My husband is SUCH a softy!

I can sweet talk this man into just about anything. Except, maybe another baby. LOL.

We were at church tonight, and there was a stray kitten. (Can you sense where this is going?) Apparently, there had been three of them there last night. One got hit by a car, and we didn’t see the other one tonight. Not sure what happened to it.

Anyway, there was a little girl holding the kitten, and the kids all stopped to pet it. I picked it up, and it immediately jumped onto my shoulder and just sat there… like a parrot! I walked down to the car, and hubby just said “No.” That was it.

I then proceeded to tell him WHY we need an outdoor cat. We had mice last year, and it was AWFUL. (We live surrounded by a cow farm. Apparently, mice are quite abundant in cow pastures and surrounding areas. I wish someone had warned me.) Anyway, I swore I would never go through that again. BUT, our house is WAY too small to bring in a cat and a littler box. I couldn’t live with it in here. But, outdoors would be another story.

After a few minutes of my trying to convince him, the kids begging and pleading with him, he finally said, “I hope it poops in your lap on the way home.”

LOL. That’s my husband. (And note: it did NOT poop in my lap!)

We get home, set out some food and water for “Killer” and then I found out WHY Gene didn’t want to bring it home: HE feels bad about leaving it outside.

That’s why I love him so much. He has the best heart. But, the cat will stay outside. It will be fed, and we put a nice warm little “house” out there for it, so the kitten will be just fine. Now he/she(?) shouldn’t have a problem keeping the mice away.

So, let me introduce you to Killer:

Lucy just adores her kitty. When we got home, she ran and grabbed her potty. She put it by the back door so she could watch Killer eat:

She must have gone back there 100 times before and after dinner to look at her kitty.

I really hope this keeps the mice away. My aunt and uncle up the hill have several outdoor cats. I’m hoping Killer doesn’t run away and go live with them and kill THEIR mice instead! 🙂

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


  1. 1

    AWW! Killer is adorable, but not as cute as Lucy!! SWEET!

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    3 Kids and Us says:

    Aww..he looks just like our kitten Oscar. Good luck with the mice, we found one in our garage and sent the cat in there…poor thing was scared to death of it. Buy a trap, they’re cheaper.

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    Killer is a cutie!

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