It’s been a while since our Sage Words celebrations were little more than a rushed cup of coffee together and the unveiling of a chosen phrase. This week signalled a return to the norm with cinnamon toast a la Farm Girl and plenty of time to dally.
We were initially flummoxed by her choice of quote but she was well able to explain her thinking.
Dave’s death left us feeling very sad; it was, indeed, a great loss and one we still feel keenly.
But it opened the Homestead to a gain in the shape of Miss Xanthe.
Hopefully her arrival will result in the departure of recent feed-bag-gnawing visitors, in reality no small gain, and Farm Girl’s quote will prove true.
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A good quote, hope the new resident does her job.
I do love LIW – so many sage words from her… well chosen Farm Girl… and welcome Ms Xanthe
I suspect some of her adages date from further back, but that doesn’t detract from the “sageness” of them 🙂
I hope Miss Xanthe turns out to be a dedicated mouser although I know you will have no say in this matter. My two cats are at opposite ends of the hunting spectrum – one hunts with enthusiasm whilst the other much prefers to lounge in the sun. Whichever way it goes, I am sure Miss Xanthe’s feline presence will be a positive contribution to the Homestead household.
She seems to be inquisitive and interested in life so hopefully it pans out well. Melody, the elder cat, does her best and was a legend in her younger years but has really earnt her retirement. Now to convince them both that the Homestead is big enough for the two of them…:)
I wish you luck!
I am glad that you had time for toast and a dally. Everyone needs a dally from time to time.
It is the art of dalliance that has been missing in our lives of late; to have it back felt like a great indulgence.
I like Farm Girl’s thoughtful quote very much. I hope Xanthe settles in well and rids you of your gnawing guests! My mother’s cat has spent the summer eating baby bunnies and is looking sleek and fat. He’s probably got roundworms too and will need a tablet if we can catch him!
I’m pleased to say cat care does not fall into my realm of responsibilities. My job is to talk to them as our paths cross, congratulate them on their hunting trophies and maybe offer an odd pat once in a while. Others on the Homestead are the “smitten kittens” 🙂
I never found cat care easy so I admire your stance!
Give me a goat anyday 🙂
How did you land on Miss Xanthe as a name? I’m not sure I can even pronounce it…she looks lovely – I sense from that face a certain self confidence very necessary in a good cat. Dalliance – glad you got it back.
Xanthe pron. Zan thee. We were up to X and it was that or Xena and every kiwi knows there can be only one Xena: Lucy Lawless 😊 so far she is displaying a confidence Mel the cat elder fonds downright disrespectful 😊 Early days…
it is ALWAYS good th=o listen to Laura…and Miss Xanthe is one pretty lucky cat!!! xo Johanna