April Fourteenth; If We Sought the Adventure

I’m sitting here frustrated because I simply can’t keep up with all the writers that I follow while also trying to decide which topic I want to write about. As is usual I glance out the window. I’m being watched. They aren’t happy as even though I fed them what I had, I told them they have to wait until I go to the store for more food. I’m taking that look as a hurry up and get going look.

The screen does make it difficult to see though. Slash on the steps and Swoosh in the background.

Last night I called my son, who is almost but not quite living in his camper now, and asked if he had a moment. I needed his help in doing something. When he didn’t show up I walked to the back door to see if he was coming. He was standing at the half way point looking at the back steps. Four of the steps had kittens exploring. I almost, but didn’t laugh when he asked them, “what are you doing out here so late?” He then proceeded to walk up and after ignoring their posturing, managed to gently pet and then pick up each kitten. He carried them over to the opening in the foundation so they could go back under the house. They chose instead to run into the drain pipe that runs under the house. Which I now need to find a way to prevent that as if they manage to get in the front yard, it would not be good. I did manage to pet one of the babies though. The fact that he was able to handle them has me hoping we will be able to tame them quicker and hopefully find them homes. They are cute y’all no lie.

I did send a message to my nephew who has chickens asking if he had any chicken wire that I could use to cover the opening. That way kittens couldn’t get in and water can still get out. Because keeping kittens out is good, keeping water in is bad. Ya know, just saying.

I’m loving watching the kittens as they explore and play. Everything is new and exciting and yes, a bit scary.  I wonder how amazing it would be if we were to look at the world in the eyes of the young. Whether it is baby animals or human children. Everything is new and worthy of learning. Everything is exciting and needs attention. Even if we have seen something dozens of times, what if we looked at it with new eyes and heart? What if we observed it as if we are seeing it for the first time, learning something new and different? Our days and life would certainly be changed.

Years ago I was writing a weekly editorial type column for the local paper. There were several of us who were sharing our thoughts on different days. Each of us tried to take a normal, mundane event and show the adventure that lurked and waited within. If only, more of us would do that, see the adventure, see the fun, see the lessons in every event, even the not so good. I think, this would be a bit of a different life.

About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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4 Responses to April Fourteenth; If We Sought the Adventure

  1. leendadll says:

    The more you force them to accept handling, the better off they’ll be.

    I find the fastest way to tame them is to approach from the side, rather than overhead, and lightly skritch between their shoulder blades.

    • My son is a critter whisperer. It simply doesn’t matter there are very few animals that do not accept him, most of them are all, “Hello new friend its so good to see you” complete with wiggles. The kittens hiss and spit a bit but he’s picked them right up and carried them around. Since we were gone three days we’ll see what happens now, if they are as accepting as before.

      • leendadll says:

        I envy that skill! I’m often a “pied piper” with animals following me. But if I want an animal to like me, they seem to instantly dislike me
        Hell, Tigger has lived with me since birth and still frequently acts feral!
        Most animals eventually love me.

      • Our official indoor cat Cricket, tolerates me as I am the one who usually feeds her. But when she is in a mood, you can tell I am not her favored person.
        The outside cats grew to accept me first because my son for what ever reason would appear out of nowhere to startle them and then expect them to come running. They do now but..I do hope he gets the kittens more accepting as I would love to find them homes.

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