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Friday, March 15, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday Five - March 15, 2019

Hello & Welcome!

Many thanks to everyone who commented on my last post about our sweet Caramel.  She is doing very well and you would never know that she even went through such an ordeal.

So today I'm joining Tom (The Backroads Traveller) for:

1.  A couple of (Snow) what a four letter word that became in February and into the first couple of weeks of  March.   Both of these shots were used for the 52 Frames project I participate in.

 This one was for: City at Night.  There was no way I was going out at night in this to get a photo so I took this looking down the street I live on.

This one was for:  Negative Space.  I tried to find some humor in all that snow.

2.  Okay more winter stuff...sorry but that's about all we've seen around here for the last 2 months.

Robins in February (a little early for spring) enjoying Hawthorne Berries.

Ice formation - I like the colors in this shot and the abstract look of the frozen water.

3.  A winter sky with Geese.

4.  Something more colorful:

One section of a large mural in the cafeteria at the Middle School Coleen attends. 

5.  One more snow shot:  Someone had some fun with the white stuff.  We think this is a (horse?)

Finally a dose of cuteness:  Gidget enjoying yesterday's sunshine.

Waiting for the arrival of Spring next week (and my birthday) I leave you with:

                                       Have a beautiful weekend.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

I'm Still Alive and a Kitty Update

Wow it's been over a month since my last post.  - I'd like to let you all know I'm still alive.  I must admit February was a horrible month for me.  We had so much snow and bad weather and I found myself falling into being,
"depressed" for much of the month.  That usually isn't something that I have to deal with but for some reason this year it really got to me.  Anyway I hope to get back on track posting again and visting your blogs.

So today's post is a "warning" to people to be aware of what could happen if you don't pay attention to what you are doing. 

  This is our sweet Caramel.  She looks pretty normal here but this photo was taken just after bringing her home from the Vet last Friday morning.

So why was she at the Vet? - Well around 2:30 am Friday morning my hubby started yelling that something was wrong with her.  I jumped up out of bed to find him struggling with her and seeing his hand all bloody.  Needless to say it was scary as I tried to help grab her before she bolted under our bed.

It took me nearly an hour to get her out from under the bed and locked into our bathroom.  Hubby said she had been choking on something so he jammed his finger into her mouth to try and clear whatever it was.

I spent the rest of the night staying in the bathroom with her trying to keep her calm.  We don't have an "On-Call" Vet here at night anymore and would have had to drive over an hour away to have her seen that night.

So Friday morning at 7:30 I called our Vet and was able to take her in right away.

After I got back home I got a call from the Vet about 20 minutes later.  When they looked in her mouth they discovered what the problem had been.

She had found a needle and thread and it had been stuck in her mouth.  When hubby shoved his finger in her mouth it ran the needle through her tongue and into her cheek area.  The poor thing had that needle in her mouth for 5 1/2 hours.

We wondered how she had gotten a needle and thread until I remember that about 3 days earlier I had removed a sliver from my hand and forgot to put the needle in a draw.  Thankfully she didn't swallow it and they were able to remove the needle and the thread.
She was on Pain Med for 3 days and Antibiotics as well.  I am happy to report she is doing quite well now.
Here is a picture I took of her when she was bathing and you can see where the needle went through her tongue.

Just a few of the many scratches and bite marks that hubby received while trying to save her life.

Please note that it is so important to try and stay focused at all times so that accidents like this don't happen to your pet.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Willy Nilly Friday Five - February 1, 2019


Finally finding some time to post on the blog again.

Before I get started I want to thank each and everyone who sent such wonderful messages on the loss of our cat, Ghost.  It meant a lot to us to know people understood and cared.  We were able to bring his ashes home yesterday and have a nice photo of him to join the "memorial shelf" of our furry family members that have crossed the rainbow bridge.

So let's get started on WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE hosted by Tom, (The Backroads Traveller).

It seems like January went by far to quickly.  Of course that's because it's usually a very busy month for us. What with New Years celebrations and then the take down of all the holiday decorations it keeps us quite busy.

Plus we have back-to-back Birthday celebrations.

1.  First up my mom's 90th birthday

 Had almost all the family over for her party.  She had a great birthday. 

Followed up the next night with Coleen's 14th birthday.  Just the immediate family for her event.   We both bowled in a Junior/Adult tournament on her birthday.

She had a friend spend the night with her on Sunday and this happened.

2.  Our very first snowfall of the winter.

That's suppose to be a Goblin that they created. - The snow was melted and gone by the 2nd day.

3. Took a drive the day after and the sun was out.  The mountains looked so pretty all covered in snow.

4.  Mom got an Amarylis plant for Christmas and it bloomed this week.  So pretty.
5.  Finally a new edition to the family....
I just felt so bad after Ghost passed away and had nightmares about finding him dead like I did.  I know we didn't need another cat but you all know me by now.  We have a lot of love in our hearts for our animals and I'd like to introduce you to....
                                                       Gidget Ghost
Yes we gave her Ghost for a middle name. - It seemed fitting.  We started out calling her Gizmo but that just didn't seem to fit her personality so we decided on Gidget instead.

Her she is laying with Caramel - They look like they could be related don't they.

She is fitting in quite nicely already.  Only 1 of the cats (Speedy G) seems upset about her being here.  He'll get use to her though.

She's a real sweet heart and has the best purr.  We love her already.

Thanks for your visit and I hope to get by and visit a few blogs this week.

Friday, January 25, 2019

In Memory of Ghost (Photo Heavy)

This is the story of our Ghost kitty.  Sadly we lost him this past Monday due to  undetermined natural causes.  Ghost started out belonging to a different family.  You'll learn how he came to be ours if you continue reading his story.

Here I am with my mom and my brothers and sister.  I'm the little gray kitten. - Fluffy was my mom.  One of my brothers and my sister went to different homes. 

Here I am at about 2 months.  I loved to explore and was visiting the neighbors (that's us).

This is me hanging out with my brother Fred.  Sadly Fred was hit by a car shortly after this photo was taken.

The neighbors were good to me and left food out and cozy place to take naps.

I liked to explore though and you could often find me sitting on fences or climbing roof tops.


Sometimes I even tried Pole Climbing in hopes of catching a squirrel.

I visited with friends on the neighbors front porch

I chased toys
I climbed trees and sat next to them as well.

I also visited my other kitty friend, Eric that the neighbors helped take care outside too.  Sadly he too got hit and killed by a car.
It wasn't a very safe world outside living on a busy street.

As time went on my owners would often forget to feed me and when the weather got bad I was left outside in the cold.  The nice neighbors decided to take me inside and finally they just adopted me.  When they took me in I had a very bad flea infestation and tape worms so they took me to the Vet and got me all fixed up.

I had a good life living inside with them.   I couldn't always be out though since I was very territorial and sometimes beat up their other cats.  So I had a room of my own and they gave me a nice bed, a climbing post, food, water & would let me out sometimes when the other kitties were in a different room so I could explore the house and get petted.

I loved  the chair with the fuzzy blanket.

Or sitting on the mantel or coffee table.

One year I even layed down under the Christmas tree.

I got to explore the perch of the other cats

While my life wasn't ideal since I had to be isolated so much I was loved and my people are very sad that I had to leave them so soon.

Please know that I am in peace now and am running free over the Rainbow Bridge.

                                        Rest in Peace - Ghost Buster
                                     May 11/ 2013 - January 21/ 2019

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sad News

It is with a very sad heart that I have to say we lost our sweet Ghost kitty tonight. - I'm not entirely sure what happened.  I went up to his room to let him out and found him dead in the litter box.  My heart is broken right now.  I just wanted to let you all know.  I'll post a better memorial later this week.