Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020 In Review

Like others, we are happy to see 2021 and the hope it provides but it is always fun to look back at where we have been.

January and February started with excitement as our hometown team, the Kansas City Chiefs went to and won the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years.  The Mama went to all the playoff games leading up to the Super Bowl.  She even braved the snow and cold to go to the victory parade.



February also brought us our first students of the year.  Since they were born near the Chiefs big win, we named them Andi and the Champs with Coach Andi, Patrick, Tyreek, Tyrann, Kelce, Sammi and Frank.

February also saw the adoption of our former student, Joey.  

In March, the whole world changed.  The Champs continued to grow and learn.

But the Mama stayed home all the time including to work and to go to church.  Of course, our students and I helped with both.  

March was also a time of great sadness for us as we lost our sister, Pearl.  

April was a time of celebration as all of the Champs were adopted!



Kelce had a health issue so she stayed with us a couple weeks longer than her siblings.  She was able to participate in Spirit Week at the Mama's work before eventually getting adopting as well.

May brought flowers as in Petunia, Posy, Poppy and Bud.

Coach Andi had experienced a medical emergency and needed to go to another foster home but she too was adopted in May.

In June, we celebrated the adoption of the flowers.



Petunia stayed with us through the month of July before she was adopted.

August was the debut of the Hamilton kittens.


The Hamilton kittens were such stars, they were adopted in September.


September also brought the pirate kittens to our shores.  Argh!  Ahoy, mateys!


One of the pirates, felt right at home here and did everything possible to win over the Mama's heart.

In October, we celebrated some more adoptions including a very special one!


The Mama was so smitten with Sadie the Goat that she knew she had to add her to our family.  She was such a gem that we decided to change her name to Opal.

The weather in October was beautiful and since the Mama was going stir crazy staying home all the time, she took Opal on several adventures.

We were especially thankful to add Sherlock and Watson to our school in November.  Opal was curious about the new arrivals.




The kittens were especially curious when we put up the Christmas tree in December.


Opal and I even got to visit Santa!



In December, we celebrated the Mama's 50th birthday.  Mouses!  She is old!  Her friends put this sign in our yard and we had an online bingo party.


With Christmas fast approaching, Sherlock and Watson had to go back to the shelter.  Guess what?  Watson got adopted!  Sherlock is still waiting for his family but we know it will happen soon.

Opal celebrated her first Christmas at Grandma's.  She met Grandma, Uncle Clyde and Aunt Bonnie for the first time.  She also learned about the true meaning of Christmas.  We were all excited about Santa coming but Opal could have done without the Christmas jammies.





That was our year.  I hope you enjoyed our look back.  We hope that you have a great new year.  Thank you for being part of our online family.

Purrs,
Gus