Buckhead News • Betty Moore
The escapades of columnist’s cat, who just happens to love water
I send my sympathy to George Launius and family in the death of his mother at Monroe. She had lived alone and took care of herself, drove, played bridge, attended church and any other activities that she wanted to do. She was 90 years young. She was a retired teacher who grew up in Stapleton. She also had a daughter Lucy who lives at Milledgeville. She had grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Rassey and Edna Smith have a new great-granddaughter. Her name is Brooklyn Ava Smith. The Smiths have 11 great-grand-daughters, seven great-grandsons, and two step-great-grandsons. That’s some more family! My husband and I have no grandchildren at all. I guess that we miss a lot.
Wasn’t that rain nice? Someone told me that they had over two inches of rain in Buckhead. A slow rain like that soaks in to really help. When it rains hard it runs off carrying soil with it.
In talking to George Launius I learned that their son Michael has a business called ServiceMaster. He helps cleanup where there are spills or any number of things He has been helping clean up after Hurricane Sandy. That disaster is so sad. There are so many people whose homes are destroyed. I’m sure that Michael is helping people get their home sites to where they can rebuilt. He’s doing a good job.
There will be another wrestling match on January 1 at the Buckhead Fire Station at 6 p.m. The doors open at 5 p.m. Those from 12 to adult the cost is $7. Those from 6-12 the cost is $4; children younger than that it is free. Contact Tim at 1-678-492-2117. A local number is 706-347-1026. One dollar of each ticket goes to the fire department. Why not fill the house?
We have two cats and a dog. One cat is black. She is shaggy and when she runs, which is all of the time it looks like she is very large. All of that fur just shakes. I don’t believe that I have seen a cat that could run as fast as she does. She goes skidding into the water bowl, wanting to knock water out. Then she looks at it. I keep a towel or a sheet or something on the floor to catch the water. I just don’t put a full bowl of water in there at a time. I used to have to keep the mop handy when the bowl was full. When she plays with any of her toys she plays so hard and so fast that I laugh at her. She stops playing long enough to look at me to see if I am laughing.
When I’m in the kitchen she comes in there and lies on the floor to watch. She goes to the bathroom with both my husband and me. She likes for us to run a small amount of water slowly at the tub. She gets there and watches that. Sometimes she slaps it and licks her paw. I don’t know what it is about water that intrigues her. When I clean the lavatory she hops up there to watch. Some of the things that she does are so funny that I have quite a time laughing. My husband gets ticked, too. Those big yellow eyes are really something. And she enjoys getting on my husband’s hospital bed when I make it up each morning. I just stop and love her and have to put her in the hall so that I can get the bed made. She is a happy pet and she has made her owners happy.
Printed in the December 20, 2012 edition