Monday, August 25, 2008

Yet another addition to our family

These are our two newest,you have already seen Cutie. I knew she was missing her siblings(3 brothers and 1 sister),so went to dd#1 and asked for the other female-she is a grey or silver tabby with beautiful markings . So Charmer joined her sister-at first Cutie really showed her dominance but in a couple days,Charmer didn't back down anymore! As you see,they are very close,and little by little are wandering more into the territory of the other cats here. Do know this is the end of our additions for a long time,we have done our part in providing a loving home for many. But the joy we get from them far surpasses any entertainment we could get from any tv show,movie,or such. Now unfortunately is time to go clean litter boxes,but I do it with a smile knowing they are all safe,fed,and loved.

Beautiful August Day

Is a good day to remember how happy I was to see my first bloom on our moonflower plant. Or as it is called,Angel's Trumpet or Datura. I had collected seeds and plants since Mom passed in 1995 and no matter what none would ever grow so I gave up. Until a couple months back one of our area djs announced a nursery was giving away free plant if you visited. Yep,i got right in my Jeep and headed up there,didn't want to be cheap so also got a couple succulents to plant around the pond. Asked about the free plant,well,the cashier told me to take an entire flat! I happily brought it home,planted them all over then returned the plastic flat. They were shocked as nobody does that. They asked if I wanted anymore plants so said sure,could share with my girls-this time I ended up leaving with 2 flats!! Am pleased to report now we have them blooming all over,and the one by our backdoor is flourishing,have lost track of the number of flowers it has produced and many more to come yet. So I guess it paid off to wait,as I have them to enjoy. If you have never smelled them at nite,you are missing a special treat! I will gladly share seeds with anyone who requests .

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Yet More Changes

Thought this would be a great way to begin-our newest addition,Cutie-she has 6 toes on each front paw and 5 on each back. We enjoy her so much,and she has helped us with our grief of losing our tortoiseshell cat,UnChat,who left us 2 days short of her 17th birthday. She had a very full life with minimal problems until the end for which we are thankful. I have so much more to post but will let it begin with this short one.