Tag Archive | Pets

Birthday Lunch and Entertaining Cats!

The sun is shining... temps up in the 40’s… and a birthday lunch to go to… My Granddaughter turned 19… last Wednesday… but, we all could get together today..

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Birthday Girl on left… with little sister!

You know how that is!

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She goes to the University of Louisville… but, insists on wearing a University of Kentucky sweatshirt…

As her tatoo says, “She flies with her own wings!”…

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Cookie Cake to take home with leftovers… way too much food…

but, will taste good tomorrow!

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Looking out at all of the snow still hanging around… makes you just want to stay in…

The cats are fascinated by the snow falling…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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tries to catch the snowflakes as they fall… Keeps her hopping for sure!

She is very entertaining… Even getting our old girl… Jill 

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With the weather so bitterly cold… my son has taken it on himself to let our black stray cat…

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inside the spare room in the basementNo name! … because we don’t want to get too attached…

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Her begging to come in!

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I’ve Fallen In Love!

She’s back!

Ever since I saw her a few days ago… she has visited my front porch…

She is the sweetest!…

and I have fallen for her!…

She has the sweetest little voice… looking up into my face…

I pick her up and she snuggles as close as she can… giving little kisses… and rubbing under my chin…

I gave her a treat… and she gobbled it up…

Maybe that’s why she comes back every day…

But, I want to believe it’s just to visit me!…

I haven’t felt this way about anything in a long time… well, as far as animals go…

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She is a kitty… who actually belongs to the neighbor next door… I found out…

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She had no home and they took her in…

She doesn’t even have a name…

Her coloring is very unusual… a mixture of brown, black, tan, gray and orange…

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A couple of months old… Eats the Meow Mix  dry-original-choice I give her by the handful with no problem…

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I would take her in a heart beat… and the neighbors would let me have her…

But… I have one problem…

A big old girl named Jill… who has had the run of our house going on 13 years… and she says, “No Way!”… in her most ferocious meow and growlOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

“Get away from my door!”…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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and definitely, “Get out of my master’s arms!”…

“I am hers and no one else is taking my place!”…

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It might be in “cat talk”… but, I do understand Jill’s message…

I have tried to acclimate them a little… wanting them to be friends… but, don’t think it’s working…

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So, for now… I will have to be content with our little visits and quick hugs when Jill is not looking! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Daily Prompt: Karma Chameleon

Reincarnation: do you believe in it?

Actually I don’t… but have thought of the idea surrounding this…

I kiddingly say, “I must have been a cat in my before life”…

Only because I remind myself of one…k8139787

I can be all sweet and fluffy k2488734 … and then turn around and pretty much ignore you… if I’m focused on something I’m wanting to do… where’s that catnip toy (bloggging on the computer)

I love my back scratched… and would probably meow and purr (sigh and say that feels so good) … 1766519

I like to stretch my whole body out when I wake up… loosening my cramped muscles as I stretch out on the kitchen floor x10668197 (in my bed before I get up)

If I don’t like something to eat… Just don’t try and make me eat it… I don’t like that wet cat food ( mushy food)…k6584467

I’d prefer to wait for the type I like… dry  x18575539 (nice and crunchy)…

And yes… I like to get alone and hide in the grass k12426119  (have a quiet place to sit and think)…

I am pretty curious… and love to investigate areas that are unique

… Oh, you caught me under the table…  k11582548 (looking under the table)

but, will not get into tight places… just like my whiskers (mind and body)  let me know if I can enter a small space…

I don’t  like that closed in feeling… IS292-048

I prefer being  close to my own family members… Rubbing 159324 (hugging) them when I see them… and licking (kissing) them…

I don’t like just anyone pettingk8941580 (touching) me…

but, let my loved ones come near me I’m all purrs k6195481 (giggles and smiles) when I see them…

I love to watch from high places k7028602 ( from a little distance) to check out people and situatuions…

Mice k6036908(pork and bugers) are my favorite meats… with an occasional bird (chicken)… tempting my taste buds

I love my warm cover to lay on… the fuzzier the better… as I lay on the back of the couch 126370 (on the couch)…

I tend to shed my hairk9177085 (get my hair cut) only if it’s hot summertime…

So… I don’t know why I would think I was a cat reincarnatedk5153430Meow!!!

Making My Own Bird Feeder!

Gift…

I was browsing my favorite Thrift Store when I came upon a neat little contraption… It said, “Make Your Own Bird Feeder!”… So I read the back of the cardboard this contraption was attached to… and decided for less than a $1.00 I could make myself a new Bird Feeder

All I needed was an empty 2-liter plastic bottle…Why!… I had a 2-liter Diet-Pepsi I had almost finished… That would do!… I removed the cap and discarded it… wouldn’t need that… I washed out the bottle and peeled off the wrapper… The birds wouldn’t really care what was in it to begin with… I then decided to decorate it a little…

I found a cute cat/bird picture and some extra bird pictures… along with typing out the word “Bird*Feeder”… The squirrels… my cat… and other varmints needed to know it was for “BIRDS”… not them!… They seem to think any seeds I put out are for any critter that takes a fancy to it!… I wanted to make it clear… NO TRESPASSING!… Birds Only!… 

The directions said, “Run a string through the opening and out of the bottom of the bottle to hang it with… I had to pierce a small hole through the plastic …and I then attached a button to the string… where it wouldn’t come through the hole…”I …myself…thought of that added direction”…

 

I attached the red piece of plastic that I had called a contraption by screwing it on the bottle… It fit perfectly!…

Now to buy some bird seed and fill it up… Well, guess what!… My sister-in-law brought me 2 big bags of seed this morning… and she hadn’t even heard of my new feeder… What Luck!… Actually I call this a little blessing from God… He is so good…with small things as well as big… After filling the bottle up to the brim… I proceeded to tie it in one of my trees… This way… I can reach it to fill it up easily…

 

Now, I wonder how long until my first bird wants to sit and nibble at this new feeder… I hope soon!

Monster Cat!

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My cat, Jill  … likes to try and get as close to me as she can… following me around more like a puppy than a cat… If I go in the bathroom… she paws at the door and meows… I have to let her in… I thought this ended when my boys grew up… She proceeds to climb in the tub… playing pee-pie behind the shower curtain … She follows me into the kitchen in the morning for her morning rub…Plopping down in the middle of the floor…and stretching as long as her body will let her… Of course I’m to rub, scratch, tell her she’s my baby… and how pretty she is… This could go on for some time… Finally, I tell her it’s time for “coffee”! … more rubs will come later… When I make the bed in the morning… here she comes…I say, “Are you going to help me make the bed, Jill?”…andd she says, “Meow” (yes)“If you will throw the covers over me to play and let me sleep here for a while” Her very favorite thing to do is when I get all my gift wrapping materials out… She loves all that pretty paper to sit and lay on and oh, my goodness… those curly, brightly colored ribbons  make such nice toys to play with… She likes batting it as I hold it above her head… and just tangles herself in it… like she’s the present  I’m wrapping… We’ve been having a box fan  in the window at night… All Jill asks is that we leave room for her to lay up there in the window too… where she can check everything out in the backyard   … Another quirky thing that she asks me to do is, “Will you please pick me up and put me in the top of the closets?” I know this is what she wants… because I understand her cat language… Seriously… she gets on the nightstand… looks up at the closet… and starts meowing… So maybe it’s her body language more than voice… What’s so bad… is that I forget she’s up there sleeping until she meowss so loud we all go running to get her down… Lately she has been viewing herself in the mirrored doors to the closet… Pawing at herself… I imagine she’s not sure if that’s another cat or not… or maybe she just thinks she’s pretty…  But, I wish I could have that much fun doing such a simple thing!… I captured this photo of her…and it made me wonder if this is why she seems to attack the creature staring back at her… What do you think?