Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Kittens passing thru

These first 2 pics are three feral kittens who spent a hectic couple weeks in my guest room while I tried to tame them enuf for adoption. Not super successful at it, they were tough little street kitties and weren't much interested in pets and cuddles.
My feral cat rescue pal Donna swapped them out for 2 who were a bit friendlier and just need to make weight [2lbs] so the could get spayed and start going to mobile adoption.
Steve is holding one, and the other pic is the two of them wrestling in the pink cat house. Not easy to get an in-focus shot of playing kitties.
[If you have a playful cat you need one of these from The Walmarts. It's very lightweight, see thru, bounces all over, and every kitten who's come thru here has loved it.]
Those two left on Sunday and I spent an hour or two vacuuming up kitty litter from every corner and rearranging the room. Need to decorate again so it's ready for company. Donna is moving back to Berkeley so I won't be fostering kitties any more. Too far a drive. But that's ok. It was great fun and I'll still be involved in feral cat welfare. And I have Loki, a cat who deserves his own post.

autumn arrived yesterday

It finally felt like serious autumn yesterday. I woke up at 430 to a power outage which came back on around 6am. It was raining when I went downstairs, pulling my old flannel shirt close around me in the chilly house.
I opened the slider and stood in the door way listening to the rain patterning thru the leaves and smelling the wonderful freshness of it.
The rain kept up most of the day, much to the disgust of the dog who hates to get wet when she piddles. Much dithering under the patio, then a dash to what she perceives is a drier part of the soggy back yard, a quick squat, and zoom back into the house, to her pillow on the couch.
The rain didn't deter the patio birds much. I put seed out when I saw them in the trees and damp doves and bedraggled sparrows came swooping in for breakfast. Oddly, the feisty jays were dry. Wonder what their trick is.
I love rainy days and spent most of yesterday at home, bundled up a bit so I could have the slider open. It never got above 60 degrees and I often found myself just standing at the door, feeling like I was back in Michigan on a typical autumn day. It was wonderful.