Saturday, August 24, 2019

Postcards from Meow MeetUp: Lykoi

Sorry, my photos are so poor, but...kittens!

I spent some time with a breeder of Lykoi cats, from Wisconsin.  She displayed the kittens in the Cat Fanciers Association area at Meow MeetUp Chicago in July.

Seriously, these are kittens...adorable, playful baby cats, with a little or no underfur.  Therefore, some parts of their skin is exposed, especially around their face and paws.  According to what I've researched, this was an natural mutation.  Their fur is soft, and that warm skin just completely melted my heart!

After only a few moments, I fell in LURV!

I am proud to say that my favorite breed is RESCUED, but I'll always have a fillip of desire for a Lykoi cat, now that I've played with these two.  They are beautiful, unique, and I am so glad that I had the chance to meet them in the, you know what I mean!

I have the contact information for the breeder; actually, we chatted for a good long while.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Femcat Friday!

Starring, SWEETIE!
Our lovely yardpanther!
Look at the crazy speckled feetsies she has!

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Thankful Thursday: Prezzies!

My co-worker and friend gifted this kitty badge reel to me...a surprise!
Paula from Sweet Purrfections gave me this cat-covered top while we were in Chicago at the Meow MeetUp!
She has one too, so we are matchy matchy!

Everyone likes a surprise gift, and I am thankful for my friends who know what I like!


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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Garden Open House at Black Cat Pottery

"Native plants provide shelter and food for wildlife and support pollinators. Native plants attract a variety of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife by providing diverse habitats and food sources. ... Native plants promote biodiversity and stewardship of our natural heritage." East Multnomah Soil & Water
Conservation District
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Last weekend, I had the pleasure to visit Black Cat Pottery's 9th Annual Summer Garden Tour, in Detroit.  Alas, there are no kitties in the garden, yet such beautiful plants!  Cheryl English, the owner and artist of Black Cat Pottery, is devoted to native Michigan planting in her yard.  To attract native bees and insects, birds, and furry friends too, she maintains a variety of flowers, shrubs, and trees, and encourages all to do the same.  Here are a few images:

Field Pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta), no blooms
Orange Coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida)
Garden artwork
Bird Bath
Sevenbark (Hydrangea arborescens), not yet blooming
White Flat-topped Aster (Doellingeria umbellata), just beginning to bloom
More garden art
Madame Julia Correvon (Clematis viticella)
Tree Peony pods (Paeonia x suffruticosa 'Kamata-nishiki')
And just to verify that Black Cat Pottery IS based on feline companionship, here are a couple of Cheryl's furry muses:

Shy but gorgeous Rufus
Friendly and petit Pandora
For more information on planting native, I've included the following links:

The Xerces Society Pollinator-Friendly Plant Lists

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