Monday, July 23, 2007

Son ironing his lab coat

Kittens just love to help.
The next time you see a medical student ...

with lots of little holes in his lab coat...

you'll know why.
There have been terrible floods in midland England. Thousands of people are marooned in their houses with no water or electricity supply. Here, it's been the best day of the summer: day-long sunshine. It's been so weird, seeing news reports of towns that have turned into islands, while the sun beats down on Edinburgh.
Much sympathy to anyone affected by these strange and awful events.


  1. He (she? do we know which twin it is?) looks like he's stuck! Your med school info was so interesting. Your kids are lucky they can be done and earning money by the time they're 23. After high school (graduate at average 18 yrs. old) our kids go to 4 yr. undergrad first (unless they leave the country) and then to 4 yrs. of med school. Then if there's a specialty, there will be more years, so they can likely be in their early 30's before they're earning any significant money. We're in the middle of the application process which is also long and drawn out and ridiculously expensive. First applications with money. Then, if they're interested (and everyone is because it's more money for them) there are secondary applications with more fees. Then interviews. (Hopefully the schools far away won't be interested, 'cause that's even MORE money! ;-) )

  2. and I thought those holes in the coats were because they were so underpaid and had to spend the money on food and lodging :)

  3. I love the photos and narrative about the lab coat and the fuzzy black climber. So cute! Do you think you'll be able to part with the kitties when your son has a place of his own and wants to take them along with him??

  4. Phew! That kitty sure taught that varmint lab-coat a lesson!

  5. Lab coats make fearful foes. Can only be tamed by a good clawing!
    Yes, it seems a horror of flooding unfolding in England. I feel so sorry for all those people.

  6. No loitering for lab coats, I see.

    Probably just as well, you never know what lab coats will get up to next.

    Lucky you to have such civic minded kittens.

  7. I am sick about the package... it's got to be out there somewhere. It would be very difficult to reproduce. I'm going to try to do a trace on it and see what happens. Everything else I've mailed has arrived OK. So sorry.

  8. That determined kitten looks like a bear cub climbing a tree!

  9. aah, don't you just adore those sweet little jaws and those tiny little needle teeth.
    (Did you know they fall out when their "big" teeth grow in, just like children?)

    It is always useful to have ventilation in ones' clothes, I always think.

  10. I love Fifi's comments re ventilation! They are so sweet.

    The floods have been horrendous, haven't they... we are fine here, but I really feel for those in the flood region. I do check the river level in the valley each day though.

  11. Isabelle, my gardening leaves a lot to be desired, this year! I have spent more time with running than in the garden, for sure!
    And the glass of wine in the evening, that is inevitably accompanied by a salty snack of some kind... keep me from being too thin!! :)I run to keep healthy, and fit, but one mustn't overdo it!! :) Hope you are well!

  12. O! yes the rains & floods are on our TV's here in Australia and it is so hard to see so many beautiful vintage historical homes almost under water.

    Now I am off to the hospital next week so should I see a medical student there I will smiles and go! O! YOU HAVE A KITTEN ((smiles))

    Have a lovely week.

  13. Hehehehehe, the dear little pussies! I think it is so cute when they get their claws stuck in something they are half way up, and they look around at you with this horrified expression "Oh my God, how the hell am I going to get down now?"
    We have been shocked to see the floods on t.v. in the U.K. I never imagined anything like this happening over there. The video clips look a bit like the Gulf states in the USA after Katrina.

  14. mine still get their claws stuck in things and have to be rescued -though not from lab coats, just my destroyed couches.

  15. LOL -- those kittens are soooo cute!!! I'm very jealous.

    Isabelle, euchre is a card game very popular in the midwest of the U.S.

    Our grass is so rain deprived that it's crunchy!

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