Friday, July 13, 2018
Let There Be Light
Micah: Do you think Jan is going to make it through the summer?
Rusty: I hope so. Why do you ask?
Micah: Well, if she is supposed to be ancient, why is she working so hard in this weather? Heat and humidity mean it's time for extra naps but she's been doing extra work. Is she backwards or what?
Rusty: Definitely backwards! But we've had so much rain everything is growing like weeds and she can't keep up. Remember this tree limb? (Sawing Branch as Percy Turns 14) She sawed it off on Sunday and fortunately, got some help cutting it up or she wouldn't have been able to open our canned food this week.
Micah: It did help to let some sunshine in the side yard so the grass won't die. But it wasn't enough. So Tuesday, she looked and found the limb on the neighbor's tree she cut over our property last year had branched out and grown over our yard again.
Rusty: So Jan cut it?
Micah: Um, not exactly. She couldn't reach it with the saw on a pole, so she used a "grabber" for disabled people to pick up things, grabbed and pulled the end of the branch, leaned her weight on it until it started to crack, twisted it round and round, back and forth, leaned on it a few more times and finally it broke off!
Rusty: That's what it gets for growing over our yard and blocking sunlight, but that sure is a strange way to take down a branch.
Micah: Yes, but you know Jan often has a strange way of accomplishing things. This was a smaller-sized branch and Jan was able to cut this one up by herself.
Rusty: And then Wednesday morning she got a shock! Our neighbor has refused to cut his bushes. Our phone and power lines run through them. They also block sunlight from our pen.
Micah: I remember this is what it looked like over there last year. With all the rain we've had, those bushes grew higher than the pole where the lines are attached. Between our tree, their tree and their jungle, it's been a bit dark and claustrophobic over here.
Rusty: Jan practically did a dance when those two guys showed up to trim the bushes next door. When they left, our power and phone lines had been liberated and there is now a small path for sunlight to the dog pen.
Micah: Do you think Jan was serious when she said she could kiss the neighbor's landlord for sending those guys over to do the trimming on their property?
Rusty: No, you know how humans are always saying things they don't mean.
Micah: Unlike us. We always mean what we say.
Rusty: By the way, you promised to repay the two dollars you borrowed last week.
Micah: And I will. Just as soon as my ship comes in.
Cyndi: It's been a few months since we Funny Farmer Felines last posted a Mousebreath interview. Today we feature the Hipster Kitties from Dennis the Vizsla's blog. Many of you know them. The little black and white cats and the big red one with the white face. What do you mean the big one is an imposter? Are you sure?
Percy: Stop by Mousebreath to read their interview, Hipster Kitties Charlee and Chaplin … and Dennis.