By cataff on Aug 11, 2014 at 3:45 AM
Wow, early spring! Other than the rotten storms, that sounds great. We have been having comfortable temperatures, and that is unheard of in this area in August. I don't know what is up with Mama Nature, but I like what's she's doing at the moment. We went back last week for prep days and have all of this week for that too. The problem is the days are really more meeting days than prep, and it's a real effort to have things ready on time. All that work I did this summer needs to be copied for student use, and I haven't had a moment to do that yet. Hubcat is progressing. He feeds and waters the ferals, and Thursday when I came home, he had vacuumed. Hooray! What I'm really hoping will happen before much longer is that he can get groceries again. That would give me a my Saturdays back. It has been years since I've had full weekends, and that gets old during the school year. I'm enjoying the delicious pudding, although I know it's not intended to be breakfast food. Prudence and Woodee are giving me strange looks. LOL I love the daisies too. Daisies here are long gone for this year. Hydrangeas are blooming though, and I'm sending you a vase filled with huge blooms. Here they come. (I ate only one bowl of pudding. CL will get the other.) Woodee and Prudence send purrs.
By cataff on Aug 2, 2014 at 6:44 PM
U r very welcome to teh giftees! The skritches will be delivered shortly. Both cats are sound asleep on the bed at the moment. Your possums are cute, but I'm sorry they are eating your plants and carry a dangerous cow disease. Thanks for the information about them. I agree with Jack that it's not a good idea for Heather to have those possums. It sounds as though Bella might be a gud candiate to come live wif you if she and Fanta can get along. That's a great idea to have her for a trial stay while you are on holiday, and I hope it will work out. It's wonderful to know that Fanta and Tabini are buddies again. Maybe that was why Katsanova came for a while--to bring them to friendship again. Thank you for the cool rain and the lovely magnolias. I love them. For when the warm spell ends, I am sending a box of pillows filled with sun warmed catnip for the bois and for you a sealed plastic bag of fresh, warm sea breezes a friend on the coast captured for me. Here they come.
By safrida on Jul 29, 2014 at 8:20 AM
I'm sorry to hear that Katsanova is still AWOL. Maybe he went to Florida for the winter? I'm glad that Fanta and Tabini are back to their old selves. The Farm Cats have had a scare with Cicero. He had a lump under his fur that they thought at first might be a tumor, but the Vet did a biopsy and doesn\t think it's cancerous. Sometimes kittehs just develop these lumps that can be taken out with no further damage beyond an interesting scar. We're having a very mild summer, but the farm cats are storing the chillybin in the cellar until the humidity gets stupid again. They collected some freshly mown hay from the neighbour's field and set it in the sun before they packed it. It should be nice and warm for napping on. (Sends crate of hay)
By Sylviag on Jul 28, 2014 at 8:20 PM
Hai SP. EDing and I still have Katsanova in my return home prayers. Just a little time here because we leave for another 2 week trip on Wed. Squee Willie sending purrs an hugz tu Fanta an Tabini. Ai sending u a comfy hugz blankie wich purrz wen u rap up in it. Along wid a peppermint schnapps kandy kane. Raps up blankie wid Squee an kane. Ties not an puts on convayor belt hook an pushes buttun. xoxo
By cataff on Jul 25, 2014 at 7:23 PM
I hope Katsanova will yet return. I've seen news clips about cats that returned months after going missing and some even after years. All fingers and paws are still crossed he will be back in the near future. I'm glad that in the meantime Tabini is dealing with Fanta and not taking any mess from him. Are the possums Heather has taken babies? I once thought possums were scary looking because of all the teeth and didn't much care for them ( wouldn't harm them though). Then the Wildlife Center ended up with a possum that couldn't be released, named her Phoebe, and began training her to be a teaching animal to be taken to schools, libraries, etc. They made a video of one of her training sessions, and I fell in love. I'm not going out and adopting possums (illegal in this state anyway unless one is a licensed animal rehabilitator, which I am not). I will, however, be one of her sponsors. I've also learned that possums eat ticks, and that makes them all right with me. I hope Jack won't let Heather take on more animals than she can properly care for. If these are baby possums, I also hope she is preparing them for release when they are old enough. I thank you and the bois very much for the bootiful windsocks and have them flying in the yard. Gizmo would be honored that they were made in her honor. Thank you for the congratz and the delicious cookie! I had to fight Woodee for it--kept telling her that kittehs can't have chocolate, but I don't think she believes me. She and Prudence picked some big red hibiscus blooms to send you, and they pulled out some cans of albacore toona packed in water for Tabini and Fanta. Here they come. And here is the link to Phoebe's training video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvGEJxtGkHg
By cataff on Jul 18, 2014 at 7:15 PM
I am so sorry that there is still no sign of Katsanova. I had been hoping for a wonderful message that he was home safe and sound. I'm going to keep hoping for such a message. Many thanks for the frozen grass. It feels so good, and everyone has taken a turn enjoying it. Now it's in the freezer for later. In return we are sending a big soft blanket that was lying on some soft grass in the sun for hours soaking up heat. It's in a thermal container so that it will still be good and warm for you. My new avatar is Gizmo, the third of my once Gang of Ten to go to the Meadow. She was a very special cat and is still greatly missed. I thought sparkles would be purrfect for her photo. Hugs for you, Tabini, and Fanta
By cataff on Jul 15, 2014 at 8:24 AM
Oh noes! I'm sorry about :Possum and send wishes that he had a gentle journey to the Meadow. I'm distraught over the news of Katsanova. Do you have any neighbors with sheds, garages,vehicles they don't use daily, etc., where he could be accidentally closed inside? You are right that he wouldn't stay away this long of his own accord, but he could be trapped and no one is aware of it. Could you and J and H do a search around places he could be trapped in your area and ask your neighbors to check their buildings and other places where he may be shut in? All fingers and paws here are crossed that you find him in decent shape soon. I know about NCcharmer and have helped. This is the hypocrisy of the US government--always running their mouths about how other countries should treat their citizens but don't take care of their own. Please let us know the moment you know about Katsanova. Lots of hugs, Brenda
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