Bolesta, 2005.

Cubic Alphabets By Svetoslav Simov:

Cubic alphabetAlphabet Trucks:

Alphabet Truck(Image credit: ariasblog).
Alphabet on the rear of the trucks is the work by Eric Tabuchi.

Alphabet Paperclips:

Alphabet Paperclips (3) 1Alphabet Paperclips (3) 2Alphabet Paperclips (3) 3Creation of Stephen Reed, these 'lettered paperclips can be used to file documents alphabetically or arranged to form words'.

Alphabets Done Only With Clothespin And Skin:

Alphabet Done Only With Clothespin And Skin(Image credit: Credit).
It's called alfabet in huid (typeface in skin), and the creator of these is Thijs Verbeek.

Alphabets In Nature:

Alphabet In Nature (2) 1Alphabet In Nature (2) 2'The letters of the English alphabet reveal themselves in unexpected places if you search for them. They hide in the infrastructure that shapes the world around us.'

Type The Sky:

Type The Sky (4) 4
Type The Sky (4) 3
Type The Sky (4) 2Type The Sky is a semester work by Lisa Rienermann, University of Duisburg-Essen. The award-winning project began with the "Q". It all began when Lisa was in a courtyard and she looked to see the houses and the blue sky. The space in between the houses formed the "Q" shape. She found it really interesting and beautiful, and she began to search for other alphabets.

Butterfly Alphabets:

Butterfly AlphabetsLetters and numbers photographed on the wings of butterflies.


Eatphabet (3) 1(Image credit: gugazine).
Eatphabet (3) 2Eatphabet (3) 3Eatphabet by Luiza Prado.

Office Clip Alphabets By Dave Wood:

Office Clip AlphabetToilet Paper Alphabet:

Toilet Paper Alphabet(Image credit: flushtv).
Artist, unknown.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cat Yodeling

Such silliness...totally reeeee-dicu-loss.

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Ms. Kathy's Kids Blog:

--- On Sat, 5/23/09, Adrianne wrote:

From: Adrianne
Subject: Cat Yodeling
To: a
Date: Saturday, May 23, 2009, 12:27 PM

Friday, May 22, 2009

Recall Notice

Brother Jules sent this. He is also a Kairos brother and Catholic clergy. I like this one!

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Ms. Kathy's Kids Blog:

--- On Fri, 5/22/09, Jules M A wrote:

From: Jules
Subject: Recall Notice
Date: Friday, May 22, 2009, 2:51 PM

The Maker of all human beings (GOD) is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart.
This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed 'Sub-sequential Internal Non-Morality,' or more commonly known
as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some of the symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction
2. Foul vocal emissions
3. Amnesia of origin
4. Lack of peace and joy
5. Selfish or violent behavior
6. Depression or confusion in the mental component
7. Fearfulness
8. Idolatry
9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this defect. The Repair, Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.
The number to call for repair in all areas is: P-R-A-Y-E-R.
Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component. No matter how big or small the SIN defect is,

Jesus will replace it with:
1.. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
9. Self control

Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.
For free emergency service, call on Jesus.

The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace.
The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility.
Thank you for your attention!

Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by "knee mail."

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Preparation for Memorial Day

Here in the states we celebrate Memorial Day on Monday. Here's what it's all about...
(Thanks, Anne)
--- On Thu, 5/21/09, ann m wrote:

Keep it
moving, please, even if you've seen it before.

It is the

not the preacher,
who has given us freedom of religion.

It is
not the reporter,
who has given us freedom of the press.

It is
not the poet,
who has given us freedom of speech.

It is
not the campus organizer,
who has given us freedom to assemble.

It is
not the lawyer,
who has given us the right to a fair trial.

It is
not the politician,
Who has given us the right to vote.

It is the

salutes the Flag,

It is

who serves
under the Flag,


I'd be
EXTREMELY proud if this email reached as many as possible. We can be very
proud of our young men and women in the service no matter where they serve.

Bless them all!!

Makes you proud to be an American



Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Yahoo! Health - Common Vision Problems on Yahoo! Health

(mskathy) has sent you this information from Yahoo! Health.

Personal message:

I saw this video on Yahoo! Health and thought that you might be interested.

Common Vision Problems on Yahoo! Health

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Another Day and Night in the Life of Mr. Bob Buttons

This story was dictated to me by Mr. Bob Buttons our cat. He has been with us since February and has adjusted to our house and the family very well. When I'm tired from work, his dictation comes in loud and clear.

I am liking this house. No one yells at me or kicks me and they have plenty of food. The man's voice sometimes scares me and causes me to have flashbacks from the house I grew up in. But I like him because he will let me outside in the mornings and he will stay out on the patio with me while I explore the backyard. Sometimes he's gone for a few days at a time. He calls me Bob.

I like the girl best. She will brush me every day and let me sit by her. I knew her from the "in between" house. She used to come there sometimes. That's where I stayed after my family left me and those strange people came and took everything out of the house and me too! The in between people would come to the garage and feed me. Then they took me to their house. I met a big mama cat who used to groom me and tell me to relax. And there was the crazy cat who would stare at me and tell me not to get in her space. And I met the girl that I have claimed as mine. Now I live where she lives and I like that!

At night I keep an eye on them. I will go to the girl's room and sit on the edge of her bed and watch her sleep. I have to make sure she's alright. I learned a long time ago that people like to sleep when the sun goes down.I'll snooze there at the foot of her bed. Then I have to go to the mom and dad's room and do the same.I have to finish off the night in Mom's room because there is this little music box that starts singing each morning about the same time. Sometimes it doesn't sing so I have to wake Mom. Sometimes when it does sing, Mom doesn't wake up right away, so I have to wake her. I wake her with my singing--and I am really good! She gets breakfast!

This morning I woke Mom as usual. I tried to lead her to the back room where they keep cans of the good stuff but she gave me soft stuff from a little bag.
It's still better than that stuff from my old home. I don't complain. My girl will get up and give me dessert later.
Dad was not home so I had to get Mom to let me out this morning.
Since Dad's not home I don't go far out into the back yard. Then it's time to get my girl up. I try staring at he and communicating by mental telepathy to get her to wake up. That doesn't always work so when it doesn't I sing! I'm good at it! Then it's dessert time.

I know I'm an old dude but I like my purple mouse. They gave me a bunch of mousies. All of them smell so good they make me want to toss them in the air! But purple mousie is the best. Sometimes I lick it until I go to sleep on my favorite rug. I save all my mousies under the sofa so I'll know where they are when I get ready to play with them again.

It's about that time when my people will start hurrying around the house. I know they are going to leave the house and leave me by myself. I used to cry about that. Dad used to stay with me and I'd cry for Mom and my girl because I didn't know him so well. I used to be afraid of his man voice because it reminded me of the one in my first house. Dad would talk to me in a softer voice as if he understood so I soon became comfortable around him.

Now I know they always come back home--not like those people in my first home. Those people never came back. First my girl comes home and I greet her at the door. She gets me something to eat and we just hang out together. She gets out her papers and I sit on them to keep them warm for her
. Then she gets on the computer and I sit on the chair with he or next to her keyboard, because that's where her hands are. She will rub my head and brush me all over. Then she gives me dessert and she gets in her bed.

And I'm on night watch again until the next morning when I and the music box wake Mom for breakfast.

Yeah, I like this house!