Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"uphill and smiling" meets "mother of the wild boys"... and NOIRA

Doctrine and Covenants 122:9 "Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands."

First of all, my checkup went really well. I am SO relieved to have it over with! I won't find out the test results until Friday. Thank you all SO much for your prayers and concern. It really brightened my day to hear all of your words of love and encouragement :) I've decided it's good for people to know so they can pray for me! I know there is great power in prayer and I'm so thankful for everyone that has prayed in my behalf.

Mercifully, my checkup went really fast. (waiting and all) Afterward, I ran over to Wal-Mart for a minute to get myself a prize for being such a good patient. (Yes, I was!) I felt so happy just to be done. I really felt the Spirit comforting me and telling me that everything will be okay. I also felt like my sister, Brenda, was there holding my hand and helping me be brave.

As I was coming into the store and getting a cart, I got a little teary-eyed just thinking of my sister and enjoying the peace of the Spirit. I looked up and saw my friend, Shauntae! I love this woman! We had such a good visit. Thanks, Shauntae, for letting me talk your ear off. You are a great friend. I think I hugged her at least 4 times! It was so fun to see someone I haven't seen for awhile and cheer me up after that nasty checkup. I'm so glad it was her.

I spoiled myself with an almond truffle (no picture, but just think CHOCOLATE), I'm a bad girl!

A new clock for the bathroom (our other one stopped working for good):
A 2011 calendar (I always get a funny cat one. Sorry, Dedra):
And a $20 wreath I've been wanting to buy since before Thanksgiving.
It was on clearance for $5! Yeah, by now, I was positively euphoric:
So I picked up Beck from Jessica's and talked her ear off as well. Thanks for listening to me vent, Jessica. I think you are "da bomb" and I love ya! I got her a truffle too. :)

As soon as I got home, I noticed a small black kitten on our deck. Today was just getting better and better! No, seriously, Zeke and I have talked and we decided two cats are enough. But this kitten was ca-yute! I wasn't going to make a big deal about it and I didn't want the kids to see it, but it looked so hungry. Before the kids got home from school, I just took a small bowl of food to the side of the house for it. That was all! I guess it's all my fault, but on Friday night it kept coming to the door and the kids were going crazy over it.
By Saturday morning, we talked/begged Zeke into letting us feed it on the deck. A few hours later, SHE was in the house! The kids were in heaven (I'm included in "the kids" you know). The funny thing was Caspian and Pippin hissed at her a few times and then they were like, "Okay, whatever!" (It's meant to be, right?) And we were all in the kitchen playing together. We spent most of the morning trying to come up with a name for her:
I wanted to keep tradition and go with the name of a character from a book. Luna (Harry Potter) or Piper (The Lost Hero) or Eilonwy (Chronicles of Prydain)... but the kids weren't going for it. They wanted to name her "Blackberry". So we decided to vote on it. Gabe is taking a French class at school and he told us that "noir" means black in French. So we came up with "Noira" and that was our final pick. This kitty is BLACK!
Here's the kicker, I was trying to be a good Samaritan and I called Animal Control to see if anyone had reported a missing cat. You know, if she belonged to someone, it wouldn't be right for us to keep her. Well, I got a surprise! They told me it is against city ordinance to "harbor a stray". I had no idea that would happen. They gave us until 4pm to find the owners or they would have to confiscate her. I was crushed! We finally talked/begged Zeke into keeping the cat and now we couldn't... isn't it ironic? (don't ya think)

We said a prayer that we could find Noira's owners and we called several people in our neighborhood and went to several houses. But no one claimed her. The officer came to get her and everyone was really SAD. He said we need to give the owners a chance to claim her and if no one does after 4 days we can adopt her. I think that's the right thing to do. Well, no one has claimed her yet, but it now costs $85 to adopt a cat from the Humane Society! We are so torn.

I had a dream last night that we went to the Humane Society and they told us we could have her for free because we were so honest and cooperative with Animal Control. It was a good dream until I looked down at Noira and she was just a plastic toy cat... hmm?


  1. Against city ordinance to "harbor a stray"? Never heard of that before either. We are guilty too, then. Hmph. There are so many cats who need a good home. I don't understand why "they" make it so difficult. I hope Noira returns to you soon. :)

  2. Thats awful that they would charge so much for a stray cat. I bet that was hard for the kids to have her taken away. He is a pretty cat. I would love a cat but alas Kevin is allergic. I grew up with cats and I miss them. I wonder if you did call after the four days were up and explained to them if they would let you have her for free? I would hope so.

  3. I need to explain that part of the $85 is for vaccinations and to have her spayed (both mandatory in order to adopt her). But it's still a LOT of money!

  4. Oooh, I LOVED getting to see you that day. It was actually quite funny because you had been on my mind all morning after I read your post, and then I looked up and there you were! That totally made my day. Thanks for the hugs...and my ear is here for you anytime! <3

  5. My kids have been begging for a cat ever since our last one died. I heard that my neighbor "adopted" a whole boxful of kittens, because of a mouse, and then just let them loose. (Makes me mad!) We've been feeding them because I'm not sure that they are getting fed otherwise. I told my kids if they catch one we'll keep it. No luck so far. I don't think we have any ordinances like that around here. I better check into it. Of course, I know who the "owner" is, if you can call him that.
    On a more positive note, I have LOVED reading your blog and catching up!

  6. That is a random and stupid law.
    Really, super dumb.

  7. WOW... That is a silly law. And maybe a way to get people to pay to adopt pets. Sad if it is a stray and you have done all you can. Well you are willing to keep the cat and take good care, why should the law decide what happens. Sad I hope things turn out for you

  8. Lacy! You are so cute!! First off, THANK YOU again for the truffle. I had to save it for my naughty day. And I couldn't eat it in front of Wade and not give him any. it was so rich and yummy and oh so delicious. Wade is a chocolate connoisseur and and was going crazy over it. You are so sweet. Thank you.
    And you rock at getting that wreath for only 5 bucks!!! It totally was meant for you!!
    And you didn't talk my ear off. It's so fun to talk to you!!
    And Noira....tell Zeke you'd LOVE it for a post Christmas/Birthday present. Right???? :) You deserve a cute little cat!!! he he. No matter what, I'm sure you made Noira feel like a special cat.

  9. that's a funny calendar. I like it. I also like being mentioned in blogs. :)


Add your two cents (or more):

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...