Friday, March 16, 2018

Meet and Greet - Chanel

Mom thought she would take time this week to talk about each of us for those who are new to the blog.

Chanel was born to with her 4 siblings to a mom being cared for in a neighborhood last spring. Fortunately a lady grabbed her up and contacted the rescue. We took the family and they grew up here. 

 Mom didn't intend to add to the family however, circumstances changed and Chanel ended up joining the family last fall.

all three girls

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Meet and Greet - Daiquiri

Mom thought she would take time this week to talk about each of us for those who are new to the blog.

Daiquiri was part of a mismatched litter of kittens. Stoli and Sangria were found first and matched with a nursing mom who's kittens were already weaned. Then Kahlua was found and then Daiquiri. Daiquiri actually ended up tested positive for Feline Leukemia and was sequestered here while she was retested several times and eventually tested negative.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Meet and Greet - Junior

Mom thought she would take time this week to talk about each of us for those who are new to the blog.

Junior was a rescue as mom started doing TNR in our neighborhood with another lady. Junior was about 3 months old when he was trapped.
He is now pretty much our house feral - he is good with the other cats (mostly - he does like to stalk Ivy a little bit) but not so people friendly.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Meet and Greet - Allie

Mom thought she would take time this week to talk about each of us for those who are new to the blog.

Allie is our feral cat. She had kittens in a neighbor's patio and mom finally caught the kittens and Allie. She was spayed then spent a few weeks crated with her kittens in our house until the kittens were able to care for themselves.

Mom released Allie and she now has food and shelter in our garage and hangs out nearby most of the time. 

Monday, March 12, 2018

Meet and Greet - Ivy

Mom thought she would take time this week to talk about each of us for those who are new to the blog.

Mom was actually a volunteer with a different group when she fostered Ivy, her 4 sisters and her mom.

And now she is all grown up and the princess of the family.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Random Fridays

That Mother Nature needs a drink (or to lay off the alcohol...take your pick). It got very cold here again and was snowing. Nothing like the east coast though (thank cod).

We hope you have a nice relaxing weekend. We are sure going to try. 

Thursday, March 8, 2018


Chanel keeps mom laughing. Chanel sprawls out and will relax in some seemingly strange positions....but she sure seems comfortable. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

excuse me sir

Junior just recently rediscovered the hammock we have. Not really sure why it falls out of favor sometimes....maybe it needs a relocation plan.

Anyhow, he spent some time in it on Saturday and of course someone else found this to be fascinating. Though to be honest, the most fascinating part was his tail hanging over the side and twitching around.

almost got it

excuse me kid - are you touching ME?

yep - just a little closer

Fortunately for Junior, Chanel tends to have a short attention span. Daiquiri walked by and stepped on a toy in passing. The bell rang and Chanel was off to check it out. 

Monday, March 5, 2018

bird tv

We live in a condo with 4 units - 2 townhouses back to back, a ranch at one end and then us in the "carriage house" over all four garages.  This means that we have windows across the one side of the house and the rain soffets run across our roof line. Despite having complained, we have birds that like to nest in the one corner. And it drives everyone here NUTS!! We can sometimes here them against the one wall....and they fly back and forth all the time.

Yes, her back feet are on a rung on the cat ladder
and her front feet are on the windowsill

If Junior sees them or hears them, he goes nuts. Well Saturday morning they were in full flight and Chanel caught sight of them. Up the ladder she ran and proceeded to climb through the ladder to perch half on the window and chatter at the birds.

See this happens and you no longer wonder why mom is going grey.... hahaha

Thursday, March 1, 2018


9/12/08 to 2/26/18

For those unfamiliar with his back story, we got a call from one a neighbor of mom's parents that she had found a kitten in a box and was unable to care for it. Mom had Ivy and her sister and mom cat at the time for the local humane society, so she took the kitten right away to be tested (negative - YAY) and when they asked for a name, she looked at the tiny ball of long brown fuzz and said Spud - which stuck. He was raised with Ivy and her sisters and the original plan was for him to go back to the humane society with them, but that didn't end up happening and he stayed.

He was sort of friendly as a kitten, but still fearful. His fear level only increased when Junior was added to the family. And it got worse over the last years to the point where mom was unable to catch him to do anything.

Over the last several months, his health has declined. He was losing weight and having other issues. Since he can't be caught to be medicated, mom knew something had to be done but put it off know that things probably weren't good medically and she would have to make some tough decisions.

He got gradually worse over the last 2 weeks and it became apparent to mom that she needed to "adult" up and make some decisions. She gave him some meds to help calm him (and help her catch him) and then dropped him off at the vet. While the vet couldn't give her any definitive answers, she did say that while they could treats symptoms, it may not be a fix. Mom has struggled with this for a while and knew that bringing him home and trying to treat him would just be more stressful for him.

With many tears and a broken heart and wishes that things could have somehow been different, she decided to let him go peacefully.

Love you Spud - may you find peace