Category: Cats

  • Mockingbird, Mockingbird

    Yesterday evening I went outside to see what there was to see. The temperature had gone down and it was rather lovely in the backyard. Our outdoor cats followed me from the front steps to the side and backyard. I sat on the picnic table and noticed a pair of Norther Mockingbirds actively doing something. […]

  • In Honor of Our Dear Princess Sonia

    Our beautiful 16-year old cat Princess Sonia just died. She’d become lighter in weight this last year as well as older looking. Yesterday I felt bad for her when I saw her and realize she wasn’t doing good, but she did rally quite a bit and looked like she might just be dehydrated … but […]

  • Orlando Fl and Epcot

    We got home late last night from Florida — after midnight, actually, which is “technically” today. DH had business there (wed, fri, sat,) and we also took a day, Thursday, to go to a Disney park, Epcot — first time for the whole family. DH and I have both been there together a few times, […]

  • Vanilla and Violets

    Violets We were at Harry’s the other day and I was looking through the plants outside the store, lingering and looking deeper than usual since Frankie was on the cellphone and I figured I’d just look for something to get, even though he doesn’t usually *let* me. I don’t usually press him to get a […]

  • Exciting day

    Today our hens laid! As far as we know, three today. It’s raining quite heavily now, frequent lightening, so we haven’t checked the hens in awhile. 🙂 Hawklady, one the Leghorns, then one of the Wyandottes laid. So we have a green, white, and brown each. My favorite combination! I didn’t see who laid the […]

  • Dog training in session

    These two photos are from the other day. Dog is now being trained to stay inside. Previously he has only been crate trained and stayed outside mostly, in his 10×10 corral and running free in fenced in backyard. So he’s new to the inside during daytime nice weather, not in crate. In these photos he […]

  • Strider by Maisy

    I am artistic, but not an “artist” by any means. I am not “naturally good with any artistic mediums to create”. I do mean “art” here, as in drawing, painting, etc. I have a natural talent for being ABLE to do things. I have “my own way” of doing such things. I haven’t been trained. […]

  • The weather and all that

    Last night/this morning it got cold, was supposed to be around 25 degrees F. but here is was about 18 degrees around 8am or so. Considerabley colder than “city” areas around us. 🙂 The day warmed up to the low 50’s and it was SO nice. But it’s to get cold again over night. Low […]

  • Think Blue, Count Two

    I’ve been reading Cordwainer Smith stories and aggregating the stuff that I have, stuff coming, and what I still need to get for a full collection of at least all his stories. So this has combined to be part of the saga of the kittens names. Cordwainer Smith and cats go hand in hand, as […]

  • Turkey Aftermath

    Dinner is over, left-overs put away, some of the dishes washed, some not. 🙂 It was a hard afternoon. I didn’t get the turkey in the oven until later than I wanted. It took until after 5pm for it to be done. Then it had to sit, of course, while the stuffing was taken out […]

  • New of the Holiday, and part was bad but better now

    Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I have bad thing new too, though. Last night somehow Strider, my favorite cat, got missing. [Update: 4:30pm He’s found!] Around 4am I heard someone downstairs and the garage door in the kitchen then shut loud. Frank went down and was Russell that did it. Well, I couldn’t get back to sleep […]

  • The babies (kittens)

    Here are the kittens, picture taken this morning: The post with the first kitten pictures [as well as the story] in it

  • Cats, cats, and more cats

    On Saturday we went out on errands, shopping, of course, and Frank surprised me at Petsmart [where we go for the kitty litter we get] and told me I could pick out a kitten if I saw one I liked. 🙂 There were some young kittens, and several older kittens, as well as a few […]

  • Cutie Cat

    Here’s the latest cutie cat in our midst: He’s much cleaned up-like now, but the camera is in “tempermental mode” again. He’s what I have hopes of getting “fixed” soon. He is very sweet, very, very, sweet. He started hanging around nearly two weeks ago, or more, and was injured looking. His nose, you can […]

  • Scarlet the Acrobat

    I took this photo on September 25, 2004. Our slab basement [the house is tri-level so the “basement” is really a slab walkout right next to a crawlspace that is on higher ground] isn’t finished yet, and the cats love to get up in the ceiling area and jump from joist to joist …

  • Samantha Ezmerelda

    My dear friend Samantha died on Thursday. I wasn’t with her. She died alone in the bathroom. I’m so sad about it. Frank buried her on Saturday, first opportunity for such. I was napping, not feeling well. I saw the hole after I awoke, but then only had interaction with Russell, who informed his Daddy […]

  • Strider and Dixie

    Photos of two cats

  • Mouse in the House

    Earlier this morning, Foster, our youngest cat, came running into the bedroom and stopped by the bathroom door, which is on my side of the bed. He dropped something. Yes, a mouse. It was already dead. Just a play thing. We put him in the bathroom and shut the door, with the mouse in there […]

  • Strider is doing better

    After the last update here on Strider, I let him stay in the bathroom cabinet and just checked on him frequently and tried to get him interested in food. Well, I was able to force him to eat some hamburger, but HE didn’t do it unless it was in his mouth and if I didn’t […]

  • Strider is sick, but with what?

    My poor Strider. He was back for 2 1/2 weeks when something funny happened. The other night I fed them, then went to bed. I saw Strider chipper and doing great, dragging a chicken frame into the corner to chow down. Good behavoir. Sometime during the night I heard some kind of cat heaving, but […]