Just before Christmas our family grew by one when Little K's friend came to live with us. She stayed with us into January, for about 4 weeks. The girls shared K's room with bunk beds, and enjoyed dressing in semi-matching outfits.
You know how they take a urine sample from a cat? With a needle plunged into the abdomen! I'm grateful to be a human with the ability to pee in a cup, thank you.
Tests and x-rays revealed tumors and blockages. Grammy's cat will not live much longer.
It is the Pacific Northwest, so there is green year-round. It was turning out to be a mild winter, with only that one light snowshower in December.
We did some geocaching.
We went to the train show at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle, meeting cousins A and S there.
This is "Chicken McNugget," the local rooster who OWNS several businesses in our little town, and for years has strut around authoritatively amongst the shoppers.
Little K had been begging for years to get a pet mouse. I finally relented, in part because I could no longer deny that she had the maturity and concern to fully take on their care. Also, Little K demonstrated great generosity and kindness when her friend came to live with us for a month, and I felt that deed should be recognized. We went to our local Humane Society, which is always overrun with rodents people get tired of caring for, and came home with Parker and Marble.
That's about it for January. I was busy with substitute bus driving, which you can read about in the previous post.