Saturday, November 24, 2012

Bats in the Belfry

Several years ago, 
I adopted a bat for Mila's birthday.  
You can read more about Bert here.
The other day, I received an email
perfect timing because Bryce Eleanor's
birthday is coming up soon.

Mr. Kitty
And so, I've adopted Mr. Kitty
for B.E., she will receive: 

Sponsors receive:
  • A personalized adoption certificate
  • A matted 5″ x 7″ glossy photo of your bat
  • Your bat’s personal story
  • A graphic representing the size of your bat
  • The natural history of the species
  • A beautiful bookmark and a bat rescue card.
  • A myths and facts card.
  • An online membership to Bat World Sanctuary that includes our magazine.

all of the above for Mr. Kitty
who has a wonderful story
-- his rescuer was a cat.

Bryce Eleanor 
is fascinated by animals:
fish or fowl,
 with fur or fins, 
or scales or shells.

So I think she will appreciate Mr. Kitty, 
and the book I ordered to go with it.
asa seal
Thanks to Bat World Sanctuary
for caring for these tiny creatures.

And teachers,
what a great project 
for your classes!
I am rarely sick, 
but it seems I've got a cold.
Stuffy nose, scratchy throat.
I accomplished...

Stayed mostly in my reading chair
reading World War Z.  
Went to bed at 8:00!
Slept for 10 hours!
In the last 4-5 days, 
I've read several books.
World War Z 
is the second
 post-apocalyptic novel in a few days.

The movie will be released this summer.

I finished One Second After a few days ago.
One Second After is a possible scenario 
of what might happen after an EMP attack.
Amelia recommended this one,
and we spent some time discussing 
ways to survive without electricity, cars, supermarkets, etc.
The television show Revolution has a 
take on how we would be affected.

I've also finished The Tutor's Daughter
definite Jane Eyre influence on this one,
which was an ARC from the publisher.
And then,  Saphire Blue
the second in a YA trilogy about time travel.
Nothing creative going on here.

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!


  1. Jenclair, I think adopting a bat is a great idea for B.E.! Especially because she loves animals, etc. Good for you getting some reading done. I'm having a great chillin' weekend myself!

  2. Sherri - One Second After is the one set in Black Mountain, Fortschen's hometown. I know you enjoyed your recent visit there.

  3. I love the idea of adopting a bat...and how cool that Mr. Kitty was rescued by a cat! Hope you're feeling better soon, sounds like a good time to do even more reading! xo

  4. Just saw an ad last night for a TV show on Tonight on the National Geographic channel about animal friendships, even animals that are normally Not friends! I wished I got that channel! EB may enjoy it :) That bat story is amazing.
    My Mama used to say that she wanted to come back as a dairy cow...then she could stand around and eat all day without being slaughtered!! lol
    So one year we 'rented' her a cow! It was more cutsey than supportive and not as complete a package as Mr. Kitty, but fun just the same. I remember she got cheese and a cowlendar for the upcoming year!!
    Scary looking movie!
    Thanks for sharing :)

  5. Connie Rose - For me the fact that Miss Kitty rescued three bats, including Mr. Kitty, was the decision breaker on which one to adopt this time!

    Thanks, Connie, I am better than I was yesterday.

    Nancy - She watches Animal Planet, but I don't know if she watches the National Geographic channel. We watch videos from the Natl. Geo. channel on the computer, though.

    Ha, what a funny gift for your mom! A rented cow with cheese and a cowlendar!

  6. Jenclair~ This is the show I saw advertised:
    There is an owl and a cat that pal around together! It looked so interesting :)

  7. So sorry to hear that you're sick. It's this crazy weather we're getting.

    B.E. will love her birthday gift. It's not something I'd have thought to do but it certainly sounds interesting and fun. She'll so enjoy telling her friends about her bat. How many little girls get to be bat conservators?

    As for the Brad Pitt movie, I may have to see it simply because, well, it's B.P.! Hope you feel better soon.

  8. What a neat idea to adopt a bat! Cool. I will have to think about that for my E! Sorry you are sick. I hope you feel better soon!

  9. Nancy - Thanks for the link!

    Mary - One day I feel good, the next, not so much, but definitely on the mend.

    I think B.E. will love the photograph of Mr. Kitty, and all of the Bat Sanctuary inclusions!

    After reading the book, I'm interested in how similar/different the movie of World War Z will be.

    Stephie - Check out the link for Bat Sanctuary, it really is full of good stuff, and I bet E. would find it interesting!


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