Thursday, March 30, 2017

Brothers and sisters

This past year brought additions to Nicki and Sandi's family of 3 new brothers, largely unwelcomed.
 Joe was the first to arrive as snow fell and temperatures dropped in Feb. of 2016.
Joe had appeared on my parents back porch the past summer and once he met us, he refused to leave . He was vocal and loving and ate and drank voraciously. As winter hit, I researched housing and built him an insulated home but once the temperatures fell below freezing, we knew we had to take him in or risk his death. 
A trip to the vet sealed his fate with us:we learned that he was a boy, had already been fixed, had lost  teeth at some point and was, happily, not dumped because he was ill. He seemed run of the mill so we named him Joe but I did tell folks that his namesake was Joe Torre. 
Next to follow were Inky and Toughie, seen in much better days on Long Island where they lived for many years as stray cats. 
That all changed in December of 2009 when Inky was shot at and required amputation of his hind leg. As the vet predicted , Inky adapted beautifully to life as a tripod but his outdoor days were over.
By 2016, both cats were relegated to my parents basement and each was doing poorly. I made nightly visits to care for them but soon feared that Toughie was near the end . We took both in and brought them to the vet. 
On July 23rd, 2016, they came home to our apartment for good but 5 cats in a small apartment has not been easy and is still a work in progress. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

An overdue update!

Happily, Nicki and Sandi are doing well! The just got a clean bill of health from their vet-always a relief!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Fall is here...

Fall is here. Its has been a mild one so far-this the flowers.  
Halloween has come & gone. 

And the cats have taken to their beds (or our bed) in the cold of night. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Billy & Rufus & Parallel Lions

In the past few days a rather wonderful film has appeared on You Tube and it has captured my heart. Rather than say it is any one element that makes this film wonderful, I think it is the compilation of wonderful story, amazing images, fantastic music , great characters & sweet message that makes it perfect, inevitable & something I can watch over and over again. See for yourself: 

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Life, lately

Life , lately , has been rather wonderful. There is still a great fascination with all things cardboard and box-like.
Halloween was fun for Nicki as she blends in with the decor perfectly.
And Sandi was a huge help when it came to selecting new curtains for the bedroom. Her only concern was that they be out of the way during prime bird viewing hours. 

Friday, November 18, 2011

express mail delivery

This arrived in the mail last night.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan's animals

With all of the tragic news and photos coming in from Japan -it was nice to get the ray of hope that this story provided: Yahoo's coverage is here and the blog "Pound Dogs" includes it here along with some links for how to help-go to the comments section to learn where to go to click for free kibble for Japan's animals. I imagine any little bit helps-in the same way that the slightest bit of hope ...heals.