Saturday, July 31, 2010
Even my tail is a question mark!
Jeez I gotta watch my back alla time. She's watchin me from somewhere, I jus KNOW it...
Of course, I do the same at her... MOL!
Friday, July 30, 2010
IZA: Nappy-brain Ayla dint see the skwerrel! It was sittin right on the deck makin faces at us... I ran over at it, but it ran down, so I ran inta the basement ta watch it from below. It was long-gone...
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
As Plague and Pestilence came as a team, so did War and Famine... As their names suggest, they go together like death and taxes. They are so connected that it is hard to tell their stories separately. So I will basically tell their mutual story and War’s here and give Famine her own tomorrow.
Their origin was utterly unknown...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
They called the vet late in the day. He wanted to put it off, but they told him they were seriously worried about the cat. She swelled up all over. That's why her ears are wrinkled. She had a furless ring on her tail. She survived, but it changed her body chemistry. Her fur was always rough after that.
She went into heat at four months and became very territorial and aggressive. Once she pushed out a screen to go after a dog that was trotting along the sidewalk, minding his own business. After they moved to the country, she had a stroke. When she came back from the vet's they had to keep her separated from the other cats. They did "jump and pounce" exercises with her every day. They called the vet each day to report on her progress. Finally she got to the point where no one would ask "What's wrong with your cat?"
Their favorite story about Pestilence is that one night Ann went to bed early because she had to get up early the next morning. Pestilence had a fuzzy multi-colored ball that was HER ball. She was playing with it on the bed, keeping Ann awake. She threw it off the bed and composed herself for sleep. Feeling a soft pat, pat, pat, Ann opened her eyes to see Pesty was sitting about six inches from her face with the ball at her feet. She threw the ball again. Pesty went after it. Composed herself for sleep again. Pat, pat again. Ann thought, "This is worth waking up for!" She threw that ball for Pesty for about 15 minutes. Dan didn't believe it until she did it for him too. Unfortunately, when they moved, that ball was lost, and Pesty never really got into fetching another ball. But up until just before she died, they could get her going by saying, "Where's your ball? Go get your ball!" And she'd look around for it.
Her nicknames were “Baby” and “Doorstop”.
Monday, July 26, 2010
I do want to mention that this is not about us mentioning them, but about the 4 kitties and the love that Ann and Dan had for them. Don't praise us for mentioning them, please. Focus on the kitties and the Beins that loved them...
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Fortunately, The Big Thing came by an warned me about goin in there. He says I would have been a solid charcoalate point meezer iffen I had... An then there would haf been a BATH! OMC, a BATH?
Like real water an soap an stuff. I dont think I could survive that...
Im gonna GET that girl... Guarantee that she wont find a toy mice fer a WEEK!
Thursday, July 22, 2010
First, there is a nice clump of Black Eyed Susans. These are volunteers. Thank goodness cuz all the original ones died last year!
Then we gots some very pretty Salvias. They are annuals unlike most of the flowers here, but TBT likes ta have a differnt border color each year. Last year it was yeller Marigolds...
These Coneflowers are usally nicer, but they dont get special watering.
Its hot, so time fer a break. Lets all have a drink at the pond next to the Skeeter and LC Memorial spot...
The big news is these purple ones. Today is the first time we saw them ripe...
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
But this looks promising! She likes ta explore inta places. I wonder if I can talk her inta taking a bag dive.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Here I am again, looking out the door. TBT says I am the longest skinniest healthy cat he ever saw. He says my dad must have been a snake.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
It started with dinnertime las night. TBT tosses me mousies and squiggles while he eats. I LOVE that. Then he said, "I bet you you can't catch the next one and if you can't, you have to wear a squiggly". Well, I KNOW I am good at catchin stuff, so I agreed.
I am so
He tossed the mousie up in the air an caught it wif his OWN hand! I feel like a stoopid mousie...
But a deal is a deal. Here is the resulting pictures...
[AYLA] I saw it, heh, heh!
Iza: Oh mouse-droppings...
Friday, July 16, 2010
The Big Thing got a better picture from outside on the front lawn (where we are not allowed ta go). It seems the birdie just sits there.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
This was the kohlrabi spot. 2 little weak plants that never grew...
I bug him and bug him, but I cant get him ta do everything he should...
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I think I will wait fer yer advice on this.