Thursday, September 29, 2011

Visitor in the Garden

We interupt our regularly scheduled gardening blog to ask you all to send purrs to our friend Derry at Fuzzy Tails.  He is spending the day at the vet and would appreciate calming and healing purrs sent his way.
Now back to the regular program...

Today we bring you a visitor in the garden.

This little fella has been visiting our yard all summer.  He loves the sunflower seeds we have out for the birds, and can just about clean out the feeders each night.  Auntie is calling him a pig, but we believe he is a raccoon!

Have you had any special visitors to your garden this year?

For more fabulous gardens check out the Society of Feline Gardeners at Master Jonesie's place.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Mancat Monday

Tanner demonstrates how sturdy the Chalet is...he loves to lay on top of it...great view from up here.  This is perfect for snoopervising and bopping brothers when they walk by.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet has designated the week of September 17-25 as “Adopt a Less Adoptable Pet Week,”  a week to spotlight those pets that’re most often overlooked in shelters. When we fostered we were given many black kittens, and typically they took longer to adopt out that other colors did.  This is an unfortunate delima for these sweet babies, as anyone who has adopted a black cat will attest that they are the best!
To be quite honest, I'm not sure who these kittens are anymore...but look at those sweet faces!
This is Cole and Caleb...brothers.  They were adopted separately and into loving homes.  They were super sweet bottle raised kittens that we had.  One thing I remember about these boys, is that they liked their bottles really warm...if it was the least bit chilled, or room temperature even, they would not drink it!
This is Velcro...he is another bottle raised boy we had...and just as sweet as he could be.  He had an identical brother named, Xavier, and they were well bonded, and needed to be adopted together.  This created more problems because now we needed someone to take TWO black cats!  It took these boys almost a year to find their forever home...they were lucky to be a group where time wasn't a factor.  Not all black cats have this luxury.
Here's another shot of Velcro...he would nurse on your fingers! 

I have found a group in Boston Massachusets that understands the plight of the black cat, and have founded Black Cat Rescue.  It is important to get the word out about these remarkable animals, so consider going black the next time you adopt.  Here are some more reasons why...

10.You'll save $$ on their Halloween costumes.
9. You can always find them in the snow.
8. Holding a black cat is very slimming.
7. Black cats will match any decor.
6. A lint brush isn't required for a black-tie affair.
5. When you love a black cat, luck is on your side.
4. Black cats are like onyx, a beautiful gem.
3. Hey, they don't care what color you are!
2. Love knows no color.

And the number one reason to adopt a black cat...

1. They are the least likely to be adopted.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Thursday in the Garden

Today, we are back at the farm stand we found in Minnesota.  Donna had many chickens roaming around and we wanted to share them with you all...
 This is Big Red.  He is a beautiful rooster and he knows it.  He strutted around for us and wanted his picture taken.  The ladies that worked at the farm stand, said the girl chickens didn't much care for him, or his attitude.
 This rooster is the favorite.  He isn't very attractive, but he has a good personality.  The girls have plucked him, but he didn't seem to mind.
 Here is a mom with her babies...the ladies that worked there brought out some fresh corn so we could watch the chickens eat, and so the babies would come out.
This chicken was a bit crazy sitting on this chair!

We can read more about Donna and her farm here.

You can also visit more wonderful cat gardeners at Jonesie's place.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Trio on Tuesday

Devon, Cousin Sophie and Tanner all watch the birds in the back yard...

Monday, September 19, 2011

Meow Like a Pirate - AARRRRRHH!

Today, September 19th, in the year of our Lord two thousand and eleven, we be commanded to Meow Like a Pirate! We sail the high seas in search of gold doubloons and pieces of eight.

 Shiver me Timbers, they be returning with fantastic spoils and plenty of grog...

Ham, or Big Slab of salt pig be on the menu...

Lobster or Roach of the sea

niptinis and grog for the swashbucklers....

Milk and bubble teas for the buccaneers-in-training...

Fresh spoils of the seas too...

Be nay ne'er shy and commence ye-selves to partying...All ye scurvy dogs!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Devon

 Devon still at his foster mom's house...just a few weeks old...looking like the Bat Cat!
Devon at our house...he had been there a few days...I think he has settled in just fine!
Devon now looking very regal...happy double digit's to my special boy!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Mancats get a dental

This is an older picture of Smokey, but it shows how we spent most of our weekend.  Smokey went on Thursday to have his teeth cleaned.  We were also concerned about one of the teeth, and thought it would need to be pulled.  Thankfully, all teeth were good, once the tartar was removed!  He was wiped out from his day at the vet, and I was willing to oblige with snuggles as often as needed.