In the beginning, JD adamantly only wanted two children. I thought that four would be perfect. Once we caught God's vision of putting orphans into families, our plan was multiplied by God. We are currently blessed with 12 children; five biological, six adopted and one more waiting in Ethiopia. Our first adoption was from the U.S., the next three were from Liberia, West Africa, and our last two were from Ethiopia. We are supporting our 12th child in Ethiopia after her adoption could not pass court.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

It Just Wouldn't Be Spring

 It just wouldn't seem like spring/summer at our house unless we had at least one puppy or kitten dumped in our drive-way. I'm sure this is due to the fact that we live at the end of the road where the animal control officer also lives and since it costs $5 to check an animal into the pound,  people just dump them instead. The problem is that they often wander down my driveway instead of his and then I don't call him, (yes, he would take them for me, but yuck, it's the pound!)  Two years ago, we had a litter of five kittens and a litter of four puppies dumped within a few weeks of each other. Last year, I was shocked when there were no new dumpees. This spring, we had a black cat move into the barn, but I assumed she came on her own free will. Now we have a new kitten that showed up about a week ago that I 'm sure was dumped. He is pretty nervous around people and today is the first time the kids were able to hold him. We were late to swim team once everyone passed him around.

The funny thing about this little guy is that he spends most of his time in the chicken fence with the chickens. He even naps on the ramp that the chickens walk in and out of the coop on.

Welcome to life in our barn kitty; you are cat #9 or 10, but the kids are friendly and the big cat food bowl is usually full!

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