On Tuesday, Jan. 4, The Gang of Six (two nephews, a niece and 3 friends) arrived from east and west to visit us. The Monster Four were exiled to Leahaven in Alabama while the Genteel Two stayed with us. As the friends got to know us, they realized that they could be themselves and still not be as far out there as their hosts! By the night of the 5th they felt right at home, and when Kara joined them to make it "Seven" (anybody remember THAT horror movie?) and suggested a game of Murder, they were all for it. They began playing, ironically, at 7 p.m. and continued to murder each other craftily and noisily until midnight.
Their last night, just as we finished our ice cream about 8 p.m., the electricity went out! Now what gang of murderers could ignore a cue like that?!
When we went to bed at 10, the criminals moved their activity to Kara's house and continued slaying each other until midnight.
Herb and I, inspired by all the criminal activity around us, got up early this morning ready to commit a further heinous act (at least in Sara's and Siobhan's eyes). After luring Siobhan into the gated pen, we put a halter on her! It wasn't quite as simple as it sounds, though. Unfortunately, we were both down on the ground trying to hold her down and get the halter buckled, so there was no one to take pictures. Once she was up, we tied her close to a post, petted her for about 10 minutes, then went off to eat breakfast while she taught herself the futility of pulling against the rope.
(The names have been omitted to protect the guilty. Thanks to Carrie for editorial help!)