Lucy has an animal that doesn't eat or make messes so I have to show her I have one too. Her's or Joe's is a ceramic turtle and mine is a cat. Actually I have several ceramic cats left from my longtime collection. This one sits on John's chest of drawers with her (I always have to give everything a gender) hat on just in case the sun comes through the roof. I have always loved cats and have always had one or two or three plus the collection of pretty ceramic ones. I subscribed to Cat Fancy and every month they had a whole page picture of a pretty cat. I would gently tear it out and frame it in a black plastic frame. I arranged them on one wall of my living room. People who didn't like cats was not impressed but I thought it was a pretty neat idea until Mel panneled the living room walls. He forbid any nail holes in the new panneling so I stored the pictures a few years then finally disposed of them. It was a fun hobby while it lasted. The new renters really must love animals. This morning we saw a yellow and white cat walking in the drive-way. Maybe the mother of the kittens I had seen before. There was a half grown black cat curled up in the lawn chair on the front porch. John said the Dad told him one of his teenage daughters ask him what are we going to do if one of these cows is having trouble having her calf? Its cold (cool to you people from the north) this morning so we took a sweater and it felt good walking to the stock tank. We've had some nice rain so its too muddy to drive out there. Had to feed the turtles nearest to the pens. They didn't all come up and they seemed to have trouble swimming against the tiny ripples the wind was making on the water. They didn't come out of the water either so I'm wondering if turtles feel the cold. Don't tell me I'm going to have to make tiny coats. Oh well it will probably be back to 90 degrees soon.