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Monday, March 30, 2015

April is...

Just so you know, April is nearly here. What does that mean for me?

Spring showers,
Bring flowers of May,
And grass,
That needs mowing, to my dismay.

April also means for me (and several other bloggers) that I’m participating in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. If you’re wondering what the heck that is, go here.

Sooo because I'll be busy in April, here’s some Millie to tie you over until May.  In April, Millie will have lived with me for one long year. (Go back to her beginning here.) Although I feel like I’m holding my own in regards to her self made rules and stubborn streak, tomorrow is yet another day for her to wear me down. 

Because Millie thinks:
  • The sun peeks over the horizon each morning, just for her.
  • That when she performs her tantrums, on the floor, all of creation should pause while I find out what is wrong.
  • That anything dropped on the floor is hers and means a race must ensue for medicine, chocolate, or rat poison (not really, but it could happen, if I used rat poison). 

Millie is my challenge, but there’s another side to her. Millie is sweet. She loves loves loves Kiki, the nearly 18 year old, white, outdoor kitty. Here's a post about her, here

You see, Millie believes that Kiki is her friend, even though Kiki has never instigated friendship with M, nor even acts like it's in their future. In fact with one quick swoop, Kiki could wipe Millie's face off her head. For those of you who don’t know about Kiki, she comes in my breezeway to eat and sleeps in the garage when it pleases her.

She also sits at the glass doors and looks inside the family room.

That’s how Kiki and Millie met—well that’s where they saw each other. Millie not only loves Kiki, she knows Kiki’s name and gets super excited if I say it. 

Here's a sweet story about Millie's love for Kiki. 

The other morning, I was sitting in a chair writing when I hear something thumping behind me. Millie had taken one of her tennis balls over to the door where Kiki waited looking  through the glass door again. Millie flipped the ball in the air, twice, catching it in her mouth each time. Then she flips it over her head, it bounces on the floor and she runs to fetch it. After that, Millie picks up the ball and runs back to the door to lay it in front of Kiki. She was sharing her toy with her made-up friend.

Millie is sweet for sure. Yes, she probably needs an animal friend, but no. 

See you April 1st for my first A-Z post. 

12 comments:

  1. Hi Teresa .. a whole year with Millie - she's been a bundle of joy or mini Teresa nightmares .. but she's amused us with her antics!! She probably does want a companion .. but I can see that not happening .. good luck with all and with the A-Z see you there - cheers Hilary

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  2. OMG I am MELTING with that story about Millie sharing her ball with Kiki. That is sooooooo SWEET! Pepper used to be very indifferent to Sagan when we first got him. He, on the other hand, adored his big sister. One time he was trying to get her to play and she was ignoring him. I watched him rip out a chunk of grass with the dirt/roots attached and wing it at Pepper. It bounced off the side of her head. Oh it was on then. She chased him around the yard, which was exactly what he wanted. I still laugh when I think about that.

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  3. OMG I am MELTING with that story about Millie sharing her ball with Kiki. That is sooooooo SWEET! Pepper used to be very indifferent to Sagan when we first got him. He, on the other hand, adored his big sister. One time he was trying to get her to play and she was ignoring him. I watched him rip out a chunk of grass with the dirt/roots attached and wing it at Pepper. It bounced off the side of her head. Oh it was on then. She chased him around the yard, which was exactly what he wanted. I still laugh when I think about that.

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  4. Hard to believe it's been a year already. Millie is adorable and I have wet eyes from the story of her sharing her toy....so sweet. Looking forward to your A to Z posts, my friend.

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  5. A whole year? Think of all the adventures you've had with her. Cute she wanted to play ball with Kiki.

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  6. Awww and you won't get her an animal friend? lol Kiki from outside the glass will have to do.

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  7. A delightful story. Pets have an underground movement going. They plan to take over each and every home. Watch out!

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  8. You know, there's something very fetching about dogs with the confidence to believe a cat is their friend! Kiki is beautiful. Such a sweet story about Millie sharing her toy.

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  9. A cat friend with a wall of glass between it and Millie is probably safest for poor Millie's unscratched face! Getting another indoor pet might make Millie jealous or feel less loved, too. Best of fun during April. :-)

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  10. That's so cute! Millie will probably always drive you nuts and make you melt - all at the same time :)

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  11. April has arrived far too quickly. Another year will soon be half gone.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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