Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I Tawt I Saw a Puty-Tat

Every so often, our neighors down the way go on vacation. Since they are DINKs (Dual Income, No Kids) they take trips and leave behind their Mercedes. No, not that kind of Mercedes. This high-performance machine is a cat. And, who, do you think, could watch over this precious cat while they are away?

You guessed it. Mason and Mallory are always up to the task. Rain or shine, they stand ready to run down the street, ring the door bell (even though no one is home), crash through the door and find the cat!! Quick, pick up the cat toys. "My turn to get the water!" "I'll get the food!" "Where's the kitty, daddy?" "Daddy, do you want to see how I turn on the lights?" (No.)

All of this excitement and energy. All of the fun. Whodathunkit? The best part about all of this is that they only get to do this if they behave. Turning chores into rewards is like having the fox clean the hen house and then quietly showing him the door before he realizes where he was. You should see the look on their faces when they can't do it. Boo-boo tears for everyone, please.

Our neighbors take good care of Mason and Mallory; rewarding them with world's only true global currency: McDonald's Gift Certificates. Thank you Mr. Courtney and Mrs. Aubrey for letting us watch your wonderful cat!

In memory of BlackJack Cusack.

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