Pet Blogging Friday
Pet Blogging Friday9:51 AM
As cute as cats can be (and they are most of the time) they also come from a family of mighty predators. An instinct that runs deep into their veins and souls. Unlike their bigger cousins, they will chase small things...at time very small.
Here is Mittens in action hunting a......fly. She is quite good at this game, but most of the cats I had growing up were. They don't always eat or kill the fly, but they sure hit it all the time. They seem to take a sadistic pleasure in keeping their prey alive as long as some fun can be had out of the experience. This of course is a side effect of being a pampered pet on a luxurious diet of kitty food, with no worries about food she can hunt for sports. It wasn't always so, when I rescued her last year she was a tiny, scrawny 2 months old kitty surviving on cockroaches (first few stools as a proof of said diet).
On other news, my last weekend had been busy, and so was this week. I grew a year older this Wednesday and to mark the occasion we decided to treat ourselves to a movie and a dinner last Staurday (can't do it on a school night anymore).
I then had a nice lunch date with friends this week, and a play date the next day. All the while planning Ishita's birthday party which will be next week. She is obsessed with the movie Frozen and Queen Elsa, so the theme for this year's party is pretty obvious...
Last weekend I also gave the boot to my old Microwave and Convection oven. It had been a tad bit dysfunctional for a while now, ok almost a year. The defrost mode was not working, the dial button was temperamental, the turntable wasn't working, the light in it was broken...all the signs of age of a device bought in 2006. Most of these problems were unfixable, but I could still live with them.
What made me kick it out of my home was that in the recent past it would suddenly emit short circuit noises and at time even let me see some sparks in the back.
This, in my book, is a fire hazard and a disaster in the making. Such issue have no place in a kitchen that has a gas stove next to the oven!
Fortunately we were prepared for the death of said oven and had planned all along to keep all our credit cards reward points to convert into a Croma voucher. So much so, that I got the new Microwave/convection oven for FREE. The icing on the cake being that I managed to get a bigger one out of the deal, and at a discount for being the display piece.
I've already put it to work a lot this week. I never realised how much I missed having a fully functional and performing oven in the kitchen.
This weekend should be a bit quieter, which is a good thing considering I am a bit under the weather and could use some rest.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend ahead.