Wednesday, October 22, 2014

A Mile-High Kitty Blanket Pile

During our FUNdraiser, Mary offered up a challenge, and for every $25 we donated, she agreed to make a soft and cozy blanket for a shelter cat.

Well, Mary's been busy.  

She stitched fifty, yes FIFTY, beds for the kitties.

Before I left on my trip, I met Mary at the shelter when she delivered the beds.  Look at the stack!   And look at the cute little Tabby roosting on top.


Mary sent over a couple of pictures to share with you.  Here's a portion of the fleece it took to create all the beds.


And here's her Sophie giving the blankets a test and making sure they were soft and cuddly enough for our special shelter cats.


Thank you so much, Mary, for being so generous and creating all these lovely beds for the kittens and cats.  I know the shelter appreciates them, and the cats and kittens do too!  And thanks to everyone who made a donation during her challenge, and helping make this all happen.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Halloween Cat


Neighbor Kate puts a full display up for nearly every holiday and season of the year.  Halloween is by far her favorite, and she plasters her entire yard and the exterior of house with spiders, bats, cats, and pumpkins.  It's quite festive and a sight to behold!

Wylla and Charlene enjoy watching the moving components of the display from our front window, and are entertained by all the curious folks who stop to take a look.  

I took Wylla on a stroll this morning, and we walked by Kate's to examine the display up close, and let Wylla spend some time perched with the pumpkins.  

Our little owl blended right in with the Halloween scene.






Monday, October 20, 2014

A Warm Welcoming

I returned home in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday and got a very warm greeting from my two favorite cats.   Though I had plenty of kitty company with Nigel and Mimsey,  I missed my girls deeply, and was so happy to be back with them again.  

I think they missed me too. All day Sunday, they kept close. We shared a few naps, and enjoyed a beautiful fall day.

It's good to be back.







I've got a lot on my plate at the moment, so I won't be racing down to the shelter to pick up a new batch, but it won't be too much longer before we restock on kittens.

Now that I'm home, blogging will return to it's normal schedule, and we'll be more active again on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, too.

Thank you so much for your patience while I was away!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sweet Little Bunny

I knew Nigel and Mimsey as kittens, of course, but I haven't spent that much time with them since they've become adults.  My folks usually visit us, so I don't get back here too often.    It's been really great getting to know them again and seeing their grown-up personalities.  

They are delights.

Mimsey tends to retreat into closets and small spaces when she naps during the day, but when she's awake and out and about, she sticks close to her humans and enjoys interacting. She won't walk by without brushing against you, and she's always happy to receive a few pets and head scratches.

 I'm often guilty of giving cats more affection than they would prefer to receive, and she is tolerant of my love. And as I mentioned the other day, she's quite huggable.

It's been a pleasure spending time with this sweet girl.







Monday, October 13, 2014

The Frost Report

Mimsey and Nigel Frost are both doing well, and living the good life  with my folks.  They spend the bulk of their day watching the wildlife out the windows of the back porch. There's a nice collection of feeders hanging just a few feet from the house, which attract many varieties of birds, lots of squirrels, and even deer.

The day after I arrived, we payed a visit to the pet store, and came home with a nice, tall tower for the cats. It was an instant hit! They both are enjoying this new perspective of the yard.




Nigel is lovely and regal. His coat is long and thick, his tail is huge and floofy. He's quite the athlete, and can leap to impressive heights.

Nigel's a sweet and affectionate fellow, and loves spending time on laps, especially my mom's.




Mimsey is completely adorable. Her face is as sweet as her nose is pink.  Her coat is thick, plush,  bunny-soft, and it's dotted with gray and tabby patches.

She's very loving, and always happy to receive a hug.




As you can imagine, this adorable pair continue to bring lots of joy to my parents, and much life to their home.  

They're all quite happy together!

If, by chance, you've forgotten how adorable these two were as tiny kittens, here's a little video to refresh your memory.



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