Spring has Sprung a Daisy

Spring has sprung - 2009After a brief sprout of torrential rain last week, we can now officially declare that ‘Spring has Sprung’. Perfect timing too considering today is the 1st September, Spring Day!

Compared to the weather of late, today was a scorcher of note. I cannot say that I am welcoming the return of the heat. Unlike others, my internal thermostat is somewhat dysfunctional. When people feel cold, I feel warm. When people feel hot, I end up hyperventilating and sweating like a child birthing mother.

Speaking of child birth, we have heard, via the grapevine, that a former tenant of ours had her baby today. A heartfelt and warm congratulations go out to Lezanne and Shaun on the birth of their new son. Mazel Tov!

Everyone seems to be pregnant or having children nowadays. Coincidentally, they are not the only ones, who have added a new addition to their family. We have too.

Daisy - Our new kitty!

After Neige passed away, my mom did not want to get another cat, not because she did not want another but mainly because my father and myself are not really ‘cat’ people. This is largely due to the fact that my father and I are allergic to cats. I am talking about constant running noses, headaches, swollen and puffy eyes… a bit like death warmed up at times. However, the time has come for another cat. Since we live next to a wetland, our home is susceptible to rodents, snakes and large arachnids. All creatures which I unashamedly admit to running away from, often screaming.

Well last week I was paid a visit by a rather curious little mouse. A mouse which had no chagrin for making noise or being seen. So curious was he, that he unabashedly decided to crawl along my windowsill and greet me to my face, while I was in bed, attempting to fall asleep. Short of screaming like a school girl, upon opening my eyes to discover ‘Mickey’ reaching out his claws, in what appeared to be a malicious attempt to blind me, I managed to foil his plan by  frantically swatting at his vile presence. He squeaked in mock-horror and, I swear, managed to ridicule me by performing a little ‘jig’ before scurrying off to what ever decrepit hovel he emanated from. After our encounter I could not sleep, for fear that he would have his way with me while I slept. It was then that I made the conscious decision to get another cat, no matter how congesting the hay fever like consequences will be. I will have my revenge!

Daisy is russet coloured with burnt orange stripes and has Reddish-brown Zircon coloured eyesSubsequently, today marks the arrival and official adoption of Daisy, our new and only feline member of the family. Daisy is russet coloured with burnt orange stripes and has Reddish-brown Zircon coloured eyes. She is only three months old, although we will regard her birthday as that of ‘Spring Day’, 1st September, since it is the day she joined our family and formally became a Haupt. She comes across as a highly intelligent and inquisitive cat who appears to, ironically, have a spring in her step. Daisy was proudly rescued adopted from the Benoni SPCA and will, no doubt like our beautiful dogs, be spoilt rotten.

To conclude, I wish you all a happy ‘Spring Day’ and I cannot wait for Daisy to bring me ‘Mickey’ on a ‘platter’ *evil laugh*.

Until the next time “Milieunairs”!


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