No, we haven’t celebrated Halloween early. I didn’t have my blog this time last year, so I need an excuse to show off my Granddaughter, Anne, in her kitty costume from last Halloween. I’ve never seen a cuter kitty, or a more well mannered one. Anne started preschool last month, and one of her first projects was making this bird feeder. You can see how pleased she is with it. They coated bagels with peanut butter, then cereal or birdseed. Here she with her dad, hanging it in their tree. Mom warned her that squirrels might get to it, and the thought of this annoyed her. Yes, the squirrels were bad enough, but who’d have thought a CAT? Have you ever seen a cat on a birdfeeder, or known one that likes peanut butter? It must have been awfully hungry. Of course, little Anne was just aghast!! I find this strange because cats are picky eaters. Not at all like dogs, who will eat anything and everything. Dogs are well known for lapping up anti-freeze. This kills them if they don’t get to a vet in time. Once, my dog ate two things. Midol tablets and a double edged razor blade. She chewed the blade up pretty well, and we never found a cut on her. Go figure. As for the Midol, that didn’t seem to hurt her either. On the positive side, she didn’t have to worry about monthly bloating and fluid retention. But the Bible tells us that it’s not what goes into our mouths that matters, but what comes out of them. Eph. 4:29 “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” Matt. 15:17 “Whatever enters the mouth goes into the stomach and then out of the body. But the things that come out of the mouth, come from the heart, and these make a man unclean.” It’s hard to remember to guard our words and make them always gracious, but when we do, Proverbs 16 says “A wise man’s heart guides his mouth….Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.” For sure more healing than Midol and razor blades.