Monday, May 20, 2013

I wonder if "Kitten Tamer" is a marketable skill?

Aren't they beautiful?  (this was taken just a few days ago.)
Sorry for missing a week, but I have a very good reason!  I got a call from one of the other cat ladies at the shelter asking if I could take 5  6 week old feral kittens who needed to be socialized.  I have never done this before, but did have good luck with scaredy kittens last year, so I agreed. 

 For a few days I just went in and talked to them and kept the dishes filled.  They hissed and hid from me.  At times I was a fraid to put my hand in the cage!  Then, following advice from the cat lady with more experience, I started offering them some treats when I knew they were hungry.

Turns out turkey is a great ice breaker!  Just make sure it's big enough piece they don't grab your finger too- those little teeth are like needles! 

Now three of them are allowing me to pick them up and cuddle them for short periods of time.  (can you tell which three?)  The other two have allowed me to pet them, even purring a bit!  I'm not sure who is more surprised by the purring- me or the kittens!

The grey kittens are all "grown up" now and are headed to the shelter Wednesday.  I can't get pictures of them anymore- they move at warp speed!

I've also gone back out to the garden now that we can be fairly certain the frost is gone for the year.  (actually I'd be there right now but today it is too HOT already!)  

A lot of the flowers have been more profuse than ever this spring.  Look at the crab apple trees!  You can hear a buzz from all the honeybees as you walk by them!

 My boss asked me to make a bouquet for the head table at our Recognition Ceremony last Friday.  Fortunately, there are Lilacs growing wild down the road a bit. 

My "green" reminder this week is to have your pet spayed or neutered.  ( I know it's rerun)  Imagine those beautiful kittens running wild, being hit by cars, or killed by predators!  If there are feral cats in your neighborhood, look for a "Spay our Strays" program near you! (Google it, there are a lot of these programs!)

I am grateful for:
32 years
Playtime with my quilty friends
Peanut butter Mousse pie
Kathi's son is no longer in harm's way!!!
None of the scratches were very deep.


  1. I am so jealous of your lilacs. They are lovely. I have never lived anywhere that got cold enough to grow them. Enjoy!

  2. Your gardens look very pretty! Today (May 26th) and tomorrow promise to be great days for gardening . . . for me, mainly maintaining what I already have ...perennials for me, as well.... Enjoy the weekend!