Monday, March 31, 2014
Saturday, March 29, 2014
|Ducky in the upstairs hallway|
|Ducky in the Dining Room|
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Angel loves her boxes! Here are just a few photos of her enjoying open boxes that once held pre-packaged coffee. She enjoys them so much, that we put a bed inside a box, where she naps every day in the afternoon, and often overnight. She curls herself up, and often little, bitty snores can be heard. Hubby and I turn off the TV volume, just to listen to her soft wheezes, and it always makes us smile. The brush lays there too, so she gets brushed while in a box, and I dangle the cat toy so she can bat at it while she reclines.
William of Mass Destruction, you are too much! Thanks for the shout out; I've been a fan of your blog for years, and you inspired me to start my own cat blog. William looks so much like our Chuck, down to the white bits of fur on his belly and his long, thick tail. I visit you everyday, to read up on William, Elliott and Caroline, and also to click on The Animal Rescue Site and Free Kibble Kat. I haven't figured out how to put their icons on my blog, but I'll keep trying!
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Saturday, March 22, 2014
|Patty turning his cute dial up to 11|
|Mama Mia warming her fur|
Ahhh...sunshine! The 'o' cats were enjoying themselves! The people were too; hubby and I hit the home-improvement store and scored a garden rake (!) and a few items for both of our upcoming projects: the cat crate update and some soffit repair.
Hmm, methinks I need a new name instead of 'cat crate'. Cat House is okay, but no...Cat Shelter is boring...maybe Cat Cube? Cat Box? Cat Condo? If you have an idea, send a comment please!
And thanks for the birthday wishes: having a birthday on the First Day of Spring can be a lot of fun, especially after the cruel Winter we've endured in the Midwest. Looks like another week of below-freezing temps overnight, then they start to climb. Woo hoo!
Thursday, March 20, 2014
For my big day, I used a vacation day from work and went shopping! I also went to the salon, to get a hair cut and manicure. The hubby and I ate out at a Mediterranean restaurant in downtown Royal Oak, and I won't need any more food to the rest of the day because I stuffed myself! Yummy to the tummy, and when we arrived back home, the inside cats and the 'o' cats wanted their dinners too. Am thinking it's nap time around here now!
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monday, March 17, 2014
|An early photo of 'Tiger'|
|Just before TNR (no ear notch)|
|Silly Patty O'!|
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Only seems fair to write about Patty O'Malley today. We trapped him on 3/20/12; he had started showing up around New Year's that winter. At first, hubby was calling him Tiger, but his personality soon revealed him to be sweet, fun-loving and outgoing...and those green eyes! This cat seemed Irish to me, or at least he'd kissed the Blarney Stone, and the name "Patty O'Malley" just jumped into my noggin.
Since then, he has revealed that he is the top cat, and that he is friendly to humans. In fact, his desire to be petted and loved on has rubbed off on the other 'o' cats. Prior to Patty's arrival, neither Mama Mia nor Sammy allowed me within ten feet, and now they let me stroke their fur and get really close. I pick up Patty and hold him to my chest, and he barely wriggles while I smooch him. Patty has a distinctive squeeky noise he makes as he runs down the driveway to greet me. And his dark fur stripes are the color of a pint 'o Guinness!
Saturday, March 15, 2014
|Grow'd up Chuck|
B.B.C. (Big Black Cat)
The Tax Man
Angel's list of endearments is as long:
B and W (Black and White)
Can't believe we are the only ones who re-name our cats often; how about you? List some endearments or nicknames that you use on your furbabies in the comments!
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I try to buy canned food by the case, and when there is a sale, I stock up! We use an old stereo cabinet (with glass door) as storage. Sometimes, Chucky will crawl inside and sit on the newspaper stack. That's one of his ways of telling us he wants his meal! The quiet 'snick' of the magnetic latch on the glass door is enough to wake cats on the other side of the house from sleep...to beg for food!
Saturday, March 8, 2014
P.S. Update on Sugar Bear: M & P's kitty with kidney problems got some interesting news when visiting their new veterinarian. Not to get all technical, but Sugar Bear's bout of nausea can be cured, and with her sub-cu fluids, she's actually doing better than it seemed. They thought she was on a downward spiral, but hopefully with new meds and a better understanding of what is happening in Sugar Bear's body, M & P are now rather hopeful instead of extremely worried. That's fantastic news! Thanks for the purrs for her and her sister Amber, and please keep sending them along.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Another kitty who found a furrever home is Elliott, who joins William of Mass Destruction. A wonderful blog that I've been reading for years; go take a look, and say hello to the two boys and their sister Caroline.
Please send some purrs to Amber and Sugar Bear; their people P and M are worried. Relocated to Florida a few years ago, these sweet kitties are in quiet retirement.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
Guess he may just have a point, but in my defense, I was not yelling...just a sort of whimper. At least it's March...something has got to give sooner or later, right? May be my sanity...
On the other hand, we have discovered a new cat roaming around. He's all black, and I can tell Patty is constantly on guard should this bruiser saunter by. My heart is torn; of course I want to help any cat who's wandering the neighborhood, but I've got to take care of the three I'm already caring for. Plus Angel and Chuck, who can smell the new boy when they go out onto the front porch. I've adjusted the food levels that I put outside; only want enough for the 'o' cats to get a meal, but no leftovers. The black cat looks very healthy, so hopefully he's found some other kind human to take care of him. We'll keep our eyes peeled; wonder if this is how Patty got the new scratch on his nose.